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STEAM Saturday: Water Pollution Experiment

Water that you find in nature is not necessarily clean or pure; you would not want to drink pond water, for example. There are ways to clean water, though, and you can try this experiment at home! First, take a clean jar with a lid and fill it with water from a lake, pond, stream,… Read more »

Staff Picks For Kids

Book review: The Voice of Liberty by Angelica Shirley Carpenter

The Voice of Liberty book cover

The Voice of Liberty, by Angelica Shirley Carpenter  There was a grand celebration when the Statue of Liberty was presented   to the United States of America. It was a gift from the people of France. This enormous statue of a woman holding a torch was an icon of freedom, and was a symbol of welcome to immigrants arriving… Read more »


Upcoming Events

VIRTUAL Bilingual Play and Learn/Jugar y aprender bilingüe

When: Tuesday, April 20, 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. If you do not have an email address, please call the library at 847-590-4090. ma[...]

VIRTUAL Mini Movers Storytime

When: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 6:00 PM
Where:

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.[...]

OUTDOOR Storytime at Pocket Park

When: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 10:30 AM
Where: Off-Site Location

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! All children must be accompanied by a participating adult. To help keep everyone safe, space in this program is limited. Families will be socially distanced from each other and required[...]

Outdoor Storytime at Pocket Park

When: Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 10:30 AM
Where: Off-Site Location

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! All children must be accompanied by a participating adult. To help keep everyone safe, space in this program is limited. Families will be positioned 6 feet from each other and required [...]

Outdoor Storytime at Pocket Park

When: Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 3:00 PM
Where: Off-Site Location

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! All children must be accompanied by a participating adult. To help keep everyone safe, space in this program is limited. Families will be positioned 6 feet from each other and required [...]

VIRTUAL Together with Baby Storytime

When: Friday, April 23, 2021 at 9:30 AM
Where:

For children 0-23 months old with an adult. Oh, baby! Connect with caregivers and library staff for an interactive and engaging three-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. This program will be presented using[...]

VIRTUAL Earth Day Craft: Paint a Frida Kahlo Planter/Pinta una maceta al estilo de Frida Kahlo

When: Friday, April 23, 2021 at 6:00 PM
Where:

For kids ages 8-12. Celebrate Earth Day by painting a flowerpot in the style of Frida Kahlo, and learn about the iconic Mexican artist. There is a limit of one pot per family. The library will provide all materials, and participants will be contacted when supplies are ready for pickup. This program will be presented virtually via Zoom. All participants must register and provide a wo[...]

Outdoor Día de los niños/Día de los Libros

When: Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Where: Off-Site Location

For all ages. Join us outside at Pocket Park, located at Emerson and Busse for Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros, a celebration of children, reading, and our many diverse cultures. This special Spanish and English storytime will include an activity kit and a free book to take home. Bring your mask, some chairs or a blanket, and get ready for fun! All children must be accompanied by a par[...]

Outdoor Día de los niños/Día de los Libros

When: Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 11:00 AM
Where: Off-Site Location

For all ages. Join us outside at Pocket Park, located at Emerson and Busse for Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros, a celebration of children, reading, and our many diverse cultures. This special Spanish and English storytime will include an activity kit and a free book to take home. Bring your mask, some chairs or a blanket, and get ready for fun! All children must be accompanied by a par[...]

Outdoor Día de los niños/Día de los Libros

When: Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 1:00 PM
Where: Off-Site Location

For all ages. Join us outside at Pocket Park, located at Emerson and Busse for Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros, a celebration of children, reading, and our many diverse cultures. This special Spanish and English storytime will include an activity kit and a free book to take home. Bring your mask, some chairs or a blanket, and get ready for fun! All children must be accompanied by a par[...]

Outdoor Día de los niños/Día de los Libros

When: Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 2:00 PM
Where: Off-Site Location

For all ages. Join us outside at Pocket Park, located at Emerson and Busse for Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros, a celebration of children, reading, and our many diverse cultures. This special Spanish and English storytime will include an activity kit and a free book to take home. Bring your mask, some chairs or a blanket, and get ready for fun! All children must be accompanied by a par[...]

VIRTUAL Family Storytime

When: Monday, April 26, 2021 at 10:30 AM
Where:

For ages 6 and younger with their families. Children learn naturally when they read, sing, write, talk, and play! Your friendly library presenters bring 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 receive the login[...]

VIRTUAL Bilingual Play and Learn/Jugar y aprender bilingüe

When: Tuesday, April 27, 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. If you do not have an email address, please call the library at 847-590-4090. ma[...]

VIRTUAL Mini Movers Storytime

When: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 6:00 PM
Where:

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.[...]

Outdoor Storytime at Pocket Park

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

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! All children must be accompanied by a participating adult. To help keep everyone safe, space in this program is limited. Families will be positioned 6 feet from each other and required [...]

Outdoor Storytime at Pocket Park

When: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 3:00 PM
Where: Off-Site Location

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! All children must be accompanied by a participating adult. To help keep everyone safe, space in this program is limited. Families will be positioned 6 feet from each other and required [...]

VIRTUAL Spring Bingo/Bingo de primavera

When: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 6:00 PM
Where:

For all ages. Join us for our seasonal bingo to celebrate the coming of spring and win prizes to celebrate that warmer weather is on the way! This program will be presented using Zoom. Please register for up to two spots per family and provide a working email address to receive the login information and bingo card. There is a limit of two bingo cards per family. If you wish to print[...]

VIRTUAL Pajama Storytime

When: Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 7:00 PM
Where:

For ages 6 and younger with their families. Cuddle up in your pj's and let the library tuck you in with cozy stories and rhymes. What better way to get ready for bed than with your favorite stuffed animal and some wonderful books shared by your friends at the library. This program will be presented using Zoom. Participants must register and provide a working email address to receive[...]