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Title
Date
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
2-3.5 years w/adult.Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes which help build the foundation of reading. We pair short books with songs and rhymes to engage them, as 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 18, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
2-3.5 years w/adult. Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes which help build the foundation of reading. We pair short books with songs and rhymes to engage them, as 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 18, 2018
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, January 19, 2018
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 22, 2018
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 22, 2018
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 23, 2018
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, January 24, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
2-3.5 years w/adult. Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes which help build the foundation of reading. We pair short books with songs and rhymes to engage them, as 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 24, 2018
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 25, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
2-3.5 years w/adult.Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes which help build the foundation of reading. We pair short books with songs and rhymes to engage them, as 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 25, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
2-3.5 years w/adult. Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes which help build the foundation of reading. We pair short books with songs and rhymes to engage them, as 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 26, 2018
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 27, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join Mark Dvorak for an engaging, interactive musical presentation. His performance featuring stories, guitar, banjo, and songs have been heard all around the US, Finland, Canada, and Ireland.
Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 29, 2018
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 29, 2018
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 30, 2018
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, January 31, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
2-3.5 years w/adult. Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes which help build the foundation of reading. We pair short books with songs and rhymes to engage them, as 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 31, 2018
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, February 01, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
2-3.5 years w/adult.Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes which help build the foundation of reading. We pair short books with songs and rhymes to engage them, as 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 01, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
2-3.5 years w/adult. Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes which help build the foundation of reading. We pair short books with songs and rhymes to engage them, as 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 02, 2018
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 03, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
For children in grades 1 - 4. Stop by the zone with a special buddy (parent, grandparent, older sibling) to enjoy snowman crafts and activities. Self-directed centers will be set up for different interests. Participants can pick and choose what they want to do with their “buddy”. Registration is required to insure enough materials are provided.
Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 05, 2018
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 05, 2018
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 06, 2018
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 06, 2018
Time
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Description
Let’s celebrate with Chelsea’s Chinese New Year by Lisa Bullard then paint Chinese paper lanterns.
Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
2-3.5 years w/adult. Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes which help build the foundation of reading. We pair short books with songs and rhymes to engage them, as 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 07, 2018
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, February 08, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
2-3.5 years w/adult.Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes which help build the foundation of reading. We pair short books with songs and rhymes to engage them, as 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 08, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
2-3.5 years w/adult. Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes which help build the foundation of reading. We pair short books with songs and rhymes to engage them, as 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 09, 2018
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 12, 2018
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 12, 2018
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, February 12, 2018
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
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 each week during this three-week session, if possible.

Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
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 13, 2018
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Read one-on-one with one of the dogs from the Hinsdale Humane Society’s Pet Assisted Learning Program! This pressure-free program encourages confidence in young readers. Sign up for one 15-minute time slot either in person or by phone starting December 5. No parents or siblings, please.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
2-3.5 years w/adult. Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes which help build the foundation of reading. We pair short books with songs and rhymes to engage them, as 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 14, 2018
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, February 15, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
2-3.5 years w/adult.Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes which help build the foundation of reading. We pair short books with songs and rhymes to engage them, as 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 15, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
2-3.5 years w/adult. Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes which help build the foundation of reading. We pair short books with songs and rhymes to engage them, as 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 15, 2018
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

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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!