Practice Battle Recap

We hope everyone enjoyed attending the Practice Battle. As mentioned, the points earned yesterday do not count towards the season's overall battle points. Practice Battle is really just a bit of fun to help acclimate players to Battle of the Books. Even so, it is kind of exciting to see how the teams stacked up!

Use Rebus Books to Help Promote Literacy!

Rebus books, sometimes called picture readers, tell a story/rhyme in a combination of text and symbols. These symbols may be small pictures, icons, or even geometric shapes but all cases they represent the word/words that are typically displayed below them. Rebus books help promote the connection of text to their meaning, which can help readers in a few different ways.

Two Weeks Until Battle Begins!

The Battle of the Books countdown is counting down! The Practice Battle will officially open the battle season on February 1st at 4pm.

Three Weeks Until Battle Begins!

The Battle of the Books countdown is counting down! The Practice Battle will officially open the battle season on February 1st at 4pm.

Pass the Book Over to Increase Literacy!

During reading time, let your child hold the book and turn the pages when it is time. Having your child become familiar with how a book is held and the directions the pages turn (front to back) actually helps build literacy.

4 weeks until Battle begins!

The Battle of the Books countdown has begun! The Practice Battle will officially open the battle season on February 1st at 4pm.

Registration for January’s In-Person Storytime Starts Today!

The January storytime session will run from January 10th to the 27th. Registration is now open! We anticipate spots filling up quickly so don't delay! Residents of Norridge and Harwood Heights with a valid library card may call 708.867.7828 to register. Otherwise, patrons are invited to stop by the Kids desk with an I.D. showing residency. See the Storytime page for the complete schedule.

Finish Checking in for the Grinch!

At the Library waiting to see the Grinch? Once you have received your number from the Kids desk, there is just a few bits of information we need to ensure you receive your photos next week. Please fill out the form below!

Meet The Grinch

On Saturday, December 10th between 9:30 and 11:30am, The Grinch will in our Story Room to meet and take photos with Dr. Seuss fans of all ages.

Repetition Builds Literacy

It is okay to reread a book multiple times! In fact, research suggests repetition helps build early literacy skills.

Needlessly Ever After by Laurel Snyder

Rosie may or may not be Little Red Riding Hood and she may or may not stumble through fairy tales such as Jack and the Beanstalk, Hansel and Gretel, Sleeping Beauty and The Three Little Pigs. She may or may not be a hero. She may or may not get a happy ending. It all depends on the decisions the reader makes.

Acknowledge Emotions While Reading!

Emotional relevance can be a great addition to your family's shared reading times. Consider discussing not only how the character felt or appears to feel, but how your child feels about the story or even how your child would feel in the character's place.

Play Our Monster Trivia Mayhem Now!

Do you know your monsters? We've placed our Monstrous Trivia Challenge online so even if you missed the program, you can still test out your monster knowledge.

High Score by Destiny Howell

DJ has been laying low in his new school - no cons, no complicated plans, no interfering with the status quo. Then his best friend Conor transfers in and quickly gets himself into trouble with the "number one" kid at the school, Lucky.

What’s Your Scary Amount?

Halloween is the perfect season to read all about ghosts, ghouls, vampires, and other monsters… but not everyone likes the scary mixed in.