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.

  • 1000 Books Before Kindergarten
    When: Tuesday, December 01, 2020 12:00 AM
    Ends on: Tuesday, December 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!

  • DIY At - Home Stuffed Animal Workshop (Plush Snowman)
    When: Monday, December 07, 2020 12:00 AM
    Ends on: Monday, December 07, 2020 12:00 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District

    Ages: 3 - 8 years 
    Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop https:// www.noahsarkworkshop.com/ is a mobile teddy bear workshop, where kids bring their beary own stuffed animal to life. This DIY At-Home workshop will provide a kit in a take home bag to hand stuff their own plush pal, then make a wish on a rainbow star before tucking it safely inside their new friend and closing the zipper at the back of the animal. The workshop concludes with naming the animal with a birth certificate. Registration is required. This is a Take and Make Craft and is available the entire month of December for pick up once you register and as supplies last. 
    Suggested Readings: Sneezy the Snowman by Maureen Wright
     Snowmen at night by Caralyn Buehner
  • Holiday Storytime Kit for Tiny Tots
    When: Tuesday, December 08, 2020 12:00 AM
    Ends on: Tuesday, December 08, 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.

  • Holiday Storytime Kit for Pre-K
    When: Wednesday, December 09, 2020 12:00 AM
    Ends on: Wednesday, December 09, 2020 12:00 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District

    DIY Storytime Kits : 3 - 5 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.

  • Holiday Storytime Kit for Toddlers
    When: Thursday, December 10, 2020 12:00 AM
    Ends on: Thursday, December 10, 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.

  • Take Home: DIY Felt Bows
    When: Saturday, December 12, 2020 12:00 AM
    Ends on: Saturday, December 12, 2020 12:00 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District

    Learn how to make a bow out of felt. You will be given instructions, felt and bow clips in order to make two bows. You will need glue or a glue gun (not provided). While supplies last. 
    This is a Take and Make Craft and is available the entire month of December for pick up once you register and as supplies last.
  • D for “Donut” Craft and Activities
    When: Monday, December 14, 2020 12:00 AM
    Ends on: Monday, December 14, 2020 12:00 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District

    Ages: 2 - 6 years 
    A take home Donut craft and some alphabet D activities will be provided. Glue not included. This is a Take and Make Craft and is available the entire month of December for pick up once you register and as supplies last. 
    Suggested Readings: My “d” Sound Box by Jane Belk Moncure, Rebecca Thornburgh. Part of the Jane Belk Moncure's Sound Box Books series. Little “d” has an adventure with items beginning with her letter's sound, such as dolls, ducks, dogs and a dozen donuts. Available in the library as a print book and as an EBook in Hoopla. 
    Check out more Alphabet books in Hoopla and BookFlix.
     Dozens of Donuts by Carrie Finison A generous bear makes batch after batch of doughnuts for her woodland friends without saving any for herself. Soon the Bear’s kitchen is bare, winter is near, and she has had nothing to eat at all! Available in the library as a print book and as an eBook.
     If You give a Dog a Donut by Laura Numeroff Chaos might ensue if you were to give a dog a donut. Available in the library as a print book.
     The Case of the Missing Donut by Alison McGhee A little boy in a sheriff's hat and his dog deputy are bringing donuts home when the "Sheriff" is unable to resist getting rid of a slightly squished powdered donut, then wonders how everyone knows he ate it. Available in the library as a print book and as an eBook
  • Take Home: DIY 3D Unfinished Wood Snowman Ornaments
    When: Thursday, December 17, 2020 12:00 AM
    Ends on: Thursday, December 17, 2020 12:00 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District

    Create your own frosty friend without feeling winter’s chill with these Do It Yourself Snowman Ornaments. Delightfully simple, these DIY Christmas ornaments are the perfect activity to do while cozying up to a fireplace under your favorite blanket. You can paint it with markers or paint (not provided). Wooden ornament will be provided.
     This is a Take and Make Craft and is available the entire month of December for pick up once you register and as supplies last
  • DIY Frozen Wands
    When: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 12:00 AM
    Ends on: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 12:00 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District

    Bring the magic of Frozen into your home with these DIY Frozen Wands! Create and design an Elsa and Anna wand inspired by the movie Frozen using Popsicle sticks, paper cutouts, sequins and ribbon. Glue is not included. 
    This is a Take and Make Craft and is available the entire month of December 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