Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Pumpkin Painting

Here are some wonderful pictures of our Pumpkin Painting Program. We had grades Kindergarten, all the way to teens participating in the program. Thanks to the crowd (over forty of you) that came out to the library. This is what libraries are all about. 

(Special thanks to our very own Xavier in Adult Services for the amazing photographs.) 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Banned Books Week 2014

Celebrate your freedom to read by checking out a banned book at the Oak Brook Public Library!

Have questions about Banned Books Week? 
Check out our displays and ask a librarian today!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

What's a pirates favorite letter? ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

Ahoy, mateys! Today in our "Terrific 3s and 4s" storytime, we had a great time reading stories, participating in activities, and talking about pirates!

International Talk Like a Pirate Day is coming up this Friday on September 19th, so be sure to learn some pirate lingo.

Enjoy some pictures from our storytime, below!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Balloon Making Workshop, 2014

Yesterday, we had (yet another) program that I think will be a yearly thing: The Balloon-Making workshop. 

Here's some pictures of students at the workshop, and their creations:

Then, I twisted for a bit, and made some requests. 

^Above: Don't know why I look so solemn here. Must be the serious art form.

And probably my favorite, people who learn they are secret pros:

Stay tune for our other fall programs, and check the link to the right with Fall Programming Brochures. 


Saturday, September 6, 2014

Fall 2014 Youth Service Programs

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

Bedtime Stories
Thursdays at 7 P.M.
September 11, 18, 25, October 2, and 9
(Ages 3-8)

Special Events 

Balloon-Making Workshop
Saturday, September 13 
2-3 P.M.
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. 

Pumpkin Decorating
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.

Book Club

Come for an engaging book discussion. Snacks also provided!
The Giver, by Louis Lowry
Thursday, September 25
@4 P.M.

Prisoner B-3087, by Alan Gratz
Thursday, October 23

Cram Crew 

September-October 6-8:30
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

October 12-18

As always, call to sign up at our Youth Service Line: 1-(630)-368-7733

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Read to a Dog, 2014

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!

LibMD. Photo creds: Theresa