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Party in your PJs!

Bedtime Math

Children aged 6 to 9 can sign up now for the Bedtime Math Pajama Party on Tuesday, April 8, from 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Come enjoy snacks, wacky math problems, and tangrams and giant dominoes you can take home to keep!  Pajamas are encouraged, but not required.


Spring Break Fairy Fun

Fairy Gardens
April 9
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
For grades 1 – 5
Register now!  Limit 20.

What a fanciful way to welcome spring!  Floral designer Kathleen Obirek will guide you as you create a plant arrangement complete with a little winged figurine!  Ms. Obirek furnishes all materials at no cost to you, so just register and come to the program.

Here are a few books to inspire you:

Fairy Houses and Beyond
Fairy Houses and Beyond by Barry and Tracy Kane

The Fairy Ring
The Fairy Ring, or, Elsie and Frances Fool the World by Mary Losure

Afternoon of the Elves
Afternoon of the Elves by Janet Taylor Lisle

Fairy World Crafts
Fairy World Crafts by Kathy Ross

Jethro Byrd, Fairy Child
Jethro Byrd, Fairy Child by Bob Graham





Special Programs during Valley View Spring Break

Sign up now for special programs the second week of April!  Each of these programs is free.

Bedtime Math Pajama Party
Tuesday, April 8
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Ages 6-9
Put on your pajamas and come to a party!  We’ll enjoy snacks, wacky math problems, and puzzles and dominoes you can take home.

Fairy Gardens
Wednesday, April 9
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Grades 1-5
Floral designer Kathleen Obirek will guide you as you create a fantasy plant arrangement complete with a little winged figurine!

Spring Stuffed Animal Sleepover and Snack Time
Wednesday, April 9, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 10, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Ages 4-7 with an adult
Children ages 4 – 7 years can bring a stuffed animal and a caregiver!  The stuffie will spend the night at the library.  When the lights go out, the toys will be having wild escapades in the dark.  The children will pick up their toy friends the next day at Snack Time and see what mischief they all got into in the night!

Diary Party
Friday, April 11
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Grades 4-6
Join us for a party celebrating some of our popular book series including Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Dork Diaries, and Dear Dumb Diary!

We will also offer drop-in programs that do not require registration; please see our calendar for more details.

Fancy Nancy Party


Monday March, 3
(a day off for Valley View schools!)
from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

in  Meeting Room A

Grades K-3

Come dressed in your finery to this party based on the Fancy Nancy series by Jane O’Connor.  We’ll have a frou-frou frolic with special activities, crafts, and a snack!

Wear your best finery for runway pictures by Studio 300!

Learn French, read stories and have a fancy time!

Register now!  Limit 30.

Meet Spot the Dog this Saturday!

Where's Spot? book cover
Where’s Spot?  At the library!

We will have special activities from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. this Saturday, February 22.  You can also check out the Preschool Round-Up from noon to 3:00.

From 10:00-4:00, enjoy Coloring Pages in the Creativity Park (all ages, no registration needed).

11:00-11:30, come to Storytime!  Be sure to bring your camera, because Spot will be stopping by for a brief visit.  All ages can enjoy stories and music in the Storytime Room.  You do not need to sign up, but preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult.

From 1:00-4:00, come to the Creativity Park to make a simple origami dog Craft you can take home!  Drop in.  Preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult.

Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!


Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!

You probably already know that no two snowflakes look exactly alike. Each and every one of the many, probably too many, snowflakes that has fallen this winter are as unique as your fingerprints.  Join us for a very special Let’s Create program and make your very own unique digital snowflake. This month we are going to meet down in Studio 300 and create a blizzard of snowflakes with the website http://snowdays.me/   

Children grades K-5 can join us from 4:15 – 5:00 on Tuesday February 18th.

 Registration is open now. Don’t miss this special program.

-Miss Chris

Sign up for Super Science Lab

February 16-22, 2014 is Engineering Week!  The American Society of Civil Engineers celebrates how engineers make a difference in our world.  Their website: http://www.discovere.org/our-programs/engineers-week brings engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents.  Check out their website and let us get the children excited for engineering!  The library’s Super Science Lab theme will be engineering in honor of Engineering Week!  We will have a “Tallest Tower Contest,” learn how important civil engineering can be, and work in groups to design and build structures with simple materials.

Please join us Saturday, February 15, 2014 for Super Science Lab.  The program is for children in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade and will be from 1:30 – 2:15 p.m. or 3:00 – 3:45 p.m.  Registration is required.  Please come to the Children’s Section or call 630-685-4181 to register.

Can your team build the tallest tower using only the materials shown on this table?

tower materials

See you soon!

-Mrs. Ashley

Drop-in Winter Storytimes are now in progress!

Storytime clip art
During these freezing cold days and evenings, come into the Children’s Department Storytime Room to spend time with friends, hearing stories and dancing to songs.

All Together  Storytime
Mondays    9:30 – 10:00, 10:15 – 10:45, 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
All ages, preschoolers with adult

Diez deditos (Ten Little Fingers)
Mondays     7:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Bilingual, Spanish and English
Ages 2 – 6 with adult, older siblings welcome

Family Storytime
Tuesdays      7:00 – 7:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with adult

Lapsit Storytime
Thursdays     6:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Ages 0 to 18 months with adult


The Hip Hop Workshop and Poetry Slam Jam

Sunday, February 16

2:00 – 2:50 p.m.

Drop in to Meeting Room A until capacity of 120 is reached

Kidworks Touring Theatre Co. takes us on a time-travel tour from the Old School Days to the New School Era!  We’ll learn about beat boxing, dancing, and DJing. We’ll find out the true meaning of rap.  This show has a lot of audience participation, costumes and music.  Everyone will be up …this show will get everyone dancing and jamming!

two children in sunglasses

Arts and Fables this Friday


Sign up for Arts and Fables Friday, January 24th, at 9:30 or 10:30 a.m.  Hear stories about polar bears and make a polar bear mask to take home with you.