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Reads, recommendations and updates from the River Forest Public Library Children's Room Staff.


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This Week’s Special Programs 12/21-12/27

Join us this coming week of Sunday, December 21st through Saturday, December 27th for the following special programs.

Tuesday, December 23rd, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Make a Snowflake

Come in from the cold and create your own special snowflakes in the Children’s Room. Supplies will be provided. No registration required.

Wednesday, December 24th, Library Closed

Thursday, December 25th, Library Closed 

Happy holidays and warmest wishes from everyone at the River Forest Public Library.

We look forward to seeing you there!


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This Week’s Special Programs 12/14-12/20

Join us this coming week of Sunday, December 14th through Saturday, December 20th for the following special programs.

Monday, December 15th, 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm – PJ Story Time
Wear your pajamas and bring a stuffed friend to our special evening story time program! For ages 2-7 years with parent/caregiver. No registration required.

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Saturday, December 20th, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – LEGO Club
LEGO fans are invited to register each month and join us for LEGO Club. Participants will be given a new LEGO building challenge each time we meet. LEGO bricks
will be provided. For kids in Grades K-2. Registration required, to register click here.

Saturday, December 20th, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm – LEGO Club
LEGO fans are invited to register each month and join us for LEGO Club. Participants will be given a new LEGO building challenge each time we meet. LEGO bricks will be provided. For kids in Grades 3-5. Registration required, to register click here.

We look forward to seeing you there!


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This Week’s Special Programs 12/07-12/13

Join us this coming week of Sunday, December 7th through Saturday, December 13th for the following special programs.

american_girl_doll_partySunday, December 7th, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – American Girl Tea Party and Fashion Show
Celebrate this enduring book series with games, crafts, refreshments, and a fashion show. We encourage you to bring and dress like your favorite American Girl Doll! Advanced registration is required. For kids in grades K-4. Registration required, to register click here.

 

Tuesday, December 9th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Parenthesis Parent Workshop: Screen Time Skirmishes
Parenthesis On the Go presents tips and tricks to balance children’s desire for technology, facilitated by educator and consultant Julie Ann Howlett. This program is designed for parents of young children 0-6 years old. Childcare provided by Parenthesis will be available in the Children’s Room.santa-reading

 

Sunday, December 13th, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Stories with Santa
Santa is visiting RFPL! Our annual holiday program for children features stories and crafts with our talented librarians and visits with Santa upstairs by the fireplace. Pictures taken with Santa will be posted on our Children’s blog after the event. Bring your camera to have a keepsake of your own! This is a drop-in, free, fun family program. No registration required.

We look forward to seeing you there!


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Early Literacy Tip of the Month–Reading to Babies

Long before children are readers, they learn to associate pleasure with reading when they share this experience with a loving adult. So even a one-week old baby will benefit when you read to them! The first—and best—tip for sharing books with the very young is to have fun together. Snuggle, vary your voice, and point to pictures as you read. Remember that reading a few minutes at a time is appropriate and that you do not need to read every page of a book or even finish it. Babies may want to grab and even mouth the book. When you let your child explore books in a variety of ways, the reading experience will be even more meaningful.


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This Week’s Special Programs 11/30-12/06

Join us this coming week of Sunday, November 30th through Saturday, December 6th for the following special programs.

Monday, December 1st, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Pajama NightPJ Night Picture
Party in your pajamas! Wear your PJs, bring your pillow and book (or get one at the Library), and hang out in the Children’s Room while you eat cookies and read. Independent Readers Grades K-4. No registration required.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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