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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 even a PS3!


KidSpace Summer Reading Club

Read books for toys and prizes!

Buzz Blog: KidSpace

  • July 7

    Fun Family Programs to Heat Up Your Summer

    Summer-Events We here at the Niles Public Library hope that you and your family are having a fantastic summer so far – but we also know that the weather has not been too great this summer. If you’re stuck at home on a rainy day, come on into the Library. We’ve got some great programs coming up to guarantee that your summer vacation can still be a blast even when the sun isn’...

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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!



Online picture books that move and talk!

The Tumblebooks collection also includes read-alongs for early readers, puzzles, games, book quizzes, audiobooks for older readers, and a collection of foreign language books.

Try it now!

Check out TumblebooksCloudJunior for books and videos for older kids, too!