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Open Play (all ages) Mondays, 10-12pm at Minooka Branch

Get out of the house and explore some new-to-you toys and games at the library. Books, dolls, and dress-ups are just some of the fun you can get your hands on while playing with friends or on your own. No registration required. This is not a drop-off program.

Preschool Explorers with Ms. Amber (recommended for ages 3-6) Tuesdays, 11-11:45am at Minooka Branch

A mix of books, flannel board activities, songs and rhymes designed to help little learners get ready for school. Sessions end with social playtime featuring crafts, toys, and activities for sensory and motor skill development. Registration required.

Baby & Me with Ms. Lexie (recommended for ages birth-20 months) Wednesdays, 11-11:45am at Minooka Branch

Clap along with rhymes, bouncing songs, and listen to a few stories! This lightly structured story time concludes with social play time. Registration required.

Family Storyhour with Ms. Renee (all ages) Wednesdays, 7-7:45pm at Channahon Library

Wind down for the evening with this all ages story program designed to foster a love of reading while sharing quality family time. No registration required.

Toddler Time with Ms. Renee (recommended for ages 20 months - 3 years) Thursdays, 10:30-11:15am at Minooka Branch

This parent and child program features action songs and finger plays in addition to story time. Each session concludes with book sharing and free play time. Registration required.

Bookies and Milk with Ms. Anita (all ages) Thursdays, 7-7:45pm at Channahon Library

Put the kids in their PJs, pack up their favorite nighttime friend and treat them to bedtime story time at the library! We'll have the milk and cookies ready, too! No registration required for this family story program.

Read with Frog the Dog (recommended for ages 2+) Saturdays (check the calendar for exact dates), 10:30-11:30am at Minooka Branch

Up to ten patrons at a time can sign up for a 15 minute slot to read - and SNUGGLE - with our friendly, fluffy friend Frog. Frog is a 9 year old Golden Retriever and certified therapy dog who loves coming to the library and spending time with you! Registration recommended.

Build It! (all ages) Sundays, 1:30-4:30pm at Minooka Branch

LEGOs are just the tip of the iceberg in this drop-in family program. We provide a variety of blocks, Lincoln Logs, K-nex, and more to inspire architects of all ages. No registration required.