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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is an early literacy program designed to encourage children to read at least 1,000 books before they enter kindergarten, with some fun incentives along the way! Just follow these four easy steps: 

  1. Register for the program below or in-person at either library 
  2. Keep track of your reading on a reading log (download a reading log)
  3. Turn in your reading log for every 100 books read 
  4. Read until you reach 1,000 books 
Early Lit Kits in plastic backpacks

Early Literacy Kits

Early Literacy Kits are designed for pre-readers ages 0-5 and focus on developing early literacy skills through sharing concepts like words, rhymes, sounds, songs, and more. Each kit contains books, games, toys, and more, as well as songs and rhymes all based on the five best practices of early literacy: Reading, Talking, Singing, Playing, and Writing. 

Steam kits on shelf

STEAM Kits

Build, play, experiment, and explore with our collection of STEAM Kits! These kits allow children of all ages to explore topics in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics in the comfort of their own home.

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Youth Events

This event is in the "Teens & Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Out of This World Necklace

6:30pm - 8:30pm
Winnetka Library
Registration
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers" group.

Art Play

10:00am - 11:00am
Northfield Library
This event is in the "School Age" group.

Sensational STEAM

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Winnetka Library
Registration
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers" group.

Mary Macaroni

10:00am - 10:30am
Northfield Library
This event is in the "Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers" group.

Sensory Shenanigans

10:00am - 11:00am
Winnetka Library