Effective May 1, Yorkville Public Library will no longer issue 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 – Escape the School: This escape adventure will be available in May. Use the clues to open the boxes and leave school for summer vacation. Contact Youth Services for an appointment at 630-553-4354 ext. 108 or come see us.
Preschool area: Wednesday, May 4, 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Choose either time and join us for songs, rhymes, and books. This program is for our preschoolers, but is open to all young children. Please register for this event on the YPL website under Events Calendar.
Window art: From May 2 to 6 by appointment. Help us liven up the library with showcases. Contact Youth Services to make an appointment at 630-553-4354 ext. 108. Places are limited.
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.
Virtual 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. Visit the library website to access the YPL YouTube channel, follow the steps to create your own 3D printed part. Prints cost $0.20 per gram. Send your creations to [email protected]
Book Club (Grades 3-5): Mondays, May 9 and 23, from 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. In this two-session book club, participants will receive the book on May 9 to read at home. Then it will be discussed at the next session on May 23. Register for both days on the YPL website.
Storytime in Spanish on Facebook: Wednesdays, May 11 and 25, 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.
Toddlers and toddlers: Wednesday, May 11, 10:30 a.m. Join us for songs, stories and dancing. Children will receive a craft to do at home. Register for this event on the YPL website under Events Calendar.
Book club (1st and 2nd year): Thursdays, May 12 and 19, 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.
LEGO kits at YPL: May 16-20. 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.
TAG- Teen Advisory Group: Tuesday, May 17 from 2:45 p.m. to 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.
Chalk the Walk: Friday, May 20, 11 a.m. After Drop In Story Time, join us in decorating the sidewalks outside the library. Time permits. Register on the YPL website.
Reading with paws: Saturday, May 21, 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.
Walk of History: Monday, May 23 to Friday, May 27 (outdoors) Author Ruth Chan visits Y115 schools. We highlight one of his books, “Thank you, Voisin!” with a history walk. Stop by the west side of the library anytime this week to enjoy this book.
Literacy centers: From Tuesday, May 24 to Thursday, May 26, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. or Friday, May 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For 3 to 6 year olds. Stop by anytime Tuesday through Friday for 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.
YA Teen Book Club: Tuesday, May 24, 3 p.m. Mackenzie will lead the group in a discussion about this month’s book. The book is available for pickup starting May 9 at the Youth Service office. Registration is mandatory.
Harry Potter Book Club
Thursday, May 26 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The Harry Potter book club has arrived. Join Mackenzie each month for a magical discussion about each book in the series. The sixth book, ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ can be picked up from the Youth Services Bureau from May 9. The group will read this book for the May 26 discussion. There will be a Harry Potter party after the last book is completed.
Harry Potter Book Club: Thursday, May 26, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Hey Muggles, the Harry Potter Book Club has arrived. Join Mackenzie each month for a magical discussion about each book in the series. The sixth book, ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ can be picked up from the Youth Services Bureau from May 9. The group will read this book for the May 26 discussion. There will be a Harry Potter party after the last book is completed.
• 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 out the library’s Facebook page or Twitter at Yorkvillekidsread.