Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Congrats 2012 Summer Readers!

The River Forest Public Library Children's Services department would like to congratulate our 2012 Summer Readers. This year...

-We had 470 Summer Reading  participants.  

-288 reached the goal of 1050 minutes.

-Summer Readers read a combined total of  355,050 minutes.

-61 kids completed the Menu Challenge.

-We awarded 1024 books.

-There were 80  prize drawing winners.

Great job Summer Readers!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Dave Rudolf Beach Party!

This Friday (7/27) at 7pm RFPL will be celebrating the end of Summer Reading at the Dave Rudolf Beach Party. Patrons of all ages are invited to join us for this fun, family-friendly event. Singer-songwriter Dave Rudolf will sing some favorite tunes and invite us to join in. Don’t be surprised if you’re caught hula hooping or doing the limbo during the show. See you there!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Getting Ready for the Olympics

The 2012 Olympic Games in London, England will begin on Friday, July 27.  For many families, watching  the multi-sport olympics offers an all-ages fun viewing experience.  Check out some library materials that can enrich and add some context to the upcoming games!

The 2012 London Olympics by Nick Hunter

Touch the Sky : Alice Coachman, Olympic high jumper  by Ann Malaspina

Dream Big : Michael Jordan and the Pursuit of Olympic Gold by Deloris Jordan

Ancient Greece and the Olympics: A Nonfiction Companion by Mary Pope Osborne