Go for a walk and enjoy a story along the way! Look for signs with pages of the bilingual book “Salsa” by Jorge Argueta at several parks this month.
Stay tuned for more locations and book titles!
Be Our Pen Pal
We would love to hear from you! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get some letter writing practice, share stories, and ask us questions. Ask Youth staff for a book recommendation, or about their favorite school subject, color, dessert, animal, or anything that you would like to know. Share a story you read or even one that you wrote! Tell us a joke or attach a picture that you drew.
Send emails to Youth Services at email@example.com and we’ll respond within a day or two. We love to hear from everyone and see what you have been up to!
Missing Storytimes? Not sure what books to request for your preschooler? Call Youth Services to request a Storytime Bundle to be included in your Parking Lot Pickup. Each bundle includes 5 books and 1 paper activity. Choose from these 11 themes: ABC, Adventure, Animals, Counting, Dinosaurs, Diversity, Funny Stories, Let’s Pretend, STEAM, Transportation, and Under the Sea.
Board Book Bundles
Youth Services staff will choose a few engaging board books for you to read with your child. You can come into the Library to pick yours or request a bundle via Parking Lot Pickup. Board Book Bundles are available in English, Spanish, and Polish.
Leveled Reading Bundles
Looking for leveled reading? It can be time consuming to search for multiple titles at your desired level so the Library currently has a display featuring the Fountas & Pinnell levelling system. Grab a bundle containing 3 books at the same level. Want a more personalized pick for your child? Email us with specifics at KidsRead@mppl.org and we’ll assemble a bundle for you to pick up.
Looking for movies for the weekend? Check out a Binge Bundle! They are DVDs and/or Blu-rays bundled together on a themed topic. There are bundles with movies, TV shows and nonfiction. Themes include animals, sports, throwback films, superheroes and more!
Make a craft with instructions and supplies from the Library. MPPL cardholders can request 1 kit per child from the Youth Department or South Branch and schedule a pickup time with our new parking lot pickup service. Crafts may require some basic household items, such as scissors, glue, or crayons. Look for more Crafts-to-Go kits periodically throughout the summer. Available while supplies last.
Tech Take Home Kits
Explore simple technology at home with instructions and supplies from the Library. MPPL cardholders can request 1 kit per child from the Youth Department as well as the South Branch and schedule a pickup time with our new parking lot pickup service. Kits may require some basic household items such as tape and crayons. Available while supplies last. (Please be aware that the kits will come with small pieces which are a choking hazard to small children.) Best for ages 6 and up.
Parking Lot Printout Service
The Library is offering to make free copies/printouts for patrons (up to 20 pages). To request a printout, please call us at 847-253-5675, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact us via LiveChat. We will make the copies and and then schedule a time for you to pick them up via parking lot pickup.