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Shared reading is the best way to help babies, toddlers, and preschoolers develop the important early literacy skills they need to learn how to read independently later on. The more books children ages 0–5 hear, the more prepared they will be to learn how to read. It’s never too early to start.
• Register here or in Kids’ World.
• Start reading and counting!
• Drop by Kids’ World to check in and receive prizes.
• The library will host a 1000 Books Celebration in May 2015, but the program doesn’t end until your child enters kindergarten.
Helping your child develop early literacy begins with cuddling up and sharing a good book. Research shows that children become readers on the lap of a caring adult. Join us as we reach for 1000!
Register for August programs and classes.
Remember to log in before you register. When you're finished, you’ll then be able to view a list of all of your registrations by clicking on Program Registrations on your account page.
Sign-up has begun for our Winter Reading Program. Pick up a reading log at the Kids’ World Desk or on the bookmobile. Keep track of your reading to earn a prize and a free book of your choice. You can read or be read to. For ages infancy–13.
What was life really like for the servants who worked below stairs in the era of Downton Abbey? Come and learn about the people who toiled around the clock to ensure the smooth running of these glamorous households. Leslie Goddard portrays Margaret Powell, a British domestic servant who worked in English homes in the 1920s. Based on Powell’s best-selling memoir Below Stairs, this program gives a lively look at the work it took to run a wealthy household in this era. Powell’s 1968 book was an inspiration for Upstairs, Downstairs and Downton Abbey.
This popular monthly film discussion program is presented by Dann Gire, the film editor for the Daily Herald and a contributing corresponding critic for Ebert Presents on PBS and Raymond Benson, a film historian and novelist.
Alina Celeste is a kindie music artist who emphasizes folk and traditional songs with a modern twist. She brings an eclectic mix of genres to her performances, from calypso to bluegrass to indie rock. Don't be surprised if you find yourself singing and dancing all the way home! For ages 2--7.
View the documentary 9000 Needles, the story of Devin Dearth, who suffered from a devastating stroke at age 40 and underwent acupuncture in China as part of his treatment. After the movie, at 2:30 p.m., Dr. Masahiko Matsushita, owner of Ace Chiropractic Clinic in Arlington Heights, will discuss acupuncture.