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June fun stuff
Summer Storytime Sessions


Drop-in Chess Club (up to grade 8)

Friday, June 3, 7-8:30 PM
Youth Program Room

Volunteer chess instructor Steve Levenson teaches fundamentals & strategy. If possible, please bring your own chess set. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Service Buddies
Spread Sunshine (grades 1-8)

Thursday, June 16, 11 AM-Noon
Youth Program Room
Registration begins May 12 for grades 5-8
Registration begins May 12 for grades 1-4

Be ready to dig in the dirt, plant a flower, and decorate a pot to share the joy of summer with the seniors of Patten House...and earn service hours. Grades 5-8 must arrive at 10:30 AM for a briefing.

Smarty Pants presents The Big Balloon Show

Saturday, June 18, 10-11 AM
Community Room
Registration begins May 12

Inspired by classic vaudeville, this innovative all-ages production is unlike any other show. Enjoy magic, comedy, and Smarty’s award-winning, eye-popping balloon props.

Epic Minecraft Challenge (Grades 5-8)

Friday, June 24, 3:30-6 PM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins May 12

It’s going to be EPIC. Accept our challenge to think creatively, work with a team, and present your work. Win bragging rights and Minecraft prizes.

Make-It & Take-It

Monday, June 27, 10 AM-Noon
Youth Program Room

Children, with parents or caregivers, are invited to stop by to create a 4th of July craft to take home. Just drop in.

Little Miss Ann

Monday, June 27, 7-7:45 PM
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Registration begins June 12

Little Miss Ann, a Chicago-area musician, brings her interactive and upbeat show to Glenview. Co-sponsored by The Glen Town Center.

LEGO® Club (grades 1-2)

Tuesday, June 28, 10:30-11:30 AM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins May 12

Calling all Master Builders! Join us for our monthly free-build. You supply the ideas, we provide the LEGO® and everything will be awesome. Space is limited.

LEGO® Club (grades 3-6)

Wednesday, June 29, 10:30-11:30 AM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins May 12

Calling all Master Builders! Join us for our monthly free-build. You supply the ideas, we provide the LEGO® and everything will be awesome. Space is limited.

Read for the Win! Drop-In Movie Night
The Sandlot (101min/PG/1993)

Thursday, June 30, 6:45-8:30 PM
Community Room

Bring a beach towel or blanket and covered drinks. Join us for one of the greatest baseball movies EVER. See what happens when new kid in town, Scotty Smalls, becomes the ninth player on a ragtag baseball team and experiences the summer of his life. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

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July fun stuff
Summer Storytime Sessions


Drop-in Chess Club (up to grade 8)

Friday, July 8, 7-8:30 PM
Youth Program Room

Volunteer chess instructor Steve Levenson teaches fundamentals & strategy. If possible, please bring your own chess set. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Improv Playhouse presents
The Emperor’s New Clothes

Saturday, July 9, 2-3 PM
Community Room
Registration begins May 12

Join in the fun and enjoy a hysterical twist on the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale, guaranteed to have the entire family laughing.

Ralph’s World

Monday, July 11, 7-7:45 PM
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Registration begins June 26

We’re so excited to welcome Grammy-nominated, kindie rock star Ralph Covert back to Glenview for this special, one night only, all ages show. Co-sponsored by The Glen Town Center.

Roller Girl Book Discussion
...and Drills (grades 3-6)

Thursday, July 14, 4-5 PM
Community Room
Registration begins May 12

Read Victoria Jamieson’s graphic novel about growing up while growing strong. Experience empowerment in our version of roller derby camp, led by staff from Game On! Sports. Beginning June 1, copies will be available for extended check-out at the Youth Services Desk.

Drawing Workshop with Professional Illustrator Dan Laib

Friday, July 15
Youth Program Room
Design Your Own Board Game (Grades 3-6)
3:30-4:45 PM
Registration begins May 12
There’s nothing boring about this game. Why? Because you designed it.
Drawing Manga (Grades 5-8)
5:30-6:45 PM
Registration begins May 12
Love reading manga and wish you could draw like manga artists? Learn manga basics and create your own character.

Read for the Win! Drop-In Movie Night
The Mighty Ducks (100min/PG/1992)

Monday, July 18, 6:45-8:30 PM
Community Room

Bring a beach towel or blanket, covered drinks, and your best “QUACK!” Enjoy the story of Gordon Bombay’s transformation from self-absorbed lawyer to role model, thanks to his coaching the worst hockey team in the league. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

LEGO® Club (grades 1-2)

Tuesday, July 19, 10:30-11:30 AM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins May 12

Calling all Master Builders! Join us for our monthly free-build. You supply the ideas, we provide the LEGO® and everything will be awesome. Space is limited.

LEGO® Club (grades 3-6)

Wednesday, July 20, 10:30-11:30 AM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins May 12

Calling all Master Builders! Join us for our monthly free-build. You supply the ideas, we provide the LEGO® and everything will be awesome. Space is limited.

The Storybook Challenge
Play Ball! (grades 1-2)

Thursday, July 21, 4-5 PM OR 5:30-6:30 PM
Community Room
Registration begins May 12 for 4 PM
Registration begins May 12 for 5:30 PM

Elephant & Piggie stories introduce a rollicking time with fitness empowerment activities led by staff from Game On! Sports.

Gladiator Training (grades 1-3)

Wednesday, July 27, 4:30-5:30 PM OR 6-7 PM
Community Room
Registration begins May 12 for 4:30 PM
Registration begins May 12 for 6 PM

Explore Rome and the Colosseum as you experience Italy virtually with teachers from Insieme a Chicago Italian language and culture program. Enjoy fun facts and geography through stories, art, games, and more.

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August fun stuff
Summer Storytime Sessions


Wayback Wednesday Interactive Movie
The Princess Bride (98min/PG/1987)

Wednesday, August 3, 6:45-8:30 PM
Community Room
Registration begins May 12

It’s inconceivable to even think about skipping this interactive movie, filled with something for everyone: fencing, fighting, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, and miracles. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Drop-in Chess Club (up to grade 8)

Friday, August 5, 7-8:30 PM
Youth Program Room

Volunteer chess instructor Steve Levenson teaches fundamentals & strategy. If possible, please bring your own chess set. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Meet the Animals of the Grove (Ages 3-8 with adult)

Monday, August 8, 6-6:45 PM OR 7-7:45 PM
Community Room East
Registration begins May 12 for the 6 PM session
Registration begins May 12 for the 7 PM session

Learn about and visit with live animals from The Grove. Co-sponsored by The Glenview Park District.

Drop-In Movie (Ages 3 & up with adult)

Wednesday, August 10, 10 AM OR 1 PM
Community Room

Avoid the heat and enjoy the last days of summer at the Library. Look for this G-Rated movie title in July.

Ready for Kindergarten (Children entering K)

Thursday, August 11, 11 AM-Noon OR 1-2 PM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins May 12 for 11 AM
Registration begins May 12 for 1 PM

Get ready for the big day with teachers from Extraordinary Kids Enrichment Program. Soon-to-be kindergarteners will have a blast with interactive, hands-on activities exploring science, math, and art.

LEGO® Earthquake Challenge (grades 5-8)

Friday, August 12, 3:30-5 PM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins May 12

You’ve built things that have withstood your siblings. Find out if you can create a LEGO® structure strong enough to withstand an earthquake and call yourself a Master Builder.

The Pigeon Wants a Party!

Saturday, August 13, 11 AM-Noon
Community Room
Registration begins May 12

Help us celebrate our favorite Mo Willems character, The Pigeon, with stories, games, and crafts. Please leave all buses, puppies, and especially ducklings at home.

LEGO® Club (grades 1-2)

Tuesday, August 16, 10:30-11:30 AM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins May 12

Calling all Master Builders! Join us for our monthly free-build. You supply the ideas, we provide the LEGO® and everything will be awesome. Space is limited.

Drop-In Movie (Ages 3 & up with adult)

Wednesday, August 17, 10 AM OR 1 PM
Community Room

Avoid the heat and enjoy the last days of summer at the Library. Look for this G-Rated movie title in July.

LEGO® Club (grades 3-6)

Wednesday, August 17, 10:30-11:30 AM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins May 12

Calling all Master Builders! Join us for our monthly free-build. You supply the ideas, we provide the LEGO® and everything will be awesome. Space is limited.

Mr. Dave Morning Show

Saturday, August 20, 10:30-11:15 AM
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Registration begins August 5

Get your Saturday started with Mr. Dave’s mix of classics, covers, and original songs; guaranteed to get the entire family moving and shaking. Co-sponsored by The Glen Town Center.

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Museum Adventure Pass

Use the smartest card in your wallet, your library card, to explore Chicago area cultural destinations.

Visit museumadventure.org or a Library Service Desk for details on free admission or a special discount at participating museums.

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storywalk

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 Glenview Public Library and the Bike Glenview Initiative.

Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses by James Dean
Sunday, April 10 • Sunday, May 22

Read about Pete the Cat and his friends. Going from grumpy to groovy, they learn how awesome a positive outlook can be.

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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S.T.A.R. Volunteers

Entering Grades 8 & up
Adult Volunteers Welcome, too!

Assist children with the Summer Reading Game. One training session required. Volunteers are encouraged to serve an average of nine hours during the seven-week reading program (June 12-July 31).

Registration begins April 1

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

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Friendship Club &
Ambassadors

Friendship Club (grades 4-8)

For children who want to make friends in a supportive environment. Trained Friendship Ambassadors (grades 4-12) host fun and engaging events where everyone feels welcome. Generously sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Glenview-Northbrook.

Friendship Ambassadors
(grades 4-12)

Training for 2016 has already taken place. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please complete this waiting list form. We will contact you in the future when we have an opening.

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.

Questions? Please contact Youth Services at 847-729-7500 x7900.

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Battle of the Books

Booklist, online registration, schedule, team information, and honor roll for the Library's annual Battle of the Books. A winter program for fourth and fifth graders.

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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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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.

Please Note:

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

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