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Last Updated on Thursday, 12 May 2016 13:01
Best Kids Books of 2015 PDF Print

Need some kid-tested, librarian-approved suggestions for your holiday shopping or winter break reading? Look no further. Our in-house experts have your answers right here, by kids and young adults ages 0-18 with a variety of interests. You can't go wrong with these professional picks! Best Kids' Books 2015

Best Kids Books 2015

Last Updated on Monday, 25 April 2016 11:52
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There is always something fun going on in the Youth Services Department!  From early literacy storytimes to Lego Robotics and everything in between, we've got you covered!  Here's our current newsletter. For more ways to keep up with us, check us out on Social Media:


Last Updated on Thursday, 24 March 2016 13:54
Early Literacy PDF Print


It’s never too early for storytime. Early literacy and reading starts at birth, so our programs do, too!
Our programs incorporate the five early literacy practices: talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing.  Using these practices as a base, our early literacy team crafts our programs to develop a lifelong love of the library and reading.  

Each program is carefully designed with consideration to the developmental needs of each age group. With that in mind, we ask that your child attend the program intended for his or her age. Once your child reaches the age threshold for that program, he or she can move to their new, more advanced group. If you are not sure which program is best for your child, please ask.
We look forward to getting to know you and your child!

For library programs designed to build early literacy skills, contact Youth Services at (224) 543-1486 or signup for our quarterly Early Literacy email newsletter.  Our current Early Literacy program calendar can be found here.

Looking for some catchy songs and fingerplays to share with your favorite little one? The Vernon Area Public Library Youth Services librarians have enjoyed recording some of our favorite songs, fingerplays, rhymes and read alouds, perfect for sharing.




Last Updated on Monday, 28 March 2016 12:04
Stuffed Animal Sleepover PDF Print


At our recent "Stuffed Animal Sleepover" program at the the library, we celebrated the favorite stuffed friends of our youngest patrons.  Rabbits, dogs, and teddy bears of all colors and sizes were guests at our library. Families enjoyed a story and then tucked their favorite stuffed friends into bed.  You won't believe the things our new animal friends did when the library closed for the night!

Visit our Flickr set for some eye-popping pictures of the stuffed animal library takeover.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 March 2016 15:28
Are you Flickr Famous? PDF Print



Take a look at our photo albums...you might be Flickr famous!  Albums include Early Literacy art programs, Reading Club events, Service Day projects, author visits and more. 
We'd love to hear your comments!


Last Updated on Thursday, 24 March 2016 15:27
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300 Olde Half Day Road
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Telephone 847-634-3650
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Monday - Thursday 9:00AM-9:00PM
Friday 9:00AM-5:00PM
Saturday 9:00AM-5:00PM
Sunday 12:00PM-5:00PM
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