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April fun stuff
YMCA Preschool Art Class

Thursday, April 20, 1:30-2:30 PM
Youth Program Room

Registration begins February 10

The North Suburban YMCA Art Academy provides opportunities for preschoolers to create art. Parent or caregiver must be present.

Life-Size Monopoly

Saturday, April 29, Noon-4 PM
Community Room

Registration begins February 10

It’s Money Smart Week—celebrate with a life-sized round of capitalism’s favorite board game. Register the whole family, call dibs on your favorite token, and see if you have what it takes to bankrupt your siblings.

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May fun stuff
Bookmark Design Contest Voting

Monday, May 1–Sunday, May 7
Youth Services Department

During Children’s Book Week, visit the Youth Services Desk to vote for your favorite patron-designed bookmark. The winning bookmark will be produced and distributed throughout the summer.

Drop-In Craft: Make It & Take It

Thursday, May 4, 10 AM-Noon
Youth Program Room

Join us for a spring-themed craft. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Minecraft (grades 4-8)

Friday, May 5, 6-7:30 PM
Technology Lab, Second Floor

Registration begins February 10

Use your own account or play on one of the Library’s. Space is limited.

LEGO® Club (grades 1-2)

Tuesday, May 9, 4-5 PM
Youth Program Room

Registration begins February 10

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, May 10, 4-5 PM
Youth Program Room

Registration begins February 10

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.

Tinker Tots (ages 3-5 with adult)

Thursday, May 11, 1:30-2:15 PM
Youth Program Room

Registration begins February 10

Hands-on, STEAM-inspired fun designed for younger patrons. Parent or caregiver must be present.

Drop-in Chess Club (up to grade 8)

Friday, May 12, 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.

Maker Faire

Saturday, May 13, 11 AM-3 PM
Youth Program Room

Join the Maker Movement! Activities, projects and demos for all ages as the Library is transformed into one big Inspiration Station. Drop by for an hour or stay all day.

Drop-In Maker Monday (grades 4-8)

Monday, May 15, 3:30-4:45 PM
Youth Program Room

Stop by to explore different components of the Library’s new mobile MakerSpace.

YMCA Preschool Art Class

Thursday, May 18, 1:30-2:30 PM
Youth Program Room

Registration begins February 10

The North Suburban YMCA Art Academy provides opportunities for preschoolers to create art. Parent or caregiver must be present.

The True Story of Smoky the War Dog

Tuesday, May 23, 7-8 PM
Community Room
Registration begins February 10

From a chance discovery in an abandoned fox hole in Papua New Guinea during WWII, to becoming a famous entertainer, a decorated war hero, and the world’s first official therapy dog, Smoky’s heroic tale, as told by Adrian and Denise Brigham and their therapy dog “Hairy Pawter,” is nothing short of amazing. Let’s bring the spirit of Smoky home in honor of Memorial Day.

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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.

The Grizzly Bear Who Lost His GRRRRR! by Rob Biddulph
Sunday, April 9–Sunday, May 21

Find out where that GRRRRR! got off to and if it was ever found in Rob Biddulph’s rhyming tale of friendship and rivalry.

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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Summer Literacy Volunteers

Entering Grade 7 & up

Earn service hours by assisting during the Summer Reading Program. Duties include reading to and listening to children read, as well as helping with registration and logging. At least nine hours of service are encouraged during the nine-week program (June 11-August 13). One training session required. Register here

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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 (grades 4-12) host fun and engaging events where everyone feels welcome. Generously sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Glenview-Northbrook.

Cold-Blooded Creatures: Live Animal Show
Community Room
Saturday, June 3, 2:45-4 PM

Friendship Ambassadors
(grades 4-12)

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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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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