For a complete calendar of this month's programs, go to the Library Calendar of Events or the Library Newsletter. For more information, please call the Youth Services Department at (630) 837-3348. Some programs require registration.
Annual Preschool & Daycare Fair
A great opportunity for families to meet local preschool and daycare providers. Representatives from various facilities in the area will be available with information and to answer questions. For more information, contact Phyllis Sadowski, School Liaison, at (630) 837-3348 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 2014 Preschool & Daycare Fair School List
Battle of the Books
The Battle of the Books is a contest that has as its purpose the encouragement of quality reading. It is offered jointly by Bartlett Public Library, Gail Borden Public Library, and Poplar Creek Public Library. Team members read books from a list of books chosen by librarians. Scores are kept and winners are recognized; however, much emphasis throughout the season is placed on the fun of participation and the satisfaction that comes from reading and from starting and finishing an assignment. Battle of the Books is for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders.
Teams which meet one of the following criteria may participate:
Check the Library Newsletter for current book discussions.
Second through twelfth graders sharpen their chess skills in the Meeting Room.
Schedule a time to learn about the computer lab and available entertaining and educational resources. We offer one-on-one instruction and small group orientations. Please call the Youth Services Department to arrange your personal tour.
Creative Reading Club
For students in grades 3-6
Join us for a fun craft! Children under age 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver age 16 or older.
For students in grades 1-3
It's movie night at the Library! New releases will be shown whenever possible. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
Read to Trucker
Children in grades 1-3 may reserve a unique “one on one” 15-minute appointment to read with Trucker, a certified therapy dog. Your child may build confidence by reading to Trucker.
The Youth Services Department also offers guest storytellers, puppet shows, summer and winter reading clubs, and author visits.