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Rescue Cats

Did you know that two Fountaindale librarians volunteer at the animal shelter, taking care of cats? Here are some new stories about rescuing and bringing home cats and kittens.

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Big Cat, Little Cat by Elisha Cooper
A moving tale about friendship, new beginnings, and cats.

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A Cat Named Swan by Holly Hobbie
After surviving on the streets, a homeless cat discovers the joys of living with a human family.

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Cat on the Bus by Aram Kim
Using onomatopoeia, this almost wordless story tells of a homeless cat who finds shelter on a bus where she meets a cat-loving Asian grandfather.

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Little Night Cat by Sonja Danowski
When Tony, a little boy, bravely offers his stuffed animals–including his favorite toy cat–to the animal shelter to raise money for the needy dogs and cats, it touches his mom’s heart. Later that night when Tony misses his toy, she gives him her old stuffed cat. He embraces it with such care and devotion that his mom rewards him in a way that he never imagines.

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Lola Gets a Cat by Anna McQuinn; illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw
More than anything Lola would like a cat, but first she must learn how to care for it.

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Lost and Found Cat: The True Story of Kunkush’s Incredible Journey by Doug Kuntz and Amy Shrodes; illustrated by Sue Cornelison
A family of refugees is accidentally separated from, and then reunited with, their pet cat.

Amazing Animals with Animal Quest

Amazing Animals

Thursday, July 14
2:00-2:45 PM

Animal Quest is back! They will be showcasing the wonders and wows of the animal kingdom with a bunch of their live exotic animals! Come meet “Twitch”, the cute and rambunctious Coatimundi, “Jig”, the gorgeous albino Burmese Python, “Munroe”, the 22 pound Flemish Giant Rabbit, and many other cool animals! Join us for the opportunity to see and touch animals you may not have even known existed.

Offsite at Central Park (behind the Annerino Community Center Gymnasium), 201 Recreation Drive, Bolingbrook, IL 60440. All ages, preschoolers with an adult. Annerino Community Center Gymnasium if rain. Drop in.

Yo-yo Champion Trick Show

Yo Yo Champion
Tuesday, July 12
2:00 PM-2:45 PM

World Yo-Yo Champion Mark Hayward is an expert at making yo-yos do amazing feats. He’s also excellent at delighting audiences with wacky juggling routines, assorted tricks, and generating a great deal of laughter!

Offsite at the Annerino Community Center Gymnasium, 201 Recreation Drive, Bolingbrook, IL 60440. All ages, preschoolers with an adult. Drop in.

Bubble Wonders

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Thursday, July 7
2:00-2:45 PM

Bring your family to see Geoff Akins, “bubbleologist”, who creates amazing bubble shapes such as ice cream cones, volcanoes, caterpillars, and square bubbles. He even puts a child in a giant bubble!

Bubble Wonders

Offsite at the Annerino Community Center Gymnasium, 201 Recreation Drive, Bolingbrook, IL 60440. All ages, preschoolers with an adult. Drop in.

Science in Sports


Thursday, June 30
2:00-2:45 PM

Scientist Steve Belliveau makes learning fun! He’s been seen flying across the room in a hovercraft, electrifying an audience member with static electricity, and inspiring kids of all ages to get involved in science! Come see his show of dramatic demonstrations, easy to see equipment, humor, and audience participation.

Offsite at the Annerino Community Center Gymnasium, 201 Recreation Drive, Bolingbrook, IL 60440. All ages, preschoolers with an adult. Drop in.

Super Stolie Rocking Music Concert

Super Stolie Rocking Music Concert

Thursday, June 23
2:00-2:45 PM

Celebrate with Super Stolie! Create a goal, challenge yourself, and let’s go for it! This physical musical show will get bodies moving, dancing and exercising as we learn about the importance of being strong, confident, working hard and working together to make our big dreams come alive! You can do anything if you believe in yourself! Everyone’s a winner!

Offsite at Central Park (behind the Annerino Community Center Gymnasium), 201 Recreation Drive, Bolingbrook, IL 60440. All ages, preschoolers with an adult. Annerino Community Center Gymnasium if rain. Drop in.

UPDATE!  We are moving into the gym due to the rainy weather.  See you there!

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Ready, Set, JUGGLE

Mike Vondruska Ready Set Juggle

Wednesday, June 22
2:00-2:45 PM

You can’t miss him . . . he’s taller-than-most. Mike Vondruska‘s comedy performance could include skillful-yet-funny juggling feats with balls, scarves, clubs, rings, spinning plates, and maybe fire torches. Crazy one-wheel cycling and upbeat music add to the fun. Improvisation is mixed into the show as you never know what the audience participants will do on stage.

Offsite at the Annerino Community Center Gymnasium, 201 Recreation Drive, Bolingbrook, IL 60440. All ages, preschoolers with an adult.