Kids, show off your best painting, drawing, collage, or photo. Bring an original piece of artwork to the Youth Desk May 1 through May 15. Art will be exhibited in the Auditorium May 21 through June 30.
The show is open to children in preschool through 8th grade. One piece of art per participant, please.
Work must be no larger than 24"x36". It must be mounted on poster board, mat board, or any sturdy material through which holes for hanging can be punched, or framed with a hook or hanger on the back. We cannot accommodate free-standing art.
A reception for artists and their families will be held Sunday, May 21, 2:00-3:30.
The Children's Art Show is sponsored by the Friends of the Wilmette Public Library.
We welcome all children who meet program guidelines to our events. However, we understand that some kids have special needs that make attending certain programs challenging.
Listed below are sensory-friendly movie screenings and encounters with outside performers. Also listed are programs that, while not designed specifically for kids with special needs, may have particular appeal.
This March, design a bookmark for the Wilmette Public Library!
Starting March 1, pick up an entry form at the Youth Services Desk, or download it here and print it out. Entries must be completed on this form. Designs must be turned in by March 31.
The contest is open to kids in grades K-8. Winners will be chosen in three categories: grades K–1, grades 2–4, and grades 5–8.
Artwork should relate to books, reading, or libraries. All art must be original and becomes the property of the Wilmette Public Library.
Winning bookmarks will be printed and distributed at the Library starting April 10, in celebration of National Library Week. All entries will be displayed in the Youth Services Department.
The Children's Bookmark Contest is sponsored by the Friends of the Wilmette Public Library.
The Wilmette Public Library offers programs for kids in grades 5–8. The Kids’ Library Council meets regularly to do art, technology, and book-related activities and also to plan events and spaces for the Library. We also offer technology programs and occasional special interest activities.
Got an idea for a program for grades 5–8? Contact us!
Wilmette and Kenilworth readers of all ages, and students who attend Wilmette and Kenilworth schools, are invited to join a Winter Reading Club!
Kids' Club: "Snow Better Time to Read"
Kids up through 8th grade, pick up your reading log at the Youth Desk any time between January 2 and February 24. Your goal is to read at least 20 minutes on 10 days. Return your completed reading log by March 5, and receive a free book! Finishers will also be entered into our grand prize drawing for a cozy blanket. Complete up to two additional reading logs by March 5 for additional entries in the prize drawing.
Chris Fair's Laser Comedy Show
Saturday, March 4, 11:00-11:45, Library Auditorium
Adult and Teen Club: "A Feast for the Senses"
New year, new Winter Reading Club! Visit the library from January 2 through March 5th and pick up your reading log and sign-up gift. Return your completed log (it's only 3 books!) by March 5th for a $5.00 gift card to either Lawrence Deans or the Rock House. Completed logs will be entered in the grand prize drawing of assorted literary-themed prizes.