Children's Services Department
847-428-3661, Option 2
Sign up for Summer Reading Club at the Dundee Library or the Randall Oaks Branch!
More prizes this year! Earn prizes and tickets for the drawings by doing your weekly reading, visiting the library, having or getting a library card, attending programs, and more. When you finish reading the number of minutes for your age group, you earn a free book.
Infants through Entering Grade 1 = 300 minutes
Entering Grade 2 through Grade 6 = 600 minutes
First day to sign up is Monday, Jun. 3.
Summer 2013 Special Programs
See our current newsletter or our online calendar for more detailed descriptions of our special summer reading events!
Monday Night Board Games (Grades 4 and up)
Mondays, Jun. 17, 24 & Jul. 1, 8, 6:30 p.m. (No registration required)
A Day In...
Spain (Grades 1-3) Wednesday, Jun. 19, 2 p.m. (Registration begins Jun. 5)
Puerto Rico (Grades 2-6) Friday, Jun. 21, 2 p.m. (Registration begins Jun. 7)
India (Grades 2-6) Saturday, Jun. 29, 2 p.m. (Registration begins Jun. 15)
Bus Stop Bingo (Grades 2-6)
Thursday, Jun. 20, 2 p.m. (Registration begins Jun. 10)
Cool Cruising Crafts (Grades 2-6)
Monday, Jun. 24, 2 p.m. (Registration begins Jun. 17)
Thursday, Jun. 27, 10 a.m. (Grades 4-6) (Registration begins Jun. 13)
Thursday, Jul. 11, 10 a.m. (Grades 1-3) (Registration begins Jun. 27)
Papercraft (Grades 3-6)
Thursday, Jun. 27, 2 p.m. (Registration begins Jun. 13)
Tourist-Trap Thingamabobs (All Ages Craft Day)
Friday, Jul. 5, All Day (No registration required)
Birds of Prey (Grades 3-6)
Monday, Jul. 8, 11 a.m. @ Randall Oaks Branch (Registration begins Jun. 24)
Monday, Jul. 8, 2 p.m. @ Dundee Library (Registration begins Jun. 24)
Globe-Trotting Games/ Library Olympics (Grades 2-6)
Tuesday, Jul. 9, 2 p.m. (Registration begins Jun. 24)
Fun Around the World with Dave Rudolf (All Ages)
Thursday, Jul. 11, 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. (No registration required)
Storytime @ the Randall Oaks Branch
Select Mondays & Saturdays
We’re continuing storytime over to our branch located on the lower level of the Randall Oaks Recreation Center at 500 North Randall Road in West Dundee (just south of Randall Oaks Petting Zoo)! Children and their caregivers can drop-in and enjoy stories, songs and more at the Randall Oaks Branch Library. Storytime is free, and no registration is required.
All storytimes start at 10:30 a.m.:
Mondays: Jul. 1 & 15, Aug. 5 & 19
Saturdays: Jun. 22, Jul. 6 & 20, Aug. 10 & 24
Tuesdays or Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.
This free series will include puppets, stories, activities, and songs for preschool children and a caregiver. No registration required. For more information, contact the Children’s Department (847) 428-3661, press 2. Our summer session will meet on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. June 4 through July 10.
Baby Play Group
Mondays from 10-11 a.m.
Let your baby play and explore with lots of toys while you socialize with other parents during this popular hour-long program. The next session runs from June 3 through July 8 in the Dundee Library Meeting Room on the lower level. No registration needed.
Milk & Cookie Storytime @ Panera in Elgin (3-6 year olds)
Expert storytellers from the Dundee Library and professional cookie-bakers from Panera Bread in Elgin have collaborated to create a slam-dunk "Milk & Cookie Storytime” program. The storytime will be held at Panera, located at 2482 North Randall Road.
Each child will receive a free milk and cookie, compliments of Panera. The program is free, but registration is required. Register online by clicking a date below, call (847) 428-3661 (press 2), or stop by the Children’s Desk at the library.
Monday, Aug. 5, 9:30 a.m. (Registration begins Jul. 29)
Monday, Aug. 19, 9:30 a.m. (Registration begins Aug. 12)
Museum Adventure Pass Program
Available at both the Dundee Library and Randall Oaks Branch!
Check out a Museum Adventure Pass using your library card. Passes are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Passes cannot be reserved or checked out online or on the phone. (List of Participating Museums)
Tumble Books Online!
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Perfect for the car or quiet time! A Playaway is a tiny, electronic device which fits in the palm of your hand and is a pre-loaded, complete and self-playing audiobook. It comes with one AAA battery and a lanyard that can be worn around the neck for ease of portability. Patrons must supply their own earphones. Players can be checked out for four weeks. Playaway titles which we own.