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EXAM CRAM During High School Finals December 16 – 20
Exam Cram is back! If you’re in grades 9 – 12 and looking for a place to study for finals, come to the library! In addition to study rooms, we have turned the Teen Space itself into a quiet study lounge. We also have snacks, extra supplies and de-stressing treats every day from 3:00pm to… Read more »
Rhyming With Dr. Seuss
Hearing sounds in words through singing and rhyming prepares children to read. Books that rhyme help children to hear the sounds as they listen for the rhyming pattern. Dr. Seuss books are known for their fun rhyming schemes.
Bits and Blocks
Using the rhyme below with your child, pretend your hands are blocks. This symbolic play promotes your child’s creativity. It also teaches them that one object can represent another object in the same way that print words stand for real objects. I take my little wooden blocks (make fist) And stack them… Read more »
Stella Diaz has Something to Say by Angela Dominguez
Stella is a Mexican-American in 3rd grade, growing up in Arlington Heights (yes, our next door neighbor!). She loves marine animals, especially fish, but she has trouble speaking up in school and feeling like she belongs because sometimes she uses Spanish instead of English or doesn’t have the right pronunciation. She doesn’t even fit in with… Read more »
Denise’s Pick: The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine
The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine is a wild, suspenseful read, where people may not always show their true colors. The audiobook narrated by Suzanne Elise Freeman and Megan Wolf kept me glued to my headphones and may leave you re-thinking what you’re really looking for in life!!
Have Your Voice Heard!
The Village of Mount Prospect is providing opportunities for members of the communities to have their voices heard in regards to the future of Mount Prospect. Coffee with Council – New “Open House” Format Tomorrow, Saturday, December 8th, drop in to Coffee with Council which now has a new “Open House” format to accommodate residents’ busy holiday… Read more »