Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Oak Brook Library Used Book Sale

Now is one of my favorite times of the year at the library. It's the annual used book sale. 

This book sale only takes place because of dedicated volunteers. Mary Ann (left) is one of those volunteers, and she is here every week, all YEAR, preparing for the book sale. Her hard work and dedication gives back so much to our library. 

Thank you to all of our volunteers. You make this library great, and you provide so much support for our future. 

And with that thank you, here is a schedule of upcoming book sale days:

There will be thousands of books available at very affordable prices: amazing children’s books, mysteries, novels, cookbooks, self-help, art, travel, histories, biographies, as well as CDs, DVDs and audiobooks.

Thursday, April 21st
Free from 4-8pm
Free all day to Friends of the Library members
$5.00 charge per person from 12pm—4pm
$10.00 charge if using an electric scanner

Friday, April 22nd
9:30 am-4:30 pm

Saturday, April 23rd
9:30 am-3:00 pm


Saturday, April 9, 2016

DIY Banks: Financial Literacy Month

Today we had a great maker's workshop that goes along with this time of the year. This month of April is Financial Literacy Month. It's a month to help kids learn about savings and money. One way we want to encourage learning about savings is through a story. To encourage kids to save money, we followed the story time with some personalized bank-making.

We started with small, wooden banks. Next we we used acrylic paint, and blow dried that paint to speed up the process. Once the paint was dry, students in the class chose gems, stickers, and decals that made their bank their very own. 

Here's the awesome results:

^Etsy-style skill

Thank you guys for coming!

We hoped you learned something of value about finance.

Okay, that was a bad pun. I'm done here.