INFORMATION: Stop by or call the Youth Services Desk, 630-879-1393, ext. 500,
to register and for more information. Priority is given to Batavia Public
Library cardholders for all programs requiring registration. Unless otherwise
noted, registration for
February programs begins February 1. Stortytime registration
begins March 20.
Programs and Events
Family Programs | Student Programs | Babies & Preschoolers
Thurs., Apr. 6, 4 pm
Join your fellow Minecrafters for
an hour of play on the Library’s Minecraft system. No registration required. Entry
tickets will be handed out beginning 15 minutes before the program until gone.
Please show your Batavia Public Library card. Space is limited.
Tues., Apr. 11, 6:30 pm
Bowling Alley Bandit by Laurie
Book discussion and activities for young readers. Registration required. Reserve a copy of the
book when registering.
Tues., Apr. 18, 4 pm
Whether you're into graphic novels, fantasy, sci-fi, or non-fiction, share what you're reading with your friends. Join us for snacks, games, and book-related banter. You don't have to read anything in particular. Registration required.
Tues., Apr.25, 4:30pm
Learn more about chess
or improve your playing skills as we explore strategy and tactics. Basic
knowledge of the game is required; however, all skill levels are welcome. We’ll
spend time on strategy, then play the game using what you have learned.
Thurs., Apr. 27, 4:30 pm
Explore your inner scientist and have fun with science,
technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through activities, experiments, and
games. Registration required.
Thurs., Mar. 30, 2–3:30 pm
It’s spring break! Enjoy some indoor games at the Library—Wii,
chess, and other board games. Come for part or all of the time.
Mon., Apr. 10, 4 pm
Calling all tweens! Do you have
suggestions for activities, books, or technology that tweens would enjoy and
the Library should consider? Join the Tween Advisory Board. We meet monthly to
plan and work on projects. We also eat pizza and have fun!
Wed., Apr.19, 4:30 pm
Through books, games, and experiments,
participants will explore a variety of science and nature topics each month.
Each participant will also receive a take-home activity.
The following storytime opportunities for children will be offered at the Batavia Public Library this winter. Storytimes are held in the Youth Services program room. Please contact the Batavia Library Youth Services Department at (630) 879-1393 x500 for more information or to register. Priority is given to Batavia Public Library cardholders.
Wednesday, April 5–26, 10 am
Wednesday, April 5–26, 1 pm
Thursday, April 6–27,
Activities, Books, and Craft program for children who are
able to listen and participate independently for approximately 40–45 minutes. Registration required.
Friday, April 7–21
Younger siblings welcome. An adult must accompany children age
4 and younger. No registration required.
Monday, April 3–24
Families with children through age 7
Drop in for stories, songs, and a craft. No registration required.
Monday, April 3, 10, 24
Tuesday, April 4–25
Ages 2–3 with a caregiver
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and more. Registration required.
Tuesday, April 4–25
Babies through 23 months
Babies who are not yet walking and their caregivers can
enjoy this interactive program including songs, nursery rhymes, lap games, and
book-sharing. Registration required.
Fri., Apr. 7–28, 11am
Babies with a caregiver
Babies through 23 months who are walking will enjoy this
interactive program, which includes songs, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, games,
Fri., Apr. 7–28
Babies and toddlers through 35 months
Babies, tots, and their caregivers can drop in for songs,
rhymes, and stories. Batavia Public Library card required. Entry tickets will be given out 20 minutes before program until gone. Please make outside care arrangements for older siblings.
Fri., Apr. 28, 1pm
Splat the Cat
Barnes & Noble Booksellers will bring book characters to
the Library for stories and activities. Bring your camera!
No registration required for the following programs.
Drop by the Youth Services department to learn what
is being explored every month.
Mon., Apr. 17, 10 am
Get ready to wiggle and giggle with Miss
Carole’s Macaroni Soup concert. This program is filled with kid-friendly songs,
dances, and movement activities. It replaces Lap Sit Storytime on this day.
It’s a day off from school, so bring the siblings!
And Don’t Miss . . .
No registration required for the following activities.
Fri., Mar. 31,
Sat., Apr. 8, 10am–12 pm
June 3 – August
Student volunteers needed
The Youth Services department is seeking junior
volunteers to help out during the Summer Reading Club. Batavia students entering
grades 6–9 are invited to apply.
Junior volunteers may choose from three different
opportunities. Weekly volunteers are scheduled for one hour per week from June 1
to August 3, and may be asked to straighten shelves, make copies, and prepare
craft projects, as well as other projects. Book Buddy volunteers will help
beginning readers practice their reading skills; times and dates will vary
during the summer. Special Event volunteers will be called as needed to help at
special programs and with special projects. Volunteers may choose to volunteer
in one, two, or all three of the opportunities.
Students interested in volunteering should pick up
an application at the Youth Services Desk or print a copy from the Library
website. Application deadline is May 12.
Scheduling will be based on the date the application is returned to the Youth