Posts tagged with "KW Parents"

Posted by Mrs. T. on 09/20/13
The Arlington Heights Memorial Library has  newly designed, colorful library cards available for children of all ages. Whether you are celebrating the occasion of your child's first card or looking to replace an older card, we have attractive choices for you.
Bringing your child in to select their card sends a powerful message to them about the value of all the library has to offer. This message will last them a lifetime. It's a true gift from you to them. When you come - grab some books too. Here's a list of books to read together about libraries and library cards. Hope to see you soon!

Posted by Mrs. T. on 01/10/14
Want to experience a fun, bonding activity with your child? Come to a parent/grandparent/child book discussion. We'll be talking about Charlotte's Web by E.B. White at an intergenerational book discussion on Thursday evening, January 30 at 6:30 PM. You can pick up a copy of the book at the Kids' World Desk. We'll have dessert and complete a craft. Our numbers have grown so please register. Hope to see you there!

Posted by Mrs. T. on 11/23/12
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Are you looking for gift ideas for your children and relatives? Why not give books?
Kids' World staff created 4 lists of books recommended for holiday giving - for all ages. You can find these on the Booklist page. Scroll down to Gift Book Ideas. If you don't see something interesting there, browse the other lists. You can't go wrong with books!

Posted by Ms. L on 11/22/11
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Goodnight Moon is the classic bedtime story. Its soothing rhythm and gentle rhymes have put generations of children to bed. The latest version, Goodnight iPad, may not make your little one’s eyes’ tired, but parents and children alike will enjoy this modern take on an old favorite. “There was an iPad, and a kid playing Doom, and a screen saver of an (angry) bird launching over the moon…”

Posted by Ms. L on 08/04/11
Did you know the library offers online Disney books? Visit Disney Digital Books in OverDrive (our new eLibrary collection). Locate the link at the left of the page under Collections.  You’ll find titles like Toy Story 3 and Finding Nemo.  Once you’ve checked an item out, simply launch the story. As you hover over each word, a voice will read it aloud. This is a wonderful way for kids to revisit their favorites again and again.  Need someone to walk you through these steps? Call the Kids’ World Desk at 847-506-2620.

Posted by Ms. L on 09/12/12
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Enjoy some of these great books that we read aloud in storytime this week!
 
Baby Time: Peek-a-Pet
 
 
Follow up the book with this fun fingerplay!
 
Gray Squirrel
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel,
Shake your bushy tail.
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel,
Shake you bushy tail.
Wrinkle up your little nose,
Put an acorn in your toes.
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel,
Shake your bushy tail.
 
Kids’ Time: Duck! Rabbit!
 
Family Time: The Wheels on the Bus
 
Storytime is every other week at the library.  For a complete storytime schedule, visit our Kids’ Events Calendar.
 
 

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.

Posted by Mrs. T. on 04/17/13
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Considering the tragedies this week in Boston, we all worry about the children in our lives and how they cope with what seems like an endless stream of fear and sadness. There are books about how adults can help children cope with stress and anxiety and we have put together a list of titles. I also found that the National Association of School Psychologists website also has helpful information. If you would like more information about this topic please don't hesitate to contact the library.

Posted by Mrs. T. on 08/24/12
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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!.  

Posted by Kidbrarian on 05/03/12
Are you interested in learning about homeschooling your children? On Tuesday, May 15, we will be hosting an Open House for parents and children who want to find out more about homeschooling. You will have a chance to network with other families and examine the materials the library has to offer. Children are welcome to attend