Archive for February, 2012

The Kids’ Room

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Have you visited The Kids’ Room lately?

Down on the Farm

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

I was re-reading two favorite farm books recently and wanted to share them with you.  Not only are these titles delightful, but they have some great websites associated with them.

Tillie Lays an Egg by Terry Golson with photography by Ben Fink.  Check out Golson’s website,, for a live video of her chickens and more about the author.

Our Farm: By the Animals of Farm Sanctuary by Maya Gottfried and paintings by Robert Rahway Zakanitch.  Learn all about Farm Sanctuary at

Authors, Authors, Authors

Monday, February 20th, 2012

This weekend I had the chance to hear from and talk to a number of children’s book authors (both local and from around the country) about some of their new and upcoming books!  Among them were Augusta Scattergood, Jane O’Connor (best known for Fancy Nancy), Katherine Applegate (her new book is The One and Only Ivan), David Small (his new book is One Cool Friend), Sarah Stewart, and Gordon Korman.  It was such a thrill!  If you haven’t had a chance to read the work these authors have done, I highly recommend it!  Look for their new titles soon!

Storytime and Reading with Rover Registration

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

We are in the last week of our Winter Storytime and Reading with Rover sessions.  Registration for Spring Storytime and Reading with Rover will begin Wednesday, March 7.  For more information, visit our website or call (630) 868-7540.

Family Storytime

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Join us for Family Storytime!

Once a month, on Monday nights, come together as a family to participate in Storytime!

We will read books, sing songs, and discover new ways to play.

Our first Family Storytime will be Monday, April 2nd from 7:00-7:30pm

* no registration is required *

Friday Craft

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Friday, February 10th

Visit the Children’s Department between 10:30am and noon to make a Valentine to brighten a friend’s day!