Sign up for Chess Club

chess pieces
Registration is now open for Chess Club. Tweens in grades 4 through 8 can sign up to play chess at 4:15 on Wednesday afternoon, March 18.

Sorry, no Skippyjon at Storytime

Skippyjon Jones
UPDATE:  We are sorry to announce that our costumed character, Skippyjon Jones, will not be able to make it to storytime on Saturday.  We will still be offering storytime without him at 11:00 a.m., as well as coloring pages and an afternoon craft.

 

Celebrate National Pig Day

Pig1Are you out of school on Monday, March 2?  The library has lots for you to do!

9:30-10:00, 10:15-10:45, or 11:00-11:30 a.m.

Oink Together Storytime

10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Where is Piggie?  Scavenger Hunt in Children’s Services

10:00 a.m. to noon Paper Plate Piggies

1:00-1:45 p.m. Three Little Pigs LEGO House

2:00-3:30 p.m. Pig Day Family Movie

3:30-4:30 p.m. Flying Pigs Craft

3:30-4:40 p.m. Piggie Pictures
Reveal your inner piggie in front of the green screen!  Don’t forget to wear pink!

Pig2

All ages, preschoolers with an adult.  Drop in.

Skippyjon Jones Day

Don’t miss Skippyjon Jones Day Saturday, February 28, 2015!

Join us in the Storytime Room for a special storytime from 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. UPDATE:  We are sorry to announce that our costumed character, Skippyjon Jones, will not be able to make it to storytime on Saturday.  We will still be offering storytime without him.

From 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. we will have a Skippyjon Jones craft in the Children’s Services Department.

Skippyjon Jones coloring pages will be available from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Hope to see you there!  Don’t forget to check out some Skippyjon Jones books!

Skippyjon Jones

Indie Music for Kids: An Essential Playlist

School Library Journal just did a great overview of some of the “kindie” music available for kids:

Indie Music for Kids: An Essential Playlist.

Check out some of these artists and give them a listen!

Saturday Special: Family Movie

Drop in to see a movie on Saturday, February 21, at 1:30 p.m. in the Storytime Room.  We can’t say what the movie is on the blog, but we can tell you on the phone if you call the Children’s Services Desk at (630) 685-4141.  The movie was based on this book:

Here Be Monsters
Here Be Monsters! by Alan Snow

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’ will feature African beats!

African drummers
Sign up for Mini Movin’ and Groovin on Friday, February 20, at 9:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.  Children ages 8 months to five years can enjoy musical activities with their friends and a favorite adult!