Batavia Public Library: programs and activities for youth
Jun 06, 2016 10:27AM
By Neighbors Magazines
Lap Sit Storytime
Tues., June 14, 10am
Mon., June 20, 10am
Ages 2–3 with a caregiver
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and more.
Tues., June 14, 11am
Babies through 24 months with a caregiver
Interactive program for babies with stories, rhymes, and music.
Wed., June 8, 1pm
Fri., June 24, 1pm
Activities, Books, and Craft program for children without a caregiver.
For Babies & Preschoolers
Baby Play ’n’ Learn
Fri., June 10, 10am
Babies through 24 months
Parents can meet other parents/caregivers, enjoy playtime with their baby, and see examples of early literacy activities. Older siblings are welcome.
Moves & More
Thurs., June 16, 10am
Thurs., June 16, 11am
Participants will learn a few dance steps and an easy-to-follow routine from a Moves Dance Studio instructor. Parents are invited to watch the dance at 10:40am and 11:40am, respectively.
Fri., June 24, 11am
Babies through 24 months
Fitness is important for babies, too! Join us for tips on how to make exercise fun for you and your little one. Stay, play, and meet other babies and their caregivers. Space is limited. Please show your Batavia Public Library card at the Youth Services Desk to receive your entry ticket.
Fit & Fun
Tues., June 28, 10am
Join us for stories, exercise, and a healthy snack.
Fri., July 8, 10am
Ages 0–18 months with a caregiver
Fri., July 8, 11am
Ages 18–36 months with a caregiver
Licensed sign language interpreter Sheryl Ebersold demonstrates how to incorporate sign language into daily activities with signs, songs, and more.Space is limited.
Wed., June 8–29, 10am
Learn how to play chess! Learn what the pieces are called, how they move, and basic strategy for playing the game. Once you have completed this 4-week session, you are welcome to join Chess Knight on Tuesday evenings and play with other chess fans.
Tues., June 21, 11am
Use the Library’s Lego blocks to make a creation for display in the Library. Space is limited; Batavia Public Library card required. Children ages 6 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Tues., June 7, 2pm
Fri., June 17, 11am
Wed., June 22, 2pm
Thurs., June 30, 2pm
Young readers will be partnered with Junior Volunteers for approximately one hour of reading. This program focuses on book-sharing rather than tutoring. Please register for each date your child will attend.
Paws for Tales
Sat., June 11, 25, 10am–11:30am
Children are invited to practice their reading skills by reading aloud to a specially trained therapy dog. The goal of Paws for Tales is to create a positive, non-threatening, fun environment in which reading aloud is enjoyed. Register for a 15-minute time slot. Due to limited space and the popularity of this program, we are inviting participants to register for only one of the two dates offered in June. Presented by the Naperville Area Humane Society.
Mon., June 13, 10am
Through books, games, and experiments, participants explore a science and nature topic. Each participant will receive a take-home activity.
Thurs., June 16, 2pm
Join us for snacks, games, and book-related banter. You can talk about books you’ve read and we’ll tell you about some you might like. You don’t have to read anything in particular, just come to enjoy book-related activities.
American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training Course
Wed., June 22,9:30am–5pm
Wed., July 6,9:30am–5pm
A 7½-hour training course in which students learn basic babysitting skills and how to deal with emergencies. Participants must attend entire session. Due to the popularity of this program, a lottery drawing will be held. Lottery registration for the June 22 class begins May 16, with the lottery drawing held on June 8. Lottery registration for the July 6 class begins June 13, with the lottery drawing held on June 24. Priority given to Batavia Public Library cardholders. The course is sponsored by the Batavia Public Library Foundation.
Thurs., June 23, 11am
Becoming Babe Ruthby Matt Tavares
Discussion and activities based on the book. Reserve a copy of the book when registering.
Fit & Fun
Mon., June 27, 10am
Mon., June 27, 1pm
Learn tips on how to stretch muscles and warm up before starting physical and sporting activities; practice these tips in the Reading Garden and on a walk around the block; and sample energy-boosting, healthy snacks.
American Girl® Party
Tues., July 5, 2pm
Join us for games, activities, and refreshments. American Girl dolls welcome!
Thurs., July 7, 1pm
Professional cartoonist Mark Anderson shares his cartooning techniques and guides students as they create their own drawings. Students can learn to draw expressive faces, write jokes for cartoons, and sketch bodies in motion. Templates will be provided for students to use and take home.
Mon., June 6, 1–3pm
Children ages 6 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Read for the WIN!
June 4–Aug. 3
Children from birth through middle school are invited to join Summer Reading Club 2016. Registration begins May 23. The first day to bring reading logs back to the Library is June 4. Be part of the reading team at Batavia Public Library this summer.
Tues., June 7–28, 7pm
Ages 8 through adult
Participants should have a basic knowledge of the game of chess.
Movies at the Library
Fri., June 10, 1pm
Wed., June 29, 1pm
Enjoy a free movie at the library. Please call the Youth Services department for movie title, length, and rating.
Game of the Week
Please note ages for specific game days. Registration is required for Family Feud Game Night only.
Thurs., June 9, 10:30am–12pm
Board and Card Games
Fri., June 17, 1–2pm
Mon., June 20, 7pm
Family FeudGame Night
Thurs., June 30, 11am
Information: Stop by or call the Youth Services Desk, 630-879-1393, ext. 500,
for more information and to register. Priority is given to Batavia Public
Library cardholders for all programs requiring registration. Unless otherwise
noted, June program registration begins
May 16, July program registration begins June 13. Patrons of all abilities are
welcome at our programs. Please contact the Library regarding accommodations.