Have you and your family explored Kanopy yet? In addition to a ton of great independent movies for grownups, Kanopy has an entire section for kids. You can see amazing children’s animation from all over the world, enjoy a story from some of your favorite book characters, like Mo Willem’s Pigeon, or learn a new language with Little Pim!
You can watch Kanopy on your phone, tablet, or even your tv by adding the Kanopy app to your Roku or other streaming device. Go to mppl.kanopy.com to register your card, create an account, and start streaming today!
To save time and effort for our patrons, we offer several bundles of materials that make it easy for you to grab, go, and discover new materials!
Board Book Bundles
For our youngest readers we have board book bundles: five board books for babies and toddlers that are sure to delight you. These can be found on display above the board book shelves.
For slightly older children (2-7) we have Storytime Bundles. These are books on a theme and include an extension activity. Currently we offer these themes to choose from:
Under the Sea
Leveled Reading Bundles
Finding a good book at your child’s reading level isn’t always easy. You can get started quickly by grabbing one of our pre-made bundles. But don’t forget, we can always give you personalized recommendations for a book your child is sure to love and will be able to read successfully! For personalized suggestions, you can stop by the Youth desk or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. But when you’re short on time, grabbing a leveled bundle is a great option.
Binge Bundles / DVD&BluRay
When you’re ready to enjoy some flicks with the fam, grab a themed DVD or BluRay bundle! Why endlessly scroll through Netflix or search through our vast collection when you can just take home a ready made film festival? Whether you have a preschooler who is obsessed with trains or the whole family wants to catch up on blockbusters you might have missed, we have you covered. Current themes include:
Book Films (Weston Woods and Dreamscape titles)
Exercise & Dance
To request these special items for Parking Lot Pickup or for the hold shelf, you can email email@example.com or call 847/253-5675 and ask for Youth Services.
Loving v. Virginia (1967) was a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court that struck down laws banning interracial marriage. The decision was followed by an increase in interracial marriages in the U.S. and is remembered annually on June 12th, Loving Day.
Check out these resources to learn more about multi-racial families and friendships, Loving v. Virginia, and the couple at the heart of it, Richard and Mildred Loving.