Games are always the highlight of fun by providing entertainment, skill building, and social development for children. Learning games are available for checkout from the Library's Youth Services Department. Games are available for all ages including activities for the whole family. According to our Early Literacy Librarian, Cate, the Learning Games promote education, imagination, and fun for all children.
Science To Go Kits are a popular part of the library’s learning games collection and were funded by a grant from the IEEE Chicago Section. These kits offer children a hands-on learning experience in areas like coding, circuitry, and other STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) subjects. One of our kits includes a battery operated microscope set and 14 pre-made slides for children to explore. Another kit includes the Magformers Game. This sparks creative and constructive thinking while also engaging spatial awareness, deductive reasoning, and scientific thought as young explorers build anything they can imagine with the rainbow-colored Magformer magnets. For those reaching toward the stars, the 288X Astrolon Telescope comes ready with its own tripod for easy viewing and a space map to find all of your favorite constellations.
Join us for Sensory Storytime on Saturday, April 15th at 10am. Children of all abilities can come in for stories using a variety of skills and for free time with the sensory game collection. The event is recommended for ages 3-8 with an accompanying adult, and no sign-up is required. Just drop-in for some storytime fun!