Sunday, February 27, 2011

Spring Into Reading! Our Spring Story times and Programs are Starting!

Catch spring fever at the library! Sign-up for our wonderful variety of children's and young adult programs! Check below for details.

Spring Into Reading Spring 2011 Programs

Special Events 

Chris Fascione: Juggling Funny Stories
Saturday, March 12th at 2 pm
Friends Meeting Room
 You’ll be laughing out loud as nationally-known family entertainer Chris
Fascione brings children’s stories to life with his high-spirited and innovative performances. Full of energy, humor and imagination, Chris creates colorful characters through his unique combination of acting, storytelling, comedy, and juggling. A Storytelling World Award winner, Chris brings out the kid in everyone, as adults and children alike have fun participating in the show.

 Take a Break: Create a Craft                 Monday March 28-Saturday, April 2
Looking for something to do on your break? Why not head to the library to
create an awesome craft? Each weekday the library will have a craft table set up so you can create one-of-a-kind crafts.

Ongoing Events

Do You need some help from the Teenworkers?
Do you need help doing  your homework and would like some help from a one of our teen volunteers? Would you like to make a cool craft with one of them? Give Youth Services a call and let us know what subject you need help in (math, science, social studies, reading, history or English). Craft programs will be announced on our Facebook, Twitter, blog, library homepage and The Beacon as they become available. It’s all about 

 Weekly Children’s Programming

Due to Spring Break we will not be holding story time during the week of March 28th-April 2nd

Budding Bookworms for children ages 1-2 years on Mondays at 10 am. 
Budding bookworms will enjoy  this fun and interactive story time filled with dance, finger plays, movement activities and of course books galore!
February 28-May 2

Reading Robins for preschoolers on Wednesdays at 4:30 pm. 
Tweet, Tweet, Tweet! It’s time to read, read, read!  This imaginative story time
includes perky songs, fantastic finger plays,  stories and a  whimsical craft.
March 2-May 4

Rainbow Readers for Kindergartners, 1st and 2 graders on Mondays at 5 pm. 
Follow the rainbow to this colorful story time filled with books and an art project.
February 28-May 2

Krafty Kreations for grades 3 and up on Tuesdays at 4:30 pm and
Saturdays at 11 am.   Do you love to create new and unique art? Then this program is for you! Join us for our weekly art class  where you get to make your own Krafty Kreations.
Tuesdays March 1-May 3 and Saturdays March 5-May 7

  Spring Coloring Contest

Color Your World for children ages 2 years-3rd Grade
Grab your crayons and color away! Kids can enter our Spring Coloring Contest by picking up their springtime picture at the Youth Services Reference Desk beginning on Friday, March 18 ,2011. Please write your name, phone, number and age on the back of the coloring sheet so you can be entered in the contest. We will choose a winner from  each age group 2 yrs, Pre-k (3-4 yrs) Kindergarten –1st and 2nd-3rd grades. The winners will receive great prizes. All other entrants masterpieces will be displayed in Youth Services. Deadline is Monday, April 18th 2011.

Teen Happenings

Study Bunch and Crunch              Monday-Thursday         6:00-8:30 pm
The Activity Room is open Monday through Thursday nights in March through May for teens grade 6 and up to gather to complete homework and socialize with peers. When a break is needed from studying, the library offers an assortment of games to play. Asalways a librarian is available to assist you with reference

Open Mike Talent Show April 20                                             7 pm
Do you write poetry, sing, play an instrument or dance and you would like everyone to see your fabulous performance? Then come down and showcase your talent in front of an audience during our “talent show”. Open to those in grades K-12.

 It’s All About Teenwork!                                                            Ongoing
Do you love to work with kids doing crafts or helping them with their homework? Why not volunteer to help a child at the library?  Crafty Teenworkers will help in all aspects of program planning, implementing and prep. If you decide to become a Brainy Teenworker, you will help children with homework in the subject (s) of your choice. Call the Youth Services Reference Desk at 630-368-7733 for more information about the program. Remember it’s all about Teenwork!

  E-mail Reminders

Don’t worry about missing another program? Please call or ask  the Youth Services Staff about  receiving an e-mail confirmation for the programs you have signed up for!

Please call the Oak Brook Public Library Youth Services Reference Desk at 368-7734 to sign-up for any of these programs!