Prairie Trails Public Library

8449 Moody Avenue, Burbank, IL 60459

Phone: 708.430.3688

Fax: 708.430.5596

Monday-Thursday: 9 AM - 9 PM

Friday-Saturday: 9 AM - 5 PM

 

Registration is required for all programs unless otherwise noted. Children 8 years of age or younger must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver 16 years of age or older. A Prairie Trails Library Card is required at time of signup and must be presented at time of program. An adult can sign up to three children on one adult library card.

  • “The Planets” Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time. (6:30 p.m. Central Time)
    When: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 6:30 PM
    Ends on: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 7:30 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District

    This program will be hosted by ProfessorDr. Mark J. Guillette. His Bio page is available at:  https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/ambassadors/1885/ and also at his faculty website at:  http://faculty.valenciacollege.edu/mguillette/

    Log on to hear about our Solar System’s planets and NASA’s past, current, and future missions to explore them. Exoplanets, planets in other solar systems, will also be discussed in the presentation. Take part in a YouTube Live event with an interactive live chat feature. Q and A will be available throughout the presentation. Log in five minutes before the start time and look for the live event.

    Log in five minutes before the start time and look for the live event:  https://www.youtube.com/user/mjguillette

    The event will be archived on his YouTube Channel normally within 24 hours of its completion so those patrons that can't make the live event can always go back and view it on their own time. 

    Children of all ages and their families

    Library is only promoting this event.

  • 1000 Books Before Kindergarten
    When: Thursday, October 01, 2020 12:00 AM
    Ends on: Thursday, October 01, 2020 12:00 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District

    Prairie Trails Public Library invites you to join the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten reading program.


    Sign up starts on Tuesday, January 1st and is open to Prairie Trails Public Library cardholders. To register bring your Prairie Trails Library card to the Youth Services Desk starting on January 1st or any day after. An adult may register up to 3 children on one adult library card.


    This program challenges you to read 1000 books with your child before they begin kindergarten. Reading aloud to your child and sharing in the reading experience is an excellent way to increase your child’s early literacy skills and prepares them for kindergarten. Completing this program builds a solid foundation for school readiness, brings you closer together as a family, and is just plain fun!


    Don’t let the number 1000 intimidate you, it’s not as large as it sounds. Did you know that if you read 3 stories a day for one year, you will achieve 1000 books very quickly?


    You will receive a book log upon registration to record the number of books you read together with your child. If you read a book more than once, count it more than once! Don’t forget to include books from any programs or storytimes you attend at the library as well. Children will receive recognition and prizes along the way as you complete your book log together. There is no end date for the challenge except for your child’s first day of kindergarten. There is no need to rush!

  • Storytime Kit for Tiny Tots
    When: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:00 AM
    Ends on: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:00 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District

    DIY Storytime Kits:6-23 months         

    The kits will consist of themed picture books, music, and a coloring or activity page. We will prepare these for you to do a DIY storytime with your child at home.

    This kit is available for the entire month of October for pick up once you register. Please give us a few days after you register to prepare the kit. Please provide a phone number when you register. We will inform you when the kit is ready. The kits can be picked up in person or curbside.

  • Yarn Wrapped Mummy
    When: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:00 AM
    Ends on: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:00 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District

    Ages 3-7 years

    Uh oh, this mummy needs your help! Time to create and wrap up your mummy friend using yarn, googly eyes, and printed materials that are provided by the library. This spooky and fun craft is perfect for strengthening fine motor skills in little ones. Glue is not included.

    This is a Take and Make Craft and is available the entire month of October for pick up once you register and as supplies last.


  • Storytime Kit for PreK - K
    When: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:00 AM
    Ends on: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:00 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District

    DIY Storytime Kits : 3 - 6 years

    The kits will consist of themed picture books, music, and a coloring or activity page. We will prepare these for you to do a DIY storytime with your child at home.

    This kit is available for the entire month of October for pick up once you register. Please give us a few days after you register to prepare the kit. Please provide a phone number when you register. We will inform you when the kit is ready. The kits can be picked up in person or curbside.

  • Storytime Kit for Toddlers
    When: Thursday, October 15, 2020 12:00 AM
    Ends on: Thursday, October 15, 2020 12:00 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District

    DIY Storytime Kits: 24-35 months

    The kits will consist of themed picture books, music, and a coloring or activity page. We will prepare these for you to do a DIY storytime with your child at home.

    This kit is available for the entire month of October for pick up once you register. Please give us a few days after you register to prepare the kit. Please provide a phone number when you register. We will inform you when the kit is ready. The kits can be picked up in person or curbside.

  • B for “Bug” Craft and Activities
    When: Monday, October 19, 2020 12:00 AM
    Ends on: Monday, October 19, 2020 12:00 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District

    Ages 2-6 years

    A take home Bug craft and some alphabet B activities will be provided. Glue not included.

    This is a Take and Make Craft and is available the entire month of October for pick up once you register and as supplies last.

    Suggested Readings: My “B” Sound Box by Jane Belk Moncure, Rebecca Thornburgh. 

    Part of the Jane Belk Moncure's Sound Box Books series.

    Little “b” has an adventure with items beginning with her letter's sound, such as birds, a ball, a bat etc.

    Available in the library as a print book and as an EBook in Hoopla.

    Check out more Alphabet books in Hoopla and BookFlix.

    Bugs in my hair! By David Shannon

    A horrified boy discovers he has head lice and tries some wild remedies to get rid of them. 

    Available in the library as a print book and as an EBook in Hoopla.

  • How to make Bouncy Balls: Science of Polymers
    When: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:00 AM
    Ends on: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:00 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District

    Learn about Polymers by making Bouncy Balls with the kit provided. A handout will be included explaining the science along with a recipe for making more bouncy balls once you have used the kit provided.

    This is a Take and Make Craft and is available the entire month of October for pick up once you register and as supplies last.

     

  • Myth, Magic & Monsters with Mark Anderson (Online Zoom Program)
    When: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 6:00 PM
    Ends on: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 7:00 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District

    Grade: 2 - 8

    Kids will learn to draw all sorts of mythological, fantasy, and fairy tale characters, and then draw in their own stories! Will the ogre and unicorn fight? Have a dance party? Meet at a small cafe and discuss the events of the day over coffee and scones! Whatever happens, students will have a great time!

    All the patrons who register for this program will be emailed the link for the Zoom program privately before the program. Please provide an email address when registering for the program to get the link.

    This program is presented by Mark Anderson athttp://www.andertoons.com



  • Take Home: DIY Halloween Charm Bracelet
    When: Thursday, October 22, 2020 12:00 AM
    Ends on: Thursday, October 22, 2020 12:00 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District

    Gear up for Halloween! Halloween Charm Bracelet Craft Kits include jack-o'-lantern, ghost 

    and witch hat charms, silver separators and purple, orange and yellow beads. All craft kit pieces are pre-packaged for individual use. Includes 1/4" plastic beads and 1/2" metal charms on a 14" stretchy cord.

    This is a Take and Make Craft and is available the entire month of October for pick up once you register and as supplies last.

Photo Release Policy
The Prairie Trails Public Library District staff may take photographs of participants, individually or in groups, attending or taking part in library programs and activities. These photographs may appear in future library publications or videos of other patrons or staff without the permission of the person(s) being photographed. If a library patron does not wish himself/herself or he/her child to be photographed, the patron must notify the library staff to that effect, or consent will be assumed