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Title
Date
Thursday, July 27, 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, July 27, 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, July 28, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
3-23 months w/adult

It is 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, August 01, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Students will Build a Better World by working on small teams to solve engineering challenges. Along the way, they will discover and learn important scientific concepts that power big engineering projects in the real world. Each class with have a different theme for students to explore.

Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 04, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Description
Last day to pick up your Summer Library Challenge prizes. Please visit the Library to get your prizes before 4:30 p.m.
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 04, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Venue: Grand Avenue Community Center, 4211 Grand Avenue
For over 20 years, Frankie Ace has been performing HIGH ENERGY, family friendly, audience interactive comedy magic. Lots of gasps, laughter, and FUN! Frank is a member of our library and his comedy magic is a gala finale to our summer library challenge this year. Come and join all the fun! Thank you to the Western Springs Library Friends for sponsoring this event.
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 08, 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 Monday, June 5th .
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 21, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Stop by our outdoor tent in McClure Junior High’s field to receive a free pair of eclipse viewing glasses, or learn how to make your own pinhole projector to safely view this amazing event! McClure is located at 4225 Wolf Rd.
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

If you have already registered for this program, enter your user name and password and click on the Login button. New users click on the Sign Me Up button.
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!