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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!


KidSpace Summer Reading Club

Read books for toys and prizes!


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!


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

Buzz Blog: KidSpace

  • July 21

    Butterflies at the Niles Library!

    Butterfly Birth 2015 The Niles Public Library has delivered two healthy, bedazzled Monarch butterflies as of Monday, July 20 – one that day and another the day before. It happened in KidSpace, where a rectangular glass enclosure allowed patrons to observe these little critters evolving from munching caterpillars to beautiful butterflies. It is worth noting that this opportunity...

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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 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!