North Branch Events

Nursery Rhyme Scavenger Hunt

altStop in the children’s area of any library location anytime during April and search for posted nursery rhymes to read to your preschooler. When you have found and read or sung ten or more, come to the desk. We have a ring of nursery rhymes you can carry with you.


North Branch Family Storytime and Craft


Mondays, April 13-May 4, 6:30 pm, North Branch


Come as a family and listen to stories, sing songs, and make a craft (appropriate for 3 and up). Wear PJ's if you want! Designed so working parents have a chance to come to storytime with their kids.  Register online or call 847-866-0330 beginning March 23.


Teen DIY @ North: Just Bead It!

altSaturday, May 2, 3-4 pm, North Branch

Design awesome key chains, bracelets, magnets, pendants and more by melting perler beads. From your original designs to pieces inspired by Minecraft, Star Wars and other pop culture fixtures you'll have a chance to make it all at this event. We provide the supplies you and your friends bring the creativity. Grades 6-12. Sign up ahead time for a reminder or drop in. 


Book Babies at North Branch

titleMondays, April 13 - May18, 10:15 am, North Branch

Songs, games and stories for ages 0 to 2 years. Free play after storytime. Drop-in program, no registration required. A great way to introduce the library to your littlest reader.


Tail Waggin' Tutors at North Branch

titleApril 14, 21, 28 and May 5  North Branch

4 week Sessions

Tuesdays from 4:30-5 pm or 5-5:30 pm

Practice your reading - read to a dog! The Tail Waggin’ Tutors program provides a relaxed and “dog-friendly” atmosphere in which kids can practice and improve their reading skills. Tail Waggin' Tutors are wonderful listeners and provide a great opportunity for kids to build confidence reading as well as learn how to interact with these wonderful therapy dogs. Kids read to their dogs for 20 minutes and  have 10 minutes of cuddle time.
Sign up for one 4-week session from 4:30-5 pm or 5-5:30 pm; space is limited to 6 participants per 30 minute period.


Please note: We request that families with multiple children share a dog and a slot.  Registration is required and starts March 23. Register online or call 847-866-0330.


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