Archive for December, 2011

The Penderwicks, Part II (Discussing Part III)

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Well, I have finished the most recent Penderwicks book, The Penderwicks at Pointe Mouette!  I have loved getting to know the Penderwick sisters and, secretly, hope there are more adventures to come. 

Have you visited Jeanne Birdsall’s website?  If you are a fan of Anne of Green Gables or E. Nesbit, you will love this website and all of the quotes she has chosen to include.  Get to know the woman behind the Penderwicks here.

The Hobbit

Monday, December 26th, 2011


The trailer is out for the upcoming film, The Hobbit!  Watch it here.

Have you read the book?  Find it here.

After the Holidays…

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

After the holidays, stop by the library for some fun programs and movies.  Find out what’s happening here.

The Holidays

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

I just wanted to let you know what the library’s hours will look like around the upcoming holidays:

Friday, December 23rd: 9am-5pm

Saturday, December 24th: CLOSED

Sunday, December 25th: CLOSED

Monday, December 26th: 9am-9pm


Saturday, December 31st: 9am-5pm

Sunday, January 1st: CLOSED

Monday, January 2nd: 9am-9pm

Show Off Your Collection Night

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

We still have space available for our Collection Night program on December 20th!  If you have a collection at home that you would like to share with others, stop by the Children’s Desk or call (630) 868-7540 for more information.

Staff Favorites

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Here are some more staff favorites!

 Those Darn Squirrels! by Adam Rubin

 Pete & Pickles by Berkeley Breathed

 Children Make Terrible Pets by Peter Brown

 Humphrey the Lost Whale by Wendy Tokuda and Richard Hall

 One Too Many: A Seek & Find Counting Book by Gianna Marino

 Gilbert Goldfish Wants a Pet by Kelly DiPucchio

Scholastic’s 2011 Holiday Gift List for Kids

Friday, December 9th, 2011

I just came across another list, put out by Scholastic, that has some great gift book ideas for the holidays.  Find the list here.

Hugo Cabret

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Have you seen Hugo?


Have you read The Invention of Hugo Cabret?


Children’s Books for Holiday Gifts

Monday, December 5th, 2011

I was so lucky to be a part of the Butler Children’s Literature Center while in graduate school.  The center has just put out a list of great children’s books for holiday gifts!  Learn more here.

Chill Out and Read!

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Our Winter Reading Program, Chill Out and Read!, begins tomorrow!  Stop by the Children’s Department desk beginning Saturday, December 3rd to pick up your reading logs. 

When you read 5 books, bring in your log for a Noodles and Company coupon!

Read another 5 books and receive a Einstein’s Bagels coupon!

If you want to keep on going, continue reading and get a guess at how many candies are in the jar for every additional 5 books read!

This program is for children birth- grade 5.

For more information, visit the Kids-Programs and Events page.

Happy Reading!