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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).


Teacher Back-to-School Party! A Musical Workshop with Carole Stephens | Monday, September 9, 6-8 p.m.
Fabulous Fall Classroom Activities | Monday, September 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m.


How to Approach Sex-Positive Parenting with Pre-Teens | Saturday, September 28, 10-11 a.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, September 28, 2 p.m. | Lego DC: Batman, Family Matters