Archive for September, 2012

Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

The Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale is happening now through Sunday!  Check it out for some great children’s books and materials!  Click here for more information!

The Medieval Falconer

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

The Medieval Falconer

Monday, October 8th

1pm (60 minutes)

Grades 3-8, Large Meeting Room

Professional falconer Mark Booth showcases his majestic birds to demonstrate the medieval sport of falconry.  Learn about the technique and equipment used to train these fascinating birds.

Fall Registration

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Starting today, you can register for a number of programs going on this fall in the Children’s Department.  Call 630-868-7540, stop in, or go to and click “Programs & Events Calendar” to register online.  Here are some of the programs:

Nature Telling

Fall Chess Open Play

Early Literacy Workshop

How to Draw Spooky Stuff

Scrabblers: Scrabble Fun with Friends and Family

Lego Club

Beautiful Picture Books

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Here is a list compiled by of the 20 most beautiful children’s books of all time.  See what you think.  Find the titles below in our catalog…

The Arrivalwritten and illustrated by Shaun Tan

The Garden of Abdul Gasazi written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg

Outside Over There written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs written by Jacob and Willhelm Grimm and illustrated by Nancy E. Burkert

Flotsam written and illustrated by David Wiesner

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears written by Verna Aardema and illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon

Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China written and illustrated by Ed Young

The Great Paper Caper written and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

The Snowy Day written and illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats

Along a Long Road written and illustrated by Frank Viva

The Little Prince written and illustrated by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

House Held up by Trees written by Ted Kooser and illustrated by Jon Klassen

Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens written by J.M. Barrie and illustrated by Arthur Rackham

Animalia written and illustrated by Graeme Base


Websites for Kids

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has a wonderful list of websites for kids.  Check it out here!