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Summer Reading: A Universe of Stories

June 12- August 21st

The Library’s Summer Reading Program encourages kids, teens, and adults to read throughout the summer.  Prizes and programs make it extra fun and exciting, but our main goal is for everyone to love reading.

This year’s theme, A Universe of Stories, has inspired some really wonderful outer-space themed programs that you won’t want to miss!

Sign up at the Library today to blast off into your summer reading journey!

KonMari 101: Tidy Your Home, Change Your Life 

Thursday, 6/27, 7-8:30 PM

Made popular by Marie Kondo’s bestselling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and Netflix show Tidying Up with Marie Kono, the KonMari Method helps you live life efficiently, moving in the direction of your true passion, purpose, and joy. Certified KonMari tidying consultant Kristyn Ivey, founder of For the Love of Tidy, will share home organization tips that focus on what you keep (does it spark joy?), rather than what or how much you discard. Registration Required. Brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township.

 The Very Hungry Caterpillar Celebration 

Friday, 6/28, 10-11 AM

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Read the story and do activities based on the classic children’s book. 1-5 years

Astronaut Eats

Tuesday, 7/2, 2-2:30 PM

Space food has specific requirements of providing balanced nutrition for individuals working in space, while being easy and safe to store, prepare and consume in the machinery-filled weightless environments of manned spacecraft. But does it taste good? Let’s find out. Grades 5-12

Ozobot Battles

Friday, 7/5, 3-4 PM

Learn to code mazes for Ozobot mini-robots. Then watch the ozobots race along tracks you’ve created. Advanced registration required. Grades K-4.

Color Wars

Thursday, 7/11, 3-4 PM

Join us for colorful catch, Sharks and Minnows, and a Color War. Please wear an old white shirt and gym shoes as you will be messy! Grades 5-12  Advanced registration required.


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