Be sure to visit the library today for your Earth Day button and show your support for our beautiful planet!
“The first Earth Day was in 1970. After damage done by a 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, a national “teach-in” was held that focused on educating the public about the environment.” – LiveScience.com
This Earth Day will also feature marches around the United States to show support for scientists and those who work to save the environment.
Here is more information on how to help our planet.
Here are some fun links of Earth Day activities to do with kids!
Chicago area volunteer activities from The Chicago Tribune
5 ways to celebrate earth with your kids
It feels like we just celebrated the first day of summer, it’s practically the first day of school So that means looking forward to a new year of learning, meeting new friends and most fun, shopping for new school supplies!
STEM Study Tips
Study Tips for Kids
Your First Day of School Outfit
Pack a Healthy Lunch
Help Your Child Get Ready for School
First Day of School Checklist
Healthy After School Snacks
Help Your Child Make New Friends
Come visit our cocooning caterpillars! Just today, the last of them attached to the lid of the cup and that means that in a week or so, they will become beautiful painted lady butterflies.
Our library has always wanted to create a garden in our lovely unused outdoor space. We received a grant from The Illinois State Library to incorporate STEM principles to foster a love of nature and healthy self-esteem in our young patrons and made our dream come true. We had a special garden-themed story time and then spent the afternoon outside planting with the kids.
The Public Library Association published the story in their magazine PLA Online. You can read it here. Thanks in advance!
Remember, Green Thumbs Garden Club meets the last Wednesday of every month @ 6:30!
Be a superhero and sign up for our Summer Reading Program! Come to our kickoff party June 13, 2015 from 11-1 pm and have a whole day’s worth of fun in two hours; you can visit the animals in our petting zoo, get your face painted and have a bite to eat.
The Pocket Circus will perform at 11:00 am, Captain America will stop by at noon and the awesome band New Generation will provide great music at noon as well.
Haunted Trails will be here with a prize wheel and Andy’s custard will provide free frozen custard to the first 200 people!
Come Join Us!