Virtual Programs

  • Target Audience options: Child, Teen, Adult, Senior
  • Program Type options: Storytime, Craft, Game, Instructional, Informational, Discussion
  • Link options: Document, Video, Social media post, Webpage/Blog

Add your library's virtual program information.

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Library Name Library Type Target Audience Program Type Program Title Media
Milledgeville Public Library
( Jennifer Garden)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Storytime Storytelling
I am telling folktales and fairy tales on my library's Facebook page, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at about 3 pm.
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/MvillePubLib/?eid=ARApmrLRhvgmF_mm5JlPXRGXZw8AhTufj96lVGjCLrd1Zm2eQ-qJvObgVb_yZR7D1OCfrWx436I_9J6d
River Forest Public Library
( Amy Grossman)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Storytime
Short story time clips featuring 1 song, rhyme, or story posted to our Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube pages.
Video
Town and Country Public Library District
( Emily Hoffman)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Virtual storytimes Social media post
Town and Country Public Library District
( Emily Hoffman)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Other; please specify
Instant access to digital content
Digital Library Card Registration Other; please specify
Prospect Heights Public Library District
( Ann Marie Thomas)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Other; please specify
Access to digital content
Digital Library Card Registration Other; please specify
Prospect Heights Public Library District
( Sue Seggeling)
Public Child (0-12)
  • Storytime
  • Craft
Story times
Story times on Tuesday and Thurs. with Miss Julie. sleepy story time once a month with Miss Mallorie.
Social media post
Prospect Heights Public Library District
( Sue Seggeling)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Tuesday Tunes
Twice a week sing-a-long with Miss Mallorie.
Social media post
Prospect Heights Public Library District
( Sue Seggeling)
Public Child (0-12) Instructional Lego & Duplo Club Challenge, Math Challenge
Challenges for kids who usually come to our monthly clubs. we post their creations on our FB page. Math club math challenges.
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/prospectheightspubliclibrary
Highland Park Public Library
(Laurie Skinner)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Discussion Shelf-Isolation
Staff members discuss what they are doing, Includes a list of titles discussed in the notes.
Video https://youtu.be/we_UIjcVqtU
Highland Park Public Library
( Laurie Skinner)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Informational Exploring The World From Home Webpage or blog https://www.hplibrary.org/isolation
Homer Township Public Library
(Heather Colby)
Public Teen Other; please specify
Teen Volunteer Project
At-Home Volunteer Project for Teens
Teens can illustrate recipes for Students Rebuild & receive service hours. Feel free to use the exact wording on our website or edit it if needed.
Webpage or blog https://homerlibrary.org/volunteer
Evergreen Park Public Library
( Jenna Harte)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Craft
  • Instructional
Daily Crochet Lessons
Using Facebook Live, we are teaching cumulative crochet lessons for beginners. Each lesson lasts anywhere between 30 minutes to one hour.
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/EvergreenParkPublicLibrary/
Evergreen Park Public Library
(Jenna Harte)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Discussion Stay Home Book Share
This is an opportunity for lit lovers to share the books they are reading in isolation via Zoom.
Video https://us04web.zoom.us/j/8902059691
Brookfield Public Library
(Amy Dittmeier)
Public Teen Informational Book Recommendations
We're doing one book and one comic book recommendation a week on our teen Instagram. We make sure titles are available through Hoopla before posting.
Social media post https://www.instagram.com/brookfieldteens_il/
Prospect Heights Public Library District
(Julie Rodrian)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Storytime Shorts
A short themed storytime posted on Tuesdays and Thursdays that will include a craft idea.
Social media post https://www.youtube.com/user/PHPLibraryLink
River Grove Public Library District
(Dayna Tucker)
Public Child (0-12)
  • Storytime
  • Craft
  • Game
  • Informational
RGPL STORYTIME with Mrs. Tucker
This is a private facebook group just for storytime posts. I have posted videos, links and ideas for stuff to do at home.
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/groups/520215132211725/
Bridgeview Public Library
( Christine Sebuck)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Instructional
  • Informational
  • Other; please specify

ebooks and audio books and streaming services
Online Library
Overdrive/Libby, CreativeBug, hoopla, kanopy, BookFlix, RBDigital, eRead Illinois, Flipster, Biblioboard, Freading, and Mango Languages
Other; please specify
https://www.bridgeviewlibrary.org/hoopla.asp
https://www.bridgeviewlibrary.org/databases.asp
https://www.bridgeviewlibrary.org/childrenparents.asp
Skokie Public Library
(Amy Koester)
Public Adult (18+) Game Skokie Trivia Night: Digital Event
Dig through our library’s archives to answer trivia questions about the history of Skokie and the library.
Webpage or blog https://skokielibrary.info/events/12373/
Skokie Public Library
(Amy Koester)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Storytime: Digital Event
Enjoy a fun story and song with one of our librarians.
Webpage or blog https://skokielibrary.info/events/12374/
Skokie Public Library
(Amy Koester)
Public Adult (18+) Discussion ESL Cafe: Digital Event
Tutors from Niles Township Schools' ELL Parent Center will help with conversations and answer questions.
Webpage or blog https://skokielibrary.info/events/12375/
Skokie Public Library
(Amy Koester)
Public Teen Discussion Teen Discord Server Hangout: Digital Event
The library is on Discord! Help us create a space where we can game together, hang out, and try new things. For grades 6-12.
Webpage or blog https://skokielibrary.info/events/12379/
Cortland Community Library
( Barb coward)
Public Child (0-12)
  • Storytime
  • Craft
Tuesday Story & Craft with Miss Terri
Story time teacher reading and craft ideas from her home via Facebook
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/cortlandcommunitylibrary/?ref=search&__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARAB9Ve7sfPOuQuMtRnib5AX_9Z6nSFU6Ejl9Bsno_Nx
Skokie Public Library
(Amy Koester)
Public Adult (18+) Informational Civic Lab Chat: COVID-19 Information and Misinformation: Digital Event
Our Civic Lab team chats on Twitter about finding reliable information about COVID-19 and combating misinformation. Follow along at #CivicLabChat.
Webpage or blog https://skokielibrary.info/events/12376/
Skokie Public Library
(Amy Koester)
Public Adult (18+) Discussion Remote Book Club: The Good Neighbor: Digital Event
Our inaugural remote book discussion will take place on Goodreads. We are reading The Good Neighbor by Maxwell King.
Webpage or blog https://skokielibrary.info/events/12368/
Skokie Public Library
(Amy Koester)
Public Teen Discussion Teen Library Council: Digital Event
Give your input on remote library services and events for teens. For grades 6-12.
Webpage or blog https://skokielibrary.info/events/12377/
Skokie Public Library
(Amy Koester)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
  • Craft
  • Instructional
How to Make a Terrarium: Digital Event
Terrariums are indoor gardens that are easy to maintain. We demonstrate how to make one with items that you may have or can find easily
Webpage or blog https://skokielibrary.info/events/12378/
LaGrange Park Public Library District
(Samantha Farruggia)
Public Teen Informational QuaranTeen Reading Program
Read and review a YA book to posted on the YA Instagram page. Small prize given for each review.
Social media post https://www.instagram.com/lpplya/
LaGrange Park Public Library District
(Samantha Farruggia)
Public Teen Discussion Netflix Party
Viewing and chatting about various netflix programs.
Webpage or blog https://www.netflixparty.com/
LaGrange Park Public Library District
(Gabe Oppenheim)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Instructional
  • Other; please specify

Reference
Remote Phone Reference
We are offering reference services and technology assistance via phone on weekdays from 1-5pm.
Webpage or blog https://www.lplibrary.org
LaGrange Park Public Library District
(Gabe Oppenheim)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Informational Digital material recommedations
We are sharing recommendations for downloadable/streaming content across our social media platforms.
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/lagrangeparklibrary/photos/a.193223331490/10157370856861491/?type=3&theater
LaGrange Park Public Library District
(Maureen Sill)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Other; please specify
Library cards!
Remote library card registration
Fill out a form, get access to digital collections
Webpage or blog https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe6-jBZK1fZUjUMkBxpDTEtDzSxpUy_Y8g9AXpbVwrxIhwVVw/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1
Plainfield Public Library District
(Kara Kohn)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Other; please specify
Historical portrayal
Edit OPEN CONFIGURATION OPTIONS FAMOUS FIRST LADIES
Join historical actress Jenny Riddle as she dramatizes, in character, the personal lives of three remarkable First Ladies.
Video https://plainfieldpubliclibrary.librarymarket.com/events/famous-first-ladies-virtual-presentation
Plainfield Public Library District
(Kara Kohn)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Instructional Unlocking the Secrets of Your Family Tree
Learn how to start tracing your family history using documents and keepsakes you have in your attic and around your house.
Video https://plainfieldpubliclibrary.librarymarket.com/events/unlocking-secrets-your-family-tree-webinar
Plainfield Public Library District
( Veronica De Fazio)
Public Child (0-12)
  • Storytime
  • Craft
  • Informational
Family Storytime Kit
A do-it-yourself resource for storytimes at home featuring a book, song, craft, online resources and more.
Webpage or blog https://plainfieldpubliclibrary.org/family-storytime-kits/
Evergreen Park Public Library
(Mary Black)
Public Teen
  • Informational
  • Discussion
Seriously Funny Book Share
EPPL Teen Services is partnering with Evergreen Park Community High School for a "Seriously Funny Book Share " online April Fool's Day.
Other; please specifyZoom Meeting
Brookfield Public Library
( Christal Beyer)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Book Babies
Book Babies is a storytime designed for children under the age of two years old by Librarian Susan Casey.
Social media post https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77nBe-GLT2M
Brookfield Public Library
( Christal Beyer)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Storytime for Babies and 2s & 3s
This storytime is designed for children 3 years old and younger by Librarian Susan Casey.
Social media post https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OihFwaMaA0
Brookfield Public Library
(Christal Beyer)
Public Child (0-12) Instructional Miss Anne Plays with Shaving Cream
This video is designed for young children to have meaningful learning through play. Librarian Anne Jordan-Baker presented the activities.
Social media post https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOyXdu3BUNA&t=66s
Brookfield Public Library
(Christal Beyer)
Public Teen
Adult (18+)
  • Informational
  • Discussion
Alan Reviews
Staff Member Alan Ortiz provides reviews of movies that can be checked out on Hoopla.
Social media post https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IvrkgnxCsE&t=87s
Brookfield Public Library
( Christal Beyer)
Public Teen
Adult (18+)
  • Informational
  • Discussion
Alan Reviews
Staff Member Alan Ortiz reviews movies that can be viewed on Hoopla.
Social media post https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSNvcbOEAU8
LaGrange Park Public Library District
(Rose Hopkins-LaRocco)
Public Child (0-12)
  • Storytime
  • Craft
  • Other; please specify

STEM
Storytimes (live and recorded)
Staff have been recording storytimes and we are doing a weekly live storytime. Other staff are working to get craft and science programs going.
Video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxBrckPkIK4pjrKDuddZj0w
Northbrook Public Library
(Tracy Gossage)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Other; please specify
Film screening
Lives Well Lived Virtual Screening
Swapping a cancelled film screening for a "virtual" screening instead which would involve sharing a 24 hour pass to watch the film
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/northbrookpl
Coal City Public Library District
(Leah Bill)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Storytime Live
We are doing live storytimes on our Facebook page.
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/ccpld.org
Coal City Public Library District
(Leah Bill)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Instructional Adult 1/2 hour cardio or strength training
Our library does adult exercise classes 3 days a week so we've taken it to Facebook and added an extra day of strength training.
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/ccpld.org
Glencoe Public Library
(Ann Finstad)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Storytime Live
We will begin presenting live storytimes on Facebook beginning April 3.
Social media post http://www.facebook.com
River Forest Public Library
(Shannon Gruber)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
  • Craft
  • Instructional
Craft with Maria - Middle School Makers
Maria, one of our ATS library associates, will be doing a weekly Middle School Makers craft video to post on social media.
Video https://www.facebook.com/RiverForestPublicLibrary/videos/876499166143049
Oakton Community College
( Martinique Hallerduff)
Academic Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Informational Library Instruction in a Flexible-Instruction Class
Librarians design asynchronous content to teach students Information Literacy in their for-credit courses.
Webpage or blog https://www.oakton.edu/library/info_for/fac_staff/index.php
Oakton Community College
( Martinique Hallerduff)
Academic Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Instructional Research Consultation Appointments online
Librarians use chat or zoom to help students with their research.
Webpage or blog https://www.oakton.edu/library/librarian/index.php
Midlothian Public Library
(Jennifer Cottrill)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Instructional How-To in a Box
Library staff uses a camera on a box to demo "how to" do something inside the box, e.g. cooking, technology, craft. 1x/week, streamed via FB Live.
Video https://www.facebook.com/midlothianpubliclibrary/
Tiskilwa Public Library
(Lisa Bettner)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Informational na Social media post https://www.facebook.com/Tiskilwa-Public-Library-507527699329314
Frankfort Public Library District
( Jill Ganeshan)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Instructional
  • Informational
  • Other; please specify

A guided movement & meditation class.
Live Yoga with FPLD (through Facebook)
Start your day with Yoga at FPLD. Librarian Jill will lead a 10-minute practice that helps you wake up your body and face life's challenges.
Video https://www.facebook.com/FrankfortLibrary/posts/10158295685175238
Bartlett Public Library District
(Sandra O. Sasal)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Game Virtual Chess Club
Using Chess.com, start a chess club and invite patrons to play during designated times. "Tournaments" can be created for a small fee ($5 a month).
Webpage or blog https://www.chess.com/
Wheaton Public Library
( Rachel Weiss-Binder)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Virtual Library Time
Zoom Library Time (Storytime) for variety of ages
Other; please specifyzoom
Wheaton Public Library
( Rachel Weiss-Binder)
Public Child (0-12) Game Daily Challenge
Daily Short Video Challenges for kids (have a dance party, draw what you see outside your window, write a letter, play "the floor is lava," etc.)
Webpage or blog https://wheatonlibrary.org/content/kids-virtual-library
Wheaton Public Library
( Rachel Weiss-Binder)
Public Child (0-12)
  • Craft
  • Game
  • Instructional
Make at Home
Staff compiled games/crafts/activities that can be made at home using ordinary household materials
Webpage or blog https://wheatonlibrary.org/content/kids-virtual-library
Geneva Public Library
( Christine Lazaris)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Storytime
  • Craft
  • Game
  • Instructional
GPLD Connects
Virtual programming on various topics for all ages. Individual programs are promoted as events on social media and archived on our website.
Webpage or blog http://gpld.org/gpld-connects
Bloomington Public Library
( Alysha Jackson)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Craft Corner Bookmark Craft
Create your own corner bookmark using paper, writing tools, and decorations you have at home (stickers, gems, etc.).
Video https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=845808379163766&external_log_id=66bb9ffbd97715273112d894ae54959a&q=bloomington%20public%20libr
Midlothian Public Library
(Jamie Kallio)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Online Storytime
A 25-30 minute once a week storytime featuring one of several youth services assistants or myself.
Video https://www.facebook.com/midlothianpubliclibrary/videos/146040596708403/
Bloomington Public Library
( Alysha Jackson)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Other; please specify
STEM Challenge
Index Card Challenge
Using an index card, scissors, and cutting skills, children will cut index card to make a loop that they can fit through without the card tearing.
Video https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1138291879854814&external_log_id=e87070f1b337c68881105b0d12b4738c&q=bloomington%20public%20lib
Chicago Ridge Public Library
(Samantha Zimmerman)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Storytime
A quick storytime, with two stories and an opening song.
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/ChicagoRidgePublicLibrary/videos/621061608475000/
Chicago Ridge Public Library
(Samantha Zimmerman)
Public Child (0-12) Craft DIY Play-Doh making
In this post, I'll teach you how to make Play-Doh! Only 3 ingredients!
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/ChicagoRidgePublicLibrary/videos/220625975805052/
Lake Forest Library
( Felicia Song)
Public Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Instructional
  • Other; please specify

Readers advisory
Instagram Live on Tuesday and Friday at 2:00 pm
Adult Services Librarians will give Readers Advisory , Movie suggestions, Technology tutorial, and other topic live.
Social media post https://www.instagram.com/lakeforestlibrary/
Lake Forest Library
(Felicia Song)
Public Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Instructional
  • Other; please specify

Readers advisory on books and movies
Instagram Live on Tuesdays and Fridays at 2:00 pm
Librarian would give Readers Advisory, Tech Tutorials, and others Live!
Social media post https://www.instagram.com/lakeforestlibrary/
Lake Forest Library
(Felicia Song)
Public Child (0-12)
  • Storytime
  • Craft
Facebook Live on Mondays and Wednesdays
Stories, movement and crafts with your librarians!
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/LakeForestLibrary/
Lake Forest Library
(Felicia Song)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Storytime
  • Other; please specify

Recommanded titles
Saturdays at 2:00 pm with Ms. Lemmer, Lake Forest Library Director
Ms Lemmer will share her favorite titles with all.
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/LakeForestLibrary/
Lake Forest Library
(Felicia Song)
Public Child (0-12)
  • Storytime
  • Craft
Facebook Live at 2:00 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays
Stories and crafts with your own libarains!
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/LakeForestLibrary/
Glen Ellyn Public Library
( Amy Franco)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Storytime
  • Craft
  • Instructional
  • Informational
  • Discussion
Varies
Converting to Zoom. Superhero storytimes, genealogy, book discussion, board meeting, pre-recorded crafting videos on social media, others.
Other; please specifyhttps://gepl.librarycalendar.com/
Midlothian Public Library
(Laura Gaughan)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Informational
  • Discussion
Book Talk
Not a traditional book discussion, but a chance to talk about books with other readers, using the Zoom online conference platform.
Other; please specifyZoom meeting.
Chicago Theological Seminary
( Yasmine Abou-El-Kheir)
Academic Adult (18+) Instructional Drop-in Research Clinic
In this drop-in session, the librarian will be on-hand to offer personalized support for your research.
Video https://ctschicago.libcal.com/calendar?cid=11917&t=g&d=0000-00-00&cal=11917
River Forest Public Library
(Shannon Gruber)
Public Adult (18+) Discussion Virtual Book Club
We will be reading Writers & Lovers, which is available in Hoopla. We will do a live virtual discussion at the end of the month.
Video https://www.facebook.com/RiverForestPublicLibrary/videos/209630760306832
Elmwood Park Public Library
(Christina Janiczek)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Virtual Story Time
Miss Melissa hosts story time via Facebook Live on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. including stories, songs, and a short game or activity.
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/EPPLib/videos/2484713155136340/
Hinckley Public Library District
(Rylie Roubal)
Public Senior (55+) Discussion Chat with your favorite librarians
Any residents living alone can sign up to get two phone calls a week from the library staff. We are trying to mitigate isolation.
Other; please specifyPhone call
Homewood Public Library
( Kate Arnold)
Public Child (0-12) Craft Facebook Live Storytime
Storytime on Facebook
Video https://www.facebook.com/homewoodlibrary/videos/260555451606014/
Homewood Public LIbrary
( Kate Arnold)
Public Child (0-12)
  • Craft
  • Instructional
Tiny Picassos
Kids learn about a famous artist with a simple craft. (To be posted on April 2, with more to come)
Video https://www.facebook.com/homewoodlibrary
Eisenhower Public LIbrary
(Christopher Clark)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Facebook Live Storytime with Ms. Tiffany
Join us on our Facebook page for a quick storytime, live online with Ms. Tiffany!
Social media post https://eisenhowerlibrary.org/facebook-live-storytime-with-ms-tiffany/
Eisenhower Public Library District
(Christopher Clark)
Public Teen Discussion Virtual Anonymous Teen Writers Group
Writers in grades 7 - 12 are invited to join in on a Zoom video chat for some socializing, discussion, and, of course, writing!
Video https://eisenhowerlibrary.org/anonymous-teen-writers-group-2/
Eisenhower Public Library District
(Chris Clark)
Public Adult (18+) Other; please specify
Movie Watch Party
Stay-at-Home Movie Party: Sita Sings the Blues
Join us on our Facebook page at 7:00 PM for a Watch Party of Sita Sings the Blues,
Video https://eisenhowerlibrary.org/stay-at-home-movie-party-sita-sings-the-blues/
Eisenhower Public Library District
(Chris Clark)
Public Adult (18+) Discussion Virtual Book Discussion: Spill Simmer Falter Wither
This month's Adult Book Discussion, Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume is going online.
Video https://eisenhowerlibrary.org/adult-book-discussion-spill-simmer-falter-wither/
Eisenhower Public Library District
(Chris Clark)
Public Teen
Adult (18+)
Discussion https://eisenhowerlibrary.org/virtual-bring-your-own-book-club/
Have a favorite book or two (or four) you'd like to share with fellow readers and librarians? Drop into our virtual book club to tell us about them!
Video https://eisenhowerlibrary.org/virtual-bring-your-own-book-club/
Eisenhower Public Library District
(Chris Clark)
Public Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Game Quarantine Quizzes & Puzzles
Check back each day for a new COVID-puzzle. Solved a puzzle and we’ll add your name to a drawing for a $15.00 Amazon gift card.
Webpage or blog https://eisenhowerlibrary.org/puzzles/
Eisenhower Public Library District
(Chris Clark)
Public Child (0-12) Game Dear Index
Index, our library gnome, is answering messages from kids with emails and letters sent through the mail.
Webpage or blog https://eisenhowerlibrary.org/dearindex/
Prospect Heights Public Library
( Julie Rodrian)
Public Child (0-12) Other; please specify
Interactive
Full STEAM Ahead!
Each day of the week will highlight a different aspect of STEAM and patrons will get to post their results using photos to our Facebook page.
Webpage or blog https://www.facebook.com/prospectheightspubliclibrary/
Grayslake North HS D127
(TLC Nielsen)
School Teen Other; please specify
Challenge/competition
Library Lego Challenge
Staff/students -design a favorite movie scene out of your legos, duplos or other building materials and share on social media. Prizes.
Document Library lego challenge.pdf
Grayslake North HS D127 Library
(TLC Nielsen)
School Teen Instructional Virtual Field Trip Tuesdays
The library will post links to virtual tours of museums, parks, and more on Tuesdays.
Document Virtual Field Trips.pdf
Antioch Public Library District
(Kim Zupkoff)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Other; please specify Digital Access Library Cards
Access to our online resources.
Webpage or blog https://apld.info/adult-library-card-registration/
Morton Public Library
( Emma Roth Smith)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Toddler Time: Online Edition
Join us for learning fun with finger plays, rhymes, shakers, and songs. Go to our Facebook page to join this virtual Toddler Time.
Video https://www.facebook.com/mortonlibrary/videos/1147520455597204/
Morton Public Library
( Emma Roth Smith)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Pajama Storytime Online
Get ready for bed with a pajama storytime. Wear your PJs for a story and quiet songs and rhymes.
Video https://www.facebook.com/mortonlibrary/videos/263155231355475/
Bloomington Public Library
(Alex Bell)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Chicken Toddler Time
I am adapting some of my in-house program plans to virtual ones.
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=223460788858338
Bloomington Public Library
(Alex Bell)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Census Story Time
I am adapting some of my in-house programs to be virtual ones.
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/BloomingtonPublicLibrary/videos/144921113615981/
Bensenville Public Library
(Dave Sieffert)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Storytime (from home)
Posting new storytimes recorded from home every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Both in English and in Spanish.
Video https://vimeo.com/400477427
Bensenville Public Library
(Dave Sieffert)
Public Teen
  • Craft
  • Game
  • Instructional
Tuesday Family Night Videos
We are creating family videos to engage patrons every Tuesday night. Topic could be games, crafts, etc.
Video https://vimeo.com/402603936
Bensenville Public Library
(Dave Sieffert)
Public Child (0-12)
  • Craft
  • Game
  • Instructional
  • Informational
At-Home Learning Challenges
Two separate learning challenges. Ages 0-5 and 5-10. Fun games and learning activities to do from home.
Webpage or blog https://benlib.org/at-home-learning-challenges/
Prospect Heights Public Library
(Alice Bisanz)
Public Child (0-12) Discussion Show & Tell Mondays
Have something special you would like to show and tell? Here's your chance, and also a great way to practice your public speaking skills.
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/prospectheightspubliclibrary/
Prospect Heights Public Library
(Alice Bisanz)
Public Child (0-12) Other; please specify
Community together but separate activity.
Let's Do This!
Spread joy when you Chalk The Walk. Cover your sidewalk with colorful, uplifting messages of inspiration in an effort to make others smile.
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/prospectheightspubliclibrary/
Prospect Heights Public Library
(Alice Bisanz)
Public Child (0-12) Other; please specify
Community together but separate activity.
Let's Do This!
Greet deliveries with gratitude! Create a message to hang in your front window to thank our delivery heroes.
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/prospectheightspubliclibrary/
Prospect Heights Public Library
(Alice Bisanz)
Public Teen
Adult (18+)
Informational Volunteers Needed
During this challenging time we want to share kindness and help others. On Saturdays highlight a featured opportunity where volunteers are needed.
Webpage or blog http://phpl.info/
Prospect Heights Public Library
(Alice Bisanz)
Public Child (0-12) Other; please specify
Community together but separate activity.
Let's Do This!
Chalk the walk, April. Sign thanking our delivery heroes, May.
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/prospectheightspubliclibrary/
Indian Prairie Public Library District
(Anthony Lucarelli)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Other; please specify
Online Chat
Virtual Chat Reference
Using the platform Tawk.to, we configured and launched an online chat service in one week.
Other; please specifyChat service
Indian Prairie Public Library District
(Anthony Lucarelli)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Informational
  • Discussion
What are You Watching Wednesdays with Hoopla
Find out what other people are discovering using the Hoopla platform. Tell us about TV shows or movies you have discovered and want to share.
Other; please specifyZoom videoconferencing platform
Villa Park Public Library
(Jean Jansen)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Informational COVID-19 Resource Guide
While the library is closed, staff are compiling lists of helpful information and free resources on a special webpage, updated frequently.
Webpage or blog https://www.vppl.info/temporarily-free-online-resources/
Naperville Public Library
( Becky Powers)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Craft Sock Gnome Craft Video https://www.facebook.com/138093719537324/videos/505680783433265/
Geneva Public Library
( Nancy Kendzior)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Other; please specify
Reading & Engaging
Spring Forward Challenge
Use the Library online to read, listen, watch, and engage throughout the spring, and log your progress to see how far you can go!
Webpage or blog https://gpld.readsquared.com/
Indian Prairie Public Library District
(Lexy Twidell)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Storytime
2-3 storytimes (1 - 2 rhymes + 1 - 2 books each) prerecorded and posted to YouTube
Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYZW850cD-Q&t=82s
Indian Prairie Public Library District
(Lexy Twidell)
Public Child (0-12)
  • Storytime
  • Instructional
Favorite Baby Rhymes
Each week, I share 4 of my favorite baby rhymes with caregivers, demonstrating how to do them at home and explaining how they benefit baby
Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AY10ccj6178&t=43s
Antioch Public Library District
(Kim Mirocko)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Instructional
  • Informational
New Beer's Eve themed resource bundle
An interactive graphic listing resources, activities, and information pertaining to a particular theme.
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/antiochpld
Antioch Public Library District
(Kim Mirocko)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Craft
  • Instructional
  • Informational
Bird watching themed resource bundle
An interactive graphic listing resources, activities, and information pertaining to a particular theme.
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/antiochpld
Indian Prairie Public Library
( Heather Forster Jensen)
Public Child (0-12) Informational Tiny Concerts
Once per week in April, 2-3 minute videos each feature an instrument. Links are provided in the descriptions to curated Spotify playlists.
Video https://youtu.be/1GIXUpzHQas
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Joshua O'Shea)
Public Child (0-12) Instructional How to be a superhero with Batman
Anyone can be a census superhero, according to Batman! Kids, start your Bat-training with The Dark Knight himself! Meeting ID: 321-049-989
Video https://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/how-be-superhero-batman
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Josh O'Shea)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Find the Positive with Cinderella
Storytime and Census with Cinderella
Other; please specifyhttps://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/find-positive-cinderella
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Joshua O'Shea)
Public Teen Discussion Discover Your Heritage with Census Data
Explore federal, school, military, Native American, mortality, and agriculture, census info used to enhance your family history with Tina Beaird
Other; please specifyhttps://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/discover-your-heritage-census-data
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Joshua O'Shea)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Trivia with Spiderman
Storytime, Webinar, census with Spiderman
Other; please specifyhttps://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/trivia-spiderman
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Joshua O'Shea)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Sing Along with Moana
Storytime, Webinar, census with Mona
Other; please specifyhttps://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/sing-along-moana
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Joshua O'Shea)
Public Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Discussion BYOB Book Chat
Book Discussion, Social, Webinar, College and Young Adult, Adult, Everyone via Zoom Meeting ID: 282 402 153
Other; please specifyhttps://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/byob-book-chat
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Joshua O'Shea)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Find the Positive 2 with Cinderella
Storytime, Webinar, Census Character Series, Zoom Meeting ID: 995-851-817
Other; please specifyhttps://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/find-positive-2-cinderella
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Joshua O'Shea)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Books with Belle
Storytime, Webinar Census Character Series Zoom Meeting ID: 200-322-888
Other; please specifyhttps://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/books-belle
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Joshua O'Shea)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Ocean Friends with the Little Mermaid
Storytime, Census Character Series, Zoom Meeting ID: 601-756-752
Other; please specifyhttps://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/ocean-friends-little-mermaid
Winfield Library
(Dawn Leardi)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Discussion Mysteries and Lunch and Off the Shelf Book Discussions
We are holding our book discussion via Zoom.
Other; please specifyzoom.us
Indian Prairie Public Library
( Megan Lawrence)
Public Child (0-12)
  • Storytime
  • Craft
  • Instructional
Stories + STEAM
A combination of storytime and instructions on games and crafts/projects for children and their families to do at home.
Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yApO7v5p9s
Oregon Public Library District
(Hilaree Lombardo)
Public Child (0-12) Other; please specify
Music
Ukulele Sing-a-Long
Short Ukulele sing-a-long session.
Video https://www.facebook.com/209283492469348/videos/513227696036561/
Oregon Public Library District
(Hilaree Lombardo)
Public Child (0-12)
  • Storytime
  • Game
Story Time
Youth Librarian Debbie held her Thursday story time and had a scavenger hunt activity.
Video https://www.facebook.com/209283492469348/videos/499883730889412/
Oregon Public Library District
(Hilaree Lombardo)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Informational Prairie Remnant
Informational video from Byron Forest Preserve about prairie remnants.
Video https://www.facebook.com/209283492469348/videos/505689066770316/
Oregon Public Library District
(Hilaree Lombardo)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Other; please specify
Contest
Lego Challenge
Oregon Public Library is challenging all Lego lovers to construct an Oregon, IL landmark! The challenge begins now and continues to April 30th.
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/oregonillinoislibrary/photos/a.230914473639583/3010759842321685/?type=3&theater
Oregon Public Library District
(Hilaree Lombardo)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Craft Adult Coloring Challenge
Through April we are hosting an adult coloring challenge. Patrons can submit their creations through email or mail to the Library for a contest.
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/oregonillinoislibrary/posts/3012596765471326?__xts__[0]=68.ARC3nl6ubbXpdB7J_VXJDHWHetjgOTDdz7HnrCI7q0-O
Antioch Public Library District
(Nikki Cogswell)
Public Child (0-12) Instructional Simple STEM Activity
STEM activity using food coloring, baking soda, and vinegar (items that should be in your kitchen already).
Social media post https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2Ff7Yn57aA19A%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR2i7pn7WZ_ODkqF01ogHZrF-so_BRiwruv827q3mI1GdJx
Antioch Public Library District
(Nikki Cogswell)
Public Child (0-12) Instructional Edible Slime with Miss Rachel
Combine instant pudding, warm water, and corn starch to make edible slime.
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/antiochpld/videos/225412192148694/
Antioch Public Library District
(Nikki Cogswell)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Virtual Storytime
Read aloud for children.
Video https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2FyiY_sSpYuaE%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR2H0x8107RUYIftdbRtUtnkWyT9stGsUPnkW7tnfeZzhAd
Antioch Public Library District
(Nikki Cogswell)
Public Child (0-12) Instructional STEAM - DIY Puffy Paint
Instructional video on how to make puffy paint with 3 ingredients.
Video https://www.facebook.com/137389662972169/videos/2481843935366161/
Woodland CUSD 5
(Heather McMullen-Perhach)
School Child (0-12) Storytime Virtual Bedtime Stories
Recorded readings of stories via YouTube
Video https://youtu.be/Nx6FhPhbaa0
Woodland CUSD 5
(Heather McMullen-Perhach)
School Child (0-12) Storytime Virtual Bedtime Stories
Recorded readings of stories via YouTube
Video https://youtu.be/Nx6FhPhbaa0
Big Rock Library
(Mary Hauge)
Special Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Informational Virtual Book Club
Our volunteer moderator created a listserv of people interested in emailing short reviews of books read.
Other; please specifyemail
Warrenville Public Library District
(Jaime Perpich)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Informational
  • Other; please specify

Service
Temporary Online Library Card Registrations
WPLD residents can apply online for a temporary library card with access to our digital collection, online learning and research databases.
Webpage or blog http://www.warrenville.com/blog/index.php/get-a-wpld-library-card/
Wheaton Public Library
(Courtney Tedrick)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Discussion Virtual Book Club
Held regularly scheduled book clubs as well as new book clubs featuring bestsellers could also include open access titles.
Other; please specifyZoom - program info at wheatonlibrary.org/calendar
North Riverside Public Library District
(Mary Cooper)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Instructional Meditation and Stretching
Program takes place every other Monday at 6:30 p.m. starting on April 6. Call (800) 747-5150, code 1453322.
Other; please specifyTelephone call.
North Riverside Public Library District
(Mary Cooper)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Craft
  • Instructional
Talented Tuesdays
Join staff on FaceBook Live to learn something new. Tuesdays at 5:30 pm.
Video https://www.facebook.com/706972166053855/videos/200129641411573/
North Riverside Public Library District
(Mary Cooper)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Informational
  • Discussion
Whatcha Readin' and Watchin' Wednesdays
Talk books, movies, games and more! Wednesdays at 5:30 pm on Zoom.
Other; please specifyZoom meeting.
North Riverside Public Library District
(Mary Cooper)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Game Game Night Fridays
Join us on Zoom to play a smartphone game together! Fridays at 7:00 pm.
Other; please specifyZoom meeting.
North Riverside Public Library District
(Mary Cooper)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Instructional Seated Tai Chi Moving Meditation
Join our Zoom Tai Chi class by video or phone! Monday, April 13 at 6:30 pm.
Other; please specifyZoom meeting.
North Riverside Public Library District
(Mary Cooper)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Discussion Book Club Telephone Talk
Discuss "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry" by Rachel Joyce. Tuesday, April 14 at 6:30 pm. Call (800) 747-5150, code 1453322.
Other; please specifyTelephone talk.
North Riverside Public Library District
(Mary Cooper)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Discussion Writers' Group Digital Meeting
Join us on Zoom for our supportive Writers' Group. Thursday, April 16 at 6:00 pm.
Other; please specifyZoom meeting.
North Riverside Public Library District
(Mary Cooper)
Public Senior (55+) Discussion Telephone Topics Book Club
Discuss "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry" by Rachel Joyce. Wednesday, May 13 at 11:00 am. Call (888) 600-2560 to register. Through Mather.
Other; please specifyTelephone call.
Matteson Area Public Library District
(Lisa Korajczyk)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Instructional Yoga
Every Thursday night the library offers a Facebook live stream of our regular yoga class.
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/MattesonLibrary/
Moline Public Library
(Lisa Powell Williams)
Public Adult (18+)
  • Informational
  • Other; please specify

Book Talks for adults
Becca's Booktalks
A synopsis of 5 current reads available via one of our e-book resources. This week features Hoopla! titles
Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7BeuYxAQxk&feature=share
Fox Lake District Library
( Hannah Marschall)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Storytime Online
Storytime Online posted to Facebook once a week on Thursdays at 10am
Video https://www.facebook.com/FoxLakeDistrictLibrary/?__tn__=kC-R&eid=ARDnzZS5u9kJkwDEuOvO0gDTAAIC8HrkkjtKGooxhrKca0HhwxX8PUl4YxujTzJ
Bartlett Public Library District
(Henry Sadowski)
Public Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Instructional
  • Informational
e-Resources Video Tutorials
Recorded videos walking patrons through the steps involved in downloading Libby, Freegal, etc.
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/BartlettPublicLibraryDistrict/videos/1305847296289320/?filter=1
Gail Borden Public Library District
( Glenna Godinsky)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Informational
  • Discussion
Great American Amusement Parks: A Multi-generational Program
Viewers connect through comments about a common topic, sharing their thoughts.
Video https://drive.google.com/open?id=1YGqrvy5NLnoH_sSoQDYYhWWm_cE4v4MA
Gail Borden Public Library District
( Glenna Godinsky)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Informational Pets Bring Comfort: The Pets of Gail Borden Public Library Employees
Meet the furry friends at home with library employees!
Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgb6s4tJf_E&list=PLcmK3so8MwsOP3QIhsP44P8Zc8VOBAIiu&index=9
Morton Public Library
( Lindsay Funk)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Informational Book Talks
We are doing weekly book talks on Instagram Live featuring favorite books available on hoopla, Libby, and Axis 360 so patrons can get them from home.
Video https://www.instagram.com/mortonlibrary/
Arlington Heights Memorial Library
(Mary Hastings)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
  • Storytime
  • Craft
  • Game
  • Instructional
  • Informational
Bringing the Library to You - youth edition
A series of online storytimes and programs for children of all ages.
Webpage or blog https://www.ahml.info/online_resources/kids
Rock Island Public Library
(Lisa Lockheart)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Online Storytimes with Miss Ranell
Online storytime with Children's Librarian Miss Ranell, every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 am, via Facebook Live. Follow @rockislandlibrary
Social media post https://business.facebook.com/RockIslandLibrary/
Rock Island Public Library
(Lisa Lockheart)
Public Teen Informational Teen Booktalks with Miss Emily
Young Adult booktalks with Emily, our Teen Librarian, via Facebook Live, Mondays at 1:30 pm. Follow @rockislandlibrary
Social media post https://business.facebook.com/RockIslandLibrary/
Algonquin Area Public Library District
(Jennifer Jazwinski)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Music & Movement Video Shorts
Two action songs on a theme. Posted to Facebook and then linked to the Library calendar.
Video https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=640678816775658
Indian Prairie Public Library
( Jennifer Asimakopoulos)
Public Adult (18+) Discussion Online Book Club
Discussing The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek via Zoom (picked title available as ebook and eaudio in Hoopla)
Video https://ippl.libcal.com/event/6631441
Indian Prairie Public Library
(Jennifer Asimakopoulos)
Public Adult (18+) Discussion Online Book Party
A casual conversation about all things books. Share what you're reading, catch up with fellow readers, and get ideas for what to read next. Via Zoom.
Other; please specifyhttps://ippl.libcal.com/event/6645521
Algonquin Area Public Library District
(Tara Kazda)
Public Child (0-12)
  • Storytime
  • Other; please specify

Chapter Book Read-Aloud
Chapter Book Read-Aloud: Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus
Ms. Tara records herself reading a chapter at a time. Videos are posted to the Library's FB feed daily at 2pm.
Video https://www.facebook.com/watch/aapld/813264569160681/
Algonquin Area Public Library District
( Tara Kazda)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Bedtime Story with Ms. Tara
Ms. Tara reads one picture book aloud as a bedtime story. Posted on the Library's FB page at 6pm and then linked to the Library event calendar.
Video https://www.facebook.com/aapld/videos/2691602831129142/
Algonquin Area Public Library District
( Kimberly Damitz)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Virtual Baby Storytime
Three baby storytime rhymes or songs with early literacy tips and instruction. Posted to FB Fridays at 10 and then linked on the Library calendar.
Video https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2613493998972580
Algonquin Area Public Library District
( Holly Eberle)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Census 2020 Storytime
Two books on a Census theme read aloud with information about Library resources included as well. For ages 5 and up. Posted to FB 4/8.
Video https://www.facebook.com/55619693670/posts/10157051256823671/
Algonquin Area Public Library District
(Kimberly Damitz)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Other; please specify
Poetry
National Poetry Month Staff Videos
Videos of various staff reading a poem aloud for each day of April and posted to FB.
Video https://www.facebook.com/watch/aapld/649232752543647/
Plainfield Public Library District
(Therese Chaves)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Other; please specify
History
Famous First Ladies
Join historical actress Jenny Riddle as she dramatizes, in character, the personal lives of three remarkable First Ladies in a virtual presentation.
Webpage or blog https://plainfieldpubliclibrary.org/
Downers Grove Public Library
(Lizzie Matkowski)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Game Spirit Week and Online Challenge
2 FB photo challenges. This week a different online challenge each day for pet photos, shelfies, etc.
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/DGLibrary
Algonquin Area Public Library District
( Stephanie Brunner)
Public Child (0-12) Craft Story and Craft Time Using Tumblebooks: Diary of a Worm
Read a book through Tumblebooks and then make a related craft. Posted on FB and PDF linked on calendar event.
Other; please specify
Event Link: https://aapld.libnet.info/event/4247196
PDF: https://www.aapld.org/wp-content/uploads/youth_storyandcrafttime-1.pdf
Vernon Area Public Library
(Catherine Savage)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Streaming Storytime
30-minute storytimes for ages 0-5 via Facebook Live. 6 days a week at 10 am.
Video https://www.facebook.com/watch/VernonLibrary/239785414073358/
Vernon Area Public Library
( Catherine Savage)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Informational Inside Shakespeare's First Folio (Webinar)
1-hr slide presentation by artistic director of the Shakespeare Project of Chicago. Insight about Shakespeare, history & stagecraft. Q&A via chat.
Other; please specifyWebinar
Vernon Area Public Library District
(Catherine Savage)
Public Adult (18+)
  • Informational
  • Discussion
Socially Distanced Beer Tasting (with real beer!)
Curbside pickup from local brewery + Zoom/FB Live session with brewmaster as we taste the flight.
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/events/690826294791721/
Vernon Area Public Library District
(Catherine Savage)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Informational Bertha Benz & the History of the German Automobile
Webinar (Zoom): Popular presenter/historian Anette Isaacs re: Bertha's role in launching the auto industry in the late 1800s.
Other; please specify Webinar
Palos Park Public Library
(Kathryn Sofianos)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime StoryTime with Ms. B
Ms. B, the Youth Librarian, will read a story every Wednesday at 10 am. The story can be accessed by going to the Library's YouTube Channel.
Video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiStj_1NkqvYIw1tvvVYfTw
Elmhurst Public Library
( Patti Palmer)
Public Teen
Adult (18+)
Informational Plan Your College Visits
Get tips on how to get the most out of your college visits. The program will focus on virtual college visits.
Other; please specifyZoom meeting w/presenter at his home.
Byron Public Library District
(Jeannine Hedges)
Public Teen
Adult (18+)
Other; please specify
Music/History
The Farmer is the Man: Songs of the Farm, presented by Chris Vallillo
On Earth Day, listen and watch musician Chris Vallillo celebrate farming.
Social media post http://byron.evanced.info/admin/signup/EventDetails?EventId=4885&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2020/04/08
Lake Bluff Public Library
(Alicia Streightiff)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Other; please specify
Seed Library
Seed Library / Victory Gardens Project
Order for seeds from our Seed Library as part of the Lake Bluff Public Library Victory Gardens Project!
Webpage or blog http://www.lakeblufflibrary.org/seedlibrary.html
Arlington Heights Memorial Library
(Mary Hastings)
Public Child (0-12)
  • Craft
  • Instructional
  • Informational
  • Other; please specify

Cooking
No Bake Granola Bars - a virtual tween program
Make no-bake granola bars in this episode of our online weekly tween activity series.
Video https://youtu.be/t_Ky2a-z47g
Bloomington Public Library
(Alysha Jackson)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Other; please specify
STEM Challenge
The Great Chain Race
The challenge is to use one piece of paper per person/team to see who can make the longest chain!
Video https://www.facebook.com/BloomingtonPublicLibrary/videos/201592057806608/
Byron Public Library
( Julie Reckamp)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Virtual Storytime
Stories, rhymes, songs, and movement. Launches live twice a week, to mirror our preschool storytime days. Video is deleted after air time.
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/byronpubliclibrary/
Byron Pub Lib Dist.
(Julie Reckamp)
Public Child (0-12)
  • Craft
  • Instructional
Virtual Library Madness
A shortened version of our popular after school making and creating class for grade school students. Debuts next week.
Video https://www.youtube.com/user/byronpubliclibrary
Elmhurst Public Library
( Karen Stezowski)
Public Teen Game Teen Smash Bros Tourney
We moved our popular Wed night Smash Bros Tourney online while our facility is closed.
Webpage or blog https://challonge.com/communities/EPL-Smash
Elmhurst Public Library
( Karen Stezowski)
Public Teen Game D&D Sundays
We moved our popular Dungeons & Dragons Sunday program online while our facility is closed.
Webpage or blog https://app.roll20.net/campaigns/search/
Poplar Creek Public Library District
(Kristine Kenney)
Public Adult (18+) Craft Learn to make a seed starter
Learn how to make a seed starter. Join us again soon to follow its progress.
Video https://www.facebook.com/PoplarCreekLibrary/videos/639055193493592/
Poplar Creek Public Library District
(Kristine Kenney)
Public Child (0-12)
  • Craft
  • Instructional
  • Informational
Wednesday Night Family Science
STEM projects you can do at home.
Video https://www.facebook.com/PoplarCreekLibrary/videos/1098477073863217/
Poplar Creek Public Library District
(Kristine Kenney)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Instructional April is National Poetry Month
Join Ms. Vynette to write your own poem
Video https://www.facebook.com/PoplarCreekLibrary/videos/857729188027864/
Poplar Creek Public Library District
(Kristine Kenney)
Public Child (0-12)
Adult (18+)
Craft Learn how to make a Sensory Bag with Ms. Teresa Video https://www.facebook.com/PoplarCreekLibrary/videos/810966446080871/
Poplar Creek Public Library District
(Kristine Kenney)
Public Adult (18+) Discussion Book Discussion
Bring your own book to chat and discuss.
Other; please specifyLive "Free Conference Call".
Poplar Creek Public Library District
(Kristine Kenney)
Public Child (0-12)
  • Storytime
  • Instructional
Storytimes, STEAM/STEM programs
We are offering storytimes a couple times a week mostly through Facebook Live. We are also doing a weekly STEM program for kids.
Video https://www.facebook.com/pg/PoplarCreekLibrary/videos/?ref=page_internal
Rock Island Public Library
(Lisa Lockheart)
Public Child (0-12) Informational Book Talks with Miss Ranell
Online book talks from RIPL Children's Librarian Ranell, featuring resources available digitally. Fridays at 10:30 am
Social media post https://business.facebook.com/RockIslandLibrary/
Antioch Public Library District
(Amy Blue)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Discussion Novel Pleasures Virtually
We will be discussing Goodbye Vitamin by Rachel Khong online via Zoom.
Other; please specifyZoom
Antioch Public Library District
(Amy Blue)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Discussion Book Chat
We will be discussing Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.
Other; please specifyZoom
Antioch Public Library District
(Amy Blue)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Discussion Book Chat Too
We will be discussing books in general that are getting us through this challenging time.
Other; please specifyZoom
Dunlap Public Library District
(Melissa Weyeneth)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Instructional Meditation
Live half hour audio only meditation session every Wednesday evening of our regular class.
Other; please specifyZoom
Addison Public Library
( Addison Public Library)
Public Adult (18+) Instructional Resume Help Over the Phone
Submit resume online;Business Services Specialist will reply within 2 business days.
Webpage or blog https://www.addisonlibrary.org/resume-help
Addison Public Library
( Addison Public Library)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Discussion Online Book Club
All you need is your library card and a free Goodreads account to participate.
Webpage or blog https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/1081800-addison-public-library-online-book-club
Addison Public Library
( Addison Public Library)
Public Teen Other; please specify
Teen book talk
Lunch Bunch
Take a lunch break with us as we read from our favorite books.
Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sx4JgcHYnJY
Addison Public Library
( Addison Public Library)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Instructional Cartooning
Artist Mark Anderson hosts weekly live videos on YouTube; follow along!
Video https://youtu.be/mEt7K3fE_Lo
Addison Public Library
( Addison Public Library)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Story Time Videos Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ge55IgmkVjk&list=PLkqIm3NjxtZkRneDSc3NoL9EZFbZI_bw0
Addison Public Library
( Addison Public Library)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Instructional Craft Time Videos Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCBIIxjoGwc&list=PLkqIm3NjxtZn1xbS5dBsJ9EaMfIJOYD2y
Addison Public Library
( Addison Public Library)
Public Adult (18+) Other; please specify Book Talk Videos Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjC-92XS6WU&list=PLkqIm3NjxtZlVdVjhibRCf3piKtWHjRi2
Palatine Public Library District
( Tracie Padal)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Other; please specify
Contest
11th Annual Poetry Contest
Send us a poem for a chance to win a prize! Palatine Library residents and nonresidents (from Northwest Suburban Illinois only) welcome. All ages.
Webpage or blog https://palatinelibrary.org/poetry
Arlington Heights Memorial Library
( Jennifer Czajka)
Public Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Other; please specify
Local history, Storytelling, Community Collection
Arlington Heights COVID-19 Story Project
Our community is invited to share stories, artifacts & creative expressions about living during the pandemic for future physical & digital exhibits.
Webpage or blog https://www.ahml.info/c19stories
Algonquin Area Public Library District
( Nikki Campbell)
Public Child (0-12)
  • Craft
  • Instructional
Bunny Craft
Demonstrates via video how to make a simple bunny craft with household items.
Video https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=233593811095325
Algonquin Area Public Library District
( Alexa Newman)
Public Child (0-12)
  • Storytime
  • Instructional
Virtual Yoga Storytime (via FB Live)
Registered Yoga Instructor Miss Alexa teaches yoga live on FB through stories, songs, and poses to engage the imagination and senses.
Video https://www.facebook.com/watch/aapld/510607059816706/
Algonquin Area Public Library District
( Alexa Newman)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Virtual Family Storytime
Stories, songs, and fingerplays live on Facebook. Approximately 30 minutes long.
Video https://www.facebook.com/watch/aapld/259154381907826/
Antioch Public Library District
( Samuel Langford)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Other; please specify
Music Performance
The "Not the Tonight Show" w/ Guest DMSO Principle Trombonist Casey Maday
Des Moines Symphony Principle Trombonist Casey Maday performs on video.
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/antiochpld/videos/268027270874113
Morton Public Library
( Lindsay Funk)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Informational Estate Planning
Presented by The Institute for Financial Education. Tax-Free inheritance, Estate Tax, Wills and Trusts, Probate, and Lifetime Giving Exclusion .
Video https://bit.ly/2V4rpol
Lake Bluff Library
(Alicia Streightiff)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Storytime
Storytime with Miss Regina Tuesdays by 11 a.m.
Social media post https://www.instagram.com/lakebluffpubliclibrary/
Lake Bluff Library
(Alicia Streightiff)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Other; please specify
Trivia
Trivia Night: Social Distancing Edition
Available through Tuesday at 10 a.m.
Social media post https://www.instagram.com/p/B-0I7Jhn9Jo/
Arlington Heights Memorial Library
(Jennifer Czajka)
Public Adult (18+) Instructional Coffee and Crafts: Bookbinding with Regin
Artist Regin Igloria leads a bookbinding tutorial on Zoom; Participants encouraged to gather the simple supplies and follow along.
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/events/2620976804697083/
Arlington Heights Memorial Library
(Jennifer Czajka)
Public Adult (18+) Informational Recycle Right in Arlington Heights
Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County shares ways to be better stewards of our Earth, including precautions we can take during COVID-19.
Webpage or blog https://www.ahml.info/scheduling/reservation/61469
Lake Villa Public Library District
(Nina Kenney)
Public Child (0-12)
Adult (18+)
Storytime Baby Storytime with Miss Lora
Baby storytime with Miss Lora starts now! Gather your little ones and follow the link!
Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKbkfAmvUdA
Lake Villa Public Library District
(Nina Kenney)
Public Child (0-12)
Adult (18+)
Storytime Family Storytime with Miss Jackie
Family storytime with Miss Jackie starts now! Gather your little ones and follow the link.
Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0PvmUeA
Lake Villa Public Library District
(Nina Kenney)
Public Child (0-12)
Adult (18+)
Storytime Baby storytime with Miss Lora
Baby storytime with Miss Lora starts now. Gather your little ones and follow the link.
Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGOO5rppJtE&t
Helen M. Plum Memorial Public Library District
(Michelle Kilty)
Public Adult (18+) Discussion Virtual Book Club
New book club that meets virtually using Zoom.
Other; please specifyVirtual Meeting via Zoom
Gail Borden Public Library
( Tina Viglucci)
Public Adult (18+) Instructional Virtual Spanish Café
Intermediate-level participants practice structured and spontaneous conversations in Spanish.
Webpage or blog https://attend.gailborden.info/event/4249677
Helen M. Plum Memorial Public Library District
(Michelle Kilty)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Instructional
  • Informational
Chat Reference Hours
Chat Reference during specific hours, M-F. Help with ebooks, research, etc.
Webpage or blog https://www.helenplum.org/
Helen M. Plum Memorial Public Library District
(Anne Luzeniecki)
Public Child (0-12) Game Plum Scavenger Hunt
A printable neighborhood scavenger hunt that adds a little adventure to families' daily walks.
Webpage or blog https://www.helenplum.org/plum-scavenger-hunt
Helen M. Plum Memorial Public Library District
(Anne Luzeniecki)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Storytime
  • Craft
  • Game
  • Instructional
  • Informational
Help with Having Fun at Home
Collection of free online resources to enrich, educate and entertain (regularly updated).
Webpage or blog https://www.helenplum.org/help-having-fun-home
Helen M. Plum Memorial Public Library District
(Anne Luzeniecki)
Public Child (0-12)
Adult (18+)
  • Storytime
  • Instructional
DIY Storytime
Storytime sent to your inbox with early literacy tips.
Webpage or blog https://www.helenplum.org/diy-storytime-archive
Vernon Area Public Library
( Roz Topolski)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Storytime
  • Informational
The Story of Florence Nightingale
National touring storyteller Megan Wells brings to life the story of Florence Nightingale, originator of modern nursing.
Other; please specifyThe program was provided using Zoom webinar.
Vernon Area Public Library
( Roz Topolski)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Informational Inside Shakespeare's First Folio
Peter Garino, artistic director of the Shakespeare Project of Chicago, examines how the First Folio's importance to our knowledge of Shakespeare.
Other; please specifyThis program was presented as a Zoom webinar.
Indian Prairie Public Library
( Jennifer Asimakopoulos)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Discussion Online Book Club
Discussing And Then There Were None via Zoom (picked title available as ebook and eaudio in Hoopla)
Video https://ippl.libcal.com/event/6658188
Batavia Public Library
( Kristin Schultz)
Public Senior (55+) Informational Chicago: True Stories of the 1920s
A flapper named Flora visits us through the magic of YouTube and tells how fashion, crime, and explosive creativity shaped the decade of the century.
Video https://youtu.be/TjGlQED8_PU
Indian Trails Public Library District
(Michele Fenton)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Indian Trails Library Storytime with Miss Lori
Wednesday morning Storytime with Miss Lori on our YouTube channel
Video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgIPla9QyW_E3TKEkx_dMRQ
Indian Trails Public Library District
(Michele Fenton)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Indian Trails Library Storytime with Miss Katie
Friday morning Storytime with Miss Katie
Video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgIPla9QyW_E3TKEkx_dMRQ
Indian Trails Public Library District
(Michele Fenton)
Public Child (0-12) Craft Indian Trails Library Monday Morning Craft
Join us on our YouTube page on Monday mornings for a simple craft you can do with materials you have at home
Video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgIPla9QyW_E3TKEkx_dMRQ
Indian Trails Public Library District
(Michele Fenton)
Public Child (0-12) Discussion Paperback Pals Book Club
Book Club for grades 2-3. Download the book from Hoopla and join us for crafts, activities and discussion on our Padlet page
Webpage or blog https://padlet.com/kidzone/paperbackpals
Indian Trails Public Library District
(Michele Fenton)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Discussion Middle School Book Club
Indian Trails Library Middle School Book Club for grades 6-8
Webpage or blog https://padlet.com/bwaalen/newkid
Northbrook Public Library
(Mary Kay Perrenot)
Public Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Informational State: A team, a title, a transformation presented by Melissa Isaacson
Sportswriter presents her memoir about Niles West HS Girls Basketball Championship of 1979 when Title IX was in it's infancy.
Other; please specifylive presentation online
Crestwood Public Library District
(Deborah Fisher)
Public Child (0-12) Craft Messy Mondays
An easy craft project for kids and parents to do together.
Document
Indian Trails Public Library
( Jennifer Hovanec)
Public Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Other; please specify
Meet Up
Stitch Together Virtual Meet Up
Staff hosts a virtual space for you to talk with experienced fiber artists. All are welcome. Weekly, Friday evenings from 6pm-8pm.
Other; please specifyZoom Meeting
Elmhurst Public Library
( Gloria Walsh-Rock)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Read Aloud Fun
Weekly "storytime" video with staff members sharing picture books that are permissible from publishers, songs, and other activities.
Video https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTrd8_dMBZjPKjnBPT9qAJ8NKz9Z0nKsF
Elmhurst Public Library
( K Donohue)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Chicka Chicka Baby Zoom
Weekly Zoom session of nursery rhymes and songs. for parents and babies under 1.
Other; please specifyZoom program
Bartlett Public Library District
(Henry Sadowski)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Instructional
  • Informational
Virtual Outreach
Since many seniors are currently isolated, we have reached out to the senior centers we normally serve to offer virtual chat programs for residents
Other; please specify
Likely Zoom presentations, but FreeConferenceCall was also offered as a suggestion.
The Morton Arboretum
(Rita Hassert)
Special Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Discussion Leafing Through the Pages - Virtual Book Discussion Group
At our April gathering, the group discussed The Weather Machine : a journey inside the forecast by Andrew Blum.
Other; please specify
Virtual book discussion using Zoom. At our April discussion, we had @30 participants.
The Morton Arboretum
(Rita Hassert)
Special Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Instructional Virtual Office Hours
Explores collaboration tools (Zoom), digital resources, and other topics. Organized by Library staff, this initiative supports peer-to-peer learning!
Other; please specifyFor the Virtual Office Hours, we use Zoom!
Palos Park Public Library
(Kathryn Sofianos)
Public Adult (18+) Other; please specify
Yoga
Nidra Yoga and Hatha Yoga
Librarian and certified yoga instructor leads viewers through sessions of Nidra and Hatha Yoga.
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/palosparklibrary.org/videos/1138398809834988/
Morton Public Library
(Hilary Vissering)
Public Teen Other; please specify
Social Media
Bookstagram Spine Poetry
Teens create a poem using book spines then take a picture, post it to Instagram and tag us to be entered into a drawing for a prize.
Social media post https://www.instagram.com/p/B-9zLS4liHu/
Grayslake North HS D127
(TLC Nielsen)
School Teen
Adult (18+)
Other; please specify
Challenge/competition
Peep Diorama Contest
Students can create a diorama using the candy Peeps to highlight a favorite book scene.
Webpage or blog https://www.d127.org/north/one-stop-shop-spring-2020/north-activities-spring-2020
Moline Public Library
(Lisa Powell Williams )
Public Teen Other; please specify
Book Talk
Teen Book Talks
Our AYA librarian, Jan, reviews teen titles that can be found in one or more of our ebook resources
Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-popgXW4-o&feature=share
Bensenville Community Public Library
( Samantha Parkison)
Public Child (0-12) Other; please specify
Reading Program
1,000 Books Before Kindergarden Online Sign-Up
Register online for 1KBK! Participants will receive an email from a youth librarian with instructions and personalized eBook recommendations.
Webpage or blog https://benlib.org/1kbk/
elk grove village
( tammy wulf)
Public Teen Instructional Jr Teen Advisory Group
Zoom Meeting: Discuss plans to assist and support community and each other during Covid19.
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/Jr-Teen-Advisory-Group-at-EGVPL-424737964555139/
Niles-Maine District Library
(Bernadetta Koryciarz)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Craft
  • Instructional
Knit Wits
Join fellow knitters in showing off new projects, exchanging ideas, learning new skills and sharing resources.
Other; please specifyZoom
Niles-Maine District Library
(Bernadetta Koryciarz)
Public Child (0-12)
  • Storytime
  • Craft
World Language Storytime Online in Zoom - Polish
Enjoy stories and songs in Polish (with a bit of English). Make a craft.
Other; please specifyZoom
La Grange Public Library
(Rebecca Bartlett)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Read to a Librarian
Children in kindergarten through 6th grade sign up for the opportunity to read to a Children's Librarian.
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/LaGrangePublicLibrary
La Grange Public Library
(Rebecca Bartlett)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Informational
  • Discussion
Virtual Home Buyers Workshop
Join experts in this informative workshop that will cover the ins and outs of getting a mortgage (including down payment options and current rates).
Webpage or blog https://lagrangelibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=4640&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2020/04/16
La Grange Public Library
(Rebecca Bartlett)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Virtual Storytime Social media post https://www.facebook.com/LaGrangePublicLibrary
Oak Lawn Public Library
(Patricia Lerner)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Discussion RAILS member update summary from 4/16 Other; please specifyEmail from director
Riverside Public Library
(Diane Silva)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Instructional
  • Informational
  • Discussion
DeCluttering Your Home
Zoom program presented by Colleen Klimczak - was original schedule and moved to a virtual enviroment.
Other; please specifyZoom
Riverside Public Library
(Diane Silva)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Craft
  • Discussion
Knitting Club
Weekly club continuing using Zoom. This is a critical social outlet for some area seniors and they are having fun with the new technology.
Other; please specifyZoom
Riverside Public Library
(Diane Silva)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Instructional Mindful Meditation
A hour long guided meditation - offered twice per month via Zoom
Other; please specifyNone
Riverside Public Library
(Diane Silva)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Facebook Storytime Videos
3 times per week we are posting a storytime video created by our storytime team.
Video https://www.facebook.com/Riverside-Public-Library-84144952699/
Riverside Public Library
(Diane Silva)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Storytime Yoga
Twice per month via zoom - presented by local children's yoga instructor
Other; please specifyZoom
Richard J. Daley Library, University of Illinois at Chicago
( Paula R. Dempsey)
Academic Adult (18+)
  • Instructional
  • Informational
Virtual Reference by IM/Chat and scheduled teleconferences
Librarians and graduate assistants answer research questions primarily for UIC, but also assist the public with questions about UIC collections.
Webpage or blog https://library.uic.edu/contact
Niles-Maine District Library
(Wynn Scoggins)
Public Adult (18+) Instructional Chair Yoga for Adults
Improve your flexibility, strength, concentration, and reduce joint pain.
Video https://nmdl.libnet.info/event/4254615
Oak Park Public Library
(Alexandra Skinner)
Public Adult (18+) Discussion Spanish Conversation Hour
Spanish speakers practice through case conversation. Not a class, just practice for current Spanish speakers.
Other; please specify
Zoom Meeting - http://oppl.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=48201&lib=0,1,2,7,1003&backTo=Week&startDate=2020/04/10
Oak Park Public Library
(Alexandra Skinner)
Public Adult (18+) Discussion Read, Listen & Watch: What's Next
Live readers advisory discussion among 4 library staff about what to read, listen, & watch in digital collection.
Webpage or blog http://oppl.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=50094&lib=0,1,2,7,1003&backTo=Week&startDate=2020/04/17
Oak Park Public Library
(Alexandra Skinner)
Public Adult (18+) Discussion French Conversation Hour
Casual conversation for French speakers for practice. Is not a class, is practice for French speakers.
Webpage or blog http://oppl.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=47450&lib=0,1,2,7,1003&backTo=Week&startDate=2020/05/01
Orland Park Public Library
(Katie Allan)
Public Adult (18+) Discussion Virtual Book Discussion
We had a virtual discussion via Zoom to chat about our group's latest selection and any other good books we've been reading.
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/orlandparklibrary/photos/a.10150349434092353/10156918918397353/?type=3&theater
Orland Park Public Library
( Brandi Smits)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Baby Storytime
Our Baby Storytime librarian created prerecorded themed storytimes such as colors and dogs. I will be attaching the link to the colors storytime.
Video https://www.facebook.com/orlandparklibrary/videos/276104283380496/
Orland Park Public Library
( Brandi Smits)
Public Child (0-12)
  • Storytime
  • Craft
Storygami
This storytime is aimed at a preschool audience. The storytime is based on a theme and includes a simple origami activity.
Video https://www.facebook.com/orlandparklibrary/videos/1071284003247445/
Orland Park Public Library
( Brandi Smits)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
  • Craft
  • Instructional
DIY Crafts
We've made DIY craft videos using materials that may be found in homes. Crafts included origami frogs, shakers & maracas, and a bracelet loom.
Video https://www.facebook.com/orlandparklibrary/videos/228391111573508/
Orland Park Public Library
( Brandi Smits)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Instructional STEAM Activities
We started a series of STEAM activity videos. They are prerecorded and edited. This one explains how to make ice cream
Video https://www.facebook.com/orlandparklibrary/videos/582453249037071/
Orland Park Public Library
( Brandi Smits)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Bilingual Storytime
A bilingual storytime featuring the book, Please, Mr. Panda = Por favor, Sr. Panda by Steve Anthony.
Video https://www.facebook.com/orlandparklibrary/videos/1593903944119779/
Orland Park Public Library
( Brandi Smits)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Family Storytime
What better way to do a family storytime than with your family! This storytime includes the librarian's kids.
Video https://www.facebook.com/orlandparklibrary/videos/587771412092840/
Orland Park Public Library
( Brandi Smits)
Public Child (0-12) Other; please specify
Pictures of Dewey Bear doing things around house.
Dewey Bear at Home
Dewey Bear is our storytime mascot. Facebook posts show how Dewey is sheltering in place.
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/orlandparklibrary/photos/a.10150349434092353/10156931552012353/?type=3&theater
Orland Park Public Library
(Brandi Smits)
Public Child (0-12)
  • Storytime
  • Instructional
  • Informational
Storytime Idea of the Day
Storytime Idea of the Day features a song, book, and/or activity that can be found on Hoopla or Tumblesbooks.
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/orlandparklibrary/photos/a.10150349434092353/10156931642252353/?type=3&theater
Orland Park Public Library
( Brandi Smits)
Public Child (0-12) Other; please specify
Online challenge through Beanstack
Stay at Home Challenge
This challenge offers 12 different themes (like Chores, Outside, etc.) with 4 activities each. Program offered through Beanstack.
Other; please specifyBeanstack
Grayslake North HS D127
(TLC Nielsen)
School Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Other; please specify
school library month/national library week
National Library Week fun
ALA's free READ poster featuring staff, links to library tours, a Rube Goldberg competition, & throwback Thursday - old library photos.
Webpage or blog https://www.d127.org/north/one-stop-shop-spring-2020/north-activities-spring-2020
Niles-Maine District Library
(Cecilia Cygnar)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Informational Kiddieland Remembered
A truly exciting ride down memory lane with historian and professor Cheryl Brown.
Other; please specifyZoom
Niles-Maine District Library
(Cecilia Cygnar)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Informational Kiddieland Remembered
A truly exciting ride down memory lane with historian and professor Cheryl Brown.
Other; please specifyZoom
Niles-Maine District Library
(Cecilia Cygnar)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Informational Kiddieland Remembered
A truly exciting ride down memory lane with historian and professor Cheryl Brown.
Other; please specifyZoom
Niles-Maine District Library
(Cecilia Cygnar)
Public Senior (55+) Instructional Chair Yoga for Adults
Improve your flexibility, strength, concentration, and reduce joint pain with Yoga Joan.
Other; please specifyZoom
Niles-Maine District Library
(Cecilia Cygnar)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Informational Shakespeare's First Folio with Peter Garino
Peter Garino, artistic director of the Shakespeare Project of Chicago, examines how the First Folio came to be.
Other; please specifyZoom
Niles-Maine District Library
(Cecilia Cygnar)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Informational Wills and Trusts
Attorney Jacob K. Ehrensaft will discuss wills, trusts, powers of attorney, probate and guardianship.
Other; please specifyZoom
Niles-Maine District Library
(Cecilia Cygnar)
Public Adult (18+) Discussion Nerds on Tap
Equal parts philosophy, technology, and pop culture, this 20-30-somethings monthly meetup discusses tech's influence on and integration in our lives.
Other; please specifyZoom
Niles-Maine District Library
(Cecilia Cygnar)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Informational Searching for South America
Brian Michalski is on the road again — this time spending over a year in South America.
Other; please specifyZoom
Niles-Maine District Library
(Cecilia Cygnar)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Informational Chicago’s Newest Waterfront
Local architectural expert Laurie Petersen provides a history of the Chicago River.
Other; please specifyZoom
Four Star Public Library District
(Jill Lucey)
Public Child (0-12)
  • Storytime
  • Craft
Story Hour
Gardening Storytime
Video https://youtu.be/A81jlRNQHZs
Elmwood Park Public Library
(Tiffany Verzani)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Story Time
Weekly virtual storytime
Video https://www.facebook.com/EPPLib/videos/538126170435173/
Elmwood Park Public Library
(Tiffany Verzani)
Public Senior (55+) Other; please specify
Health and Wellness
Tai Chi
Our popular bi-monthly program has moved to Zoom and led by our popular, local instructor. A connection to us and not just a link to an online video.
Other; please specifyFacebook post that directs people to the Zoom meeting
Elmwood Park Public Library
(Tiffany Verzani)
Public Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Other; please specify
Health and Wellness
Yoga
A shortened version of our regular bi-monthly yoga program.
Video https://www.facebook.com/EPPLib/videos/538126170435173/
Elmwood Park Public Library
(Tiffany Verzani)
Public Child (0-12)
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Craft Virtual Craft
We've posted two such videos - how to make a yarn Easter Egg and this flower pot video
Video https://www.facebook.com/EPPLib/videos/1616101878552202/
Schaumburg Township District Library
(Kate Niehoff )
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Storytimes
Family Storytime, Infant Storytime
Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8lb471WM6A&feature=youtu.be
Schaumburg Township District Library
( Kate Niehoff)
Public Child (0-12)
  • Craft
  • Instructional
Crafternoon, Tween Tasters
Craft and cooking videos for kids
Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-4SdbwXAOc&feature=youtu.be
Schaumburg Township District Library
( Kate Niehoff)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Other; please specify
Trivia
Trivia Nights
Family Trivia, Adult Trivia
Other; please specifyZoom + Crowdpurr
Schaumburg Township District Library
( Kate Niehoff)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Other; please specify Kindness Calendar
We'll share a different activity for you to try each day to help you be kind to yourself, others and even our environment.
Webpage or blog https://www.schaumburglibrary.org/kindness
Schaumburg Township District Library
( Kate Niehoff)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Game interactive escape rooms
Star Wars Escape Room; Escape from the Library!
Webpage or blog https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfDPkHxRgp4mlcrCykj6mKBxzXN_ojS5WQ8OtLhTqznxNUFig/viewform
Schaumburg Township District Library
( Kate Niehoff)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Instructional
  • Discussion
interactive creativity classes
In partnership with local organization, The Backyard Experience
Other; please specifyZoom meeting
Schaumburg Township District Library
( Kate Niehoff)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Discussion online discussion groups
ESL Conversation Club; book discussions; film discussions
Other; please specifyZoom meetings
Schaumburg Township District Library
( Kate Niehoff)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Instructional
  • Informational
  • Other; please specify
Instructional/Entertainment programs for adults
Meditation; technology instruction; small business workshops; financial education; history and science and pop culture presentations
Other; please specifyZoom webinars
Schaumburg Township District Library
( Kate Niehoff)
Public Senior (55+)
  • Informational
  • Discussion
phone-in programs for seniors
Book discussions; chats with local administrators; presentations by staff
Other; please specifyPhone (party line)
Schaumburg Township District Library
(Kate Niehoff)
Public Senior (55+)
  • Storytime
  • Informational
Memory Care programs for seniors
Shown on senior living facility CCTVs
Other; please specifyVideo recordings
Northbrook Public Library
( Jill Franklin)
Public Adult (18+) Informational The Soothing Sound of Birds
Learn how observing birds can restore a sense of calm; learn simple ways to attract birds to your garden.
Webpage or blog https://visit.northbrook.info/event/4257429
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
(Mary-Carol Riehs)
Academic Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Instructional
  • Informational
  • Discussion
Virtual Office Hours
We set up daily drop-in Zoom sessions for students and faculty to ask questions of reference librarian staff in a "face-to-face" format.
Other; please specify
Zoom meeting
https://library.garrett.edu/news/virtual-office-hourshttps://library.garrett.edu/
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
(Mary-Carol Riehs)
Academic Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Instructional
  • Informational
Library Guide to Special Resources for Spring 2020
A LibGuide with information to assist with virtual coursework and research, and access to free arts resources.
Webpage or blog https://guides.garrett.edu/spring-2020-special-resources
Northbrook Public Library
(Amanda Lopez)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Virtual Storytime (All Ages)
Virtual stories and songs for all ages.
Other; please specify
Unlisted YouTube video. Links are sent to registered patrons and available only for 24 hours.
Northbrook Public Library
(Amanda Lopez)
Public Child (0-12) Other; please specify
Youth Concert
Virtual Stories and Songs with Little Miss Ann
Join Little Miss Ann as she performs upbeat and interactive music in this special, virtual concert! This is a live event.
Other; please specify
Live event via RingCentral. Links are sent to registered patrons ahead of time. https://visit.northbrook.info/event/4231823
Northbrook Public Library
(Amanda Lopez)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Virtual Wee Play (Birth-24 months, with caregiver)
Music, a book, rhymes, and a check-in.
Other; please specify
Live event via RingCentral. Links are sent to registered patrons ahead of time.
https://visit.northbrook.info/event/4244615
Winfield Library
(Dawn Leardi)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Informational Home Energy Savings for ComEd and Ameren Customers
Citizens Utility Board offers webinars to help customers save money. Registration required.
Webpage or blog http://www.citizensutiliityboard.org
Bellwood Public Library
( Laurel Schilling)
Public Adult (18+) Other; please specify
Exercise
Zumba LIVE on Facebook
Virtual Zumba classes offered live on Monday, Thursday and Saturday on instructor's FB page
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/fyt15/
Bellwood Public Library
( Laurel Schilling)
Public Adult (18+) Other; please specify
Exercise
Virtual Yoga with Rhonda
Weekly yoga clips posted on instructor's YouTube channel
Social media post https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCydD2Yj6-sz3o5azQSogZIA
Bellwood Public Library
( Laurel Schilling)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Storytime LIVE with Miss Sophia
Miss Sophia and Roscoe present stories, games and songs for kids every Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m. beginning April 23.
Webpage or blog https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX5YqhT3Xd4g12k1heSJ6sQ
South Holland Public Library
( Robin Wagner)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Mindful Me Virtual Storytime
Virtual version of our yoga story time.
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/SHLibrary/videos/242850433525974/
South Holland Public Library
(Robin Wagner)
Public Child (0-12) Craft Drawings to our Local Heroes
Show Support for our local Essential Workers. Create a drawing in support and post a picture in the comments below.
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/SHLibrary/photos/a.282621824989/10151450687454990/?type=3&theater
North Riverside Public Library
( Mary Cooper)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Discussion NRPL Book Club by Telephone
Join us as we discuss "Emma" by Jane Austen on May 12 at 6:45. Call (800) 747-5150 and enter access code 1453322.
Other; please specifyTelephone Talk.
North Riverside Public Library District
(Mary Cooper)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Discussion Films by Phone
Watch the movie "Emma" (1996) on Hoopla and discuss it with us on May 26 at 6:30. Call (800) 747-5150 and enter access code 1453322.
Other; please specifyTelephone Talk.
Winfield Library
(Dawn Leardi)
Public Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Informational NASA: from Earth to Mars and Beyond
Solar System Ambassador provides an overview of NASA
Webpage or blog https://www.youtube.com/mjguillette
Winfield Library
(Dawn Leardi)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Informational Madame President
Zoom program on Edith Wilson, who served as acting president in 1920
Webpage or blog https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87882364711?pwd=VEJKNTF3eFZDRGhzWDZGSkVFdWV6Zz09
Marquette Heights Public Library
(Jenny Jackson)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Informational
  • Other; please specify

General assistance
General Patron Assistance
Staff is available to answer questions, renew cards, reset pins and help with Census and voter registration.
Webpage or blog https://www.mhlibrary.com/covid-19-closing-notice
Oregon Public Library District
(Hilaree Lombardo)
Public Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Instructional
  • Informational
Talent Tuesdays
Each Tuesday we are posting a video from staff where they discuss a talent or hobby they have.
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=606845289933399
Oregon Public Library District
(Hilaree Lombardo)
Public Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Informational Quarantined Reviews
Staff are providing book reviews for patrons on social media posts.
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/oregonillinoislibrary/photos/a.230914473639583/3058936834170652/?type=3&theater
Oregon Public Library District
(Hilaree Lombardo)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Discussion What Ya Watching Wednesday?
A Zoom meeting with staff to discuss shows we are watching. This week we are talking Tiger King and any other new shows on Netflix!
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/oregonillinoislibrary/photos/a.230914473639583/3068016966595972/?type=3&theater
Oregon Public Library District
(Hilaree Lombardo)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Other; please specify
Photo Challenge
Nailed It! Challenge
Staff were challenged to recreate dog cupcakes. Photos of final recreation were submitted and posted to Facebook for votes from patrons.
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/oregonillinoislibrary/posts/3067720286625640?__xts__[0]=68.ARDoPffZKQRzgEbFPABxan9OVSywjSfDQMv8qGw7DXFm
Lake Villa Public Library District
(Nina Kenney)
Public Child (0-12) Informational First Chapter Fridays
Each Friday, Miss Lora will read the first chapter of a grea book that is avaialble for checkout on Hoopla.
Social media post https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwLp8Szdnx8&t
Lake Villa Public Library District
(Nina Kenney)
Public Child (0-12) Informational First Chapter Friday
Each Friday Miss Rachel will read the first chapter of a great book that is available for checkout on Hoopla.
Social media post https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahiJCIAZ1Wo
Lake Villa Public Library District
(Nina Kenney)
Public Teen Informational First Chapter Friday
Each Friday Miss Tegan will read the first chapter of a great book that is avaialble for checkout on Hoopla.
Social media post https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCq3xFTyHD0
Lake Villa Public Library District
(Nina Kenney)
Public Adult (18+)
  • Instructional
  • Informational
Apple Technology Basics
An overview of iOS for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch users.
Other; please specifyVitual program held on Zoom.
Prospect Heights Public LIbrary
( Beth Klein)
Public Child (0-12) Informational Book Banter
A youth librarian goes on Facebook two times a week to highlight children’s books.
Video https://www.facebook.com/prospectheightspubliclibrary/
Columbia College Chicago Library
( Kristy Bowen)
Academic Adult (18+)
  • Craft
  • Instructional
  • Informational
  • Discussion
#ZINEMADNESS | Library Zine Mondays
We share resources, how-to's and prompts, as well as inviting participants to share their work.
Webpage or blog https://aestheticsofresearch.blogspot.com/2020/03/zinemadness.html
Wheaton Public Library
(Lisa Barefield)
Public Teen Discussion Virtual Geek Talk
Teens discuss their fandoms and the things they like to geek-out about.
Other; please specifyZoom
Wheaton Public Library
(Lisa Barefield)
Public Teen Game Virtual D&D Club
Teens play D&D through our Discord server.
Other; please specifyDiscord
Wheaton Public Library
(Lisa Barefield)
Public Teen Informational Book Talks
Record book YA book talks.
Video https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhldFLazNI1RTcz4VYMqY9NTdJUsv3ueb
Wheaton Public Library
(Lisa Barefield)
Public Teen Game Digital Escape Room Other; please specify
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdUJZJWvoWVefEiMQWDnkZgxMqWsYtzH9uQEYvJwA-89kmUUw/viewform?usp=sf_link
Lake Villa District Library
( Nina Kenney )
Public Adult (18+) Informational Tools for Managing Your Money During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Join Karen Chan, Certified Financial Professional and Educator (retired), for a timely presentation on managing your money during the pandemic. T
Other; please specifyThis program was hosted on Zoom but not recoreded.
Lake Villa District Library
( Nina Kenney )
Public Adult (18+) Informational Apple Technology Basics
Get an overview of the basics of your Apple device...iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch.
Other; please specifyThis program was hosted on Zoom but not recorded.
Elmhurst Public Library
(Jez Layman)
Public Adult (18+)
  • Craft
  • Instructional
New Skill Saturday: Simple Container Gardening
Join us to learn a new skill about the basics of grouping plants together in larger containers to see the best results in your spring garden.
Video http://elmlib.org/athome
Elmhurst Public Library
( Jez Layman)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Craft
  • Instructional
Scratch-off Art
Make a drawing in reverse by removing paint to uncover beautiful colors underneath.
Video http://elmlib.org/athome
Elmhurst Public Library
(Alyssa Murphy)
Public Adult (18+) Informational Introduction to Consumer Databases
Choosing the right brand and model can be tough with so many options, and it’s even tougher when you can’t go to the store.
Video http://elmlib.org/athome
Elmhurst Public Library
( Jez Layman)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Informational
  • Discussion
Staying Connected
Strong social connections help us live longer, healthier, and happier lives.
Video http://elmlib.org/athome
Elmhurst Public Library
(Jez Layman)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Informational What We're Enjoying Wednesday
Our staff is here to tell you what they’ve been reading, watching, listening to, and playing lately that they recommend.
Video https://www.youtube.com/user/ElmhurstLibraryVids/featured
Elmhurst Public Library
(Jez Layman)
Public Senior (55+)
  • Informational
  • Discussion
Elmhurst Senior Citizens Commission Conference
This is the ninth Senior Citizens Commission Collaboration Conference, a networking event for organizations that serve Elmhurst seniors.
Video http://elmlib.org/athome
Elmhurst Public Library
( Jez Layman)
Public Adult (18+) Discussion Trading Titles
Love books? Love to talk about books? Love to hear about new books? This is the group for you!
Video http://elmlib.org/athome
Elmhurst Public Library
( Jez Layman)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Informational
  • Discussion
What is Ramadan?
In this program for families and children, presenter and children's author Tayyaba Syed explores the meaning of Ramadan.
Video http://elmlib.org/athome
Elmhurst Public Library
( Jez Layman)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Instructional
  • Informational
New Skill Saturday: Birding Apps
Need a new hobby? Take advantage of time outdoors and learn about nature with your family by using one of these great birding apps.
Video http://elmlib.org/athome
Elmhurst Public Library
(Jez Layman)
Public Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Instructional
  • Informational
How to Access eBooks & eAudiobooks from Home
Need some entertainment during shelter in place? Check out books, movies, and music from the Library—online!
Video http://elmlib.org/athome
Elmhurst Public Library
( Jez Layman)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Discussion Spoken Word
Poetry as spoken art inspires reflection, empathy, and wonder. Join us via FreeConferenceCall to listen to selected poems
Video http://elmlib.org/athome
Elmhurst Public Library
( Jez Layman)
Public Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Informational
  • Discussion
Astrology
The program covers sun, moon, and rising signs, as well as planets and houses.
Video http://elmlib.org/athome
Elmhurst Public Library
( Jez Layman)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Informational
  • Discussion
Accessing Senior Services
Representatives from the City of Elmhurst and Metropolitan Family Services explain services offered and answer any questions.
Video http://elmlib.org/athome
Elmhurst Public Library
( Tracey Orick)
Public Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Informational
  • Discussion
Coping with Anxiety
Social Services Specialist Tracey Orick provides information on anxiety and coping with a focus on what we are facing during these uncertain times.
Video http://elmlib.org/athome
Elmhurst Public Library
( Jez Layman)
Public Adult (18+)
  • Craft
  • Instructional
  • Informational
New Skill Saturday: Making Enchiladas
Discover how to make enchiladas the New Mexico way with Alea.
Video http://elmlib.org/athome
Elmhurst Public Library
( Jez Layman)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Informational
  • Discussion
Practicing Gratitude
Gratitude enhances wellbeing and life satisfaction, benefiting both the mind and body. Join us via FreeConferenceCall to start your practice
Video http://elmlib.org/athome
Elmhurst Public Library
(Jez Layman)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Informational
  • Discussion
Ciao Italia! Culture and Conversational Group
Improve your Italian language skills (all skill levels welcome) in a relaxed atmosphere while exploring the lifestyle of the peninsula.
Video http://elmlib.org/athome
Elmhurst Public Library
( Jez Layman)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Craft
  • Instructional
Bubble Watercolors
Make unique and abstract works of art by blowing bubbles!
Video http://elmlib.org/athome
Elmhurst Public Library
(Jez Layman)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Informational
  • Discussion
Job & Career Connection
Job & Career Connection Workshop with People's Resource Center
Video http://elmlib.org/athome
Elmhurst Public Library
(Cheryl Fortman)
Public Adult (18+)
  • Informational
  • Discussion
Elmhurst Business Connection
Each month, gather with entrepreneurs like you to ask questions, get feedback, and be part of a network of mentors that troubleshoot with you.
Video http://elmlib.org/athome
Elmhurst Public Library
(Jez Layman)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Informational
  • Discussion
Great Decisions
Learn about critical issues facing America with professor Gary Midkiff.
Video http://elmlib.org/athome
Elmhurst Public Library
( Jez Layman)
Public Adult (18+) Discussion 20s/30s Book Discussion: The Power by Naomi Alderman
What would happen if the power dynamic between men and women throughout the world flipped? Author Naomi Alderman's response is electrifying!
Video http://elmlib.org/athome
Elmhurst Public Library
( Jeremy Slayton)
Public Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Instructional
  • Informational
Google Maps App
Learn the fundamentals of Google Maps, including how to plan trips, and receive turn-by-turn directions.
Video http://elmlib.org/athome
Galena Public Library
(Larissa Distler )
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Informational
  • Discussion
  • Other; please specify

Author Visit
Meet the Author: Betsy Hanson
Hanson will discuss her path to becoming a successful self-published author, the writing craft, and her novel, "Always Gardenia."
Other; please specifyhttps://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUtcemoqT4tGNJlfDt3Hj1whMs9xk2wfCK1
Galena Public Library
(Larissa Distler)
Public Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Craft
  • Discussion
Tuesday Afternoon Stitchers
If you enjoy knitting, crocheting, or any other stitch craft join our virtual drop-in stitching club
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/events/228928881531244/
Galena Public Library
(Larissa Distler)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Discussion Evening Book Club
Just a group of book lovers discussing reading! Bring a book to share.
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/events/222876398967540/
Galena Public Library
( Larissa Distler)
Public Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Discussion Morning Book Club
Discussion about "Population 485" by Michael Perry who will be joining us!
Other; please specifyhttps://zoom.us/j/91348711147?pwd=QUxJMnVMaVpzTGJYQ1dHUG55V09lUT09
Galena Public Library
(Larissa Distler)
Public Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Craft
  • Instructional
  • Informational
CrafTea: Acrylic Pour
Short demonstration of acrylic pouring.
Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lP6vLZuza6Y&t=12s
Northbrook Public Library
(Phil Collins)
Public Adult (18+) Discussion Virtual Podcast Brunch Club
We provide a curated list of episodes around a different topic for each meeting. Share recommendations and talk all things podcast.
Webpage or blog https://visit.northbrook.info/event/4291337
Fox Lake District Library
( Hannah Marschall)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Storytime Online
Thursdays at 10 am Miss Hannah will upload pre-recorded videos to Facebook. We will sing songs, read stories, and do fun storytime activities!
Video https://www.facebook.com/FoxLakeDistrictLibrary/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel&eid=ARBR1363mKQ1gN3Ei4hUtjORhAJMFzPuNiItdKjsu6hwPmF_whe
Fox Lake District Library
(Hannah Marschall)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
  • Craft
  • Other; please specify

Art
Watercolor Resist Painting
Join us on Facebook Live to learn watercolor resist techniques! Paint with me or just watch and try later on your own.
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/events/2780814982027220/
Northbrook Public Library
( Jill Franklin)
Public Teen
Adult (18+)
  • Instructional
  • Informational
Power Vegetable Gardening Webpage or blog https://visit.northbrook.info/event/4254743
Gail Borden Public Library District
( Glenna Godinsky)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Storytime
  • Informational
  • Discussion
Men and Women of the Wild West
Using music, humor, facts, photos and a live cat in a bandana, viewers learn of Squirrel Tooth Alice, Kit Carson, & more.
Video https://drive.google.com/open?id=1rniTmkVZMHDq9mb_hlScmve6LcU3uPiG
Lake Bluff Library
( Alicia Streightiff )
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Craft
  • Instructional
Digital Knitwits
Jillian and Martha are bringing Knitwits online! Join them for an evening of knitting and chatting on Zoom. Registration is required.
Webpage or blog https://www.lakeblufflibrary.org/events/virtual-digital-knitwits
Bensenville Community Public Library
( Samantha Parkison)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Game Online Trivia Night
In place of our in-person trivia night at a local restaurant, we made our very own BCPL Stay-at-Home Trivia Game via Google Forms!
Webpage or blog https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScsKa2VoUB9qxYzY9hrm_tyF6r7Vlds9I9i4IayUSooFWe-Ig/viewform
Bensenville Community Public Library
( Samantha Parkison)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Game Online Trivia Night
In place of our in-person trivia night at a local restaurant, we made our very own BCPL Stay-at-Home Trivia Game via Google Forms!
Webpage or blog https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScsKa2VoUB9qxYzY9hrm_tyF6r7Vlds9I9i4IayUSooFWe-Ig/viewform
Bensenville Community Public Library District
(Samantha Parkison)
Public Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Craft
  • Other; please specify

Online Resource
Art & Relaxation - Adult Coloring Pages
While the Library is closed, browse our selection of coloring pages, along with a playlist of calming music!
Webpage or blog https://benlib.org/art-relaxation/
Bensenville Community Public Library District
(Samantha Parkison)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Informational Digital Library Card Registration
Register for an online-only library card! This digital library card will grant you access to eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming services, and more.
Webpage or blog https://swanlibraries.net/patron-registration-form/?library=BVD
Bensenville Community Public Library District
(Samantha Parkison)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Informational WiFi Expanded Access
Access our free WiFi 24/7 from the front parking lot! Signal strength is best in the 30-minute parking spots.
Other; please specifyWiFi Access
Bensenville Community Public Library District
(Samantha Parkison)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
  • Informational
  • Other; please specify

Online Resource Collection
Keep Kids Learning: Online Resources for Kids
Take advantage of the wealth of free, online, educational resources available to you for free – from home! Explore this list we’ve compiled.
Webpage or blog https://benlib.org/resources-for-kids/
Bensenville Community Public Library District
(Samantha Parkison)
Public Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Informational Flashback Friday Local History Photos
As a way to promote the Bensenville Historical Collection on the Illinois Digital Archives, we are using #FlashbackFriday on social media.
Webpage or blog http://www.idaillinois.org/digital/collection/p16614coll53/search/
Arlington Heights Memorial Library
( Mary Hastings)
Public Teen
Adult (18+)
  • Informational
  • Other; please specify

Book recommendation
AHML Top Shelf: Dot Journaling by Rachel Wilkerson Miller
A review of hoopla title Dot Journaling by Rachel Wilkerson Miller.
Webpage or blog https://youtu.be/H-GmvcO1BU4
Arlington Heights Memorial Library
( Mary Hastings)
Public Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Craft
  • Instructional
Art with Alayne: Leaves
Create Textured Leaves in Sgraffito in this online version of the Arlington Heights Memorial Library’s popular Art with Alayne series.
Webpage or blog https://youtu.be/gkSFpi5MUoI
Glen Ellyn Public Library
( Joshua O'Shea)
Public Teen
Adult (18+)
  • Informational
  • Discussion
Conducting Your College Search from Home
Learn how high school students can conduct their college search from home with Tom Jaworski, founder of Quest College Consulting.
Other; please specifyInteractive video
Glen Ellyn Public Library
( Joshua O'Shea)
Public Child (0-12) Craft Engineering Club
Design, build, and share your unique creations using blocks and other materials you have around your house.
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/GlenEllynPL/
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Josh O'Shea)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime L2U Storytime
Youth librarians share a story or lead a craft every Monday and Wednesday during May!
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/GlenEllynPL/
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Josh O'Shea)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Show and tell
Choose a favorite item to share in this virtual show and tell.
Webpage or blog https://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/virtual-show-tell
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Josh O'Shea)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Harry Potter Book Discussion
Talk to Miss Katy and your friends about Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Social media post https://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/harry-potter-book-discussion
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Josh O'Shea)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime L2U Storytime
youth librarians share a story or lead a craft every Monday and Wednesday during May!
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/GlenEllynPL/
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Josh O'hea)
Public Child (0-12)
  • Storytime
  • Discussion
Show & Tell
Choose a favorite item to share in this virtual show and tell.
Webpage or blog https://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/virtual-show-tell
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Josh O'Shea)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Harry Potter Book Discussion
Talk to Miss Katy and your friends about Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
Webpage or blog https://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/harry-potter-book-discussion
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Josh O'Shea)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime L2U Storytime
youth librarians share a story or lead a craft every Monday and Wednesday during May!
Video https://www.facebook.com/GlenEllynPL/
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Josh OShea)
Public Teen
Adult (18+)
  • Informational
  • Discussion
COVID-19 Q&A with Biomedical Engineering Researcher Rebecca Keate
discuss technologies and drugs used to improve COVID-19 patient outcomes and progress on the development of vaccines.
Webpage or blog https://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/covid-19-qa-biomedical-engineering-researcher-rebecca-keate-0
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Josh OShea)
Public Adult (18+) Other; please specify
Member club
Next Chapter Book Club
Members read together, hang out, make friends, enjoy a snack, and have fun
Webpage or blog https://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/next-chapter-book-club-31
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Josh OShea)
Public Child (0-12) Craft Engineering Club
Design, build, and share your unique creations with materials you have around your house.
Webpage or blog https://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/engineering-club-2
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Josh OShea)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Instructional Breath and Mindfulness
Connect deeper with your breath and heart through guided meditation, mindfulness, and light stretching to receive gratitude and love!
Other; please specifyhttps://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/breath-and-mindfulness-1
Indian Prairie Public Library
( Monica Dzierzbicki)
Public Child (0-12) Other; please specify
Readings, review and discussion
First Chapter Fridays-2021 Caudills, Bluestems and Monarchs
Weekly, 40 minute readings, review and discussion of selected titles from one of the three AISLE 2021 state award nominee lists.
Other; please specifyLive Zoom
Indian Prairie Public Library
( Monica Dzierzbicki)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Other; please specify
Read Aloud practice
Book Buddy with a Librarian
One to One 20 minute read aloud for grades K - 12.
Other; please specifyStaff scheduled one to one Zoom meeting.
Indian Prairie Public Library
( Tricia Thompson)
Public Child (0-12) Informational Mid-Kid Book Talks Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_XRJ9xmRk0
Indian Prairie Public Library
( Natalie Williams)
Public Child (0-12) Discussion Scavenger Story Surprise Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQiNQesTHSc&t=11s
Indian Prairie Public Library
( Jack Schultz)
Public Child (0-12)
  • Craft
  • Instructional
  • Informational
Pinwheel Project with Mr. Jack
Step by Step instructions to make your own paper pinwheel.
Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQNnQWl0J88&t=129s
Indian Prairie Public Library
( Jack Schultz)
Public Child (0-12)
  • Craft
  • Instructional
  • Informational
  • Other; please specify

STEAM
Magnetic Art with Mr. Jack
Painting with the power of magnets and other everyday objects.
Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b41iqSjlfJ4
Indian Prairie Public Library
( Jack Schultz)
Public Child (0-12) Other; please specify
Creative writing activity
MidKid Mad-Libs
Share funny stories by adding nouns, verbs and other words to replace a story you know.
Webpage or blog https://ippl.info/library-blogs/mad-libs
Indian Prairie Public Library
( Jack Schultz)
Public Child (0-12) Game MidKids Dungeons & Dragons with Mr. Jack
Perfect for new players to get acquainted with the game and for experienced players to have some fun.
Other; please specifyVia Zoom
Indian Prairie Public Library
( Jack Schultz)
Public Child (0-12) Game Dungeons & Dragons for MidKids
For new players to the game and for experienced players to have some fun.
Other; please specifyvia Zoom
Indian Prairie Public Library
( Jack Schultz)
Public Child (0-12)
  • Instructional
  • Informational
Scratch Coding with Mr. Jack
Mr. Jack walks MIdKids through hot to make a simple game.
Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-fG4dh-trI
Indian Prairie Public Library
( Jack Schultz)
Public Child (0-12)
  • Instructional
  • Informational
  • Other; please specify

STEM
Paper Rockets with Mr. Jack
Create an air powered paper rocket using math skills.
Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tXOvdM6-cc
Lake Villa Public Library District
(Nina Kenney)
Public Adult (18+) Informational Searching for South America
Take a virutal tour through South America with Brian Michalski from the comfort of your home.
Social media post https://www.facebook.com/Lake-Villa-District-Library-96381544219/?__tn__=kC-R&eid=ARD_qdFWUABHDKeRvQ08eNc58XbtK9w0IBP84Wdu4X4KRK
Lake Villa Public Library District
(Nina Kenney)
Public Adult (18+) Discussion Second Saturday Readers
11/22/63 by Stephen King.
Other; please specifyHeld on Zoom.
Lake Villa Public Library District
(Nina Kenney)
Public Adult (18+) Discussion The Tenacious Dewey D Book Club
They Called Us Enemy by George Takei.
Other; please specifyHeld on Zoom.
Lake Villa Public Library District
(Nina Kenney)
Public Adult (18+) Discussion Great Decisions Virtual Discussion
U.S. Relations with the Northern Triangle
Other; please specifyHeld on Zoom.
Lake Villa Public Library District
(Nina Kenney)
Public Adult (18+) Discussion Murder & Mayhem Mondays
Mystery Book Chat; share what mysteries we’ve been reading and preview upcoming fall mysteries.
Other; please specifyHeld on Zoom.
Lake Villa Public Library District
(Nina Kenney)
Public Adult (18+) Game Virtual Trivia
We’ve got the questions...all we need is you! Since we’re playing using the honor system—the only prizes are GLORY and HONOR!
Other; please specifyHeld on Zoom.
Lake Bluff Library
(Alicia Streightiff)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Other; please specify
Summer Reading Club
Virtual Summer Reading Program
Join the Summer Reading Club 2020! Track your summer reading and participation in virtual library programs, from June 13- August 31, to win prizes!
Webpage or blog https://www.lakeblufflibrary.org/node/211
Morton Public Library
( Emma Roth Smith)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime PAWS to Read
After a shared story via Zoom, kids have the opportunity to read to a registered therapy dog. Presented by Peoria Humane Society.
Webpage or blog http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=3424&EventID=412606&PK=
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Josh O'Shea)
Public Child (0-12)
  • Storytime
  • Craft
  • Instructional
Engineering Club
Weekly build challenges using materials you have around your house. Videos are available
Other; please specifyhttps://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/engineering-club-3
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Josh O'Shea)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Ralph's World Concert
GRAMMY-nominated artist and Glen Ellyn native Ralph Covert brings his show and sing-along home!
Other; please specifyhttps://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/ralphs-world-concert-0
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Josh O'Shea)
Public Teen
  • Craft
  • Game
Weekly Art Challenge: Bookmark Contest
Help us showcase the ways you Paint Your Story by submitting photos of your art for our digital art gallery! Email photos
Other; please specifyhttps://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/weekly-art-challenge-bookmark-contest
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Josh O'Shea)
Public Teen
  • Game
  • Instructional
Minecraft Missions - Community Builders
Class, Computers & Technology, STEAM, Webinar
Other; please specifyhttps://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/minecraft-missions-community-builders
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Josh O'Shea)
Public Child (0-12)
  • Storytime
  • Craft
  • Instructional
Sensory Shenanigans
Watch as we assemble multiple sensory activities using materials found around the home.
Other; please specifyhttps://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/sensory-shenanigans
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Josh O'Shea)
Public Adult (18+)
  • Craft
  • Instructional
Photo Organizing
Learn how to protect your family memories by getting all your summer, vacation, and family photo heirlooms organized and archived.
Other; please specifyhttps://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/photo-organizing-0
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Josh O'Shea)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
  • Craft
  • Instructional
Kawaii Characters Drawing Workshop
Learn how to draw adorable Kawaii (Japanese for "cute") characters. Art teacher Christine Thornton will walk you through
Other; please specifyhttps://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/kawaii-characters-drawing-workshop
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Josh O'Shea)
Public Child (0-12)
  • Craft
  • Instructional
Fairytale Arts & Crafts
Using the supplies listed below, watch and follow along to create something!
Other; please specifyhttps://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/fairytale-arts-crafts
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Josh O'Shea)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Rainbow Families Storytime
Wear the outfit that you love the most and join us for a spectacular LGBTQ+ Pride storytime and rainbow craft.
Other; please specifyhttps://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/rainbow-families-storytime
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Josh O'Shea)
Public Teen
  • Game
  • Discussion
The Middle Squad
Mr. Tom recommends books, audiobooks, and graphic novels and offers fun challenges 6th-8th graders can do at home.
Other; please specifyhttps://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/middle-squad-7
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Josh O'Shea)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
  • Storytime
  • Informational
  • Discussion
Author Interviews: Chris Grabenstein and Lucia Gonzalez!
Watch as we talk to some of the most amazing authors and illustrators in the business.
Other; please specify
https://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/author-interviews-chris-grabenstein-and-lucia-gonzalez
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Josh O'Shea)
Public Adult (18+) Discussion Next Chapter Book Club
Members read together, hang out, make friends, enjoy a snack, and have fun.
Other; please specifyhttps://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/next-chapter-book-club-32
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Josh O'Shea)
Public Teen
Adult (18+)
  • Informational
  • Discussion
Standardized Testing: Summer 2020
Kathy of College Nannies+Sitters+TutorsTest gives methods for prep test, provide updates, and answers questions about the affects of Covid19.
Other; please specifyhttps://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/standardized-testing-summer-2020
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Josh O'Shea)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
  • Craft
  • Instructional
Fairytale Arts & Crafts
Arts & Crafts Class using at-home supplies
Other; please specifyhttps://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/fairytale-arts-crafts-0
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Josh O'Shea)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime Get Up 'n Groove
Let's dance and sing to various melodies in this music and movement program!
Other; please specifyhttps://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/get-n-groove-14
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Josh O'Shea)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
  • Storytime
  • Informational
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
Virtually "visit" exciting places like zoos, science museums, and the International Clown Hall of Fame.
Other; please specifyhttps://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/secret-agent-23-skidoo
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Josh O'Shea)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
  • Storytime
  • Informational
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
Virtually "visit" exciting places like zoos, science museums, and the International Clown Hall of Fame.
Other; please specifyhttps://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/secret-agent-23-skidoo
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Josh O'Shea)
Public Child (0-12)
  • Storytime
  • Informational
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
Virtually "visit" exciting places like zoos, science museums, and the International Clown Hall of Fame.
Other; please specifyhttps://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/secret-agent-23-skidoo
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Josh O'Shea)
Public Child (0-12)
  • Storytime
  • Informational
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
Virtually "visit" exciting places like zoos, science museums, and the International Clown Hall of Fame.
Other; please specifyhttps://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/secret-agent-23-skidoo
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Josh O'Shea)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime The Mixed-Up Fairytale
Show featuring some of your favorite fairytale characters and a real ten-foot-tall giant!
Other; please specifyhttps://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/mixed-fairytale
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Josh O'Shea)
Public Adult (18+) Instructional The Writing Journey
Fiction writers interested in improving their skills are invited to join a collaborative workshop.
Other; please specifyhttps://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/writing-journey
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Josh O'Shea)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Game Paint Your Story: Summer Reading Challenge
The Glen Ellyn Public Library's 10-week Summer Reading Program.
Other; please specify
https://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/paint-your-story-summer-reading-challenge
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Josh O'Shea)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Game Weekly Art Challenge: Sidewalk Chalk
Help us showcase the ways you Paint Your Story by submitting photos of your art for our digital art gallery!
Other; please specifyhttps://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/weekly-art-challenge-sidewalk-chalk
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Josh O'Shea)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Game Can You Dig It? Nature Fun
Get inspired to go outside and explore.
Other; please specifyhttps://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/can-you-dig-it-nature-fun
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Josh O'Shea)
Public Teen
  • Game
  • Instructional
Minecraft Missions - Book Artists
Class, Computers & Technology, STEAM, Webinar
Other; please specifyhttps://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/minecraft-missions-book-artists
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Josh O'Shea)
Public Child (0-12)
  • Storytime
  • Instructional
  • Discussion
Together Time
A dynamic session will promote bonding through creating, singing, playing, and sharing stories together.
Other; please specifyhttps://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/together-time-39
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Josh O'Shea)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
  • Craft
  • Game
Space Arts & Crafts
Arts & Crafts, Class using items from home!
Other; please specifyhttps://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/space-arts-crafts
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Josh O'Shea)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Informational
  • Discussion
BYOB Book Chat
Book Discussion, Webinar
Other; please specifyhttps://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/byob-book-chat-1
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Josh O'Shea)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Storytime
  • Game
  • Discussion
Together Time
This dynamic session will promote bonding through creating, singing, playing, and sharing stories together.
Other; please specifyhttps://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/together-time-37
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Josh O'Shea)
Public Child (0-12)
Adult (18+)
  • Informational
  • Discussion
Author Interview: Lori Haskins Houran
Discussion with author of over 50 books for young readers, including her most recent picture book, SPACE MICE.
Other; please specifyhttps://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/author-interview-lori-haskins-houran
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Josh O'Shea)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
  • Craft
  • Informational
Space Arts & Crafts
Arts & Crafts, Class
Other; please specifyhttps://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/space-arts-crafts-0
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Josh O'Shea)
Public Adult (18+)
  • Informational
  • Discussion
How to approach automating your business needs
Business/Financial, Webinar
Other; please specify
https://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/how-approach-automating-your-business-needs
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Josh O'Shea)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Craft Decorate A Mug
Personalize your own white ceramic mug using our instructions and Sharpie markers
Other; please specifyhttps://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/decorate-mug
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Josh O'Shea)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
  • Storytime
  • Instructional
EMMY award winner Janet Ivey
Virtually "visit" exciting places like zoos, science museums, and the International Clown Hall of Fame.
Other; please specifyhttps://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/emmy-award-winner-janet-ivey
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Josh O'Shea)
Public Child (0-12) Storytime The Book from Outer Space
In this comedy adventure show, the kids at home must help Pixel the Librarian save the Intergalactic Library from destruction!
Other; please specifyhttps://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/book-outer-space
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Josh O'Shea)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
  • Storytime
  • Game
  • Instructional
Wiggleworms
Musical play led by teaching artist Nick Davio from The Old Town School of Folk Music.
Other; please specifyhttps://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/wiggleworms-0
Glen Ellyn Public Library
(Josh O'Shea)
Public Teen
  • Game
  • Instructional
Minecraft Missions - Creating Comics
Class, Computers & Technology, STEAM, Webinar
Other; please specifyhttps://gepl.librarycalendar.com/events/minecraft-missions-creating-comics
Northbrook Public Library
( Jill Franklin)
Public Teen
Adult (18+)
Informational Tackling Plastic Pollution in Lake Michigan
Find out where your plastic waste is going and how to prevent it from entering Lake Michigan from a Shedd Aquarium educator.
Webpage or blog https://visit.northbrook.info/event/4359430
Lake Bluff Library
( Alicia Streightiff)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Other; please specify
Meditation, relaxation
Chair Yoga
Join Isabel Raci for a 30 minute yoga session to promote a safe, healing and peaceful environment during these stressful times.
Webpage or blog https://www.lakeblufflibrary.org/events
Lake Bluff Library
( Alicia Streightiff)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Other; please specify
Reading Club
Summer Reading Club Continues!
Let’s celebrate all the amazing places reading can take us!
Webpage or blog https://lakeblufflibrary.libcal.com/event/6794099
Lake Bluff Library
( Alicia Streightiff)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Game Trivia Night with Lake Bluff Brewing Company
Join us for this Social Distancing Edition of our popular online Trivia Night!
Webpage or blog https://www.lakeblufflibrary.org/trivia
Lake Bluff Library
( Alicia Streightiff)
Public Child (0-12) Other; please specify
Children's Program
Miss Jamie's Farm Singalong
Enjoy this virtual program with children’s entertainer Miss Jamie as she takes the kids on an imagination adventure to her farm
Webpage or blog https://lakeblufflibrary.libcal.com/event/6774600
Lake Bluff Library
( Alicia Streightiff)
Public Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Informational Typhoid Mary: Her Story
Leslie Goddard lectures on an Irish immigrant cook named Mary infected dozens of New Yorkers with typhoid fever while being asymptomatic herself.
Webpage or blog https://lakeblufflibrary.libcal.com/event/6774500
Lake Bluff Library
( Alicia Streightiff)
Public Child (0-12)
Teen
Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Game LIVE Harry Potter Trivia Online
Harry Potter fans from ages 9 to 99 are invited to join us for this Triwizard Tournament of Trivia!
Webpage or blog https://lakeblufflibrary.libcal.com/event/6774605