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When: Friday, July 29, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library at Youth Program Room Combined room 119

For all ages.
Drop in for racing, sports, and mini-games, and challenge your family to some competition. We’ll have games set up on Wii, Xbox 360 with Kinect, Playstation 3, and iPads. All games are rated E or E 10+. Children younger than a [...]

Notes from Storytime

Read and Repeat!

Choosing excitingBark, George books or songs that repeat words is an easy way to keep a child’s interest. In a favorite story with repeating words, your child will know to expect them and look forward to saying (or shouting) them with you!

–Tip by Amy M., Youth Programming Assistant

Staff Picks 4 Kids

Milo Speck, Accidental Agent by Linda Urban

Cover image for Milo Speck, accidental agentThis is the story of Milo Speck, a boy whose father travels a lot for work, and leaves him with Grandmother, a woman who is not actually his grandmother, and who makes him wear dorky clothes with squawking ducks on them. He’s emptying out the laundry machine one day when a sock pulls him in…suddenly he’s in a world called Ogregon, filled with, you guessed it, ogres! They are giant, not very smart, and obsessed with eating children. Milo is desperate for a way to escape, until he hears that his father might be trapped there as well. So he goes to rescue his father, and learns along the way about secret agents, turkeys that obey commands, the mysterious Dr. El, and something called a whatzit that promises to bring the ogres lots of kids to eat. This book is exciting and explores worlds very different from our own, but it should also make you laugh. If you’re looking for something magical with a sense of humor, check out this book!

Book reviewed by Claire B., Youth Outreach Librarian