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Exciting Ocean-Themed Programs

For all ages • Throughout April

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special community room performances

Great entertainment for the whole family.

Toothless the Great White Shark

Saturday, April 25, 2-3 PM
Community Room
Registration begins February 12

Deanna of Discover the Depths will “defang” the myths as she introduces Toothless, a life-size 15-foot model made of recycled plastics. Learn how you can help protect sharks, the ocean, and all its creatures. RATED E: E is for Everyone! The Glenview Public Library invites families with children of all ages and abilities to participate in this activity.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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storywalk
Save-the-Dates! June 14-August 2. Watch here for details.
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. Just drop in.

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Money Smart Week®
April 18-25

Glenview Credit Union’s Money Jar Gue$$ing Game (grades K-8)

March 20 – April 25 • One guess per child

Stop by the Youth Services Desk to test your Money Smart skills. Saving pennies adds up. Guess how much money is in this jar! Closest guess wins and takes home the jar. Celebrate Money Smart Week® all month long.

Dream Jobs & Cool Cash
A Parent/Child Playshop (grades 2-5)

Thursday, April 23, 7-8:15 PM • Community Room West
Registration begins February 12

Glenview State Bank and your Librarians provide an interactive experience for parent/child entrepreneurial teams. Develop and present a backyard business idea, then become a consumer and spend your cool cash. Profits will be tallied—will you be Top Tycoon?

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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

Glenview Credit Union’s Money Jar Gue$$ing Game (grades K-8)

March 20 – April 25 • One guess per child

Stop by the Youth Services Desk to test your Money Smart skills. Saving pennies adds up. Guess how much money is in this jar! Closest guess wins and takes home the jar. Celebrate Money Smart Week® all month long.

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.

Host Our Family Show! Toothless the Great White Shark
Community Room
Saturday, April 25, 1:30-3 PM
Registration begins February 12

Deanna of Discover the Depths will “defang” the myths as she introduces Toothless, a life-size 15-foot model made of recycled plastics. Learn how you can help protect sharks, the ocean, and all its creatures.

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

STORYTIME Survey • Your Input Needed

Please take a moment to complete our Storytime Schedule Survey. You may access the online form or request a printed copy. Let us know your preferences. Survey Deadline: May 15.

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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

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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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