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Posted by Ms. L on 08/28/13
Come out and play the week of September 9.  Kids' World Playgroups (Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:45-11:45) will be all about math!  Child-friendly activities will include counting, weighing, and number games.  And don’t miss our Math Midway 2 Go exhibit opening September 9 in the Marketplace.  Six interactive exhibits will give your child hands-on experience with the wonders of mathematics.  (Brought to you by the National Museum of Mathematics)
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Posted by Mrs. T. on 08/28/13
Sixteen years ago a novel was published in London that changed the world of children's book publishing forever. It was entitled Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. The next year, it was published in the U.S. with a different title - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. The author, J.K. Rowling, brilliantly captured the imagination of children all over the world with her stories. Through the years, I have been told by many parents that this series encouraged their children to read. The books are enjoying a re-release right now with beautiful new cover art. A new generation of children will discover these titles with their engaging stories of friendship, magic and good triumphing over evil.  Please visit the Kids' World page and click on booklists for more reading suggestions. Or visit us in Kids' World.
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Posted by Mrs. T. on 07/23/13
Kits that help children learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics can now be checked out from the Kids' World Department. These kits are for all ages. Everything from simple machines to snap circuits are available. Take a look at this list to see what may interest you or your child.
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Posted by Ms. L on 07/20/13
Bring your teddy bear to our fairy tale open house where we’ll celebrate the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.  Enjoy a storybook walk, fairy tale themed snacks, and an art project.  Complete our fairy tale quiz for a chance to win a small prize!  Drop by Kids' World on Monday, July 22 between 1:30 and 3:30.  For ages 3-7. 
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Posted by Mrs. T. on 06/13/13
The Chicago Tribune had a great article this week about preventing "summer slide" - when your child loses academic ground during the summer. One of the suggestions to prevent this is to sign your child up for a summer reading program at a public library. This is great advice because it's a documented fact that children who are registered in summer reading programs do better when returning to school in the fall than those who didn't participate in a reading program. This year the Kids' World Make It! Read, Discover, Create program encourages kids to chose their own goals and discover new information about topics they're excited about. Please come in and sign up for this amazing, motivating program. As always, we have our popular reading lists available too. They can, also, be accessed  here. Hope to see you soon!
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Posted by Ms. L on 06/06/13
Walk, ride, or skip to the library to join us for a day of old fashioned summer fun!  Qualified bicycle technicians from Village CycleSport in Arlington Heights will be on hand to give your bike a safety check, offering minor repairs and on-the-spot and recommendations for further maintenance. Family activities will include bubbles, sidewalk chalk, a bean bag toss, and other childhood favorites.  Drop by Saturday, June 22 from 1:30-1:30 in the Library parking lot. 

 
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Posted by Ms. L on 05/17/13
Did you know that dog bite injuries are among the leading cause of pediatric admissions to hospital emergency departments with half of all children being bitten by the time they are 12 years old?
 
Learn how to prevent dog bites in our Dog Safety class Friday, May 24 from 1:00-1:45 in the Hendrickson Room (Register, ages 4 and up). 

Rainbow Assisted Therapy's dog safety experts will teach children how to interact safely with dogs, how to read canine body language and techniques to use when faced with an aggressive dog. 
 
The therapy dogs will also put on a show demonstrating therapy skills such as jumping through hoops, playing musical instruments and bowling.
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Posted by Mrs. T. on 05/15/13
We're having an open house just for you. Come learn about  the resources the library has for you. Tour the new areas of this beautiful library. Meet other families. One of the fun things will be getting a tour of The Studio where you can learn about making movies, editing photos, recording music and more. We will also tour the new Teen space - The Hub.
So please come. No need to sign up. It's 2-4:00 on Monday, May 20th.
Hope to see you there!
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Posted by Ms. L on 04/27/13
During our storytime break, be sure to check out our Music Makers program for ages 3-5.  Sing, dance, and make music in this lively preschool storytime. 
 
Tuesdays, May 7 and 21 from 1:30-2:15 in the Lindsey Room.  Register beginning May 1.
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Posted by Mrs. T. on 04/25/13
If you're in 7th grade and older you need to check out the library's new space for teens - it's called The Hub. It's beyond anything you've ever seen in the library. There are DIY kits - this month's is a marshmallow launcher. You can check out MacBook Airs to use in the room plus Wii, PlayStation and X-box games. You can, also, sit and read, study or draw.  Seriously - you need to get in here.
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