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Batavia Public Library: programs and activities for youth

Aug 30, 2016 11:54AM ● Published by Neighbors Magazines

Advance registration is required for program designated R

Storytimes

Lap Sit Storytime   R

Mon., Sept. 12–Oct. 31, 10am

Tues., Sept. 13–Nov. 1, 10am

Ages 2–3 with a caregiver

Stories, rhymes, and more


Family Storytime

Mon., Sept. 12–Oct. 31, 7pm

Families with children through age 7

 

Baby Storytime–Pre-Walkers   R

Tues., Sept. 13–Nov. 1, 11am

Babies through 23 months with a caregiver

Songs, nursery rhymes, lap games, and book-sharing

 

ABC Storytime   R

Wed., Sept. 14–Nov. 2, 10am

Wed., Sept. 14–Nov. 2, 1pm

Thurs., Sept. 15–Nov. 3, 10am

Ages 3–6

Activities, Books, and Craft program for children who are able to listen and participate independently for approximately 40–45 minutes

 

Baby & Tot Storytime  

Fri., Sept. 16–Nov. 4, 10am

Babies and tots through 35 months with a caregiver

Drop in for songs, rhymes, and stories. We ask that alternate care arrangements be made for older siblings. Space is limited. Please show your Batavia Public Library card (required) at the Youth Services Desk to receive your entry ticket. Entry tickets are handed out beginning 20 minutes before the program until gone.

 

Baby Storytime–Walkers

Fri., Sept. 16–Nov. 4, 11am   

Babies through 23 months with a caregiver

Babies who are already walking can enjoy songs, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, games, and book-sharing.

 

Preschool Drop-In Storytime

Fri., Sept. 16–Nov. 4, 1pm

Ages 3–6

Younger siblings welcome. An adult must accompany children age 4 and younger. A special program, “Fall Fun & Games,” will be presented at this time on Oct. 7.

 

For Students

Minecrafternoon

Thurs., Sept., 8, 4:30pm

Thurs., Oct. 6, 4:30pm

Ages 6–14

Join your fellow Minecrafters for an hour of play on the Library’s Minecraft system. Space is limited. Please show your Batavia Public Library card (required) at the Youth Services Desk to receive your entry ticket. Tickets are given out beginning 15 minutes before the program until gone.

 

Anybook Club   R

Tues., Sept. 13, 4pm

Tues., Oct. 11, 4pm

Grades 4–8

Whether you’re into graphic novels, historical fiction, fantasy, or nonfiction, share your passion with your peers. Join us for snacks, games, and book-related banter.


Tween Advisory Board   R

Mon., Sept. 19, 4 pm

Mon., Oct. 17, 4 pm

Grades 6–8

Calling all tweens! Do you have suggestions for activities, books, or technology that tweens would enjoy and the Library should consider? Join the Tween Advisory Board. We meet once a month to plan activities for students at the Library and work on projects. We also eat pizza and have fun!

 

Book Gems   R

Tues., Sept. 20, 6:30pm

Gone Fishing: A Novel in Verse by Tamera Will Wissinger

Tues., Oct. 18, 6:30pm

Lulu’s Mysterious Mission by Judith Viorst

Grades 2–3

Book club and activities for young readers. Reserve a copy of the book when registering.

 

Curiosity Club   R
Wed., Sept. 21, 4:30pm
Wed., Oct. 26, 4:30pm
Grades K–2
Through books, games, and experiments, participants will explore a variety of science and nature topics each month. Participants also will receive a take-home activity.

 

Read with Rusty   
Sept. 24–Dec. 2

Grades K–8
Looking for a reading challenge this fall? If you read at least 900 minutes between September 24 and December 2, you will earn a voucher for a ticket to a Chicago Steel hockey game at the Fox Valley Ice Arena, where Rusty is the team mascot. Pick up your tracking sheet at the Youth Services Desk beginning September 24. Batavia Public Library card required. Offered in partnership with the Chicago Steel hockey team.

 

Mad Scientists Club   R

Mon., Sept. 26, 4:30pm 

Tabletop Coding  

Thurs., Oct. 27, 4:30pm 

Slimy Science

Grades 3–5

Develop your inner scientist in our new club. We’ll have fun with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through activities, experiments, and games.

 

Chess Club   R

Tues., Sept. 27, 4:30pm

Tues., Oct. 25, 4:30pm
Ages 6–14

Learn more about chess and/or improve your chess skills on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Basic knowledge the game is required; however, all skill levels are welcome. We’ll spend a portion of the hour on strategy, then play the game using it.   

 

Late Night at the Library   R

Fri., Nov. 11, 6–9pm

Grades 3–5

After-hours program that includes a scavenger hunt, games, pizza, and a guest performer. Parental permission form and $3 per participant are required at registration. Register in person at the Youth Services Desk, beginning November 1. Space is limited. Priority is given to Batavia Public Library cardholders and to students attending Batavia schools.

 

For Families

Observation Stations

September – Wind Power

October – Mystery Balloons

Drop by the Youth Services department any time each month to explore our Observation Station. Each station includes an in-house or take-home activity.

 

“1000 Books Before Kindergarten” Kickoff

Fri., Sept., 9, 10am–12pm

Sat., Sept. 10, 10am–12pm
Please see article on page XX.

 

Fall Fun & Games

Fri., Oct. 7, 1pm

All ages

Join us for autumn-inspired games, activities, and a craft. Children younger than age 4 must be accompanied by a parent.

 

Families can enjoy "Owls Up Close," 
Oct. 29.

Owls Up Close

Sat., Oct. 29, 10:30am

Donna Tate, director of education at Fox Valley Wildlife Center (FVWC), talks about these majestic and mysterious birds of prey. Learn about the owl’s anatomy and the species native to Illinois, and meet two screech owls that call FVWC home. Suitable for children ages 5 and older. Doors to the Founders Room open at 10:15am.

 



BatFest Stories and Parade 

Sat., Oct. 22, 11:30am

Stop by the Reading Garden (weather permitting) for fall songs and stories. Then join the Batavia Mothers’ Club costume parade to downtown Batavia for more BatFest activities. Children are invited to wear costumes. Parents must accompany children.

 

Halloween Family Fun

Mon., Oct. 31, 7pm

All ages

Celebrate Halloween at the Library with tricks and treats. Spooky tales, songs, games, and more. Wear your costume (moms and dads, too!) and bring your trick-or-treat bag.

 

Preschool Fair

Mon., Nov. 14, 6:30–8pm

Trying to decide on a preschool for your child? Stop by the Library for a look at various Batavia and Geneva preschools. The open house format offers parents and caregivers the opportunity to talk to the staff of many preschools in one evening, in one location.


And Don’t Miss . . .

Registration is not required for the following activities.

Drop-In Craft

Thurs., Sept. 8, 10am–12pm

Sat., Sept. 17, 10am–12pm

Mon., Oct. 12, 11am–1pm

Sat., Oct. 15, 10am–12pm

 

Bookmark Contest

Oct. 1–30

Grades 1–5

Entry forms are available at the Youth Services Desk beginning October 1.


Movie at the Library

Mon., Oct. 10, 2pm

Please call the Library for movie title, length, and rating.


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, registration begins the first of the month in which the program occurs. Storytime registration begins September 1.   

 

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    The community is invited to wrap up their holiday shopping early by stopping in at The Holmstad’s...


  • Sculpture on the Prairie

    09/30/2017
    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    Fine Line Creative Arts Center is proud to annouce it's first Sculpture on the Prarie exhibit. E...


  • Green Fair

    09/30/2017
    10:00AM — 04:00PM

    Eco Vendors, Farmer's Market, Recycling Extravaganza, Green Speakers, Food Trucks, Children's Mak...


  • National Public Lands Day

    09/30/2017
    10:00AM — 01:00PM

    Volunteers are needed to help us plant trees, collect seeds and clear brush at our National Publi...


  • Million Dollar Quartet

    09/30/2017
    01:30PM

    Paramount Theatre's rollicking 2017-18 Broadway Series opener is Million Dollar Quartet, the wild...


  • Comedy at Zanies

    09/30/2017
    07:30PM

    See nationally known comics along with some of the country’s hottest new talents for a night full...


  • St. Charles Singers: Mozart Journey XII

    09/30/2017
    07:30PM — 09:00PM

    The St. Charles Singers will launch its 34th concert season this fall with a new installment of t...


  • Live Music

    09/30/2017
    09:00PM — 11:55PM

    Join us on historic Bourbon Street in Jambalaya at Pheasant Run Resort for live bands every Satur...


  • Comedy at Zanies

    09/30/2017
    09:45PM

    See nationally known comics along with some of the country’s hottest new talents for a night full...


  • Bourbon Street Brunch

    10/01/2017
    09:00AM — 01:00PM

    Join us on historic Boubon Street every Sunday for a unique brunch buffet! Enjoy all your favorit...


  • Fabyan Villa Museum & Japanese Garden open

    10/01/2017
    01:00PM — 04:30PM

    The Fabyan Villa Museum and Japanese Garden will return to a public hours schedule starting on Su...


  • Harvest of the Acorn Moon Festival

    10/01/2017
    01:00PM — 04:00PM

    Celebrate autumn’s arrival with the Forest Preserve District! Join us for pumpkin painting, games...


  • Million Dollar Quartet

    10/01/2017
    01:30PM

    Paramount Theatre's rollicking 2017-18 Broadway Series opener is Million Dollar Quartet, the wild...


  • This field class will begin with an introduction to basic plant morphology needed for tree identi...


  • Sculpture on the Prairie

    10/02/2017
    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    Fine Line Creative Arts Center is proud to annouce it's first Sculpture on the Prarie exhibit. E...


  • St. Therese Feast Day Mass

    10/02/2017
    11:30AM — 01:00PM

    Come celebrate the 120th anniversary of St. Therese of Lisieux's entrance into heaven! Feast ...


  • We're celebrating 2 years of giving back to the community with a special Octoberfest-inspired mee...


  • St. Therese Feast Day Mass

    10/02/2017
    07:00PM — 08:30PM

    Come celebrate the 120th anniversary of St. Therese of Lisieux's entrance into heaven! Feast ...


  • Tri-Cities Exchange Club Breakfast

    10/03/2017
    07:00AM — 08:00AM

    Every Tuesday morning, 7-8am, men and women meet for breakfast at Colonial Cafe on Randall Road, ...


  • Sculpture on the Prairie

    10/03/2017
    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    Fine Line Creative Arts Center is proud to annouce it's first Sculpture on the Prarie exhibit. E...


  • Wednesday Walking Club

    10/04/2017
    08:00AM — 09:00AM

    Wednesdays, April 5–October 25, 8–9 AM Free drop-in program for all ages Get fit the old-fashio...


  • Wednesday Walking Club

    10/04/2017
    08:00AM — 09:00AM

    Wednesdays, April 5–October 25, 8–9 AM Free drop-in program for all ages Get fit the old-fashio...


  • Sculpture on the Prairie

    10/04/2017
    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    Fine Line Creative Arts Center is proud to annouce it's first Sculpture on the Prarie exhibit. E...


  • Learn from the Experts: Fall Tree Identification

    10/04/2017
    10:00AM — 12:00PM

    This field class will begin with an introduction to basic plant morphology needed for tree identi...


  • Fabyan Villa Museum & Japanese Garden open

    10/04/2017
    01:00PM — 04:30PM

    The Fabyan Villa Museum and Japanese Garden will return to a public hours schedule starting on Su...


  • Million Dollar Quartet

    10/04/2017
    01:30PM

    Paramount Theatre's rollicking 2017-18 Broadway Series opener is Million Dollar Quartet, the wild...


  • NUHS Massage Therapy Info Session

    10/04/2017
    06:00PM — 08:00PM

    Are you wondering whether a career in massage therapy is right for you? Explore our Massage Thera...


  • First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83.) is thrilled to present the Worl...


  • First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83.) is thrilled to present the Worl...


  • Nature Tykes (for 3 year olds)

    10/05/2017
    09:30AM — 10:30AM

    In this program, for 3-year olds and their parents, grandparents or guardians, we’ll explore the ...


  • Sculpture on the Prairie

    10/05/2017
    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    Fine Line Creative Arts Center is proud to annouce it's first Sculpture on the Prarie exhibit. E...


  • Senior Stroll

    10/05/2017
    10:00AM — 12:00PM

    Seniors are invited to join District naturalists each month on a leisurely stroll through a Kane ...


  • Fabyan Villa Museum & Japanese Garden open

    10/05/2017
    01:00PM — 04:30PM

    The Fabyan Villa Museum and Japanese Garden will return to a public hours schedule starting on Su...


  • Little Naturalists

    10/05/2017
    01:00PM — 02:00PM

    In this hour-long program for 4-5-year olds, children will discover the wonders of nature through...


  • The Holmstad Helping Hearts

    10/05/2017
    01:30PM — 02:30PM

    Findings from an Alzheimer's Association survey released in June 2017 show that while people over...


  • Million Dollar Quartet

    10/05/2017
    01:30PM

    Paramount Theatre's rollicking 2017-18 Broadway Series opener is Million Dollar Quartet, the wild...


  • A cooperative program between the Town and Country Library and the Kane County Genealogical Society.


  • First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83.) is thrilled to present the Worl...


  • First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83.) is thrilled to present the Worl...


  • Comedy at Zanies

    10/05/2017
    08:00PM

    See nationally known comics along with some of the country’s hottest new talents for a night full...


  • Breakfast for a Cause

    10/06/2017
    07:30AM — 09:00AM

    Please join us for breakfast, fellowship and our program: Moving Up From Poverty: Three Steps Fo...


  • Moms Connect

    10/06/2017
    09:00AM — 10:15AM

    St. John Lutheran Church at 7214 South Cass Avenue in Darien, IL will sponsor a new Bible-based s...


  • Sculpture on the Prairie

    10/06/2017
    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    Fine Line Creative Arts Center is proud to annouce it's first Sculpture on the Prarie exhibit. E...


  • Story Time at Creek Bend Nature Center

    10/06/2017
    10:30AM — 11:00AM

    Treat your child to Story Times at Creek Bend Nature Center. This popular program series is for c...


  • Million Dollar Quartet

    10/06/2017
    01:30PM

    Paramount Theatre's rollicking 2017-18 Broadway Series opener is Million Dollar Quartet, the wild...


  • FREE Monthly Family Story Time

    10/06/2017
    05:30PM — 06:30AM

    Join us for this month's free Story Time featuring a spring theme. Spots are filling up quickly. ...


  • Dr. Evil and the Basket of Kittens

    10/06/2017
    07:00PM — 09:00PM

    This darkly funny farce pits the eternal battle of pure evil against innocent fuzzy goodness. Dr....


  • First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83.) is thrilled to present the Worl...


  • First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83.) is thrilled to present the Worl...


  • I Love A Piano

    10/06/2017
    07:30PM — 09:30PM

    ESO favorites Rich Ridenour, piano and Brandon Ridenour, trumpet, will bring the house down with ...


  • Comedy at Zanies

    10/06/2017
    08:00PM

    See nationally known comics along with some of the country’s hottest new talents for a night full...


  • Live Entertainment: DJ

    10/06/2017
    09:00PM — 11:55PM

    Join us on historic Bourbon Street in Jambalaya at Pheasant Run Resort every Friday for live ente...


  • Women's Fellowship Breakfast

    10/07/2017
    09:00AM — 11:00AM

    St. John Lutheran Church at 7214 South Cass Avenue in Darien, IL will host a Women’s Fellowship B...


  • Sculpture on the Prairie

    10/07/2017
    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    Fine Line Creative Arts Center is proud to annouce it's first Sculpture on the Prarie exhibit. E...


  • Million Dollar Quartet

    10/07/2017
    01:30PM

    Paramount Theatre's rollicking 2017-18 Broadway Series opener is Million Dollar Quartet, the wild...


  • Dr. Evil and the Basket of Kittens

    10/07/2017
    03:00PM — 05:00PM

    This darkly funny farce pits the eternal battle of pure evil against innocent fuzzy goodness. Dr....


  • Dr. Evil and the Basket of Kittens

    10/07/2017
    07:00PM — 09:00PM

    This darkly funny farce pits the eternal battle of pure evil against innocent fuzzy goodness. Dr....


  • First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83.) is thrilled to present the Worl...


  • First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83.) is thrilled to present the Worl...


  • Comedy at Zanies

    10/07/2017
    07:30PM

    See nationally known comics along with some of the country’s hottest new talents for a night full...


  • I Love A Piano

    10/07/2017
    07:30PM — 09:30PM

    ESO favorites Rich Ridenour, piano and Brandon Ridenour, trumpet, will bring the house down with ...


  • Live Music

    10/07/2017
    09:00PM — 11:55PM

    Join us on historic Bourbon Street in Jambalaya at Pheasant Run Resort for live bands every Satur...


  • Comedy at Zanies

    10/07/2017
    09:45PM

    See nationally known comics along with some of the country’s hottest new talents for a night full...


  • Bourbon Street Brunch

    10/08/2017
    09:00AM — 01:00PM

    Join us on historic Boubon Street every Sunday for a unique brunch buffet! Enjoy all your favorit...


  • Fabyan Villa Museum & Japanese Garden open

    10/08/2017
    01:00PM — 04:30PM

    The Fabyan Villa Museum and Japanese Garden will return to a public hours schedule starting on Su...


  • Million Dollar Quartet

    10/08/2017
    01:30PM

    Paramount Theatre's rollicking 2017-18 Broadway Series opener is Million Dollar Quartet, the wild...


  • I Love A Piano

    10/08/2017
    02:30PM — 04:30PM

    ESO favorites Rich Ridenour, piano and Brandon Ridenour, trumpet, will bring the house down with ...


  • Dr. Evil and the Basket of Kittens

    10/08/2017
    03:00PM — 05:00PM

    This darkly funny farce pits the eternal battle of pure evil against innocent fuzzy goodness. Dr....


  • First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83.) is thrilled to present the Worl...


  • First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83.) is thrilled to present the Worl...


  • Sculpture on the Prairie

    10/09/2017
    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    Fine Line Creative Arts Center is proud to annouce it's first Sculpture on the Prarie exhibit. E...


  • First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83.) is thrilled to present the Worl...


  • First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83.) is thrilled to present the Worl...


  • Tri-Cities Exchange Club Breakfast

    10/10/2017
    07:00AM — 08:00AM

    Every Tuesday morning, 7-8am, men and women meet for breakfast at Colonial Cafe on Randall Road, ...


  • Sculpture on the Prairie

    10/10/2017
    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    Fine Line Creative Arts Center is proud to annouce it's first Sculpture on the Prarie exhibit. E...


  • Family Talk

    10/10/2017
    07:00PM — 09:30PM

    Finding an ancestor's town of origin can be exciting. Once this piece of information is found, on...


  • First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83.) is thrilled to present the Worl...


  • First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83.) is thrilled to present the Worl...


  • Wednesday Walking Club

    10/11/2017
    08:00AM — 09:00AM

    Wednesdays, April 5–October 25, 8–9 AM Free drop-in program for all ages Get fit the old-fashio...


  • Wednesday Walking Club

    10/11/2017
    08:00AM — 09:00AM

    Wednesdays, April 5–October 25, 8–9 AM Free drop-in program for all ages Get fit the old-fashio...


  • Sculpture on the Prairie

    10/11/2017
    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    Fine Line Creative Arts Center is proud to annouce it's first Sculpture on the Prarie exhibit. E...


  • Fabyan Villa Museum & Japanese Garden open

    10/11/2017
    01:00PM — 04:30PM

    The Fabyan Villa Museum and Japanese Garden will return to a public hours schedule starting on Su...


  • Million Dollar Quartet

    10/11/2017
    01:30PM

    Paramount Theatre's rollicking 2017-18 Broadway Series opener is Million Dollar Quartet, the wild...


  • First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83.) is thrilled to present the Worl...


  • First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83.) is thrilled to present the Worl...


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