Preston Royal Library, Advocate stock photo

Looking for free activities for the kiddos this summer? With two neighborhood public libraries, there are plenty of activities to choose from for toddlers, children and teens.

One of these libraries, Bookmarks, is an all-children’s library within NorthPark Center. It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and has has in-person and virtual events all month long, including:

Friday, June 10: DPL Twitch Streams: Friday Night Fights

Tuesday, June 14: Toddler Storytime, Beginning Music Theory for Children

Wednesday, June 15: Magic Show with Mike Williams, Live on Twitch: Wednisaurus Wednesdays: Fortnite

Thursday, June 16: Virtual Bilingual Storytime/Hora de Cuentos, Intermediate Music Theory,

Friday, June 17: DPL Twitch Streams: Friday Night Fights

Saturday, June 18:Summer Saturdays: Juneteenth

Tuesday, June 21: Toddler Storytime, Beginning Music Theory for Children

Wednesday, June 22: Music with David Chicken, Video Game Club

Thursday, June 23: Virtual Children’s Storytime, Intermediate Music Theory

Friday, June 24: DPL Twitch Streams: Friday Night Fights

Tuesday, June 28: Toddler Storytime, Beginning Music Theory for Children

Wednesday, June 29: The Ramazinis!, Live on Twitch: Wendisaurus Wednesdays: Fortnite

Thursday, June 30: Virtual Children’s Storytime, Intermediate Music Theory

Preston Royal Branch, located at 5626 Royal Lane, also has many events for children and teens. The library is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and also features bilingual events.

Friday, June 10: DPL Twitch Streams: Friday Night Fights

Saturday, June 11: Summer Crafterdays

Tuesday, June 14: Toddler Storytime, Beginning Music Theory for Children

Wednesday, June 15: Read to Roux, Live on Twitch: Wendisaurus Wednesdays: Fortnite

Thursday, June 16: Virtual Bilingual Storytime/Hora de Cuentos, Intermediate Music Theory, Stop Motion 101

Friday, June 17: DPL Twitch Streams: Friday Night Flights

Saturday, June 18: Summer Saturdays: Juneteenth, Summer Crafterdays

Tuesday, June 21: Toddler Storytime, Beginning Music Theory for Children

Wednesday, June 22: Video Game Club

Thursday, June 23: Virtual Children’s Storytime, Intermediate Music Theory, Light the Way Gamer LED Torch, Lego Challenge

Friday, June 24: DPL Twitch Streams: Friday Night Fights

Saturday, June 25: Summer Crafterdays

Tuesday, June 28: Toddler Storytime, Beginning Music Theory for Children

Wednesday, June 29: Live on Twitch: Wendisaurus Wednesdays: Fortnite

Thursday, June 30: Virtual Children’s Storytime, Intermediate Music Theory, Creature Teacher

More information on all of these events can be found online.


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