Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Books vs. Sniffles

Parents, grandparents, and caregivers: next time you have a child home sick, help us bring the library to your little one with a Sneezle Pack!

A Sneezle Pack is a library bag of personally selected books, audiobooks, movies, coloring and activity sheets, customized for your child’s age and interests.

Give us a call at 708-366-5205 x 312 and tell us your child’s age and what types of materials you’d like. We’ll assemble the Sneezle Pack and leave it for you to checkout at the Circulation Desk.

Get well soon!

Photograph courtesy of Microsoft Office Clipart, 2009.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Clear Skies

Thanks to all who visited us at the Clear Sky Festival on Saturday, September 12th!

The annual event is co-sponsored by the River Forest Park District, River Forest Police Department, River Forest Community Center and Oak Park/River Forest Townships Youth Services.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Happy Birthday Tomie!

Tomie dePaola turned 75 on September 15th. Happy Birthday Tomie!

If you and your child haven't yet shared a Tomie dePaola (pronounced Tommy da-POWL-a) book, now would be the perfect time! Tomie has written many original stories as well as retellings of folk tales, all illustrated in his wonderful signature style. You might want to start with the classic, well-loved Strega Nona stories, found in our easy fiction section.

Tomie has also written his childhood memoirs in the 26 Fairmont Avenue series of chapter books (which are accessible even to kids just transitioning into chapter books). These can be found in our biography section.

Happy reading!
p.s. you can check out Tomie's official website here, and a special all-star tribute to Tomie in honor of his 75th birthday here.