What’s Going On in Youth Services


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STEAM @ Home
Several South Suburban public libraries have teamed up to offer online STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) programs for kids.  Each library will provide kits with materials and instruction for a hands-on STEAM activity that takes experimental learning to the next level.  For more details and to register, click here.


Snacks for Kids and Teens
Free boxed snacks are available for kids and teens ages 18 and younger via curbside pick-up at the Matteson Area Public Library from 1:00-3:00 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays that the library is open.
However, snacks are available on a first-come, first serve basis while supplies last.  We suggest you give us a call at 708-748-4431 to double check that they are available.  When you pull up to the curb, just give us a call to let us know you are here and we’ll bring them to your car.


Winter Holiday Movie Bracket Competition
It’s like March Madness for movies!  Choose which movie you think should win each round of the competition and put the winner in the box for the next round. Complete the entire form, including your name and contact info above.  Click here for the Kids’ Movies Contest entry form and here for the Adult’s Movies Contest entry form.  Partial forms will not be accepted.  Yes, you may enter both the Kids and Adult versions.  Now accepting entries.  Drop off your paper entry at the library or Email an electronic version of this sheet to jdriscoll@mapld.org by Wed. 11/25 to be eligible to win. 


Reading Programs

Mr. Joseph’s “Race to Read”
This reading program for grades K-6th is underway. Each time your child reads a book and completes an activity for a virtual badge, he or she will receive points to help them earn prizes each month like gift cards and STEAM kits. For more details and to register, click here.


1000 Books Before Kindergarten
To take part in our reading reward program for our youngest library patrons, click here.