If you are a football fan, I think I know where you will be this Sunday night! Even if your favorite team will not by playing, you can still read about them. The series NFL Today devotes an entire volume to the history of each team while highlighting their greatest players and most exciting moments in franchise history. It could be great reading in the off season.
Harry Potter isn't the only one who could talk to snakes. Imagine moving to Liberia for 2 years to discover that black mambas want to be around you. You aren't just a kid brother who's scared of his own shadow anymore. You are mentally connected to just about the deadliest snake in the world. Meet 12-year-old Linus Tuttle, who will never be the same again. Neither will his family. Read Mamba Point by Kurtis Scaletta.
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:
Rosenthal and Lichtenheld have done it again! The team who gave us Duck! Rabbit! are back with a hilarious story about an exclamation mark, Exclamation Mark. Exclamation mark knows he’s different from the other punctuation marks. No matter how hard he tries, he just doesn’t fit in. When a question mark overwhelms him with questions, the sad and frustrated exclamation mark tells him to, “Stop!” finally finding his voice and identity. His confidence builds and he exclaims with joy, “Hi! Wow! Look what I can do!” This is a fun read-aloud filled with personality and opportunities to discuss grammar.
I always loved camping. Sitting around a fire listening to scary stories, eating s'mores and trying not to burn my marshmallows. On Friday, April 20th, come to the library for our version of a camping experience. Scary stories, games and a craft are all part of it along with real s'mores and a not so real campfire. The best part - no bugs! For ages 8-11.
Kids' World has added 17 Science Kits to the collection. Included are kits which cover a variety of topics and interests. The collection offers a solar car, a USB microscope and a model of the human heart. There's a kit featuring sharks and one covering the periodic table. To access this collection in the catalog, search for "science kit" under keyword and refine the search by clicking on "toy" in the right hand column. When you're in the library, stop by to take a look. They're located to the right of the Kids' World Desk next to the STEM kits.
You probably already know the library has video games, but did you know you could ask us to buy a video game we don't already own? If it is still available for purchase, we will consider ordering it and you will be the first to check it out. Just remember, we can't buy used games.
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.
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!
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