Click HERE for the pdf of our new, 2014 Fall lineup.
We've got some great (all free!) fall programs ahead. Here's a quick preview:
Toddling Twos and Threes
Thursdays at 10:30 A.M.
September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16
Terrific 3s and 4s
Wednesdays at 4:30 P.M.
September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, and 15
Grades K-3 Storytime Art
Mondays at 4:30 P.M.
September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6, and 13
Thursdays at 7 P.M.
September 11, 18, 25, October 2, and 9
Saturday, September 13
Learn the oh-so-serious art of balloon sculpture. Class taught by a real clown vet.
Fall Window Painting
Saturday, September 27
(Grades 4 and Up)
Help us--yes you!--decorate our library windows. A special mix of acrylic paints will be used to paint the back windows by the library, in youth services. We can't wait to see the art you add to our department.
Saturday, October 11
Grades K-4 @ Noon
Grades 5 and up @1;30 P.M.
We will provide the pumpkins, paint, and other materials. Bring a friend, and have a great time at this Halloween tradition.
Come for an engaging book discussion. Snacks also provided! The Giver, by Louis Lowry
Thursday, September 25
Prisoner B-3087, by Alan Gratz
Thursday, October 23
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday Nights
School stressing you out? Come for moral encouragement, in the company of friends, and study at the Oak Brook Library. And as always, Youth Service librarians are always willing to help you!
Teen Read Week
As always, call to sign up at our Youth Service Line: 1-(630)-368-7733
It appears that the tradition has stuck. The tradition of our program Read to a Dog, that is. I know at first the concept may seem a bit strange. (Reading? And to a dog?) But I assure you, it makes sense. At least, it does when you see the confidence and fun young readers experience when participating.
Read to a Dog is a program developed by careful dog handlers and volunteers, and their trusty therapy dogs. The program focuses on building confidence in reading. By having children read to dogs and their handlers, they are allowed a calming atmosphere, and most importantly for kids with reading difficulties: freedom from criticism. As a library we have loved working with the individuals from the Hindsdale Humane Society, and their dogs trained especially for therapy.
Here are some of the pictures of this great program in action:
Look for our fall program schedule, about to be released soon!