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Posted by Kidbrarian on 09/11/12
Recently, many of you have come in looking for realistic fiction for your first school reading assignment but are not really sure what it is. Realistic fiction is a story that could really happen. That means no magic wands or talking animals or fairies that appear and disappear. It can be funny or sad. It can be full of action or thoughtful. If you are in need of a suggestion, give us a call or drop by the desk for some ideas. We love to help! 
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Posted by Ms. L.. on 08/27/12
We’ve created a new page on the Kids’ World site to share information with you about our services and resources for children with special needs.  Take a look at our social story for young children.  You can use the story to help prepare your child for a visit to the library.  On the site, you’ll also find booklists, program descriptions, and helpful hints about searching our catalog for items that can meet your child’s needs.  Find the link at the bottom of the Parents’ page, or simply click here: http://ahml.info/kids/special_child_at_the_library
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Posted by Mrs T on 08/24/12
What a huge topic this is for a little blog! We see so many families come through our doors. Around this time everyone is helping their kids prepare for school. New clothes, new bedtime, new rules about homework, etc. It's all a part of the preparation - for back to school. I wanted to see what we had on our shelves that would help with advice and thoughts about this momentous time of year. I created a short list of titles but we have many, many more. From academics, to bullying to different learning styles. We have it all. Sometimes just browsing a book will help you sort through your own thoughts about a topic. So take a look at the list, If you have questions please come in and ask us. We can direct you to the answers. Have a great school year!.  
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Posted by Ms. L.. on 08/21/12
The best thing you can do to help your child get ready to read is to read aloud to your child every day.  Shared reading is a great way for children to build early literacy skills.  Join us for storytime at the library the week of August 27 and check out this week's read-aloud recommendations:
 
Baby Time (Infants to 18 months): Clip-Clop
Toddler Time (19-35 months): Mama Cat has Three Kittens
Kids Time (ages 3-6): Bark George
Family Time (All kids through 6 years): Dimity Duck
 
Storytime is every other week.  For a complete schedule, visit our Kids' Program calendar
 
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Posted by Ms. L.. on 08/21/12
Special Child @ the Library is a semi-annual eNewsletter written by Kids’ World librarians.  Each issue will highlight resources, services, and programs that might be of particular interest to families of children with special needs.  To sign up, visit http://ahml.info/webform/enewsletter-signup.
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Posted by Ms. L.. on 08/08/12

Fall is right around the corner and many families are sending a kindergartner off to school for the first time.  Celebrate this important milestone with a trip to the library where your budding student can get his or her first library card!  Join us for the Kindergarten Party on Saturday, October 6 anytime between 1:00 and 3:00.  Do a scavenger hunt, have a snack, make a craft and enjoy a story.  Kindergartners will receive a free library card pouch.  Bring the whole family for fun and festivities!

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Posted by Ms. L.. on 08/08/12

Are we missing the CD to your favorite kids’ show or movie?  We have music from Disney and Nickelodeon hits such as iCarly, A.N.T Farm, Lemonade Mouth, and more!  Let us know if we don’t have what you’re looking for by submitting a Purchase Suggestion.

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Posted by Ms. L.. on 07/09/12
My name is Nugget and there’s nothing I love more than a good story. That’s why I can’t wait for the next sessions of Paws to Read! Paws to Read is a fun library program where I get to listen to kids read aloud. Did you know that reading aloud to a dog can help improve your reading skills? What a great way to practice! Please visit me and my friends from Rainbow Assisted Therapy at the Arlington Heights Library on:
 
Tuesday July 10, 2:30-3:45
Wednesday July 11, 10:30-11:45
Lindsey Room
Ages 7-11, Register
 
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Posted by Ms. L.. on 07/06/12
If your child does best in a small group setting, consider attending our Sensory Storytimes. In our Sensory Storytimes, there are fewer children, hands-on activities, and a lower noise level. You don’t need an AHML card to register!
 
On July 14, we’ll read I Spy Under the Sea, blow bubbles, play a parachute game, search for ocean animals in rice, make a craft, and test our balance with bean bags! Please join us in our “under the sea” adventures!
 
On August 12, we'll read I Love Bugs, play with bug puppets, and use rubbing plates to create our own bugs!  Come get creepy and crawly with us!
 
Sensory Storytime
Saturday July 14, 1:30-2:15
Sunday August 12, 1:30-2:15
Lindsey Room
Ages 3-7 with caregiver
This storytime is designed to engage children through movement, music, stories, and play. Ideal for children with autism or sensory processing issues or children who have difficulty sitting still. Please feel free to call 847-506-2620 if you’d like to tell us about your child or request special accommodations. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
 
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Posted by Mrs T on 06/29/12
Need to read a book assigned by your school this summer? Kids' World has booklists from many schools. We also try to pull the books and place them on a cart near the Summer Reading display. If you're wondering if we have your book contact us. If it's available, we'll put it downstairs at the drive-up. Hope to hear from you!
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