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: Monday, March 01, 2021 12:00 AM
    Ends on: Monday, March 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!

  • Take Home: Robotic Hand Science Project
    When: Saturday, March 06, 2021 12:00 AM
    Ends on: Saturday, March 06, 2021 12:00 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District

    Grades: 3rd- 8th 

    Get ready to make your very own Robotic Hand! This fun craft will allow you to explore the basic principles of robotics using everyday household items. The Prairie Trails Public Library will provide an instruction sheet to guide you through its assembly, along with the yarn, drinking straws and construction paper you’ll need to make it. All you need at home is a pair of scissors, tape, and a pencil. 

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


     

  • Veggie Garden Craft
    When: Tuesday, March 09, 2021 12:00 AM
    Ends on: Tuesday, March 09, 2021 12:00 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District

    Spring is right around the corner! Let’s practice our gardening skills with healthy veggies. This paper plate craft is super fun and easy to do. Using string, markers/paints, and a variety of paper veggies, create a unique garden while learning about healthy root vegetables. Markers and paints not included.

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


  • Take Home: Build Your Own Animal with Blocks
    When: Thursday, March 11, 2021 12:00 AM
    Ends on: Thursday, March 11, 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 March for pick up once you register and as supplies last


  • Bag of Beach Science!
    When: Saturday, March 13, 2021 12:00 AM
    Ends on: Saturday, March 13, 2021 12:00 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District

    Grades: 2nd – 6th 

    Enjoy this craft bag of Beach science as you head out to the Beach this spring and summer! The bag will contain a handout about nature activities to do at the beach and sand experiments like making a Sand Volcano and Sensory Sticky Sand using everyday materials!

    Also provided is a spectacular SAND ART KIT and a plain SHELL to decorate with markers and sharpies! (Markers not provided). The sand art kit will include colored sand and shaped bottles to create your art and is a great way to promote creativity and motor skills.

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


  • Saint Patrick’s Day Crafts
    When: Monday, March 15, 2021 12:00 AM
    Ends on: Monday, March 15, 2021 12:00 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District

    Ages: 4 – 9 years 

    Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day by making this shamrock STRING ART. This craft project will let you create string art in the shape of a shamrock! Leprechaun BUTTONS to make and wear will be included!

    Saint Patrick’s Day activity and coloring sheets will be provided with the craft!

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


    Suggested Reading:St. Patrick's Day by Anne F. Rockwell

    On Saint Patrick’s Day, Mrs. Madoff's students celebrate by making class presentations about the history of the holiday and Irish traditions and culture. They wear green and dance to Irish music.

  • Storytime Kit for Tiny Tots
    When: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 12:00 AM
    Ends on: Tuesday, March 16, 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  March 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: Coloring Packets
    When: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 12:00 AM
    Ends on: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 12:00 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District

    Miss family coloring nights?  We sure do!  In lieu, we are making take home coloring packets. 

    Just register for the take home packet and make sure to enter the ages of the children. Only coloring sheets will be provided.   

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

     

  • Bilingual Storytime Kit for PreK
    When: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 12:00 AM
    Ends on: Wednesday, March 17, 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  March 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 PreK
    When: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 12:00 AM
    Ends on: Wednesday, March 17, 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  March 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.

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