The Children's Department, the Village of Lake Zurich Parks and Recreation Department and the Ancient Oaks Foundation are working together to bring you storywalks in area parks. Enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time! More information is available here.
Once again, we’re turning our annual Peep-a-palooza contest into a virtual exhibition! Stop by the library to pick up a package of peeps or create your own out of whatever you have around the house like paper, felt or clay. Email your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of the day Sunday, April 4th to be featured in our Facebook photo gallery. Peeps will be available while supplies last beginning Monday, March 8th. For all ages.
Take Home Activity Kits
Due to high demand, all kits require registration and are limited to Ela Area Library cardholders. Your library card number is required to register. Registration begins Monday, March 1st at 10am. Kits may be picked up curbside or at the Children's Desk between March 13-31st.
At Home Crafternoon
Get crafty at home! Create your own work of art at home using the supplies provided in your kit. For grades K-5.
Kids in the Kitchen
Do you love to cook? Then you will want a kitchen kit! Each kit will contain some essential chef tools and a surprise recipe to make at home, using your own ingredients. Be sure to let us know how your culinary masterpiece turns out. For ages 7 and up.
Series Squad: Bad Kitty
Your kit will contain crafts, activities, and other surprises related to the Bad Kitty books by Nick Bruel. For grades K-5.
Science Explorer Boxes
Using the materials and instructions provided along with a few items you already have at home, you will be able to create fun science projects and perform experiments. For ages 3-6 and ages 7-10.
Read and Create: Freight Train
Share this much loved book and then create a train craft together. For ages 1-5.
Starting on March 3rd, registrants may pick up a kit containing supplies and the link to the YouTube video needed to complete the project.
Zentangled Animals: Make an animal “fancy” by drawing and inking it with swirly, curly and geometric zentangles.
Video is available: Wed., March 3, 10am – Fri., April 2, 9pm. Registration is required. For ages 8 and up.
Get your paper and pencils ready and join Mark on Zoom for these live, interactive cartooning classes.
Draw Your Own Adventure: Begin by drawing your hero, then decide what happens next! We’ll draw based on your suggestions.
10am Sat. Mar. 13, Registration is required. For ages 6 and up.
Gather your own supplies and join Christine online. Each class features an instructional video through YouTube and the chance to connect with the teacher and classmates on Facebook.
A link to the video is sent to your email. Registration is required.
Rainbow Forest Paintings: Using watercolors or colored pencils, learn to paint colorful forests in two different styles.
Video is available: Thurs., March 25, 10am – Wed., March 31, 9pm. For ages 8 and up.
How To Draw Cartoon Cats and Dogs: Practice drawing furry friends step-by-step in different poses, showing markings and breeds.
Video is available: Thurs., April 15, 10am – Wed., April 21, 9pm, For ages 8 and up.
Books will be selected within two weeks from the date of the registration deadline and put at the drive-up window for pickup. You will be notified when they are ready. Please provide a library card number and a valid email address at time of registration.
Registration is required by Friday, March 12th. For ages 0-5.
Bugs with Ms. Stephanie
Rhymes and fingerplays used in this video
Recommended book pairings: Bugs, Bugs, Bugs by Bob Barner available in ebook, movie, and audiobook format, One More Bug by Martha E.H. Rustad, What Kind of Bug am I? by Taylor Farley, I'm Trying to Love Spiders by Bethany Barton
Spring Animals with Ms. Anna
Recommended book pairings: I Love You Funny Bunny by Sean Julian, Duck and Goose by Tad Hills, Wee Little Bunny by Lauren Thompson, Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit by Il Sung Na
Butterflies with Ms. Stephanie
Rhymes and fingerplays used in this video
Recommended book pairings: Butterflies ebook and audiobook by Martha E.H.D Rustad, Butterflies by Christina Leaf, Butterflies by Grace Hansen
Colors with Ms. Anna
Recommended book pairings: A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni, The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin, Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See by Bill Martin Jr., Bear Sees Colors by Karma Wilson
Rain with Ms. Jillian
Recommended book pairings: Tap Tap Boom Boom by Elizabeth Bluemle, Good Night, Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle, Raindrops Fall All Around by Charles Ghinga, Cloudette by Tom Lichtenheld, The Little Raindrop by Joanna Grey
Toilet Paper Tubes - Ms. Anna shows you how to get creatve at home with just an empty toilet paper tube, scissors, paint and markers!
Recycled Self Portrait -Learn how to turn cardboard boxes, scissors, glue and markers into a fun self portrait!
Science at Home
Rainbow Skittles - Ms. Stephanie shows you what happens when you mix warm water and Skittles!