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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Monday, March 27, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
3-23 months w/adult. It’s 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, March 27, 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, March 28, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
3-23 months w/adult. It’s 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, March 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
Wednesday, March 29, 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, March 30, 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, March 30, 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, March 31, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
3-23 months w/adult. It’s 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, April 01, 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! Drop-in event; no registration required.
Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 03, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
3-23 months w/adult. It’s 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, April 03, 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, April 04, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
3-23 months w/adult. It’s 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, April 04, 2017
Time
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Description
We’ll read and discuss Pop! A Book about Bubbles by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley then experiment and create our own bubble paintings.
Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 05, 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, April 05, 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, April 06, 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, April 06, 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, April 06, 2017
Time
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Description
We know Belle from Beauty and the Beast loves to read, but did you know she also enjoys inventing? Join us as we tinker and solve engineering challenges fit for any inventor!
Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 07, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
3-23 months w/adult. It’s 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, April 08, 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 China. 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, April 08, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
We are glad to welcome the well-known Children’s Theatre of Western Springs to the library once again! Storyville is a one-act production that opens with a wise woman carrying a large book. She opens it and addresses the audience. While her stories are different, they all begin with “Once upon a time,” and end with characters living happily ever after. The problem is that all the characters want to tell their story at once! Audiences will enjoy seeing familiar characters on stage asking for crowd participation. The fun continues until the wise woman closes her book and says, “The end”.
Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 10, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
3-23 months w/adult. It’s 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, April 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, April 11, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
3-23 months w/adult. It’s 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, April 11, 2017
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Come relax after school and celebrate Morse Code Day (which is on April 27th) with a DIY bracelet (or keychain) activity! You can code a short phrase (or your name) with beads. All materials provided.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 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 Tuesday, March 7th .
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 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, April 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
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
STEAM Grab Bag: Join us for an assortment of different science, technology, engineering, art and math activities, spending time with whichever activities you love the most!
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Time
4:30 PM - 5:20 PM
Description
Chicago’s favorite Laura Doherty acoustically rocks your kid’s world with breezy folk-pop tunes from her three Parent’s Choice award-winning CDs, “Kids in the City”, “Shining Like a Star”, and “In a Heartbeat”, which features her adorable puppet friends Jazzasaurus, Pinky the Fish, and Domingo the Flamingo! Laura will also be performing songs from her new "Animal Tracks" CD too! This upbeat, interactive concert will have kids dancing and clapping along to Laura's original catchy tunes!
Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 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, April 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, April 13, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
After reading a chapter of the Roald Dahl classic, Matilda, we’ll pop popcorn and watch the 1996 movie adaptation. Parents can experience the magic of this story again through their children’s eyes.

Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 14, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
3-23 months w/adult. It’s 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
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Library Closed
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 17, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
3-23 months w/adult. It’s 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, April 17, 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, April 18, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
3-23 months w/adult. It’s 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, April 19, 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, April 19, 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, April 20, 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, April 20, 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, April 20, 2017
Time
6:45 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Is it a bird or a plane? A drinking straw or a worm? A flower or a dancer? Use your imagination by exploring shapes, squiggles and blobs with stories, songs and an Ashley Bryan-inspired craft. Recommended for Ages 2 years and up.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 21, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
3-23 months w/adult. It’s 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, April 24, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
3-23 months w/adult. It’s 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, April 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
Monday, April 24, 2017
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
TFL Squad is our club for kids grades 4-8 who love all things library. It's an all-in-one book/craft club and a way to share ideas about library programs and topics! April: Decorate a notebook or journal. may: Bookface photos!
Location
Board Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
3-23 months w/adult. It’s 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

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Getting Started
Little Winners (0-3 years)

Welcome to Thomas Ford Memorial Library's 2016 Summer Reading Club, Read for the Win. If your baby is between the ages of 0-3 years, you can sign him or her up for this program and earn prizes for completing baby-friendly activities together. Children ages 4-6 should sign up under the "Big Winners" tab, and children 7-12 years can sign up under the "Champions" tab.

You can sign up for the Summer Reading Club here and print your "Little Winners Activity Sheet" from the links at the lower left, or you can sign up at the library.

Happy Summer!