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Posted by Mrs T on 03/21/12
You'll soon be able to read Harry Potter books on your e-reader! Watch for these to be available at the end of April. While you're waiting, you can browse eBooks and eAudiobooks from the library's website to find something good to read or listen to. Just point the cursor to Borrow and click on eBooks and eAudiobooks. You may like reading the title that just won the Caudill Award -  Powerless by Matthew Cody - or listening to Vespers Rising by Rick Riordan.
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Posted by Mizz J on 03/21/12
Hi Parents,
Your youngster will soon be able to sign-up for this popular summer program.  Just a reminder that students must be completing grades 6, 7, or 8 to participate as a Junior Library Volunteer this summer.  This is a dynamic program where the volunteers help to run the summer reading program and assist the library behind-the-scenes. Pick up an application at the Kids' World Desk or download it at www.ahml.info/kids. 
Registration deadline is May 14 at 10PM.  All completed applications must be returned to Kids' World.
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Posted by Ms. L.. on 03/14/12
I was in line a few weeks ago and observed a mother keeping her young daughter entertained as they waited by singing Jim Gill songs. The little girl danced along, doing all the actions the lyrics called for. It reminded me to check out his latest CD, Jim Gill Presents Music Play for Folks of All Stripes. My favorite songs on the CD are “It Takes Some Friends” and “Bananas.” Chicago Parent gave the CD a rave review but WXRT perhaps put it best when they said simply, “No one does it better than Jim Gill.”
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Posted by Ms. L.. on 03/14/12
Did you know that floodlights were first used to illuminate night baseball games in 1929? Some baseball fans were against night games in favor of tradition. The Chicago Cubs held out for over 50 years. It wasn’t until 1988 that Wrigley Field had lights!

Learn more about America’s most beloved baseball fields in Ballpark: The Story of America’s Baseball Fields and find other baseball books here.
 
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Posted by Kidbrarian on 03/01/12
March is full of fun holidays. One of my favorites is "If My Pet Had Thumbs Day" which is celebrated on March 3rd. Just think of all the things your pet could do if it had thumbs, like no more wet tennis balls for starters. I know my dog would be helping himself to a lot more treats!
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Posted by Kidbrarian on 02/29/12
In our hectic day to day lives, help is always appreciated, especially when it comes to our childrens' homework. On Thursday, March 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. come to the library for a special program demonstrating how the library can assist your child with their homework using our online resources.This will be a hands-on experience with useful handouts. Students in grades 4-8 are welcome to attend as well.Please call the Kids' World Desk at 847-506-2620 to register
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Posted by Mrs T on 02/22/12
This year marks the 200th birthday of one of the most famous writers of all times - Charles Dickens. Dickens was an ordinary person who wrote extraordinary stories. No one tells a ghost story quite like Dickens. Even though he lived in the 1800s we still love his books today. Many of his novels are for adults but some appeal to kids too. In Kids' World we have shortened versions of his works. We also have fascinating biographies of his life. Some of the books we have feature him as a character in the story. Here's a list of books written by him and about him - but there are more. Have you ever thought about becoming a writer yourself? You may want to come to our workshops for kids held at the library. They're called Kids' Ink. Please check the newsletter for future dates.
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Posted by Mizz J on 02/22/12
Years ago someone told me that one of the greatest things parents can do for their children is to raise them to be polite. He reasoned that in so doing, adults (other than their parents) would want to help them along in life.  I thought that was quite insightful. "Please" and "Thank you" go a long way to endearing a youngster to other adult "helpers." Toward that end, here is a list of materials you might find useful. Good luck, Mom and Dad!
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Posted by Ms. L.. on 02/08/12
Here’s an app that will keep your child entertained, and it’s free! Check out this link to Talking Tom Cat brought to you by iTunes! He responds to touch and repeats everything your child says in a funny voice. Besides being hilarious, this app has educational benefits as well, especially for children with special needs. If your child is reluctant to talk, this app can help develop language skills by encouraging your child to speak more.
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Posted by Ms. L.. on 02/08/12
Your favorite friends are back, brought to you by none other than Mo Willems, author of Knuffle Bunny, Leonardo the Terrible Monster, and the Cat the Cat easy-to-read series.
 
Check out Elephant and Piggie’s latest adventure in Listen To My Trumpet!
 
What’s the pigeon up to these days? Find out in The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?
 

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