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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.

Winter Reading!

Read to win prizes by joining the Winter Reading Challenge today!

Register online here or visit the Library for more information.

Word of the Week: Scarf

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.

Teacher Series

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

Picasso, Van Gogh and More, Oh My! | Monday, February 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Learn to incorporate famous artists, their styles, and techniques into process-oriented art in the preschool classroom setting. REGISTER 

Illinois Early Guidelines: Children Birth to Age 3 | Saturday, February 29, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Explore the history, purpose, and role of the Illinois Early Learning Guidelines for Children Birth to Age 3. REGISTER

Math Throughout the Classroom | Monday, March 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Learn about inexpensive math activities to use throughout your early childhood classroom. REGISTER