Tweens Make: A Soma Game Cube

Monday, February 27, 6:00 PM. Ages 9-12.

Let’s hang out and make a 3-D game to take home for hours of fun! A Soma cube is a wooden puzzle with seven unique pieces that can be arranged in 240 different ways.


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2023 Walter Awards Winners

The​ ​We​ ​Need​ ​Diverse​ ​Books​ ​Walter​ ​Awards​ ​Judging​ ​Committee​ ​has​ ​selected​ ​the​ ​Winners​ ​and Honorees​ ​for​ ​the​ ​eighth​ ​annual​ ​Walter​ ​Dean​ ​Myers​ ​Awards​ ​for​ ​Outstanding​ ​Children’s​ ​Literature.


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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.
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Adaptive Hour & Craft

Sunday, February 12, 12:00 - 1:00 PM. Ages 12 & Under.

Families with children 12 and under who have a diagnosis or disability are invited to visit the Kids World Department for a special hour exclusively for you! Kids will be able to do crafts, explore Kids World. and meet other families in this special before-hours program!


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Hearts of Gold Valentines

Saturday, February 11, 12:00–3:00 PM.

Drop in to celebrate our "golden" anniversary with us by making Valentine's Day cards and buttons for your loved ones.


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DIY Butterfly Candy Bags

Saturday, February 11, 10:00 AM. Ages 4-12 (7 & under with an adult)

Looking for a fun and easy way to make a kid's Valentine treat? Come to the library to make one!


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Virtual Storytime and Craft

Monday, February 06, 6:00 PM. Ages 4-8, 7 & under with an adult.

We're celebrating winter by having a fun winter-themed Storytime and craft session on Zoom!


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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.


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Family Yoga and Mindfulness

Monday, January 30, 6:00 PM. Ages 5-12 (7 & under with an adult)

Would you like to build physical strength? Find balance and calm? Learn tools for yourself and your children to recover quickly from difficulties? Learn techniques to cope with stress more effectively? Have some fun as a family exercising together? Give family yoga and mindfulness a try.


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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.
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Island Within a City: Call for Stories

History comes alive when we hear directly from those that experienced it. So we're offering an opportunity for you, the community, to shape future historical understanding of Norridge and Harwood Heights by writing short essays about your connections to the area.


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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!
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