Youth Services

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Virtual storytimes


  • Outdoor Storytime at the MPLD
    Jul 28, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Maywood, 121 S 5th Ave, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    Join us at the Library's front door for a socially distanced story time for young children on Wednesday, July 28th, 2021 from 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm. This program will be held outside, weather permitting, and will be canceled in the case of inclement weather. Face masks are required for ages 2 and up.
  • Outdoor Arts and Crafts: Chalk Edition
    Jul 31, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Maywood, 121 S 5th Ave, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    Show off your best chalk painting skills on Saturday, July 31st, 2021 from 3:00 to 4:30 pm. We will have chalk available to use. Registration required.
  • Tie-Dye Day
    Sat, Jul 24
    Jul 24, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Maywood, 121 S 5th Ave, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    Bring your own clothing items to tie dye or get a blank shirt from us and we will provide vibrant colors and tips on how to make the best designs on Saturday, July 24th, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm.
  • Family Game Night
    Wed, Jul 21
    Jul 21, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Maywood, 121 S 5th Ave, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    Come play some board and lawn games! Wednesday, July 21st, 2021 at 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm. Have a personal favorite? Bring your own games too! // ¡Ven a jugar a juegos de mesa y de césped! Miércoles 21 de julio de 2021 de 5:00 a las 6:30 pm. ¿Tienes un favorito personal? ¡Trae tus propios juegos también

Crafts & Activities


Learn as You Play Websites:
Fun Brain: Play games while practicing math and reading skills.
National Geographic for Kids: Learn all about geography and fascinating animals.
PBS Kids: Hang out with you favorite characters all while learning.
Star Fall: Practice your phonics skills with these read-along stories.
Storyline Online: Have some of your favorite stories read to you by movie stars.
Teen Focused Websites:
Above the InfluenceA resource that focuses on the pressures that teens must endure in their lives.
DMV Practice Test: Has a series of practice test for your Illinois Driver's License.
ExploratoriumPresents its users with information on many various topics, such as science, weather, sports, and biology.
How Stuff WorksA resource that explains how many forms of technology in our society function.
Khan AcademyA free website that aids students, teachers, home-schoolers, and more on math, biology, chemistry, physics, and the humanities.  Khan Academy is considered to be a global classroom.    
National Science Foundation Multimedia GalleryA compilation of images and videos from projects done through the National Science Foundation.
Smithsonian FolkwaysHear music, poetry, and other audio recordings from around the world.