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.

  • Bilingual Storytime Kit for PreK
    When: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 12:00 AM
    Ends on: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 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.

  • Take Home: Build Your Own Animal with Blocks
    When: Saturday, October 30, 2021 12:00 AM
    Ends on: Saturday, October 30, 2021 12:00 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District

    Grades:  K - 4th

    Build your own animal with blocks.You will be given a set with instructions on how to build it. Animals will vary in type and size.The figurine will be yours to keep. Patience and fun are required.

    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

  • 1000 Books Before Kindergarten
    When: Monday, November 01, 2021 12:00 AM
    Ends on: Monday, November 01, 2021 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 Monday, February 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  February 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!

  • Special In-person Storytime
    When: Wednesday, November 03, 2021 10:00 AM
    Ends on: Wednesday, November 03, 2021 10:30 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Amy Jarrett Room

    Ages: 2 - 4 years

    An indoor in-person storytime in the library program room.

    Join us for an interactive storytime with books, rhymes and songs!

     

  • Word Bird
    When: Thursday, November 04, 2021 12:00 AM
    Ends on: Thursday, November 04, 2021 12:00 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District

    Grades: Pre-K - 1st

    Are you learning to spell your name? Need help practicing your sight words? Let Word Bird come to your rescue! Prairie Trails Library will supply all that you need to create your very own Word Bird, so you can practice spelling your name or practice reading/writing your sight words in an interactive way!

    This is a take-and-make craft, and is available the entire month of November for pick up once you register and as supplies last.

  • DIY Sound Sandwich (Harmonica)
    When: Saturday, November 06, 2021 12:00 AM
    Ends on: Saturday, November 06, 2021 12:00 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District

    Grades: 2nd – 6th                                                                                                                     

    This is an educational and enjoyable STEAM activity!

    Make a sound sandwich with provided jumbo craft sticks, drinking straws, and rubber bands. When your sound sandwich is complete, blow on it like you do with a harmonica. Experiment with your sound sandwich by making different pitched sounds and vibrations as per the instructions provided.

    This is a take-and-make craft, and is available the entire month of November for pick up once you register and as supplies last.

      

  • DIY Weathervane
    When: Thursday, November 11, 2021 12:00 AM
    Ends on: Thursday, November 11, 2021 12:00 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District

    Fall is in full swing, a time when strong, cold winds blow every which way! People make objects called weathervanes to tell the direction of the wind, and now you can make one too! Prairie Trails Public Library will provide you with a plastic cup and straw, a pencil, and a sheet of craft paper along with instructions for how to turn these ordinary objects into a fun weathervane for yourself.

    This is a take-and-make craft, and is available the entire month of November for pick up once you register and as supplies last.

  • Take Home: Build Your Own Mini Animal with Blocks
    When: Saturday, November 13, 2021 12:00 AM
    Ends on: Saturday, November 13, 2021 12:00 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District

    Grades: 5th – 12th   

    Miniatures are now a BIG thing.Yes, it’s funny. Please keep in mind that these are MINI building blocks, which means some of the blocks are less than 1cm. You will be given a set with instructions on how to build it.The miniature will be yours to keep. Patience and fun are required. We will supply the blocks and instructions.

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

  • Storytime Kit for Tiny Tots
    When: Monday, November 15, 2021 12:00 AM
    Ends on: Monday, November 15, 2021 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  November 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.

  • O for Octopus
    When: Monday, November 15, 2021 12:00 AM
    Ends on: Monday, November 15, 2021 12:00 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District

    Ages: 2- 6 years                      
    Octopuses are awesome sea creatures, learn more about them while making this FUN craft with the provided cup cake liner, colored paper, colored sticky circles and googly eyes. If you have cheerios at home, they can be used instead of the colored circles!

    Glue not provided.

    Letter O activity sheets will be provided.

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

    Suggested Readings:

    My “o” Sound Boxby Jane Belk Moncure, Rebecca Thornburgh.

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

    Little “o” has an adventure with items beginning with his letter's sound, such as an Ox, an Ostrich, an Octopus and Otters.

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

    Check out more Alphabet books in Hoopla and BookFlix.

     The Octopus Escapesby Maile Meloy

    The Octopus is happy in his undersea cave catching crabs and drifting about the ever-changing ocean currents until one day, a diver captures him and takes him to live in an aquarium.The octopus soon tires of captive life, and so, under the cover of darkness, he makes his daring escape and squeezes and slides his way out of his tank and back out to sea to his cave. 

    Available in the library as a print book and an eBook.

     

    How to Put an Octopus to Bedby Sherri Duskey Rinker.

    It's bedtime for little Floyd the Octopus, but he turns the tables on his parents by taking charge of putting them to bed. Before actually going to sleep, Floyd takes his folks through the many tasks that must be performed first: bathing, brushing, putting on pajamas, etc. Soon all three are covered with water and bubbles, and his parents are so exhausted that they fall asleep before Floyd is in bed. 

    Available in the library as a print book and an eBook.

     

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