Programs & Projects

programs and projects
fun stuff
special community room performances

Great entertainment for the whole family.

Carol Weston Live Music Show

Saturday, May 10, 10-10:45 AM
Community Room
Registration begins April 26

This interactive show will have everyone singing, dancing, and bopping along to favorite songs.

Ben’s Bubble Show

Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Friday, May 23, 7-7:45 PM
Registration begins May 9

Experience the mind-boggling soap bubble sculptures of Ben Jimenez, as he amazes you with the science, art, and magic of bubbles.
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.

Watch here for summer movies.

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flight to fun

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

Especially for Families with Children Ages 2-6

Miss Silvia’s Storytime & More

Co-sponsored by the Glenview Library and The Glen Town Center.

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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.

Ben’s Bubble Show

Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Friday, May 23, 7-7:45 PM
Registration begins May 9

Experience the mind-boggling soap bubble sculptures of Ben Jimenez, as he amazes you with the science, art, and magic of bubbles.
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

Enjoy a beautiful day with your family on the StoryWalk® trail in Little Bear Garden at Gallery Park, 2001 Patriot Boulevard. Just drop by at your leisure.

Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson

Sunday, April 13–Sunday, May 18

Welcome back to the Storybook Trail in Little Bear Garden at Gallery Park, 2001 Patriot Blvd. Walk, skip, jog, or, better yet, bike along the path, to read the perfect springtime story about a very hungry bear waking up from his long winter’s nap. Co-sponsored by the Glenview Park District and the Bike Glenview Initiative.

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book buddies

A summer literacy program especially for new readers. Help your new readers retain skills during summer vacation. Volunteers in grade 7 and up, including adults, adopt a young reader and pledge to meet at the Library. Buddies will meet once a week for six weeks to read aloud together, talk about the stories and do an activity. First-come, first-served.

Book Buddies • Be A Reader
2014 Program Details & Registration
Registration begins May 1

Book Buddies • Be A Leader
2014 Volunteer Information & Registration
Registration begins April 1

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Book Buddies & S.T.A.R
Summer Literacy Volunteers

Help young readers retain reading skills during summer vacation.

Registration begins April 1
Book Buddies Volunteers
S.T.A.R. Volunteer Volunteers

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Battle of the Books

Booklist, 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

The Glenview Library is a proud partner in the new Bike Glenview initiative, along with the Park District, the Village, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Village’s Natural Resource Commission. A handy Glenview bike map has been created and is available to our patrons in the Library Lobby or at bikeglenview.org.

Good Things Happen When You Pedal!

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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.

Comics for the Troops

Thank you for your ongoing support of Comics for the Troops. As their comic warehouse is now full, Operation Support Our Troops: Illinois will no longer accept donations of comics.

Instead, they are now requesting hobby magazines less than six months old: cars, sports, nature, science, etc. News magazines will not be accepted. Magazines for the Troops may be dropped off at the Youth Services Desk. Thank you for supporting our Troops!

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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.

Library Scavenger Hunt
Community Room
Saturday, May 3, 3-4:15 PM
Registration begins April 5

Friendship Ambassadors
(grades 4 & up)

The Friendship Ambassadors Program has filled for Winter 2014. Please add your name to our Mailing List to be notified of future training opportunities. Thank you!

Do you like to listen to music, make crafts and hang out with new friends? Become a Friendship Ambassador in our newly formed Friendship Club mentoring kids who want to make friends in a supportive environment and earn service hour credits, too. The Northern Suburban Special Education District will provide the required training.

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Museum Adventure Passes

The Museum Adventure Pass program is a unique educational for families. Check out a museum with your library card. Free admission 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. 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.

Closed until Fall
We will return in September 2014.

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Programs for Parents
& Teachers

We will see you in the Fall for more Parent & Teacher programs.

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Summer Reading Program

Calling all Glenview Readers! Join the annual summer reading challenge. Special programs designed for children from birth to 8th grade. The more you read, the more you win.

Watch here for 2014 details.

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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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