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Posted by bbenson on 03/11/14

applications accepted April 1 - April 27

Online Applications:

Did you participate last year?

• For teens entering grades 7-12 in the fall of 2014.
• Each volunteer will be a member of one team.
• Each team will be working with a staff member to accomplish specific projects.
For more information call: 847-506-2620
Squad Descriptions

Act Up!
Wednesdays 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
June 11 – August 6
Have you been bitten by the acting bug? Consider joining this group to present storytimes and Readers Theater. You will design each program deciding on what books to use as well as puppets and music.

The A-Listers
Mondays 10-noon
June 16, July 7, July 14, July 21, and July 28
Seeking creative and detail-orientated squad members to plan a family movie night.  Choose the movie, plan interactive elements, come up with themed snacks and decorations, and manage supplies and other details.  Learn how to pull off a red carpet event from start to finish!

Biblio Buddies
Fridays, varying schedule morning and afternoon
June 13 – July 25
Join our Bookmobile and outreach staff as we visit the kids at Arlington Racetrack this summer. Volunteers will help prepare and present bi-lingual programs for children. Conversational Spanish skills required. Native speakers and students who have taken Spanish language classes are encouraged to apply.

Pee Wee Pollocks
Tuesdays 10-noon
June 10 – July 29
This squad brings the exciting world of art to toddlers! Design art programs for the youngest members of our community.

Local History Hunters
Tuesdays 10-Noon
June 10 – July 29
Are you a history buff and want to learn more? As part of this squad you will be collecting local history, creating videos and interviewing area residents. Contribute entries to the Arlington Heights online digital History page Home Sweet Home as well as the Arlington Heights Wiki.

Sprout Squad
June 10 – July 29
Learn about where food comes from in this summer squad! We’ll plant, maintain and harvest healthy, sustainable produce. We’ll also experiment in the kitchen and enjoy the fruits of our labor. Get your hands dirty each week and show off your green thumb in this hands-on group! No gardening experience necessary.

Tuesdays 1-3 p.m.
June 10 – July 29
Interested in writing fiction/poetry/screenplays/tutorials/songs/words? Inklings will be a squad dedicated to all things “writing”. Each week we’ll exercise a different way to write creatively – honing our writing skills, collaborating with squad mates, and publishing our work to share with the community.

Tuesdays 10-noon
June 10 – July 29
Calling all P interest groupies! Plan, purchase and prepare crafts for the Kids’ World Summer Craft Table. Organize and run two programs specially designed for kids. Decide on what crafts to present then assist in the creation of the finished product at the program.

Robotics Squad
Fridays 1-3pm
June13 – August 1
Do you enjoy robotics or just curious about it? Learn both WeDo and Mindstorms then show off your newfound talents as we offer both Open House demonstrations and programs for kids.

Studio Squad
Tap into your creative side using technology. Our Digital Services Staff will help you learn how to use the tools in the Studio, our digital media lab. You'll be creating videos designed to assist kids in the use of our new Science kits.

Mondays-Fridays 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., 12:30 - 2:30 p.m., 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.; 5:30-7:30; 7:30-9:30
Saturdays 10 a.m. - noon, noon - 2 p.m., 2 - 4 p.m., 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Sundays noon - 2 p.m., 2 - 4 p.m., 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 2 – August 9
Help at the Summer Reading Table in Kids’ World signing kids up and explaining all the new aspects of the Summer Reading program. Assistance kids with the various activities Hand out prizes, and assist in some shelving.


Posted by red_sonya on 03/17/14
04/12/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Imagine a world where dry land is at a premium and humanity must begin living underwater...or where a test doesn't just determine whether you pass or fail, but whether you live or die....or where the planet is invaded by terrifying creatures, and you must fight to survive...or where some people live their entire lives in darkness, not allowed to step into the light of day.
Welcome to the dark, thrilling worlds created by authors Kat Falls, Joelle Charbonneau, Demitria Lunetta and Elizabeth Fama. In Dark Life, Rip Tide, Inhuman, The Testing, In the After, and Plus One, these writers take us on adventures that are beyond our imagination but closer to real life than we might want to think. At this event, learn where they get their ideas, what it is like to a published author, and behind the scenes details of these novels.
Copies of their books will be available for purchase at the event, and there will be a opportunity to ask questions and have books signed.