Holidays Around the World

Our annual event is virtual! Library staff members have recorded videos and written stories to share their holiday traditions and memories with you, plus there are fun books, crafts, games, videos, and more for families to explore.



Want more? Try these activities

View an in-library display: Throughout December, see a special Holidays Around the World display in the Main Library Idea Box!

Make this craft: Create paper snowflakes to celebrate winter with this template designed by Miss Margaret: Download the instructions (pdf) and the snowflake template (pdf) »

Listen to stories: Hear some of your favorite librarians read seasonal and holiday tales on Dial-a-Story. Call 708.816.2800 to start listening and see what’s available this month »

Watch these videos: Check out new videos below with Miss Juanta, Miss Jenny, and Miss Josclyn!

Learning About Kwanzaa

Miss Juanta can’t wait to teach you and Ruthie about Kwanzaa, the African American harvest holiday at the end of the year. What’s your favorite of the seven principles? Which candle would you light?

Watch last year’s virtual Kwanzaa celebration »

Winter Solstice

Miss Jenny is here by candlelight to talk about the joys of the winter solstice.

Celebrating Hanukkah

Miss Josclyn, Miss Jenny, and the Menorah Moose are excited to share some important parts of Hannukah: the blessing as you light the menorah each night and the Dreidel song! Can you sing along?

Books for Hanukkah

Miss Josclyn is a supervisor at the Main Library, and she’s excited to share her favorite Hanukkah picture books with you all.

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