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Hangout Space!

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Stop by the KidSpace department and see our middle grades space, Middle Ground. We've got computers, a TV, and a PS3!

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KidSpace Summer Reading Club

Read books for toys and prizes!

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Registration required. Click here to register.

This storytelling musician brings his zany show to the library! The original songs, wild dancing, and offbeat humor are fun for all ages!

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Make a friendship bracelet for a friend or yourself using colorful embroidery floss. All materials provided.

Buzz Blog: KidSpace

  • July 30

    Super Hero Puppets Pop Up Here

    Puppets Puppeteer Mark Nichols mesmerized a crowd of 32 on Wednesday, July 29 with his puppet-making event. Kids turned lunch bags and coloring sheets into “talking” superheroes. Batman and Thor were pretty popular, although so was Sonic the Hedgehog. (He’s a superhero? Who knew?) Mark’s company, The Puppet Place, holds arts and puppetry workshops far and wide. All it takes is s...

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Book Buddies

Would your child like extra time listening to stories? Would your beginning or struggling reader like extra practice reading?

We will try to match your child with a teen or adult volunteer to share the joy of books. Buddies meet in KidSpace at the Library once a week during the summer for an hour. Children must be able to attend at least 4 weeks during June and July.

Sign up your child by filling out the application here! Questions? Email csheffer@nileslibrary.org or call 847-663-6628 or 847-663-6622.

Interested in volunteering as a Book Buddy? Visit our volunteer information page here!

Coming Soon to KidSpace

We're developing a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) playground for grades K-4 and are super excited to share this new space. Watch for special STEAM activities in Wonder Ground!