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  • 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 »

  • Asked at the Desk: Holiday Fiction

    The year wraps up with a month of various festivities and celebrations. As we embrace past holiday traditions or forge ahead making new ones, sometimes we just want to pause in the midst of the bustle to curl up with a good book, finding comfort in a seasonal story. This month we have had several… Read more »

  • Looking to get into the holiday spirit? Check out these book titles!

    Whether you are looking for books to help make your holiday special or just hoping to curl up with a good holiday themed book, here are some titles to get you started. Holiday Crafts by Gini Holland Martha Stewart’s Handmade Holiday Crafts: 225 Inspired Projects for Year Round Celebrations Creating Winter Crafts by Dana Meachen… Read more »