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Title
Date
Monday, September 25, 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, September 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
Tuesday, September 26, 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, September 27, 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, September 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
Thursday, September 28, 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, September 28, 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, September 28, 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, September 29, 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
Saturday, September 30, 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 India. 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
Monday, October 02, 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 02, 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 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
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Time
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Description
It’s SOCK-tober! Wear your wackiest socks as we read The Sock Thief by Ana Crespo. We’ll craft our own sock puppet theaters [the Library will provide all puppet materials].
Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 04, 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 04, 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 05, 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 05, 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, October 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
Saturday, October 07, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Using craft supplies, creativity, and of course... pumpkins, children will create their favorite book character! Parents are welcome to join in the fun and decorate with their children. Please make sure you and your child wear an old shirt just in case your creativity gets on you! We will display the pumpkin characters with the corresponding book for one week in the Library for your friends to see and then you can pick them up to display at home for Halloween.

Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 09, 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 09, 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 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
Tuesday, October 10, 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, October 11, 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 11, 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, October 11, 2017
Time
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Description
While Batman is fighting crime in Gotham City, our heroic furry flying friends are fighting to save the rain forests and other eco-systems! Daniel and Sharon Peterson, along with their Egyptian Fruit Bats, have been educating people about bats for over 10 years. This live bat show will be focused on these every day heroes and the important role they play in our world.
Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 12, 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 12, 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, October 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, October 16, 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 16, 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 17, 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 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

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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!