The Niles District Library is alive with technology, fun things to do, and new friends to make! We strive to provide interactive, creative, and inclusive programming that captures the attention and imaginations of all of our patrons and introduces them to a world of entertainment and knowledge. Because we constantly look for ways to inform, entertain, and enrich our patrons, programming changes frequently. Check our event listings often, but plan on activities that recur throughout the month.
Santa Day @ NDL
Saturday, November 18
11:00 am-2:00 pm
Santa Claus of coming to town! We will have other activities for the kids to do while they wait for a turn with the big guy. We will have one of our favorite princesses here, a book fair for holiday shopping, a magic show, and storytime. Tickets required for the event, and are free. They will be available November 1st.
“A Windy Day” Book Signing
Saturday, November 18
11:00 am- 2:00 pm
Cyndy Callog, artist and children’s book author of “A Windy Day,” will be here at the Library for a book signing.
Cyndy just received the 2017 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, the Gold Metal for the Best First Picture Book.
Come into the Library November 18th from 11am- 2pm and meet Cyndy. She will have copies of “A Windy Day” for purchase or you may bring in your own copy for her to sign.
Chips and Chapters
Every Tuesday @ 6:00 pm in the Storytime Room
This is a fun read aloud storytime. Every Tuesday, Ms. Tara will read aloud from a chapter book, while you eat chips and follow along. This is fun for all ages!
First & third Wednesdays in the Teen Area, 4:00-7:00 pm
Join Ann in the Youth Services area for a twice-a-month coupon exchange (first and third Wednesdays). Bring the coupons you have that you won’t use and pick up some you will use! This program is open to teens and adults.
Every Friday from 3:00-5:00 pm in the Rotunda
Bring your yarn or sewing project and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while you chat and work. Rookies are welcome! David is here to provide help and instructions, and we have a few loaner tools to get you started if you need them. The location depends on where there’s a comfortable area that can hold everyone, but it’s usually in the Rotunda.
First and third Saturdays
10:00 am-Noon in the Youth Services Department
Love to play chess? This group meets twice monthly to play. We welcome all ages and abilities. Do not know how to play? We would love to teach you! Meet us in the Children’s Department for chess fun for all ages!
Family Nerf Night
First Saturday of each month
5:45-8:00 pm in the Rotunda
Nerf Night is back! Beginning on October 7, we are resuming our regular Nerf Night and Nerf Nights will begin an October through May run. We have something for every member of the family to do and a variety of awesome Nerf games that we play throughout the night. Please bring your own Nerf gun (limited to the number that you can keep track of), as we only have a limited number that can be borrowed. We use NDL Nerf darts at the event, so please leave your personal ones at home. Registration is required upon arrival, along with the signing of a seasonal waiver (under 18 need a parent to sign), so please plan to arrive a little early so that we can start at 6:00 when the library closes. Children under the age of 12 must have a parent or adult guardian with them for the duration of the event.