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Title
Date
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
2-3.5 years w/adult. Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes! Early literacy practices help in building the foundation of reading for your child. This program works best if there is one adult with one toddler. Adults are encouraged to participate along with their toddler and expand their learning by repeating the activities listed on the handout later at home.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 18, 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, October 19, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
2-3.5 years w/adult. Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes! Early literacy practices help in building the foundation of reading for your child. This program works best if there is one adult with one toddler. Adults are encouraged to participate along with their toddler and expand their learning by repeating the activities listed on the handout later at home.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
2-3.5 years w/adult. Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes! Early literacy practices help in building the foundation of reading for your child. This program works best if there is one adult with one toddler. Adults are encouraged to participate along with their toddler and expand their learning by repeating the activities listed on the handout later at home.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Time
6:45 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join us by the fireplace to hear stories, sing songs, and make a craft in this special evening storytime for families. Kids are welcome to dress in comfy clothes or jammies!
Location
Reading Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 20, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
3-23 months w/adult. Help your baby grow up to love books! Share stories, songs, and rhymes with your little one in this lapsit program and introduce him or her to a lifetime of reading fun and language enjoyment. The adults are encouraged to follow along and do the activities with their baby.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 23, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
3-23 months w/adult. Help your baby grow up to love books! Share stories, songs, and rhymes with your little one in this lapsit program and introduce him or her to a lifetime of reading fun and language enjoyment. The adults are encouraged to follow along and do the activities with their baby.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 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
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
3-23 months w/adult. Help your baby grow up to love books! Share stories, songs, and rhymes with your little one in this lapsit program and introduce him or her to a lifetime of reading fun and language enjoyment. The adults are encouraged to follow along and do the activities with their baby.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
2-3.5 years w/adult. Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes! Early literacy practices help in building the foundation of reading for your child. This program works best if there is one adult with one toddler. Adults are encouraged to participate along with their toddler and expand their learning by repeating the activities listed on the handout later at home.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 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, October 26, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
2-3.5 years w/adult. Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes! Early literacy practices help in building the foundation of reading for your child. This program works best if there is one adult with one toddler. Adults are encouraged to participate along with their toddler and expand their learning by repeating the activities listed on the handout later at home.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
2-3.5 years w/adult. Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes! Early literacy practices help in building the foundation of reading for your child. This program works best if there is one adult with one toddler. Adults are encouraged to participate along with their toddler and expand their learning by repeating the activities listed on the handout later at home.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 26, 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, October 27, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
3-23 months w/adult. Help your baby grow up to love books! Share stories, songs, and rhymes with your little one in this lapsit program and introduce him or her to a lifetime of reading fun and language enjoyment. The adults are encouraged to follow along and do the activities with their baby.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 27, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Put on your Halloween costume and head to the Community Room for a Halloween storytime. After, we will show off our costumes and “Trick-or-Treat” in the various departments of the Library. Don’t forget a container for your goodies!

Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 30, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
3-23 months w/adult. Help your baby grow up to love books! Share stories, songs, and rhymes with your little one in this lapsit program and introduce him or her to a lifetime of reading fun and language enjoyment. The adults are encouraged to follow along and do the activities with their baby.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 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, October 31, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
3-23 months w/adult. Help your baby grow up to love books! Share stories, songs, and rhymes with your little one in this lapsit program and introduce him or her to a lifetime of reading fun and language enjoyment. The adults are encouraged to follow along and do the activities with their baby.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
2-3.5 years w/adult. Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes! Early literacy practices help in building the foundation of reading for your child. This program works best if there is one adult with one toddler. Adults are encouraged to participate along with their toddler and expand their learning by repeating the activities listed on the handout later at home.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 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
Thursday, November 02, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
2-3.5 years w/adult. Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes! Early literacy practices help in building the foundation of reading for your child. This program works best if there is one adult with one toddler. Adults are encouraged to participate along with their toddler and expand their learning by repeating the activities listed on the handout later at home.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 02, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
2-3.5 years w/adult. Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes! Early literacy practices help in building the foundation of reading for your child. This program works best if there is one adult with one toddler. Adults are encouraged to participate along with their toddler and expand their learning by repeating the activities listed on the handout later at home.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Friday, November 03, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
3-23 months w/adult. Help your baby grow up to love books! Share stories, songs, and rhymes with your little one in this lapsit program and introduce him or her to a lifetime of reading fun and language enjoyment. The adults are encouraged to follow along and do the activities with their baby.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 06, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
3-23 months w/adult. Help your baby grow up to love books! Share stories, songs, and rhymes with your little one in this lapsit program and introduce him or her to a lifetime of reading fun and language enjoyment. The adults are encouraged to follow along and do the activities with their baby.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 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, November 07, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
3-23 months w/adult. Help your baby grow up to love books! Share stories, songs, and rhymes with your little one in this lapsit program and introduce him or her to a lifetime of reading fun and language enjoyment. The adults are encouraged to follow along and do the activities with their baby.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
2-3.5 years w/adult. Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes! Early literacy practices help in building the foundation of reading for your child. This program works best if there is one adult with one toddler. Adults are encouraged to participate along with their toddler and expand their learning by repeating the activities listed on the handout later at home.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 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
Thursday, November 09, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
2-3.5 years w/adult. Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes! Early literacy practices help in building the foundation of reading for your child. This program works best if there is one adult with one toddler. Adults are encouraged to participate along with their toddler and expand their learning by repeating the activities listed on the handout later at home.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 09, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
2-3.5 years w/adult. Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes! Early literacy practices help in building the foundation of reading for your child. This program works best if there is one adult with one toddler. Adults are encouraged to participate along with their toddler and expand their learning by repeating the activities listed on the handout later at home.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Friday, November 10, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
3-23 months w/adult. Help your baby grow up to love books! Share stories, songs, and rhymes with your little one in this lapsit program and introduce him or her to a lifetime of reading fun and language enjoyment. The adults are encouraged to follow along and do the activities with their baby.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 13, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
3-23 months w/adult. Help your baby grow up to love books! Share stories, songs, and rhymes with your little one in this lapsit program and introduce him or her to a lifetime of reading fun and language enjoyment. The adults are encouraged to follow along and do the activities with their baby.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 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
Monday, November 13, 2017
Time
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Description
Get ready to sing, clap, dance and sneeze along during this visit by award-winning musician and author Jim Gill. His distinctive music play creates the spirit of a family room in the Library and is an invitation to children, parents and grandparents to sing and play together!

Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
3-23 months w/adult. Help your baby grow up to love books! Share stories, songs, and rhymes with your little one in this lapsit program and introduce him or her to a lifetime of reading fun and language enjoyment. The adults are encouraged to follow along and do the activities with their baby.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Description
: It’s no wonder we’ll be making kindness jars and our own mini books after reading and discussing We’re All Wonders by R. J. Palacio!

Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
It is a great opportunity for beginning or independent readers to practice reading aloud to a trained dogs 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 starting September 5. Hinsdale Humane Society’s Pet Assisted Learning Program makes this possible every month.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
2-3.5 years w/adult. Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes! Early literacy practices help in building the foundation of reading for your child. This program works best if there is one adult with one toddler. Adults are encouraged to participate along with their toddler and expand their learning by repeating the activities listed on the handout later at home.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 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

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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!