Archive for July, 2010

Drop In Storytime

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Between the Summer and Fall Storytime sessions, we will be having a September Book Break Drop In Storytime for children ages 3-5.  Here is the schedule:

Tuesdays at 10:00

September 7, 14, 21


Thursday at 2:00

September 9, 16, 23

Registration for the fall session of storytime will begin Wednesday, October 6th.

Movies at the Library

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

There are still tickets available  for our last movie of the summer!   Stop by the Children’s Department desk to pick them up!

Famous First Lines

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Can you guess what children’s book this first line comes from?  Give it a try!

“Dorothy lived in the midst of the great Kansas prairies, with Uncle Henry, who was a farmer, and Aunt Em, who was the farmer’s wife.”

Did you guess?  Check here for the answer.

Family Book Discussion

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

It isn’t too late to sign up for tomorrow’s family book discussion on Aurora County All-Stars by Deborah Wiles.  If you have read the book and would like to talk about it with others, this is the perfect opportunity!

For more information, check out the Kids’ Room Programs page.

Movies at the Library

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Thursday, July 29 at 1:00 p.m.
A clownfish, stolen from his coral reef home is rescued by his timid father who travels to Sydney and searches Sydney Harbour to find him. (100 minutes; Rated G)
Free tickets available now at the Children’s Department desk.


Thursday, August 5 at 1:00 p.m.
A poor boy wins the oppurtunity to tour the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory of all.
(100 minutes; Rated G)
Free tickets available now at the Children’s Department desk.

Dave Herzog’s Marionettes

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Dave Herzog’s Marionettes
Tuesday, July 27 at 11 a.m and 1 p.m.

Children and adults alike are delighted by the antics of canine chanteuse Poodle Garland, prima ballerina Barbara Strieswan and World Champion Roller Skater Mousechelle Kwan. Beloved mascot Wally the Wonder Dog will be along to greet the audience with a wag of his tail. (All ages.)

Movies at the Library

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

We’ve just added a new movie to our Summer line-up!  Free tickets are available at the Children’s Department desk.

Thursday, July 15th @ 1pm

Rated G

89 minutes

Summer Reading Club

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

Congratulations to all of the great readers at the Wheaton Public Library!

And it’s not to late to join the Summer Reading Club!  The program runs through August 14th.  So if you have been doing some reading this summer, stop by the Children’s Department desk and pick up a reading log.

For more information on the Summer Reading Club, visit the Kids’ Room.

Movie at the Library

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010


Thursday, July 22 at 1:00 p.m.
A behind-the-scenes look at the annual Penguin World Surfing Championship, and its newest participant, up-and-comer Cody Maverick. (85 minutes; Rated PG)