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boogie to the beat
Boogie to the Beat All Summer Long!

Over a dozen programs and performances for kids of all ages and their families, too. Music, dance & more.

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special community room performances

Great entertainment for the whole family.

Boogie to the Beat All Summer Long!

StoryMob! Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak

Saturday, July 18, 10:30 AM-Noon
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Concludes at Little Bear Garden, Gallery Park, 2001 Patriot Blvd
Registration begins July 3

A children’s book, a flash mob, a parade, and a picnic = StoryMob! Come in costume, bring props and your outdoor voices. Meet at The Book Market for story rehearsal. Parade through The Glen Town Center to Little Bear Garden where we will create a StoryMob! Pack a picnic lunch. Dessert provided by Heinen’s Grocery Store. Co-sponsored by The Glen Town Center and the Glenview Park District.

Noodles the Wonder Dog • Live Animal Show

Saturday, August 22, 10:30-11:15 AM
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Registration begins August 7

Find out how Noodles went from shelter mutt to international trick champion. See what love can do. Co-sponsored by The Glen Town Center.

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drop-in movies

Enjoy a children’s matinee. Bring a beach towel or blanket to get comfy on the floor. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Please note: while most youth movies are drop-in, special movie programs require registration.

“Throwback Thursday” Interactive Family Movie
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (100min/G/1971)

Thursday, July 30, 6:30-8:30 PM
Community Room
Registration begins May 14

Oompa-Loompa doopity do…come in costume ‘cuz this movie’s starring YOU! We provide props, snacks, and fun...you bring a blanket and covered beverage. Special treats provided by Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop, Glenview.

Summer DROP-IN MOVIES in the Community Room

Wednesday, August 5 & Monday, August 10, 10 AM OR 1:30 PM
Escape the heat and chill out at a movie. Watch for movie titles in July.

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flight to fun

Children’s Events held at The Book Market, Hangar One, The Glen Town Center, 2651 Navy Blvd.

Miss Silvia’s storytime & more. Especially for families with children ages 2-6. Co-sponsored by the Glenview Library and The Glen Town Center. Registration required.

Current Schedule & Registration Information

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on the go

Children’s Events held at The Book Market, Hangar One, The Glen Town Center, 2651 Navy Blvd.

Family entertainment co-sponsored by the Glenview Library and The Glen Town Center.

Concerts,
Performances & More

Required registration opens two weeks prior to each event. Space is limited.

Ac•Rock • Live Music!

Friday, June 12, 7-7:45 PM
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Registration begins May 29

Enjoy Chicago’s premier a cappella quartet, performing classic rock ‘n roll favorites in stunning vocal harmony. Co-sponsored by The Glen Town Center.

Ralph’s World • Live Music!

Monday, June 22, 7-7:45 PM
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Registration begins June 8

After ten critically acclaimed albums and countless shows from coast to coast, we are thrilled to welcome Chicago’s own Ralph Covert. Don’t miss this live performance. Co-sponsored by The Glen Town Center.

Raisin Rhyme Rock-n-Roll Supershow • Live Music!

Friday, July 24, 7-8 PM
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Registration begins July 10

This “rock band for rugrats” brings a real-feel concert experience while making youngsters part of the show. Co-sponsored by The Glen Town Center.

StoryMob! Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak

Saturday, July 18, 10:30 AM-Noon
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Concludes at Little Bear Garden, Gallery Park, 2001 Patriot Blvd
Registration begins July 3

A children’s book, a flash mob, a parade, and a picnic = StoryMob! Come in costume, bring props and your outdoor voices. Meet at The Book Market for story rehearsal. Parade through The Glen Town Center to Little Bear Garden where we will create a StoryMob! Pack a picnic lunch. Dessert provided by Heinen’s Grocery Store. Co-sponsored by The Glen Town Center and the Glenview Park District.

Noodles the Wonder Dog • Live Animal Show

Saturday, August 22, 10:30-11:15 AM
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Registration begins August 7

Find out how Noodles went from shelter mutt to international trick champion. See what love can do. Co-sponsored by The Glen Town Center.

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storytime

Our Librarians bring favorite stories to life with puppets, props, and more for various age groups.

View this season’s schedule here.

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storywalk
JUST DROP IN

Little Bear Garden at Gallery Park, 2001 Patriot Boulevard, Glenview.

Welcome to the Storybook Trail. Walk, skip, jog, or, better yet, bike along the path, to read a perfect seasonal story. Presented by the Glenview Park District, the Bike Glenview Initiative, and the Glenview Public Library.

Yummy Yummy! Food for My Tummy! by Sam Lloyd

Sunday, April 12–Sunday, May 24

Read about two monkeys living on neighboring islands who try to figure out a way to get together despite sharks in the water that make travel quite difficult.

Pete the Cat and the New Guy by Kimberly and James Dean

Sunday, June 14–Sunday, August 2

Read a fan-favorite story about Pete the Cat, his animal friends and new neighbor, Gus the Platypus who discovers his own special talent.

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and was developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

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read to the rhythm
Save-the-Dates! June 14-August 2

Join the annual summer reading program. The more you read, the more you win. Special clubs and programs designed for children from birth to 8th grade.

Summer Reading Kick-Off Festival

Sunday, June 14, 1-4 PM
Community Room

Register for a Summer Reading Club and enjoy opening day excitement. Prizes, refreshments, and fun for the whole family. Tap your toes to the lively beat of Jazz in the Lobby hosted by Terra Sounds School of Music & Arts. Kick-Off Festival (PDF) Just drop in.

Summer Reading Journal

Download a Summer Reading Journal to track your progress. Summer Reading Journal (PDF)

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event volunteers

New! Earn service hours at the Library this summer by helping out at Youth Services events. If you enjoy being a leader for younger children, or you just want to get involved, sign up today because space is limited. Grades 7-12 may register to assist with these events and earn service hours. Specific skills required where noted. Event details and registration.

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Bike Glenview

Good Things Happen When You Pedal!

This community-wide initiative to promote biking as a healthy, cost-effective, and low-polluting way to travel around our village is made possible through a cooperative effort with the Village of Glenview, Glenview Park District, Chamber of Commerce, Natural Resources Commission, Glenview Library, and PTAs. Visit bikeglenview.com for a map, safety tips, events, and other resources that will get you out and pedaling around town.

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Collections & Contests

All Aboard the Reading Express

Honoring New Readers

Photos of Glenview’s newest readers with their books will be proudly displayed in the Library’s Reading Express slide show. Stop by the Youth Services Desk for a photo and bring your book with you.

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Friendship Club &
Ambassadors

Friendship Club (grades 3-8)

For children who want to make friends in a supportive environment. Trained Friendship Ambassadors in grades 4-12 host fun and engaging events where everyone feels welcome.

Meet the Therapy Dogs!
Lincolnshire Animal Hospital Dog Therapy Group
Community Room
Friday, May 29, 4:30-5:15 PM
Registration begins February 12

Friendship Ambassadors
(grades 4-12)

Host fun events and hang out with kids who want to make new friends in a supportive environment. Be a mentor, make a difference and earn service hours, too. Six events per year plus required training provided by the Northern Suburban Special Education District. Sign up here and we will send you more information about how to get started. If you have questions, please contact Silvia Kraft-Walker.

Information for Parents/Teachers: What is Friendship Club?

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Museum Adventure Passes

The Museum Adventure Pass program is a unique educational experience for families. Check out a museum with your library card. Free admission or discounts to select area museums.

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Northern Lights
Homework Help Center

High School volunteers can help shine a light on your student’s homework (grades 1-8). Thirty-minute sessions for homework, reading, and math skills practice will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Children may be grouped by subject and grade level. Just drop in.

Volunteer registration has closed. Please check back in August.

2015 Program Information

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Programs for
Parents & Teachers

Watch for Fall Programs in August.

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S.T.A.R. Volunteers

Entering Grades 8 & up
Adult Volunteers Welcome, too!

Assist children with the Summer Reading game. One training session required. Nine hours of service during the seven-week reading program (June 14-August 2) should be completed.

Registration begins April 1

Registered S.T.A.R. Volunteers
Login to sign up for hours

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Please Note:

Attendance at Library programs and events constitutes consent to be photographed for Glenview Public Library publicity purposes.

ADA accommodations are provided for all programs. Requests must be made when registering for a program. Advance notice of five days is required. Call 847-729-7500 x 7900 to make an ADA accommodation request.

A Glenview Library card is preferred or required for many youth programs. Stop by the Circulation Desk for Glenview Library card details.

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