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National Moon Day

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

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
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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[...]

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[...]

OUTDOOR South Branch in the Park: Balloon Science/Experimentos con Globos

When: Friday, August 06, 2021 at 5:00 PM
Where: Off-Site Location

Location: Highline Park (Algonquin Road between South Branch and Los Compadres Taqueria). For ages 5 and up. Join us outside at Highline Park to perform different experiments with balloons and become a mad scientist. The activities will involve levitation, sound effects, and magic tricks! Attendees can take home activity kits home to impress friends and family. To help keep everyone[...]

OUTDOOR Super Saturday: ScribbleMonster at Veterans Memorial Bandshell

When: Saturday, August 07, 2021 at 11:00 AM
Where: Off-Site Location

For all ages. Jump and jam at an energetic music concert presented by ScribbleMonster at the Veterans Memorial Bandshell in Lions Park. With a mix of kindness, music, and humor, their performance encourages children to play and think in creative ways. ScribbleMonster's music can be heard regularly on SiriusXM Kids Place Live channel and has been recognized by National Public Radio, [...]