Library Update - Tablets for Kids, Drive & Dash Book Drop, Holiday Closings and more

Elmwood Park Public Library

Elmwood Park Public Library Update - December 19, 2016

Library News & Services

Holiday Closings

Please note that the Library will be closed on the upcoming days:

  • December 24 - Christmas Eve
  • December 25 - Christmas Day
  • December 26 - Christmas Day observed
     
  • December 31 - New Year's Eve
  • January 1 - New Year's Day
  • January 2 - New Year's Day observed

Otherwise, stop in and get warm with a good book or movie over the holidays!

   

Drive & Dash Book Drop

It’s gotten cold out, and sometimes you just don’t want to get out of the car to return those books.  You don’t have to!

Use our Drive & Dash Book Drop located in our back parking lot.  Just turn in to the driveway right after the Library on the Avenue of the Flags, and you’ll see the Book Drop at the exit back onto Grand Ave.

   

NEW:  Tablet Table for Kids

We have yet another new way for kids to discover and learn at the Library!

We recently added a new Tablet Table in the Picture Book Room up in Kids & Teens. It has three iPads in bright, colorful cases, loaded with ABC Mouse, an app filled with fun and educational activities, games, puzzles, books, and videos.  

Kids can explore and learn about numbers, the alphabet, animals, as well as other subjects in reading, math, science, health, and social studies.

   

Database of the Month: Elm Leaves

The Library has access to the Elm Leaves through the NewsBank database.  

Access includes complete full text content of local and regional news from Elmwood Park's weekly paper ranging from the current week's issue back to 1995. Community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community are covered. Paid advertisements are excluded.

Visit our Newspaper database page for access to the Elm Leaves as well as the Chicago Tribune and other newspapers.

   

New & Updated Story Times for the New Year

We have updated our weekly story time sessions with new names and renewed emphasis on play time for building your child's early developmental skills. We've also added some new sessions.  Start your child's year off right and bring them to the Library!  Sign-ups begin January 3. (RR = Registration Required, DI = Drop in)

  • Little Explorers Story Time (RR) • Ages 6-24 months
    Session: Mondays • Jan. 9 - Feb. 13 • 9:30-10:15 a.m. (No class Jan. 16)
    Explore the wonder of books, puppets, bounces, & rhymes. Stories are followed by open play time to hone fine and gross motor skills. Child with caregiver.
     
  • Tiny Tots (DI) • Ages 0-24 months
    Session: Wednesdays • January 11 - February 15 • 9:30-10:00 a.m.
    Discover story time with books, songs, puppets, and more. Stories are followed by open play time to hone fine and gross motor skills. Child with caregiver.
     
  • Elmwood Park Play Group (DI) • Ages 0-24 months
    Fridays • January 13 | February 10 • 10:00-11:00 a.m.
    Connect, create, and play in our pop-up play space designed specially for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Child with caregiver.
     
  • Wiggles & Giggles Story Time (DI) • Ages 2-5
    Session: Mondays • Jan. 9 - Feb. 13 • 11:00-11:45 a.m. (No class Jan. 16)
    Wake up your week with books, songs, movement, and dance. Stories are followed by open play time designed to build your child's early developmental skills. Child with caregiver.
     
  • Giggles & Grins Story Time - Tuesdays (DI) • Ages 2-5
    Session: Tuesdays • January 10 - February 14 • 11:00-11:45 a.m.
    Tackle Tuesday with books, songs, movement, and dance. Stories are followed by open play time designed to build your child's early developmental skills. Child with caregiver.
     
  • Rockin’ Reads (RR) • Ages 3-5
    Session 1: Wednesdays • January 11 - February 15 • 10:00-10:45 a.m.
    Session 2: Thursdays • January 12 - February 16 • 11:00-11:45 a.m.
    Get ready to rock with books, songs, puppets, and more. Stories are followed by open play time designed to build your child's early developmental skills.

  

Check Us Out on Social Media

Looking for some quick, fun, topical, and book related news? Follow us on social media:

  • Twitter: Book and author news, as well as other interesting, topical tidbits.
  • Facebook: Library, book, and author news, program photos and info, and other goings-on in Elmwood Park and the world.
  • Pinterest: Recommended reads, as well as book, film, and library related crafts and fun.
  • Instagram: Library, program, and book related pics.

   

December 16 - January 3:  Free Winter PopUp eLibrary for Kids

For the winter break and over the holidays, educational company Fable Learning has a goal to help kids read more than ever before, and hopefully share their enthusiasm for the eBooks they’re reading with their families!  

To help with their goal, starting on December 16, Fable Learning's exclusive collection of 650 eBooks will be available free to anyone with internet access — children, families, educators — who would like to browse and read from our broad range of engaging fiction and nonfiction eBooks for children.

Visitors to their site during winter break can immediately read any eBook in their PreK-8 collection, which is carefully curated for exceptional quality titles from well-known and respected authors and illustrators and includes a robust Spanish Bilingual Collection for ELLs. No library card or other identification is required.

So enjoy this unexpected holiday gift and enjoy some free eBooks at FableLearning.com/PopUp from any computer or device.

  

Read, Watch or Listen to Something New!

Here are some new items to hit our shelves recently.  Just click on the image to find the item in the SWAN Catalog.

   

Adult Fiction

            

            

   

History

            

   

TV Shows

            

   

Teen Fiction

            

   

Upcoming Library Classes & Events

Below is a highlight of upcoming classes and events. To see our complete schedule, take a look at our Online Calendar.

 
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday, December 23, 2016 - 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, December 24, 2016 - All Day
Sunday, December 25, 2016 - All Day
Monday, December 26, 2016 - All Day
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Friday, December 30, 2016 - 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, December 31, 2016 - All Day
Sunday, January 01, 2017 - All Day
Monday, January 02, 2017 - All Day
Wednesday, January 04, 2017 - 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, January 04, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Friday, January 06, 2017 - 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday, January 06, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Saturday, January 07, 2017 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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Elmwood Park Public Library
1 Conti Parkway, Elmwood Park, IL 60707
Phone: 708-453-7645
Website: www.elmwoodparklibrary.org

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