Friday, June 7, 2013

Have Book Will Travel: DPPL is your Passport to Summer Fun!

Saturday, June 8 is the first day to register for Summer Reading Club! Can't make it on that day? No worries. You can stop by the 2nd floor information desk any time to sign up, get your registration materials, and get reading! You read here last week about the importance of keeping your child's brain exercising over the summer. Here's a great way to keep those reading muscles strong. Your kids may swim, or play soccer, or ride bikes to keep the legs and arms and heart fit...but don't forget about that precious noggin!

This summer we are taking you on a wild ride! To begin, Saturday, June 15 11 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. is our Around the World in 80 Minutes (or less) summer reading celebration. Visit stations to make crafts from around the world, get your passport stamped for every country you visit, and when you complete the goal of getting enough stamps in your passport, stop by the Youth Services information desk to receive a prize!

And now for the rest of the story. Kids of all ages will find something just for them on our schedule of activities this summer. Everything from shows to art to music to stories to crafts to movies to LEGOs to games...and even more, if you can believe it...influenced by world travel and transportation. Check out the entire list of Youth Services programs here.

Once again we will be welcoming our awesome team of Teen Volunteers! Look for them in their blue t-shirts helping you with your Summer Reading Club registration, assisting your children during our programs and activities, and getting us ready for crafts and other projects by preparing materials.

And if I haven't tired you out yet, mark this date on your calendar. A RADIO DISNEY dance party is coming to DPPL on Friday evening, August 23 6:30-8 p.m. This event will be fun for the whole family, with music, prizes, treats, and more! Tell your friends and neighbors. The whole library community will want to see your friendly DPPL Youth Services staff shaking a tail feather. Thanks to NorthShore University HealthSystem and Friends of the Library for their support of this event.

Many thanks to the Friends of Des Plaines Public Library for their generous support of the entire Have Book, Will Travel Summer Reading Club. So many of the shows you will see, and things you will do this summer could not happen without them.

We are SO excited! And we look forward to sharing and absolutely fabulous summer with you and your kids. See you!

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