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Grow a Reader!

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Join parents around the country in an exciting, ground-breaking program designed to get your child ready to read!

Visit the KidSpace Desk for more details.

Parent & Teacher Series

Early Childhood Education Workshops are intended for preschool teachers, daycare staff, and other early childhood educators. Parents are also welcome; there will be no childcare provided. The workshops are eligible for IL Gateways credits, which count towards your Professional Development Record (PDR).


Guidance and Discipline | Monday, October 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Singing a Story: The Magic of Musical Books | Saturday, November 16, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

The Importance of Sensory Processing | Monday, November 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m.


Potty Training 101 | Sunday, November 24, 1:30-3 p.m.

Explore More!

Explore More Illinois is a cultural pass program that provides discounts at museums, park districts, historical societies, zoos, arts centers, and more. It’s easy to use and free with your Niles-Maine library card. Click here to browse attractions and to make a reservation.

Take in a Movie!

Saturday, October 26, 2 p.m. | Toy Story 4

Saturday, November 23, 2 p.m. | Frozen