Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Check Out our Tasty Reading Is So Delicious Bulletin Board Display!

I think I'm getting hungry!

Preparation for our Summer Reading Program, Reading is So Delicious is in full swing at the library!

Toady I created this bulletin board display in honor of the crispy, salty, savory, and sweet flavors of  the food we will be discussing in our upcoming storytimes and programs.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Let's Get Cooking! Reading is So Delicious and Eating is Too! Try Out These Tasty Cookbooks!

Imagine the decadent smells of exotic dishes wafting through the air like spicy fried dumpling-like morsels such as Akkra from Jamaica or savory Stuffed Green Peppers and Potatoes from Hungary as they busily cook away on your stove top. You could also choose to reminisce of a simpler time by devouring a bowl of a colonial American breakfast favorite, Hasty Pudding.

All these recipes and more can be found in the many cookbooks lining our shelves. From homespun Italian dishes to romantic and elegant French delicacies, the Oak Brook Public Library will have you taste buds tingling for one of these meals.

The following cookbooks will leave you "hungry" for more wonderful cooking experiences and tasty treats!

The Spatulatta Cookbook by Isabella and Olivia Gerasole (J 641.5 GER)

The Colonial Cook by Bobbie Kalman (J 641.5 KAL)  (Hasty Pudding recipe p. 19)

Cooking the Caribbean Way by Cheryl Davidson Kaufman (J 641.5 KAU) (Akkra recipe  p. 52)

The Mix-It-Up Cookbook: Make More Than 100 Dishes from 18 Basic Recipes! Published by American Girl Library (J 641.5 Mix)

Cooking the Hungarian Way by Magdolina Hargittai (J 641.594 HAR) (Stuffed Green Peppers with Potatoes recipe  p. 54)


Monday, May 14, 2012

Reading Is So Delicious! Registration for Summer Reading Programs Starts Today

Our yummy selection of programs and storytimes look good enough to eat! Please register for our toddler through 2nd grade storytimes, special events, and teen programs today (May 14)!

May 14th is the registration date for Oak Brook residents and registration for non-residents starts on June 4th for our summer programs. 

You can register by calling the Y.S. Reference Desk at 630 -368-7733 for these sensational and savory activities!

Make sure to register early before all the spots for your preferred storytime are gobbled all up!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Reading is So Delicious Summer Programming Registration Begins May 14th!

Our spring storytimes and programming may be ending this week, but remember summer is just around the corner with our Summer Reading Program, Reading is So Delicious!

Reading  truly is a delicious pastime which fills your mind with knowledge and gives you hours of enjoyment!

Oak Brook residents can stop by the Oak Brook Public Library starting on May 14th to register  for a feast of tasty children's and teen programs. Non-residents will be able to register for these oh-so-yummy programs on June 4th.

Please see one of my previous posts for more details about the first three weeks of summer activities by clicking on the following link:

The Summer Reading Clubs are another tempting treat for voracious readers. By joining these clubs, readers will be able to win a variety of divine prizes just by reading a mouth-watering good book. Registration for these clubs begins June 1st.

Savor the joys of reading by visiting the Oak Brook Public Library this summer.

Bon Appetit!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Jungle Jamboree! See the fun we had during our Toddling Twos Jungle Storytime Today

It's a jungle out there (I mean in the library) where we had so much fun monkeying around during storytime!

We danced like monkeys in a Monkey See Monkey Do dance from the everythingpreschool.com website, learned which animals in the jungle live in trees in a tree-mendous flannelboard game, created tropical patterns in our Tropical Mix and Match Game, and made a Polly the Parrot craft.

The children were also given a shiny police badge in honor of National Police Week which will be occurring on May 13 - 19! Unfortunately, today was our last storytime, so I had to give the badges out a little earlier than usual.

This was our last storytime for this session. We will begin registering children on May 14th (for Oak Brook residents) and June 4th for non-residents for our summer sessions.

We matched the patterns  in this Tropical Mix and Match Game!

Jungle Animal Flannelboard (Cutouts from June/July 2010 Mailbox Magazine "Tree Climbers" flannelboard game and Cricut catridges)


We also talked about how police officers keep us safe and the children were given police badges!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Summer Reading Preview: This Year's Theme is Reading is So Delicious!

Bring your children to the library this summer to enjoy all the tasty delights featured in a tantalizing variety of scrumptious books!

Enjoy finger-licking good storytimes, yummy special programming, and have a chance to win some extra delicious summer reading prizes just for reading decadent books!

Learn all about this theme by viewing the following Youtube Video!

Below you will find a "menu" of some of the delectable programming we will be holding during our Reading is So Delicious Summer Reading Program!

Weekly Children's Activities

June 11-30

Registration for Oak Brook card holders will open May 14.
Registration for non-residents will open June 4.

Baby Cakes for tiny tots (ages 1-2) meets with Miss Theresa
Thursdays, June 7, 14, and 21 at 10 am

This program is easy as pie! Bring your little ones to this delightful storytime filled with bountiful stories, songs, fingerplays and jolly dances. Registration is required.

Snickerdoodles for toddlers (2 year olds) meets with Miss Jennifer
Mondays at 10 am

We'll read tasty tales, sing sweet songs, dance delicious dances, and make yummy crafts which look good enough to eat during this half-hour food-themed fiesta. Registration is required. Must be 2 years old by June 1, 2012.

Cutie Pies for preschoolers meets with Miss Jennifer
Tuesdays at 10 am or Wednesdays at 4:30 for 30 mins

Bring your little cutie pies to the library for this freshly baked storytime which includes piping hot stories, finger-licking good songs, delectable dances and mighty fine crafts. Registration is required. Must be 3 years old by June 1, 2012.

Scooper Dupers for kindergartners, first and second graders will group together on
Tuesdays at 4:30 pm with Miss Theresa

Join us for tales ranging from soup to nuts. A story-inspired art project will follow. Registration is required.

Sweet and Sassy Stories for ages 5-8 meets with Miss Mandy
Thursdays at 4:30 pm

Join us for this all-story program. It will contain delightful tales thematically related for everyone's enjoyment. Walk-ins are welcome!