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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 07/26 – 08/01

Join us this coming week of Sunday, July 26th through Saturday, August 1st for the following special
programs.

Monday, July 27th, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm – Art Activities
Drop in for a fun, new, art project or craft every week! All materials will be provided. Parent or caregiver must assist children under age 6. No registration required.

Monday, July 27th, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Book Bonanza: Comic Books
Learn about new books, play a fun game, and enjoy yummy snacks in the Children’s Room. This month’s theme is: Comic Books. For independent readers, grades K-4. No registration required.

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Tuesday, July 28th, 10:00 am – 11:00 am – Animal Heroes Story Time and Pet Parade
Animals are heroes too! Celebrate the wonderful animals in your life with a special story time featuring animal helpers. Then show off your favorite pets with a fun outdoor parade. This program will be held outside, weather permitting. Children of all ages and caregivers. No registration required.

Thursday, July 30th, 10:00 am – 11:00 am – Movers and Shakers
Join My Gym’s Miss Debbie at the Library for fun movement activities using puppets, bubbles, and more! For kids birth-6 years old with parent/caregiver. No registration required.

Friday, July 31st, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Musical Celebration with Little Miss Ann
Join us in our front garden as we celebrate the end of Summer 05-atlgReading with a live concert! Little Miss Ann’s heartfelt songs, with her unique instrumentation, infectious melodies and soulful voice will have your whole family hooked. For Children of all ages and caregivers. No registration required.

We look forward to seeing you there!


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This Week’s Special Programs 07/19 – 07/25

Join us this coming week of Sunday, July 19th through Saturday, July 25th for the following special
programs.

Monday, July 20th, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm – Art Activities
Drop in for a fun, new, art project or craft every week! All materials will be provided. Parent or caregiver must assist children under age 6. No registration required.

il_340x270-629411724_oy94Wednesday, July 22nd, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Comic Book Workshopbang
Love graphic novels and comic books? Do you have a great idea for a story? Learn how to make your own comic book at the Library. Grades 2-5. Registration required, to register click here.

Saturday, July 25th, 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-4. Registration required, to register click here.

We look forward to seeing you there!


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This Week’s Special Programs 07/12 – 07/18

Join us this coming week of Sunday, July 12th through Saturday, July 18th for the following special
programs.

Monday, July 13th, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm – Art Activities
Drop in for a fun, new, art project or craft every week! All materials will be provided. Parent or caregiver must assist children under age 6. No registration required.

Wednesday, July 15th, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Mario Kart Wii Tournament
Test out your racing skills at this fun Wii game tournament. Advanced registration required. Grades K-5. Registration required, to register click here.car-closeup-2

Thursday, July 16th, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Super Duper Drive-In Movie
CDesign your own superhero vehicle out of boxes and supplies and then settle in for a fun superhero themed movie. Advanced registration required. Ages 3+. Registration required, to register click here.

We look forward to seeing you there!


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This Week’s Special Programs 07/05 – 07/11

Join us this coming week of Sunday, July 5th through Saturday, July 11th for the following special
programs.

Monday, July 6th, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm – Art Activities
Drop in for a fun, new, art project or craft every week! All materials will be provided. Parent or caregiver must assist children under age 6. No registration required.

Tuesday, July 7th, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Super Food Snack Fest
Mmm make and eat super tasty stuff. Who can resist fun summery snacks? Grades 4-7. Registration required, to register click here.
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Wednesday, July 8th, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm – BMX Bike Show with Matt Wilhelm
From the X-Games to RFPL, award winning BMX biker Matt Wilhelm will be sure to entertain in this exciting bike trick show featuring the record holder for the fastest bike spin in the world. No registration required.

Thursday, July 9th, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm or 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm –Minecraft Madness
Calling all Minecraft builders, warriors, and fans! Head to RFPL for Minecraft-inspired activities, snacks, and to compete on challenges. Participants must have a River Forest library card that is in good standing to register. Both sessions are the same, so please just sign up for one time slot. Grades 4-7. Registration required, to register please come in to the library. 

We look forward to seeing you there!


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Early Literacy Tip of the Month – July

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One valuable tool that parents can use to help their children develop literacy skills is audiobooks.  Research has shown that children who listen to audiobooks can benefit in many ways:

*improve listening and comprehension skills

*learn proper pronunciation of words

*learn to “see” a story by using imagination instead of illustrations

*introduce young children to literature that is too difficult for them to read, like many classics

*enjoy a whole-family activity

Come to the library and browse our audiobook collection (on CD).  In addition, take advantage of the library’s digital resources including hoopla and media on demand where you can easily download audiobooks to your favorite device.


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This Week’s Special Programs 06/28 – 07/04

Join us this coming week of Sunday, June 28th through Saturday, July 4th for the following special
programs.

Monday, June 29th, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm – Art Activities
Drop in for a fun, new, art project or craft every week! All materials will be provided. Parent or caregiver must assist children under age 6. No registration required.

Wednesday, July 1st, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Super Soaker Watercolor Art
Who knew squirt guns could create masterpieces? Come and find out how in this all ages drop-in program. No registration required.

Saturday, July 4th – Library Closed

We look forward to seeing you there!


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This Week’s Special Programs 06/21 – 06/27

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

Monday, June 22nd, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm – Art Activities
Drop in for a fun, new, art project or craft every week! All materials will be provided. Parent or caregiver must assist children under age 6. No registration required.

1351265643_fantasy-bookMonday, June 22nd, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Book Bonanza: Fantasy Books
Learn about new books, play a fun game, and enjoy yummy snacks in the Children’s Room. This month’s theme is: Fantasy Books. For independent readers, grades K-4. No registration required.

Tuesday, June 23rd, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Dave DiNaso’s Traveling World of Reptiles
Get up close and personal with reptiles as you join us in our front garden for this live, hands-on show featuring animals from around the world. No registration required.

Wednesday, June 24th, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Just Dance Wii Tournament
Can you move and groove to the music? Test out your dancing skills at this fun Wii game tournament. Grades K-5. Registration required, to register click here.

Thursday, June 25th, 10:00 am – 11:00 am – Movers and Shakers
Join My Gym’s Miss Debbie at the Library for fun movement activities using puppets, bubbles, and more! For kids birth-6 years old with parent/caregiver. No registration required.

Thursday, June 25th, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Princess Training CampRoyalGathering 3
Do you have what it takes to be a princess? Test your skills with games, activities, and crafts. Dressing up like your favorite princess is encouraged. Ages 4-8. Registration required, to register click here.

Saturday, June 27th, 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-4. Registration required, to register click here.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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