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.

  • Bizarre Bugs & Irregular Insects (Zoom Program)
    When: Tuesday, July 27, 2021 1:00 PM
    Ends on: Tuesday, July 27, 2021 2:00 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District

    Grades: 1st – 8th

    Kids will play all sort of fun drawing games and create their own creepy crawlies!

    A bug with as many eyes as you are years old! An insect made entirely of the letter Q! The laughable little brother longlegs! Even if you don’t like bugs, you’ll love drawing these!

    Program presented by Mark Anderson at https://andertoons.com/


  • 1000 Books Before Kindergarten
    When: Monday, August 02, 2021 12:00 AM
    Ends on: Monday, August 02, 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 Outdoor - Summer at the Sea Storytime
    When: Thursday, August 05, 2021 11:00 AM
    Ends on: Thursday, August 05, 2021 11:30 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District

    Ages: 3 - 6 years

    Beat the heat with an outdoor interactive storytime spotlighting all things ocean! Children will enjoy stories and songs as they learn valuable reading skills and facts about the most amazing creatures of the deep! Take-home activity sheets will be provided at the end of storytime.


  • L for Lion
    When: Monday, August 09, 2021 12:00 AM
    Ends on: Monday, August 09, 2021 12:00 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District

    Ages: 2- 6 years

    Make a paper rosette Lion craft! Lions may be the “King of the Jungle”, but they also make adorable crafts! Yellow paper, Googly eyes and instructions to make the craft will be included.

    Glue, scissors and markers not included.

    Letter L activity sheets will be included.

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


    Suggested Readings:

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

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

    Little “l” has an adventure with items beginning with his letter's sound, such as a lizards, a little lion, and a lighthouse by the lake.

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

    Check out more Alphabet books in Hoopla and BookFlix.

    Agent Lion by David Soman and Jacky Davis

    Agent Lion is an inept lion detective, who wears a tiny blue hat, and loves jelly donuts. He is searching for a missing cat. After receiving his assignment from Ms. Chief (an elephant) at the Super Detective Agents Agency, Agent Lion takes two hours to reach the home of Fluffy's owner. The missing cat is nowhere to be found. Will Agent Lion ever crack the case?  

    Available in the library as a print book.

     

    Lion Needs a Haircut by Hyewon Yum.

    This is a humorous tale about a little lion who needs a haircut. However, he does not want one! Is he worried or scared? NO! He just likes his hair the way it is. However, there is someone else who needs a haircut, too...its Dad, and he does not want one, either! The pair finally agree to get haircuts together.

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

  • Outdoor Storytime for Tiny Tots
    When: Tuesday, August 10, 2021 11:00 AM
    Ends on: Tuesday, August 10, 2021 11:30 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District

    Ages: 6 – 23 months

    The outdoor storytime will be held for different age groups and will be conducted outside on the library grounds. Please register for the appropriate age group. The outdoor story time will consist of reading themed picture books, music and rhymes, and a coloring or activity page to take home.

    In case of inclement weather, the storytime will be cancelled. Please bring a blanket, or lawn chair to sit on during storytime and practice social distancing.

     

  • Mermaid Tube Craft
    When: Wednesday, August 11, 2021 12:00 AM
    Ends on: Wednesday, August 11, 2021 12:00 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District

    Grades: 3rd - 8th

    Are you looking to make your very own mermaid? This easy to make craft is perfect for creating a magical mermaid out of a paper roll, construction paper, and bubble wrap. Prairie Trails Library will provide all supplies, with the exception of glue. Let your imagination run wild while you create your own mythical mermaid. 

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

     

  • Bilingual Outdoor Storytime – Lápices de color
    When: Wednesday, August 11, 2021 11:00 AM
    Ends on: Wednesday, August 11, 2021 11:30 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District

    Love crayons? So do we! The storytime will be about crayons and their individuality. “Rojo – La Historia de una cera de colores” and “El día que los crayones renunciaron” will be read. Take-home activity and coloring sheets will be provided after the storytime. 

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

     

  • Outdoor Storytime for Toddlers
    When: Thursday, August 12, 2021 11:00 AM
    Ends on: Thursday, August 12, 2021 11:30 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District

    Ages: 24 – 35 months

    The outdoor storytime will be held for different age groups and will be conducted outside on the library grounds. Please register for the appropriate age group. The outdoor story time will consist of reading themed picture books, music and rhymes, and a coloring or activity page to take home.

    In case of inclement weather, the storytime will be cancelled. Please bring a blanket, or lawn chair to sit on during storytime and practice social distancing.

  • DIY Avocado Fleece Tied Pillow Craft Kit (No Sewing)
    When: Saturday, August 14, 2021 12:00 AM
    Ends on: Saturday, August 14, 2021 12:00 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District

    Grades: 4th - 8th

    Assemble a cute Avocado shaped pillow. This craft requires some patience and dexterity to tie the fleece knots. All materials including stuffing and fleece are included in the kit. Your patience will be rewarded with a personal and relaxing avocado shaped pillow!

    This is a Take and Make Craft and is available the entire month of August 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