Yorkville Public Library no longer imposes fines for overdue items. Due dates will still apply to borrowed items. Customers will receive notices when an item is overdue and their account will be blocked and charged after 21 days overdue, but if items are returned any overdue fines will be waived.
Yorkville Public Library believes that no one should be denied access to the library because of their ability to pay fines. The best investment a community can make is to ensure that the library and its resources are accessible to everyone.
Yorkville Public Library has announced the following upcoming youth programs.
Escape Room Adventure: An Escape Adventure will be available in September. Use the clues to open the boxes. Contact Youth Services for an appointment at 630-553-4354 ext. 108 or come see us.
Story time: Every Friday at 10:30 am This story hour takes place in the children’s area of the library. A Friends of the Library volunteer is the special reader.
3D printing: Leah English provides a step by step tutorial on how to use Tinkercad. Tinkercad is an easy to use 3D CAD design tool, where you can create an object that we can print on our 3D printer. Check out the library’s YouTube channel, follow the steps to create your own 3D printed part. Prints cost $0.20 per gram. Submit your designs to email@example.com.
LEGO kits at YPL: September 12-16. Come to the library any time of the week and we will provide you with a themed container of various LEGOs to use in the library. Using only the bricks provided and your creativity, complete your construction. Your creation will be added to the LEGO display in the library. Register on the YPL website.
Book Club (Grades 3-5): Mondays, Sept. 12 and 26, from 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. In this two-session book club, participants will receive the book on September 12 to read at home. Then it will be discussed at the next session on September 26. Register for both days on the YPL website.
Toddlers and toddlers: Tuesday, September 13 and Wednesday, September 28, 10:30 a.m. Join us for songs, stories and dancing. Your child will receive a craft to do at home. Register for this event on the YPL website under Events Calendar.
TAG- Teen Advisory Group: Tuesdays, September 13 and 27, 2:45-3:45 p.m. This year, our TAG members are focusing on “BE THE CHANGE” by giving back to the community. Teens in grades 8-12 come together to share ideas about the teen sector at the library and how to support Yorkville. They help create and plan programs. This group also has the opportunity to earn volunteer hours. A great opportunity to meet new people and have fun and laugh.
Storytime in Spanish on Facebook: Wednesdays, September 14 and 28, 10 a.m. on the YPL Facebook page. Join Señora Katalina on the Yorkville Public Library Facebook page for Spanish Story Time. This is recorded for your convenience.
Reading with paws: Saturday, September 17, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Children can come to the library, choose a book and read to a furry friend. All therapy dogs and handlers have been certified by an accredited body. This program was originally designed because children feel less pressure to read to a dog than to an adult; so it was meant to be a way to help struggling readers or even just to encourage reading. It is open to all levels of readers and non-readers. Contact the library at 630-553-4354 ext. 108 for your 15 minute time slot. Space is limited.
Speak Like a Pirate Day: Monday, September 19. Arrr Matey! Join us at the library for some pirate fun. Throughout the day we will have various activities for your little pirate to participate in.
Literacy centers: Tuesday, September 20 – Thursday, September 22, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 23, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For 3 to 6 year olds. Stop to experience a parent-guided opportunity for hands-on literacy instruction. Literacy centers are designed to give children many opportunities to practice the very important skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking.
Book club (1st and 2nd year): Thursdays, September 22 and 29, from 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. In this book club in two sessions, we will read a book with an easy chapter. Register for both days on the YPL website.
Chalk the walk: Friday, September 23, 11 a.m., weather permitting. Join us for Drop In Story Time, then stay for Chalk the Walk. We will provide chalk for your child to create sidewalk art outside the library.
Farmacy Farmstand Storytime: Wednesday, Sept. 24, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., weather permitting. Join us at The Farmacy, 7260 Oakbrook Road in Newark, for stories and to explore the kids’ area on the farm. Register on the YPL website.
• The Yorkville Public Library is located at 902 Game Farm Road in Yorkville. The library now offers online registration at yorkville.lib.il.us/. Use online registration to enroll your child in programs. Yorkville Public Library offers regular new hours of operation. The library is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Curbside service is available for those who do not wish to enter the library. For more information, call the library at 630-553-4354, visit yorkville.lib.il.us, or check the library’s Facebook page or Twitter at Yorkvillekidsread.