Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Parent/Child Book Discussion

If you are looking for a program for your third through sixth grader, why not try Parent/Child Book Discussion. Parents/caregivers and a child will read the one of the Illinois Bluestem Award nominee books and engage in stimulating discussion. This program will meet the first Thursday of the month, October through April, at 7:00-8:00 p.m. You'll receive our first selection, The Day-Glo Brothers by Chris Barton, an inspiring nonfiction book about the brothers who invented day-glo paint, when you register on Sept. 8th. In addition to stimulating discussion, we'll have a tasty snack, a small craft, and experiment with a black light.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Summer Reading Departs and Dennis DeBondt Returns!

 Did you know our wonderful youth patrons read 11,738 books during our summer reading program? A cause for celebration, for sure! During our summer reading program one of our entertainers was unable to perform due to illness and many of you were disappointed. Dennis DeBondt, magician and comedian, will return on Wednesday, August 15th at 4:00 p.m. He promises "fun, magic, balloons, and he will float a child in the air." Wow! Free tickets will be distributed at 3:30 p.m. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

We still have Storyhour on the Road during the month of August and the first week of September. Meet us at the area park listed on our calendar and enjoy some stories and a craft in fresh air. Registration for Preschool Storyhour and Tot Time begins September 8th while registration for K-2 Storyhour begins September 22nd.  Hold on, folks, here comes fall!