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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Monday, January 23, 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, January 23, 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, January 23, 2017
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
TFL Squad is our club for kids who love all things library. It’s an all-in-one book club, craft club and a way to share ideas about library programs and topics. Each month features a book discussion and crafts. January: Hot chocolate bar. February: DIY bookmarks.
Location
Board Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 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
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Time
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Back by popular demand: Book Buddies! Do you love being a role model for younger kids? Each older attendee will be paired with a younger child. (Hopefully, pairs can remain the same for the whole series of meetings.) We’ll read! We’ll craft! And, of course, we’ll make good friends along the way.
Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Back by popular demand: Book Buddies! Does your child love reading and crafting with older kids? We plan to explore different genres and kinds of reading materials, and create fun crafts! Each younger child will be paired with the same older child, if possible. Register your child for either or both three week sessions.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 25, 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, January 25, 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, January 26, 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, January 26, 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, January 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
Saturday, January 28, 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 Argentina. Hosted by the Thomas Ford Library Teen Board.
Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 30, 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, January 30, 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, January 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
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Time
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Back by popular demand: Book Buddies! Do you love being a role model for younger kids? Each older attendee will be paired with a younger child. (Hopefully, pairs can remain the same for the whole series of meetings.) We’ll read! We’ll craft! And, of course, we’ll make good friends along the way.
Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Back by popular demand: Book Buddies! Does your child love reading and crafting with older kids? We plan to explore different genres and kinds of reading materials, and create fun crafts! Each younger child will be paired with the same older child, if possible. Register your child for either or both three week sessions.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 01, 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, February 01, 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, February 01, 2017
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Are you a master builder? Do you love challenges? If so, come to STEAM Club and show off your mad skilz! We have loads of brand new KEVA blocks, LEGO and other building materials for you to use. We may even build with food!
Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 02, 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, February 02, 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, February 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, February 06, 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, February 06, 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, February 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
Tuesday, February 07, 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.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 08, 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, February 08, 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, February 08, 2017
Time
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Description
Wendy and DB are a multi-faceted children’s music duo from Chicago. Their lyrics are fun, educational and inspiring for children, and parents like them too! Children & families will dance, sing, and jump to Wendy & DB’s music that is educational and encourages curiosity, inclusion and diversity. The music is upbeat, melodic and contagious.
Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 09, 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, February 09, 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, February 09, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo took the world by storm as it won 2003 Newberry Award, cementing its place in Children’s Literature History. Join us in reading the first few chapters of this unexpected adventure story. After, we’ll pop some popcorn and snuggle in to watch the 2008 movie adaptation of the Despereaux Tilling’s journey. Bring the family!
Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 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, February 13, 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, February 13, 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, February 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
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Time
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Back by popular demand: Book Buddies! Do you love being a role model for younger kids? Each older attendee will be paired with a younger child. (Hopefully, pairs can remain the same for the whole series of meetings.) We’ll read! We’ll craft! And, of course, we’ll make good friends along the way.
Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Back by popular demand: Book Buddies! Does your child love reading and crafting with older kids? We plan to explore different genres and kinds of reading materials, and create fun crafts! Each younger child will be paired with the same older child, if possible. Register your child for either or both three week sessions.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 15, 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, February 15, 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, February 15, 2017
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Are you a master builder? Do you love challenges? If so, come to STEAM Club and show off your mad skilz! We have loads of brand new KEVA blocks, LEGO and other building materials for you to use. We may even build with food!
Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 16, 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, February 16, 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, February 16, 2017
Time
6:45 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join us by our fireplace upstairs in the Reading Room to listen to stories, sing songs, and make a craft in these very special evening storytimes for families.
Location
Reading Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 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
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Grades 1-3 Flying Fox Conservation Fun is bringing a Zoo to us. They provide hands on approach to learning about animals that is both fun and safe. Their objective is to educate people about conservation and the diverse and unique world of animals. Say hello to a slow-moving sloth, feel the fur of a fennec fox, or pet a pancake tortoise...it is up to you!
Location
Community 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!