Archive for June, 2012

The Penderwicks Book Discussion

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012


Join me on Thursday, July 19th at 1pm for a book discussion on The Penderwicks, The Penderwicks on Gardam Street, and The Penderwicks at Point Mouette!  If you are entering grades 3-6 and if you love the books like I do, I hope you will join us in discussing the series with others.  You can sign up online, at the Children’s Desk, or call (630) 868-7540.  I hope to see you there!

Learn a Language

Friday, June 22nd, 2012


Check out the new addition to the Kids’ Room website, Learn a Language!

Anne of Green Gables Birthday

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Happy 103rd Birthday, Anne of Green Gables!

What a perfect time to re-read the series or discover Anne Shirley for the first time!

Find the books and movies here at the Wheaton Public Library.

“I shall never forgive Gilbert Blythe,” said Anne firmly.  “And Mr. Phillips spelled my name without an e, too.  The iron has entered my soul, Diana.”

“You’d find it easier to be bad than good if you had red hair…People who haven’t red hair don’t know what trouble is.”

” ‘Anne, are you killed?’ shrieked Diana, throwing herself on her knees beside her friend. ‘Oh, Anne, dear Anne , speak just one word to me and tell me if you’re killed.’ ”

” ‘I am well in body although considerably rumpled in spirit, thank you, ma’am,’ said Anne gravely.  Then aside to Marilla in an audible whisper, ‘There wasn’t anything startling in that, was there, Marilla?’ ”

“Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think.  It’s splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.”

(can you tell Anne is a favorite?)


Family Game Night

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Join us for Family Game Night!

Monday, June 18 @6:30pm

Register online, at the Children’s Desk, or call (630) 868-7540

p.s. now you can pick up tickets at the Children’s Desk


Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Today began online registration for some of our programs this summer.  We have filled some classes but others are still available!  Check the calendar to see if a program in which you are interested is still available.

Kid’s Calendar

Reading is So Delicious!

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Our Summer Reading Club, Reading is So Delicious!, starts today!  Stop by the Children’s Department to pick up your reading log!

Mr. Freeze

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Jerry Zimmerman, a.k.a. Mr. Freeze


Cryogenic Demonstration:

a very cool show with lots of surprises and some fun facts about the extreme cold

Monday, June 25, 2012

(rain date: June 26)

7:00pm (40-50 minutes)

Grades 2 and up

Library West Plaza

Jerry Zimmerman has been working at Fermilab for the past 20 years on new detector research and machine design.  Please note: this program is not suited for children younger than 2nd grade.

Family Storytime

Friday, June 1st, 2012

In honor of  our Summer Reading Club, Reading is So Delicious, our Family Storytime books for this Monday will be:  Wild Boars Cook by Meg Rosoff and Sophie Blackall  Little Pea by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and illustrated by Jen Corace  The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers

Come Monday, June 4th at 7:00 pm to read these books and join in the fun!