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National Moon Day

the moon in different phases of eclipse

Tuesday, July 20, 2021, is National Moon Day and the 52nd anniversary of when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission. The day is also to celebrate future launches into space, which you can learn about on NASA’s website here. To celebrate National Moon Day, try one of the activities on the blog, STEMsational. They have links to activities like… Read more »

Staff Picks For Kids

Pride Reads

June is Pride month youth book display

There’s still time left to check out some great reads for Pride! Stop by our display or check out our lists here: Stonewall award books / Pride books for Tweens (4th-6th) / Family Pride Reads


Upcoming Events

VIRTUAL Bilingual Play and Learn/Jugar y Aprender Bilingüe

When: Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 11:30 AM
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Join us for a virtual Play and Learn Program via Zoom.  Parents and their children ages 2-5 are invited to enjoy exercise, stories, and music in English and Spanish.This program will be presented using Zoom. Participants must register and provide a working email address to receive the login information. martes 11:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Únase a nosotros para un programa virtual de[...]

OUTDOOR Mini Movers Storytime at Pocket Park

When: Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 6:00 PM
Where: Off-Site Location

Join us at Pocket Park at Emerson & Busse for a fast-paced musical storytime for toddlers, preschoolers, and their families. With music, songs, and dramatic movement, we'll shake our sillies out and have lots of fun! Bring a scarf and shaker if you have them. To help keep everyone safe, space in this program is limited. Families will be socially distanced from each other and required to f[...]

VIRTUAL Late Night Zoom with the Library

When: Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 8:00 PM
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For children entering grades 1-5. After a busy summer day outside, join the library via Zoom to unwind inside with fun stories and activities. This program will be presented using Zoom. Participants must register and provide a working email address to receive the login information.[...]

OUTDOOR Storytime at Pocket Park

When: Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 10:30 AM
Where: Off-Site Location

For ages 6 and younger with their families. Bring a blanket or chairs, and join us at Pocket Park at Emerson & Busse for a storytime. We will read stories, do action rhymes, and have fun! All children must be accompanied by a participating adult. Outdoor storytime themes are the same within each week; please only choose one outdoor storytime slot during the week with your family.&nbs[...]

VIRTUAL Family Lotería - Zoom Edition/Lotería Para la Familia en Zoom

When: Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 6:00 PM
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For all ages.Join us for our popular virtual Lotería event from the comfort of your own home. Lotería is a Mexican bingo game with colorful cards and lots of fun! Grab some snacks, play alongside family, and try to win prizes. There is a limit of two Lotería cards per family. This program will be presented using Zoom. All participants must register and provide a working email address [...]

OUTDOOR Storytime at Pocket Park

When: Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 10:30 AM
Where: Off-Site Location

For ages 6 and younger with their families. Bring a blanket or chairs, and join us at Pocket Park at Emerson & Busse for a storytime. We will read stories, do action rhymes, and have fun! All children must be accompanied by a participating adult. Outdoor storytime themes are the same within each week; please only choose one outdoor storytime slot during the week with your family.&nbs[...]

VIRTUAL Colorful Culture with Children's Author Angela Joy

When: Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 7:00 PM
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For children entering grades K and up and their families. Explore a rainbow of colors and cultures with Angela Joy, the author of Black is a Rainbow Color. Enjoy the story and then dive deeper into the "secret" historical messages embedded in each page. Celebrate differences, learn some history, and build community along the way. Registered participants will receive a craft to do at home befo[...]

OUTDOOR Storytime at Evergreen Trails Park

When: Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Where:

For ages 6 and younger with their families. Bring a blanket or chairs, and join us at Evergreen Trails Park at 1000 N. Boxwood Drive for a storytime. We will read stories, do action rhymes, and have fun! All children must be accompanied by a participating adult. Outdoor storytime themes are the same within each week; please only choose one outdoor storytime slot during the week with your[...]

OUTDOOR Build a Catapult at Evergreen Trails Park

When: Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 11:00 AM
Where: Off-Site Location

For children entering grades 2-6. Join us at Evergreen Trails Park at 1000 N. Boxwood Drive for some creative building. We will create our own catapults and explore building something wild with straws. To help keep everyone safe, space in this program is limited. Participants will be socially distanced from each other and required to follow library procedures at the time of the event.&nb[...]

New Dial-a-Story Selections

When: Monday, August 02, 2021 at 12:00 AM
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The library is here to read to you, wherever and whenever with Dial-a-Story. Call to listen to stories, jokes, songs, and more. Some items are read by your librarians, and some by other great narrators, but all have been carefully selected by library staff. Play a free pre-recorded story right from your phone, 24/7. Just call 847-232-8600 and follow the prompts to select the number of what you'd l[...]

VIRTUAL Bilingual Play and Learn/Jugar y aprender bilingüe

When: Tuesday, August 03, 2021 at 11:30 AM
Where:

Join us for a virtual Play and Learn Program via Zoom.  Parents and their children ages 2-5 are invited to enjoy exercise, stories, and music in English and Spanish.This program will be presented using Zoom. Participants must register and provide a working email address to receive the login information. martes 11:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Únase a nosotros para un programa virtual de[...]

VIRTUAL Minecraft Mania

When: Tuesday, August 03, 2021 at 3:00 PM
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For children entering grades 2-6. Join us on Zoom to build and decorate using Minecraft's creative mode. Minecraft Mania Master Ryan Hogan will demonstrate tips and tricks for building fantastic creations. All participants need a device that can access Zoom and a device that can access Minecraft. If playing on a laptop/computer, this can be the same device. Using your own Minecraft account is[...]

OUTDOOR Science Storytime at Pocket Park

When: Thursday, August 05, 2021 at 10:30 AM
Where: Off-Site Location

For ages 3 and up and their families. Join us outside at the Pocket Park as we explore our shadows! We will read stories, do action rhymes, and learn the science behind our shadows. Please register each child attending. All children must be accompanied by a participating adult. To help keep everyone safe, space in this program is limited. Families will be sociall[...]