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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.

Baby Storytime

Tues., June 14, 11am

Babies through 24 months with a caregiver

Interactive program for ba­bies with stories, rhymes, and music.

ABC Storytime

Wed., June 8, 1pm

Fri., June 24, 1pm

Ages 3–6

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

Ages 3–4

Thurs., June 16, 11am

Ages 5–6

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.

Baby Exercise

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

Ages 3–5

Join us for stories, exercise, and a healthy snack.

Signing Fun

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.


For Students

Chess Club

Wed., June 8–29, 10am

Ages 6–14

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.

Lego® Fun

Tues., June 21, 11am

Ages 4–10

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.

Book Buddies

Tues., June 7, 2pm

Fri., June 17, 11am

Wed., June 22, 2pm

Thurs., June 30, 2pm

Ages 6–8

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

Grades 1–4

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.

Curiosity Club

Mon., June 13, 10am

Grades K–2

Through books, games, and experiments, par­ticipants explore a science and nature topic. Each participant will receive a take-home activity.

Anybook Club

Thurs., June 16, 2pm

Grades 4–8

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

Ages 11–15

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.

Book Gems

Thurs., June 23, 11am

Becoming Babe Ruthby Matt Tavares

Grades 2–3

Discussion and activities based on the book. Re­serve a copy of the book when registering.

Fit & Fun

Mon., June 27, 10am

Ages 6–8

Mon., June 27, 1pm

Ages 9–14

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

Ages 6–9

Join us for games, ac­tivities, and refreshments. American Girl dolls welcome!


Thurs., July 7, 1pm

Ages 8–12

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.


For Families

Drop-In Craft

Mon., June 6, 1–3pm

All ages

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.

Chess Knight

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

Ages 6–14

Fri., June 17, 1–2pm

Balloon Games

All ages

Mon., June 20, 7pm

Family FeudGame Night


Thurs., June 30, 11am

Sports Bingo

Ages 3–14

Registration Information: Registration 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.