Posts tagged with "Kids' World"

Posted by daccurso on 01/24/11
Kids' World was the place to be on Saturday for the Kids' World Open House. Parents, grandparents and kids of all ages joined us to see all the exciting and colorful changes we've made. Our community partners were on hand to greet library users and talk about the new additions to Kids' World that were purchased by their generous donations. They include:
 
  • Nina and Bob Mariano from Mariano's Fresh Market who donated funds for the new aquarium
  • Kris Stabler representing Arlington Park which donated an Early Literacy Computer for the I Can Read area
  • Steve and Barbara Diedrich and Josephine Perez from the Friends of the Library whose donation funded the interactive wall panels in Kids' World.
 
In addition, there were refreshments for all, a magician and musicians from the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre showing children how to play the flute, clarinet,  violin, keyboard and guitar.
 
See more photos from the event.

Posted by paichele on 06/11/15
 
Arlington Heights' youngest readers have been taking their best shots this week at playing "Chelsea Dagger," the Chicago Blackhawks goal song, on a giant-sized floor piano in Kids' World. Located on the first floor, the jumbo piano is part of Read to the Rhythm, the library's summer reading program. The sheet music changes weekly and in support of the Blackhawks' quest for the Stanley Cup, the current selection is the team's goal anthem–music to the ears of Blackhawks fans everywhere–duh, da, da, da. "Chelsea Dagger" will be on display in Kids' World through Sunday, June 14.
 
Stop in, give the giant piano a try and register for Summer Reading.
 
Learn more in the Daily Herald.
 
 

Posted by aharder on 01/26/16
 
The library continues its celebration of all things fairy tale by inviting you to an engaging presentation with author Liesl Shurtliff. Shurtliff, the author of Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin and Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk, will speak about myths, fairy tales and legends, where they come from, how they change and what they mean to us today. Doors open with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Liesl's presentation starts at 6:45 p.m. followed by a book signing at 7:30 p.m. Rump and Jack will both be available for purchase.
 
Author Liesl Shurtliff: Tales Behind Fairy Tales
Date and Time: Thursday, February 25, 6:30-8 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room, Arlington Heights Memorial Library
Register at the Info Desk, 847-392-0100 or at ahml.info beginning February 1.

In advance of Shurtliff's author event, the library is hosting a tween writing workshop with the author.
 
Tween Writing Workshop with Author Liesl Shurtliff
Do you like to write? Do you love Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin and Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk? Then you won't want to miss this program. Liesl Shurtliff, author of Rump and Jack will be leading a writing workshop just for fourth- to sixth-grade students. In this workshop, she will SHOW students why showing is so effective compared to telling. Highlights include Liesl standing on her head!
Date and Time: Thursday, February 25, 5:30-6:15 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room, Arlington Heights Memorial Library
Register at the Info Desk, 847-392-0100 or at ahml.info beginning February 1.
 
Shurtliff's visit is just one of many fairy-tale themed programs planned by the library over the next two months. Kids’ World is abuzz with visitors exploring Once Upon a Time…Exploring the World of Fairy Tales, an interactive play exhibit for children ages 3 to 10 that runs through March 26. The exhibit is made possible by a gift from the Friends of the Library. To learn more about the Once Upon a Time exhibit and fairy tale programs for all ages, including family movie screenings nights, puppet shows and plays, book discussions, crafts and more, visit ahml.info/fairytales.
 
 

Posted by daccurso on 11/18/11

Stop by Kids' World to see our newly refurbished dollhouse. It is now interactive. Touch the screen and rooms light up; touch toys in the rooms and books pop up. There are five objects in each room that correspond to books in our collection. See if you can find them all!
 

Posted by paichele on 02/06/15
 
The library celebrated all things Harry Potter on Thursday, February 5 and more than 200 people turned out for an evening of fun fit for a wizard. Wearing costumes and signature Harry styles, participants soaked in the magic and rolled up their sleeves for Hogwarts-themed activities in the Marketplace, the Hub and Kids' World: a potions class, owl examinations, a chance to make a Golden Snitch and the opportunity to don the Sorting Hat. Awards were given for best costumes and both wizards and Muggles alike enjoyed Harry Potter-inspired treats.
 
Harry Potter Book Night was a first time event in which libraries, schools and community groups around the world joined together on the same night to host celebrations honoring J.K. Rowling’s unforgettable stories and the magic of Harry Potter.

Posted by aharder on 07/31/15

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.
 
1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a reading program for young children. Although 1000 books sounds like a lot, it’s only three shared reading sessions a day for a year. So how does it work?

• Register online at ahml.info/1000books or in Kids’ World.
• Start reading and counting!
• Drop by Kids’ World to check in and receive prizes. 
• The program continues until your child enters kindergarten. 
• Find more details at ahml.info/1000books
 

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!

 
How to Grow a Reader
  • Reading aloud to your child is the single most important thing you can do to help your child be ready to read.
  • We can help you find age-appropriate titles and topics for your child. Ask a librarian for help in choosing books for your baby, toddler or preschooler.
  • You are your child’s first and best teacher. Children learn best through playful interaction with a caring adult.
  • Talk, sing, read, write and play! Engaging in these five practices with your child will help him or her develop early literacy skills.
  • To learn more, sign up for our quarterly Ready to Read eNewsletter.

Posted by daccurso on 09/05/12

Kids’ World now has iPads that A.H. cardholders can check out for one week. They are loaded with fun and educational apps for children from age 1 to grade 8. Apps include Inside the World of Dinosaurs, Letter School, Musical Me, First Words International, and Tap to Talk for children with special needs. Look for  them with the audiobooks near the drinking fountains.

Posted by daccurso on 12/07/10
Explore the stories, music and the culture of the early Native Americans with award-winning storyteller Dennis Paige. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
 
For school-age children
 
Date and time: Wednesday, December 29, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Posted by daccurso on 05/20/09
just_for_kidsNeed a reminder about upcoming kids' programs? Sign up for the Just for Kids eNewsletter. It has detailed descriptions of all of our kids' programs and comes in your email every month. Take a look at the latest issue, and sign up to receive it yourself.
Posted by daccurso on 08/17/10
kw_reorganization Please pardon our dust during our Kids’ World reorganization project. We’re moving things around, replacing the carpet and adding a few more surprises to the area. All kids'’ items will be available during this project, but some are in temporary locations. Look for the following items in the area between New Books and DVDs for adults: Pop-Up Books Board books Picture books EReads J/Y fiction, mysteries and science fiction Kids' World reference World Languages All items will be moved back to their new locations in Kids' World by October 8. If you need assistance locating anything, please ask a staff member.
 
If your status is Confirmed Registration, your spot for the event is confirmed.

If registration for this event is full, you will be placed on a waiting list. Wait listed registrants are moved to the confirmed registration list (in the order of registration) when cancelations are received. You will receive an email notification if you are moved from the wait list to the confirmed registration list.

6.012 Patron-Generated Content

04/27/2011
The Library offers various venues in which patrons can contribute content that is accessible to the public.  These include, but are not limited to, blogs, reviews, forums, and social tagging on the Library’s website and catalog.  Any instance in which a patron posts written or recorded content to any of the Library’s venues that are accessible to the public is considered “patron-generated content” and is subject to this policy.
 
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Patrons are liable for the opinions expressed and the accuracy of the information contained in the content they submit.  The Library assumes no responsibility for such content.
 
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  • content that is profane, obscene, or pornographic;
 
  • content that is abusive, discriminatory or hateful on account of race, national origin, religion, age, gender, disability, or sexual orientation;
 
  • content that contains threats, personal attacks, or harassment;
 
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