Sunday, February 24, 2013

Spring Programs @ Oak Brook Public Library

Read, Know, and Grow @ Oak Brook Public Library with our exciting Spring Programming we have offered March - May, 2013!
  • Weekly Storytimes will be offered for children 2 years - 2nd Grade begining March 12th and will run for 6 weeks (with no stroytimes the week of March 25-29). Come on in to the Youth Services Department or call to register, but hurry up spots fill quickly!
  • There will be a new drop-in family storytime starting in the spring. Families can stop by the library one Sunday a month to enjoy books, music and being together! 
  • SPRING BREAK EVENTS - Come in to the library the week of March 25-29th for fun events planned while school is out! Events everyday Monday-Thursday like Crafts and Bingo! 
Here is our current brochure for Youth Services Programming March through May 2013. We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events! Click on any of the photographs to enlarge them for easier reading.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

ALA Youth Media Awards

Earlier this month the American Library Association (ALA) announced their Youth Media Awards. These awards honor books, videos and other outstanding materials for children and young adults. Many of these awards are easily recognizable for the high quality they represent.

2013 Caldecott Winner

Caldecott Honors
Extra Yarn By Mac Barnett Illustrated by Jon Klassen (check out Ms. Theresa's Books Inspire Art post featuring this book) 
One Cool Friend By Toni Buzzeo Pictures by David Small 
Sleep Like a Tiger Written by Mary Logue Illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski
Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds Pictures by Peter Brown
Green By Laura Vaccaro Seeger  

2013 Newbery Winner

Newbery Honors 
Splendors and Gloom By Laura Amy Schlitz
Bomb By Steve Sheinkin
Three Times Lucky By Shelia Turnage

2013 Printz Award

2013 Geisel Award

We're so excited to have such a wonderful collection of distinguished books for children and young adults at the Oak Brook Public Library! Be sure to come in and check out these hot items soon before they fly off the shelves!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Block Kids Construction Program was a success!

The Block Kids Program introduces children to the construction industry in an effort to create an awareness of and to promote an interest in future careers in one of the many facets of the industry.

The Block Kids Building Program is a national building competition which is sponsored on local levels with winning entries advancing to the regional competition. One semi-finalist from each region is entered in the NEF National Program competition.

Judges from the Chicago Metro Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) had a difficult time deciding the top four builders in this Lego block building competition. Children were all given a bag of one hundred Lego blocks and were asked to build a project that was in some way related to the contruction industry. They were scored on their oral presentation, enthusiasm, creativity, use of materials, attention to detail, and reason for participating.

Congratulations to Skylar who won first place! His project will be submitted in the NAWIC Regional Competition.  
Way to go, Skylar!  

Congratulations also to:
 Serene - 2nd Place
Emma - 3rd Place
Angelina - Honorable Mention
Everyone did a great job!