Updated: November 28, 2013 6:02AM
The Crete Public Library, 1177 N. Main St., has a variety of special resources for patrons, teachers and students for checkout.
The youth services department offers a poetry project with 10 bins of books, each with a basic theme, and hands-on resources such as magnetic poetry, flannel graphs, puppets and videos.
The 4R’s kit, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rethink, for teaching kindergarten students and older, includes videos, educational resources and a variety of products made from recycled materials.
The Lincoln Legacy Learning Kits — for use in the classroom or homeschooling and for anyone interested in Lincoln or the time period — contain books, reproductions of documents, artifacts, photos, CDs and lesson plans. The kits cover four topics: Lincoln’s biography, Mary Todd Lincoln, the Civil War, and slavery in Illinois.
Parents who bring infants 24 months and younger to the children’s department will receive a free baby board book and information about early literacy.
For more information, call the library at (708) 672-8017.
Registration is required for the following programs:
Teen Open Mic Night for ages 13 and older will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 3. Bring personal poetry, fiction, music, comedy, videos, magic or anything else to share.
Miniature tabletop games, family-style board games and more advanced games will be spotlighted from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 5. Games are appropriate for all ages. There are no role-playing games.
Searching the Internet will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 7. Participants must have mouse and keyboarding skills and must have taken the Intro to the Internet class.
The Book Discussion Group will meet from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 7. “The Secret Keeper,” by Kate Morton, is available at the front desk.
To join the book club mailing list, contact Tiffany at (708) 672-8017 or email email@example.com.
Toddler Time for ages 2 and 3 will be from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 22. The program offers music, stories and rhyme time for parent and child.
Toddler Time with Art will meet from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 23. The program offers music, stories, rhymes and art time for parent and child.
Wee Ones Story Time for children ages 24 months and younger and their caregivers will be held from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Fridays through Oct. 25. The program includes simple rhymes, stories, songs and finger plays.
Preschool Story Hour Little Einsteins for children ages 4 and 5 will be from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 22 and from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Thursdays through Oct. 24. The program incorporates science and math themes into music, stories and craft activities.
Curiosity Club for children ages 5 to 8 will be from 4 to 4:45 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 29. Children will explore the world of science and technology through stories and by moving to a variety of activity stations.
Multidisciplinary Education for the Environment with Emily Cook for children 5 and older will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 23. The programs are Leaf Identification, Up & Away, Migration Mayhem, and Let’s Take a Closer Look.
The Graphic Novel Reading Club will be held for ages 9 and older from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Oct. 3. “Bone,” by Jeff Smith, is available in Youth Services. Snacks will be served.
“All Things Star Wars,” including a movie, for ages 6 and older, will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 5.
Registration is required for all programs other than drop-in story times. Register in person, call (708) 672-8017 or visit www.cretelibrary.org.