The Salvation Army Angel Tree program is an opportunity to spread joy and cheer to the less fortunate during the holidays. Whether you are an individual, family, organization, church, business or club, you can help make a difference by accepting any number of Angel Tree “tags” from The Salvation Army. Angel Trees represent the wishes and desires of a child or youth. Through the Angel Tree program, families and children have their specific needs and wants met for a warm and joyous holiday experience. From salvationarmy.org
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Fall is such a great time of the year for a family nature outing, especially since it seems like that unseasonably warm weather has departed. Whether you explore your own yard, your neighborhood, one of Lombard’s many beautiful parks, or take a hike on one of the east-west nature trails, there is lots to discover and enjoy in the great outdoors. The resource is free, and you set your own schedule to enjoy it!
Throughout the month of August, readers are invited to take the “Reading Without Walls Challenge”. Gene Luen Yang, renowned graphic novelist and the Library of Congress’s 2016–2017 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, initiated this challenge to encourage people to read beyond their usual choices.
The challenge is simple. Choose one of the following three options: read a book whose main character “doesn’t look like you or live like you”; read a book “about a topic you don’t know much about”; or read a book “in a format that you don’t normally read for fun.”
We’re serving up a summer full of fun at the Library! Get ready to create, discover, and learn with our Summer Reading program: Build a Better World. Readers of all ages (even those too young to read by themselves) can participate.
Games are always the highlight of fun by providing entertainment, skill building, and social development for children. Learning games are available for checkout from the Library's Youth Services Department. Games are available for all ages including activities for the whole family.
STEAM Team is our program series for children in grades 4–8. This month we explored Light Painting. Light Painting is a photography technique that is simple with the right tools and gives striking results.
In our program we used iPads and an app that allowed us to manually control the shutter setting on the camera. The shutter of a camera usually opens and closes quickly, like a blinking eye. When we adjusted the settings and dimmed the lights our artists had enough time to draw a picture or create special effects using flashlights.
We were so excited to welcome in 2017 with our first week of storytimes! We shared our favorite picture books from last year with a few of our crowd pleasing rhymes and songs.
Do you love watching the leaves change colors? Is curling up with a cup of hot chocolate on a snowy day your favorite? Do you wait all year for the lilacs to bloom in Lilica Park? Or do you believe summer is simply the best for a cool dip in the pool?
“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” – Anne of Green Gables
At the Helen Plum Library we love Octobers and to celebrate we started a new storytime session reading about Trees. As you look around town you might have seen the leaves changing colors or squirrels running around getting their homes ready for colder weather, all signs Fall is here.
I spy with my little eye….a wonderful story, great rhymes and more! Below is a list of the books we explored!