Free kids events Harold Washington Library
Where: Harold Washington Library Center, Thomas Hughes Children’s Library, 400 S. State Street,
When: 2nd Saturday of the month 10:00AM-2PM. Subject to change and cancellation. Call first!
Block Party Friday, February 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019 (10:00AM – 11:00AM)
Stories and rhymes in the construction zone, with block play for families. For Babies, Families, Kids, Preschoolers and Toddlers.
Games and Tech Thursday, February 7, 14, 21, (3:30PM – 5:00PM) and 24 (2;00PM-3:330PM) 2019
During this 90-minute program, tweens can tweak their gaming skills and explore our tech toys and bots. For kids ages 11 to 13 years.
Second Saturday: African American History and Lunar New Year Saturday, February 9, 2019 (10:00AM – 2:00PM)
Join us as we celebrate African American History Month with a special focus on contributions made by African Americans to space travel. We’ll also be celebrating Lunar New Year with special projects and activities. For children ages 0 to 13 years.
About Thomas Hughes Children’s Library
The 24,620-square-foot Thomas Hughes Children’s Library was remodeled and reopened in July 2017 as an active learning center. The newly remodeled Thomas Hughes Children’s Library, offers customized learning experiences for early learners, elementary learners and tweens, is on the 2nd floor of Harold Washington Library Center. The children’s library features materials, computers, events and much more for kids through eighth grade.
Thomas Hughes Children’s Library serves different age groups through “neighborhoods:”
- Early Learner Neighborhood: Kids under 5 learn through play with our interactive puppet stage, baby garden and story nook.
- Elementary Learner Neighborhood: School-age kids put their curiosity to work exploring STEAM-based activities.
- Tween Neighborhood: Tweens learn in our digital media space, which incorporate laptops, digital cameras, keyboards and blue screen and virtual reality tools.
Additional features include:
- Computers for kids through eighth grade
- A Teacher in the Library during the school year
- A self-checkout machine