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Be Who You Are

Todd Parr is the author of over 50 children’s books that are full of fun, positive messages. Be Who You Are Day on September 30 includes activities that help kids celebrate what makes each of them special. Here are some ways to celebrate! Tune in at 8:00 a.m. on September 30 for a live event… Read more »

Staff Picks For Kids

You get a bundle! And YOU get a bundle!

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… Read more »


Upcoming Events

Lunch Bunch Storytime

When: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 12:00 PM
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For ages 6 and younger and their families or caregivers.Take a break from your busy day and join us for a storytime program during lunch. We'll share stories, songs, and rhymes perfect for the whole family!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: Thursday, October 01, 2020 at 9:30 AM
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For ages 3 and up and their families. Put on your masks, 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! The park enjoys a lot of sun, so please plan accordingly. All children must be accompanied by a participating adult. To help keep everyone safe, this program is limited to 15 families w[...]

Outdoor Storytime at Pocket Park

When: Thursday, October 01, 2020 at 3:00 PM
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For ages 3 and up and their families. Put on your masks, 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! The park enjoys a lot of sun, so please plan accordingly. All children must be accompanied by a participating adult. To help keep everyone safe, this program is limited to 15 families w[...]

Freedom to Read Book Club

When: Thursday, October 01, 2020 at 4:30 PM
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For grades 3-6. What are YOUR favorite books? Celebrate Freedom to Read Week with fun games and book sharing. We will also discuss the importance of access to books and your right to make your own reading choices. This program will be presented using Zoom. Participants must register and provide a working email address to receive the login information.[...]

Together with Baby Storytime Group

When: Friday, October 02, 2020 at 9:30 AM
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For children 0-23 months old with an adult.Oh, baby! Connect with caregivers and library staff for an interactive and engaging 4-week storytime session. Enjoy 20 minutes of rhymes, books, songs, and fun ideas to help your little one learn and grow. Each session will include time to chat with other adults and share what's happening with your baby. Families may check out kits from the Youth Services[...]

Make Your Own Fairy/Dragon Jar

When: Friday, October 02, 2020 at 6:00 PM
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All ages (younger children may need help with some parts). Children are invited to learn how to make magical, mystical jars featuring their choice of a fairy or dragon. Using paper cutouts and tea lights, the jars will create a silhouette of the mystical creature within. The library will provide all materials. Please register to save your spot. Once registered, you will need to pick up materi[...]

Family Storytime

When: Monday, October 05, 2020 at 10:30 AM
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For ages 6 & younger and their families. Children learn naturally when they read, sing, write, talk, and play! Your friendly library presenters are here to bring you special interactive storytimes at home, combining books, songs, and rhymes. Perfect for the whole family. This program will be presented using Zoom. Participants must register and provide a working email address to [...]

Diary of an Ice Princess Book Party

When: Monday, October 05, 2020 at 4:00 PM
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If you love books like Owl Diaries, Upside-down Magic, Princess in Black, or Magic Treehouse, you need to check out the Diary of an Ice Princess series! During this fun book party, we will introduce you to the world of Princess Lina, a girl who lives in a palace in the sky and can control weather. You'll also get a fun introduction to the author of the series, Christina Soontornvat, who will [...]

Bilingual Play and Learn

When: Tuesday, October 06, 2020 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. If you do not have an email address, please call the library at 847-590-4090. ma[...]

Mini Movers Storytime

When: Tuesday, October 06, 2020 at 6:00 PM
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Join us 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. This program will be presented using Zoom. Participants must register and provide a working email address to receive the login information.[...]

Lunch Bunch Storytime

When: Wednesday, October 07, 2020 at 12:00 PM
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For ages 6 and younger and their families or caregivers. Take a break from your busy day and join us for a storytime program during lunch. We'll share stories, songs, and rhymes perfect for the whole family! This program will be presented using Zoom. Participants must register and provide a working email address to receive the login information.[...]

Meet Children's Author Christina Soontornvat

When: Wednesday, October 07, 2020 at 6:00 PM
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Join us for a virtual visit with the author of the popular early chapter book series, Diary of an Ice Princess. You'll be able to ask Christina questions about the books she's written and what it is like to be a published author, or just tell her how much you like her books! Christina Soontornvat is a storyteller, engineer, and STEM educator. In addition to the Ice Princess series, she h[...]

Outdoor Storytime at Pocket Park

When: Thursday, October 08, 2020 at 9:30 AM
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For ages 3 and up and their families. Put on your masks, 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! The park enjoys a lot of sun, so please plan accordingly. All children must be accompanied by a participating adult. To help keep everyone safe, this program is limited to 15 families w[...]

Outdoor Storytime at Pocket Park

When: Thursday, October 08, 2020 at 3:00 PM
Where:

For ages 3 and up and their families. Put on your masks, 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! The park enjoys a lot of sun, so please plan accordingly. All children must be accompanied by a participating adult. To help keep everyone safe, this program is limited to 15 families w[...]