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Title
Date
Monday, June 26, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
3-23 months w/adult

It is never too early to help your baby grow up to love books and language! Share stories, songs, and rhymes with your little one in this lap-sit program.

Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 26, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
3.5-5 years. Hear stories, sing songs, and have fun with your friends. Storytimes will highlight early literacy skills that children need to learn before they can read. Children attend this storytime without their grown-ups so that they can practice independence.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
3-23 months w/adult

It is never too early to help your baby grow up to love books and language! Share stories, songs, and rhymes with your little one in this lap-sit program.

Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
2-3.5 years w/adult. Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes which help in building the foundation of reading. We pair short books with songs and rhymes to engage them. Toddlers love to wander and listen during our time together. Participation of caregivers with their toddlers is important in order to help them learn while they are having fun.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
3.5-5 years. Hear stories, sing songs, and have fun with your friends. Storytimes will highlight early literacy skills that children need to learn before they can read. Children attend this storytime without their grown-ups so that they can practice independence.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
2-3.5 years w/adult. Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes which help in building the foundation of reading. We pair short books with songs and rhymes to engage them. Toddlers love to wander and listen during our time together. Participation of caregivers with their toddlers is important in order to help them learn while they are having fun.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
2-3.5 years w/adult. Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes which help in building the foundation of reading. We pair short books with songs and rhymes to engage them. Toddlers love to wander and listen during our time together. Participation of caregivers with their toddlers is important in order to help them learn while they are having fun.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 30, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
3-23 months w/adult

It is never too early to help your baby grow up to love books and language! Share stories, songs, and rhymes with your little one in this lap-sit program.

Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 04, 2017
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Library Closed
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 06, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Recommended for 5-10 year-olds and one adult.
In this process art program, parents and children will work together to use tape or a stencil on canvas. We’ll then paint over our stencil or tape creations. The finished product will be a painting worthy of any wall. Canvas and materials will be provided.
Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 10, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
3-23 months w/adult

It is never too early to help your baby grow up to love books and language! Share stories, songs, and rhymes with your little one in this lap-sit program.

Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 10, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
3.5-5 years. Hear stories, sing songs, and have fun with your friends. Storytimes will highlight early literacy skills that children need to learn before they can read. Children attend this storytime without their grown-ups so that they can practice independence.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
3-23 months w/adult

It is never too early to help your baby grow up to love books and language! Share stories, songs, and rhymes with your little one in this lap-sit program.

Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Time
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Description
We’ll read together and discuss Plant a Pocket of Prairie by Phyllis Root. Then create our own insect hotels to attract beneficial insects to our gardens.
Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Beginning or independent readers love to practice reading aloud to one of the dogs from Hinsdale Humane Society’s Pet Assisted Learning program because it’s pressure-free! Reading time is a one-on-one experience; no parents or siblings allowed.Sign up for one 15-minute time slot either in person or by phone begins on Monday, June 5th .
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
2-3.5 years w/adult. Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes which help in building the foundation of reading. We pair short books with songs and rhymes to engage them. Toddlers love to wander and listen during our time together. Participation of caregivers with their toddlers is important in order to help them learn while they are having fun.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
3.5-5 years. Hear stories, sing songs, and have fun with your friends. Storytimes will highlight early literacy skills that children need to learn before they can read. Children attend this storytime without their grown-ups so that they can practice independence.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
2-3.5 years w/adult. Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes which help in building the foundation of reading. We pair short books with songs and rhymes to engage them. Toddlers love to wander and listen during our time together. Participation of caregivers with their toddlers is important in order to help them learn while they are having fun.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
2-3.5 years w/adult. Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes which help in building the foundation of reading. We pair short books with songs and rhymes to engage them. Toddlers love to wander and listen during our time together. Participation of caregivers with their toddlers is important in order to help them learn while they are having fun.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
After reading a chapter of the book, we will pop popcorn and watch the movie together. Feel free to bring a pillow and blanket and get cozy!
Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 14, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
3-23 months w/adult

It is never too early to help your baby grow up to love books and language! Share stories, songs, and rhymes with your little one in this lap-sit program.

Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Travel around the world without leaving home! Come learn fun facts, sample food, hear the language, and explore the culture of Kenya. Hosted by the Thomas Ford Library Teen Board. If you have attended a previous Passport Fun program, bring your passport back for a fun new stamp!
Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Build with our Legos and participate in a special Saturday edition of our Lego League. Once you’ve finished your sculpture, it will be on display in the Children’s Department for all to see!
Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Description
Two-time GRAMMY Nominated Justin Roberts is truly one of the "all-stars" of the indie family music scene. For nearly 20 years, Roberts has been creating the soundtrack to families' lives with his smart, fun, and surprisingly moving tunes about growing up. His latest recording, Lemonade, has already garnered rave reviews and his second picture book, The Great Henry Hopendower will be released by Putnam in June. Expect a spirited, funny, and sweet interactive performance of songs that will appeal to anyone from 3 to 83. Thank you to the Western Springs Library Friends for sponsoring this event.

Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
What can you do with a scratched up CD? Scratch them up some more and turn them into art!
Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Time
6:45 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join us as we share stories and songs. Then we’ll work together to build houses to withstand the Big Bad Wolf’s huffs-n-puffs!

Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 21, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Local Author/illustrator, Lori Harris, reads her book, Butterfly Birthday, to children ages 5-9. Blend your observation skills with personal creativity in the accompanying craft segment as we celebrate butterfly birthdays everywhere!
Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 21, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Local Author/illustrator, Lori Harris, reads her book, Butterfly Birthday, to children ages 5-9. Blend your observation skills with personal creativity in the accompanying craft segment as we celebrate butterfly birthdays everywhere!
Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 24, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
3-23 months w/adult

It is never too early to help your baby grow up to love books and language! Share stories, songs, and rhymes with your little one in this lap-sit program.

Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 24, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
3.5-5 years. Hear stories, sing songs, and have fun with your friends. Storytimes will highlight early literacy skills that children need to learn before they can read. Children attend this storytime without their grown-ups so that they can practice independence.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
3-23 months w/adult

It is never too early to help your baby grow up to love books and language! Share stories, songs, and rhymes with your little one in this lap-sit program.

Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Students will "build a better world" by working on small teams to solve engineering challenges. Along the way, they will discover and learn important scientific concepts that power big engineering projects in the real world. Each class with have a different theme for students to explore.

Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

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Getting Started
Welcome to Thomas Ford Memorial Library’s 2017 Summer Library Challenge, “Build A Better World.” We’ll be making a difference in our community by building relationships, caring for our environment, and learning to make useful things.

You can sign up for the Summer Library Challenge here and print your logs from the links at the lower left, or you can sign up at the library.

For children between the ages of 0-4 years, you can sign him or her up for this challenge and complete the Young Kid Activity Log.

For children 5 years and up choose between the Kid Reading or Kid Activity log and then they can start checking off activities.

Happy Summer!