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Read What Comes Naturally: Summer Reading Club for Children

Monday, August 12, 2019
Glencoe Public Library
Ages Birth - Grade 6

Dig deep with this year's kids summer reading club! Kids are challenged to make reading a daily habit this summer to earn brag tags, prizes, and a free book. Beginning Wednesday, June 12, visit the Children's Department to pick up your reading log, or sign up online at glencoelibrary.beanstack.com

The library's summer reading clubs are sponsored by the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library. 
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Dads and Donuts Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
All Ages with Adult 

Celebrate Father's Day with scrumptious stories and delicious donuts for kids and their fathers (and father-figures!)

All ages are welcome to attend, however, stories and songs will be aimed at a preschool-aged audience. 
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Summer Reading Ice Cream Social

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Glencoe Public Library
YA Room
Come celebrate the start of the Library's summer reading programs by joining the library staff for our annual Ice Cream Social!  From 1:00-4:00 pm, the library will provide Culver's delicious vanilla frozen custard cups with all the toppings!  While you are enjoying your treat, you can sign up for the summer reading programs!
The ice cream social and the library's summer reading clubs are sponsored by the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library.
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Rock and Read

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room

Ages 18 months-3 years with parent or caregiver

Join Ms. Susan for Monday stories! Listen to books, move to the beat, and more at this active storytime. Older siblings are welcome. 

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Stay and Play

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Birth - Age 3

Whether you come for Rock and Read or Book Babies, you're welcome to socialize, play, and have fun between classes. We'll have puppets, toys, music, and more for you to explore. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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Book Babies

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Ages 0-18 months with parent or caregiver

Introduce your baby to the library with stories, songs, and active play designed to teach infants and toddlers their first literacy skills. Older siblings are welcome.
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Tales Around Town

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Vernon Playground
All ages with parent or caregiver
At Vernon PLayground

Join Ms. Linda around town for stories, songs and lots of outdoor fun! Tales Around Town will be visiting different parks and outdoor spaces in Glencoe all summer long - see our Tour Schedule for more info about where we'll be each week. 

If you're not in the mood for stories, check out or return a book from the Book Bike, sign up for the Summer Reading Club and more! 

In the event of inclement weather, storytime will be held at the library and the Book Bike will not appear.

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Minecraft Mania

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
A Minecraft dirt block
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Grades 1-6

Join Minecraft expert Scotty Vrablik to learn tips and tricks for building fantastic Minecraft creations. The library will have a few laptops available for participants, but please bring your own laptop, tablet, or other Minecraft-capable device if possible.

Registration required.
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Tales for Tots

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Glencoe Public Library
Children's Department
All ages with parent or caregiver

Read, sing, talk, and play to build early literacy skills! Join us for stories, songs and more, followed by time for socialization and play.
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Inchworms

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Worm reading a book
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Ages Birth - Crawlers with adult

Get on the floor for stories, rhymes, songs, and bounces that build early literacy skills in our littlest listeners. Older siblings are welcome to attend. 

Little one already walking? Please try our drop-in storytimes on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays. 



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Art Explorations with Bernadette Foch: Butterflies

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Butterfly drawing
Glencoe Public Library
Forte Reference Room
Grades 1-6

Guest artist Bernadette Foch returns with new classes featuring oil pastels, Sharpies, chalk paper, and color diffusing paper. You’ll create your own masterpiece to bring home. 

Registration required. Register online, visit the library, or call 847-835-5056.


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Rock and Read

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room

Ages 18 months-3 years with parent or caregiver

Join Ms. Susan for Monday stories! Listen to books, move to the beat, and more at this active storytime. Older siblings are welcome. 

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Stay and Play

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Birth - Age 3

Whether you come for Rock and Read or Book Babies, you're welcome to socialize, play, and have fun between classes. We'll have puppets, toys, music, and more for you to explore. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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Book Babies

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Ages 0-18 months with parent or caregiver

Introduce your baby to the library with stories, songs, and active play designed to teach infants and toddlers their first literacy skills. Older siblings are welcome.
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Tots and Tunes: Kalk Park

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Kalk Park
Glencoe Park District Tots & Tunes in Kalk Park, featuring Rick Kelley.
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Rainbow Art & Science

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Rainbow
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Grades K-3

Help us find the rainbow connection! Join us for rainbow-riffic science experiments and art projects. Rainbows require water, so dress to get wet. 

Registration required. 
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Tales for Tots

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Glencoe Public Library
Children's Department
All ages with parent or caregiver

Read, sing, talk, and play to build early literacy skills! Join us for stories, songs and more, followed by time for socialization and play.
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Inchworms

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Worm reading a book
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Ages Birth - Crawlers with adult

Get on the floor for stories, rhymes, songs, and bounces that build early literacy skills in our littlest listeners. Older siblings are welcome to attend. 

Little one already walking? Please try our drop-in storytimes on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays. 



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I Love Bugs! with The Frog Lady

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Beetle
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room
Ages 4 and up with adult

What makes an insect an insect? And why are spiders different? The Frog Lady returns to Glencoe to answer these questions and more about our creepy, crawly friends.

Free tickets will be available at the children's desk starting at 9:00 a.m. the day of the program.
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Tales Around Town

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Glencoe Historical Society
All ages with parent or caregiver
At Eklund Garden (Glencoe Historical Society) 

Join Ms. Linda around town for stories, songs and lots of outdoor fun! Tales Around Town will be visiting different parks and outdoor spaces in Glencoe all summer long - see our Tour Schedule for more info about where we'll be each week. 

If you're not in the mood for stories, check out or return a book from the Book Bike, sign up for the Summer Reading Club and more! 

In the event of inclement weather, storytime will be held at the library and the Book Bike will not appear.

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Crafternoons

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Children their grownups making crafts
Glencoe Public Library
Hammond Room

All ages

What could be better than a lazy crafternoon? Create your own crafts out of a wide variety of materials, ranging from the everyday to the entirely unexpected.

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Teddy Bear Picnic

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Teddy bear
Wyman Green

All ages with adult

Bring a blanket, a picnic lunch, and your favorite stuffed friend to the library to enjoy outdoor stories and songs. Stories begin at 11:30. Cookies and lemonade will be served as an after-story snack. All ages are welcome, but stories and songs will be aimed at a preschool-aged audience. 

In the event of inclement weather, storytime will be held in the library's Hammond Room. 

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