Bingo! It's the Winter Break Reading Program

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December 16, 2019

By Courtney Schroeder

Categories: Events, Kids & Families

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Looking for something to do with the kids during winter break? Kids from birth to 8th grade can join the 2019 Winter Break Reading Program!

From Saturday, December 21 to Sunday, January 5, visit the Youth Info Desk to pick up a Bingo board for each child. They will read, play, and have fun both at home and in the Library as they complete 5 squares in a row to make a Bingo. Participants earn prizes for completing every Bingo up to 5, so even if you only have one day to visit they can still earn something.

Need to fill up the whole two weeks of Winter Break with things to do? Start the Bingo board on one day and return to finish and claim prizes on another. The deadline to turn in your board or collect prizes is Sunday, January 5 at 5pm.

We also have programs running throughout the two weeks, most of which don’t require advanced registration. You can see the programs listed below. If you have any questions, contact us at the Youth Info Desk at 847-929-5102 or

See you at the Library!


Courtney Schroeder is the Youth Services Manager at Morton Grove Public Library.


Winter Break Programs


Saturday, Dec. 21

2 pm: Scratch ‘n’ Code (Grades 3-6) Register

Monday, Dec. 23

10 am: Playgroup (Ages 0-5)
2 pm: Movie: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (Family)
4 pm: Yarn Gang (Grades 1-8)

Thursday, Dec. 26

10 am: Block Party (Ages 1-5)
2 pm: Movie: Toy Story 4 (Family)
7 pm: Family Engineering Night (Family)

Friday, Dec. 27

9:30 or 11 am: Wee Read (Ages 0-2)
2 pm: The Jason Kollum Juggling Show (Family)
3 pm: Nintendo Switch Gaming (Grades K-5)
4 pm: Nintendo Switch Gaming (Grades 6-8)

Saturday, Dec. 28

2 pm: Sensory Friendly Movie: Shaun the Sheep Movie (Family)

Monday, Dec. 30

10 am: Playgroup (Birth to 5)
2 pm: Movie: The Secret Life of Pets 2 (Family)
4 pm: Yarn Gang (Grades 1-8)

Tuesday, Dec. 31

11:30 am: Noon Year’s Eve (Family)

Thursday, Jan. 2

2 pm: Movie: The Lion King (live action) (Family)
7 pm: Chopped: Arts & Crafts Edition (Grades 2-8) Register

Friday, Jan. 3

9:30 or 11 am: Wee Read (Ages 0-2)
4:30 pm: Drama Club (Grades 1-8)

Sunday, Jan. 5

1:30pm: Dungeons & Dragons (Grades 6-12) Register
3 pm: Family Storytime (Birth to Kindergarten)