What’s Going On in Youth Services


Teen Art Show

Grade 7-12
Submission Date: September 1 – October 1


Love making art? Be part of the Teen Art Show. In the tradition of Day of the Dead (Dia De Los Muertos) create a piece of art or a photo of artwork honoring someone special who you would like to pay tribute to.  You can use any medium (color pencil, marker, paint, clay, etc.) to create your master piece. Once you are finished, click HERE to print the entry form and bring your artwork AND the form to the Youth Services Department.


Come celebrate and meet the artists at the Artist Reception to showcase all submitted artwork. The reception will be held Thursday, October 21 at 7pm.  Family and friends of exhibiting artists are invited to participate.  All artwork will be up for display between October 18- November 5.  If you have any questions, please contact the Youth Services Department at 708-748-4431 ext202 or email us at kids2@mapld.org


Homeschool STEAM

Public Libraries in the South Suburbs of Chicago have teamed up again to offer monthly STEAM, (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math), programs for homeschooled children ages 5-12.  Each program will provide materials and instruction for a hands-on STEAM activity that takes experimental learning to the next level.  From Webb Space Telescopes to learning about the scientific method using milk and cookies- there is something for ALL young learners!


Join us on Thursday, January 21st, 2022 at 1:00 PM to learn how to program robots to get through a wild and crazy obstacle course!

To register for and learn more about our and the other libraries’ Homeschool STEAM programs, click here bit.ly/steam-at-home