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Summer Reading Clubs

Join the Fun!

May 15–August 13, 2017

BUIL Read About What’s New at the Library Library Improvement Plans PRPL Summer Block Party





Summer @ the Library

The Library is the place to be this summer! Keep reading to learn more about an exciting summer at the Library.


Summer@the Library • NEW! Visit the Exploration Library • NEW! Mobile Makerspace sessions

A total of 3696 kids, adults and teens participated in the 2016 Summer Reading Clubs

• Join a Summer Reading Club • Reserve from Preferred Author Lists • Discount Passes to local attractions • Attend the annual Block Party July 23 • Visit our Media Lab • Enjoy Lunch on the Lawn Wednesdays • Watch feature films • Meet Gadget in Children’s Services • Bring your kids to Read to Dogs • Listen to books at Storytimes

Summer Reading Clubs for Kids, Teens & Adults Now through August 13

Enhance your summer fun and explore your world by joining one of the Library’s

• Join the Worldwide Knit in Public Day

Summer Reading Clubs. By “Building Your World

• Get a free hearing screening

With Books” you can broaden your horizons and

• Attend various lectures • Make a toy with the 3-D printer

have the opportunity to win some great prizes

• Research a trip with travel books

(sponsored by the Friends of the Library).

• Travel light & download books

Summer reading clubs are fun for all ages!

• Boost skills with One-on-One eBook appointments


Build Your World with Books

Check the program pages for specifics on each of the clubs.

Join the Fun!


Lunch on the Lawn All Ages Concert Series Wednesdays, June 14, June 28 & July 19 Noon – 12:45 p.m. Take a mid-day break and refresh with some local talent on the Library’s lawn. Bring your lunch, a friend or family member, and a blanket to sit on. It’s the perfect way to enjoy a warm summer day! Weather permitting - we will move inside if necessary. June 14 Singer-songwriter Kacie Swierk June 28 Jim Green on acoustic guitar July 19 Violin and viola classical duet with local musician Karen Nelson

BE A PART OF YOUR REIMAGINED LIBRARY The Board of Trustees is working hard to ensure we get the most from every tax dollar. The architects have proposed some exciting special features that we would love to include in the renovation and we are inviting groups and individuals in the community to contribute to the project. All donors will be recognized–major donors will have their names recorded on plaques in the library.

Here are some of the features that you can support: • Fireplace in the Quiet Reading Room • Play & Learn Panels for the Children’s Department • Study Room furnishings & equipment • Media/Maker Lab furnishings & equipment For more information go to the Your Library Reimagined page on our website or pick up a donation form in the Library.


New at the Library

Exploration Library


Mobile Maker Space

Mobile Makerspace Explore in the Library CIRCUITRY Snap Circuits Jr. Provide students with experience designing and building models of electrical circuits. Squishy Circuits Use play dough to learn the basics of electrical circuits in a fun, hands-on way. CODING Arduino Introduces students to the fundamentals of programming, electronics and mechatronics. Raspberry Pi 3 This credit-card-sized computer plugs into a TV and can be used in electronics projects.

Libraries are about exploration and discovery. This summer, we are excited to offer our patrons two new services that will foster learning and creativity both in the Library or to check out. The Exploration Library’s collection of unique items that can be checked out are assured to make your summer more fun. And, the Mobile Makerspace allows you to explore and create a variety of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) and craft materials during drop-in sessions at the Library.

Exploration Library – Check it Out!

ENGINEERING K’NEX Model Building Set Rods and connectors attach in different ways to create shapes, figures and models. ROBOTICS Ozobot 2.0 Bit This small robot empowers learners to code, play, create and connect. Bee-Bot This little robot teaches sequencing, estimation and problem solving.

ROBOTS Dash Robot Dash, a programmable robot, can move around and interact with its environment.

Merge VR Headsets Immerse yourself in virtual worlds and watch videos in 360 degrees with this Virtual Reality Headset.

Ozobot Ozobot blends coding and creativity in fun experiences using optical sensors to read lines and OzoCodes that you draw.

Orion Starblast Telescope This telescope provides bright, detailed views of the moon and planets as well as nebulae and star clusters.

TOOLS FOR PAPER CRAFTS Silhouette Cameo 3 Plugs into your PC or Mac® and uses a small blade to cut materials.

Sparki Robot Learn robotics, programming, and electronics with Sparki.

Projector Project onto a wall or sheet in your home or take the fun outside and project your videos onto your garage for a movie under the stars.

Letterpress Platform Kit A table top tool that lets you add unique letterpress details to cards, tags and more.

CAMERA AND FILM EQUIPMENT GoPro Camera Capture action footage by attaching this portable camera to a person, vehicle, bike, and more. Green Screen and Lighting Kit Put your subjects in a variety of amazing situations without leaving your house.


Tripod Works with small tablets and phones as well as traditional cameras and video cameras.

FORGET SOMETHING? Umbrellas & bike locks are now available for check out!

BrushBots Turn a toothbrush into a robot! BrushBots are easy and fun to build and race.

Die-cutting and Embossing Machine Cut materials, such as paper, fabric, or metal, to a specific shape. Scrapbooking Punches Punch out a multitude of shapes for projects. Screen Printing Kit Create a variety of projects ranging from customized clothing to home décor.

Getting to Know... Anastasia Daskalos – Circulation Services Manager Anastasia draws on her BA in Sociology from Northeastern Illinois University and ten years of library experience to create a positive impact on Circulation Services, the Library and the patron experience. Prior to joining PRPL in February of 2016, she headed circulation, worked in adult services, created programming and ran a political discussion group in area libraries. She has been instrumental in creating a more patron-friendly checkout policy. What is your favorite thing about working at the Library? Definitely the staff and patrons! Especially the little ones, they get so excited visiting circulation and getting to pick out a sticker. I believe libraries are full of magic. They have something for everyone! What is your favorite book/author? Bossypants by Tina Fey. Tina is hilarious and just like My Big Fat Greek Wedding, I can relate to her funny stories about being Greek. Who is your hero? Why? Both of my parents. My dad for instilling a good work ethic in me and my mom for always showing me the positive side of life. What is your proudest accomplishment? Being a Magna Cum Laude Graduate and member of The International Sociology Honor Society.

What makes you laugh the most? My godson, Leo, age two-andone-half-year-old. We always have a blast and he constantly cracks me up. The other day he said to my boyfriend, “Goodbye Gordon.” His name is Jimmy and we have no idea where he got Gordon from. How would your friends describe you? Well since you asked, I asked. They described me as hard-working, motivated, caring, loving, sarcastic and adventurous. What are your hobbies? Reading cookbooks for fun. Seriously, I read them and look at the pictures but never make the recipes. Also hanging out with my miniature pinscher, Minnie. Tell us something that no one knows about you. I secretly wish I lived on my own farm, with lots of animals roaming around and where I’d grow my own fruits and vegetables in a huge garden.

computers & technology Computer and Technology Classes Media Lab

Limit 3 persons per session. Open to Park Ridge Library cardholders only. Converting Home Videos to Digital Tuesday, June 27 • 2 – 2:45 p.m. OR Wednesday, July 26 • 7 – 7:45 p.m. Learn the steps to convert your old VHS home videos to DVD in our new Digital Media Lab. Archiving Your Photos, Slides and Negatives Wednesday, June 21 • 7 – 7:45 p.m. OR Tuesday, July 25 • 2 – 2:45 p.m. Take those boxes of old photos, slides and negatives and digitize them using our new Digital Media Lab. Digitizing Audio Cassettes and Records Tuesday, June 27 • 3 – 3:45 p.m. OR Wednesday, July 26 • 8 – 8:45 p.m. Take those boxes of old photos, slides and negatives and digitize them using our new Digital Media Lab.

Drop-In Help Desk Saturday, June 10, OR July 8 • 9 a.m. – Noon One-on-one help to answer all of your computer and tech-related questions. If you bring in a device, be sure to bring any manuals or cords so we can better assist you. No registration needed. One-on-One eBook Appointments Mondays • 11:00 a.m., Thursdays • 7:00 p.m. OR Fridays • 11:00 a.m. Meet with a member of the Reader Services department for a 45 minute one-on-one session and get help learning how to use Overdrive, Axis 360, or Hoopla on your mobile device or eReader. Register in person, online, or call Reader Services at 847-720-3280. Open to Park Ridge Public Library cardholders only.


Mobile Makerspace Drop-In for Teens & Adults Monday, June 12 • 7 – 8:00 p.m. OR Tuesday, July 18 • 7 – 8:00 p.m. The Park Ridge Library has a New Mobile Makerspace! Stop by one of our drop-in sessions to explore our maker tools including a Silhouette Cameo 3, Letterpress platform kit, die-cutting and embossing machine, and more. Read more about our new Mobile Makerspace on page 4.


For Adults Programs Unless noted, registration (R) is required in person, by phone (847) 720-3280, or online. Admission is free to Park Ridge Library card holders. *$5.00 fee for non-Park Ridge Library cardholders.

Adult Summer Reading: Build Your World with Books May 15 – August 13

Adult Summer Reading Club Park Ridge Public Library

May 15–August 13, 2017

Take a reading journey this summer and join the Adult Summer Reading Club! Read four books between May 11 and August 13 and receive a tote bag (while supplies last). You’ll be entered to win Ravinia tickets just for signing up! Prizes sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Growing Succulents Indoors* Wednesday, June 7 • 7:00 p.m. Wade Wheatley of the Chicago Botanic Gardens will teach you to love cacti! Learn about how succulents grow, some of the different varieties that do well indoors, and how to care for your plants to keep them happy and healthy. Co-sponsored by the Park Ridge Garden Club. Cheese 101* Thursday, June 8 • 7:00 p.m. Join Meredith Meder of Chomp Shop Cheese for a cheese tasting! Learn about traditional cheese styles, milk types and basic flavor profiles in this introductory class designed to excite the palate. $5 tasting fee for each attendee. Seating limited to 25. World Wide Knit in Public Day Saturday, June 10 • 10:00 a.m. – Noon Join the Park Ridge Fiber Artists on the Library lawn for this international knitting event! Bring your own chair, a hat and a water bottle and knit along with the rest of the world! Drop-in. Mind Games: A Night of Self-Deception* Thursday, June 15 • 7:00 p.m. Magician William Pack returns to play games with your mind. Learn the real science of how our brains trick us into seeing and believing things that don’t exist, both in magic and out in the real world.


Stop by the Reader Services Desk to sign up in person any time during the summer or online at:

Friday Morning Coffee Club: Secrets of Her Majesty’s Secret Service Friday, June 16 • 10:00 a.m. The truth behind the covert operations, the tales of treachery and the double-agents is revealed by major players in British espionage. Illinois Lions Hearing Bus @ the Library Tuesday, June 20 • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Come and take advantage of this FREE hearing screening test! Hosted by the Park Ridge Lions Club. Attracting & Feeding Summer Birds* Tuesday, June 20 • 2:00 p.m. Tim Joyce of Wild Birds Unlimited will offer strategies for attracting and feeding exotic summer birds, including birdhouses, bird baths and “tidy feeding” to avoid shell buildup under feeders. Chicago by Design: Architectural Vistas for a Visitor’s Eyes* Thursday, June 22 • 7:00 p.m. Historian Dave Clark returns to offer a visitor’s view of the architecture of our fair city. Appreciate anew the Grand Pacific and Stratford Hotels, the Rookery, the Marquette Building and more, throughout Chicago’s history. Murder, Mystery, Mayhem and the Birth of Motion Pictures* Tuesday, June 27 • 7:00 p.m. History buff Craig Pierce returns to give the inside story behind the birth of movies as we know them. Hear the nitty-gritty of the inventors, their wild inventions, and the intriguing events that culminated in a beloved American art form.

Stitches in Time* Wednesday, June 28 • 2:00 p.m. Experience the history of quilting from Marge Edwards, president of the Dundee Township Historical Society. Through a series of actual quilts, Marge tells the story of tradition and superstition in this important American folk art. Beer Tasting at Beer on the Wall* Thursday, June 29 • 7:00 p.m. Join us at Beer on the Wall for a presentation and tasting of employees’ favorite beers, including some from local breweries. $5 tasting fee for each attendee. Must be 21 and ID will be verified. Seating limited to 30. Open Knitting & Crocheting Night Thursday, July 6 • 7:00 p.m. Join the Park Ridge Fiber Artists for an open session! Bring your own supplies and settle in for free knitting advice and lively conversation. Friday Morning Coffee Club: Julia Child! America’s Favorite Chef Friday, July 14 • 10:00 a.m. Julia was not a natural born cook when she married, she could barely boil an egg. This film tells Julia’s two love stories: one between Julia and Paul Child and the other between Julia and French food. Concert: Cool Jazz on a Hot Afternoon* Tuesday, July 18 • 2:00 p.m. Jazz vocalist Petra van Nuis and guitarist Andy Brown return to offer a concert of seasonal songs of summer and sunshine – all to soothe and cool on a midsummer’s day.

SUNDAY @ THE LIBRARY Guided Meditation and Stretch Workshop Sunday, June 11 • 1:00 p.m. Join Vera Kulezic for a workshop designed to relax the body and focus the mind. Learn several stretches to reduce body tension and then follow Vera in a guided meditation utilizing techniques to quiet the mind. Beginners welcome! Civically Speaking* Sunday, July 9 • 1:00 p.m. Terry Lynch of HFK Presents returns to discuss civics in American history, including the current electoral college debate and the “fake news” phenomenon.

WE RECOMMEND! Staff picks for adults and teens Teens

Reader Services Setting Free the Kites by Alex George

Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson

The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova

Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

When a young American woman traveling in Bulgaria accidentally comes to be in possession of an urn, she uncovers past secrets and danger in her quest to return the urn to its owners. (Meg)

Sixteen-year old Jessie must move from Chicago to California with a new step family but no new friends, until an anonymous fellow student emails and offers to help.

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Trevor Noah

Ghost by Jason Reynolds

High school junior Jade would rather participate in the school's Study Abroad program than join Women to Women, a mentorship program for at-risk girls.

For Robert Carter, life in his coastal Maine hometown is comfortably predictable until his first day of eighth grade when he meets Nathan Tilly, who changes everything. (Valerie)

Ghost, a naturally talented runner and troublemaker, is recruited for an elite middle school track team. He must stay on track, literally and figuratively, to reach his full potential.

Ex-criminal Samuel Hawley and his daughter Loo attempt to settle in a small coastal town and assume a normal life. (Rachel)

Jump Start Your Life* Thursday, July 20 • 7:00 p.m. Tom Wendt, Certified DreamBuilder Coach, returns to teach you how to take responsibility, seize opportunity, and to further your life goals.

Films @ the Library No registration needed. All seating is on a first come, first served basis. Doors open ½ hour before show time. Seating limited to 90. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Cutting the Cord: Internet TV for Beginners Tuesday, July 25 • 7:00 p.m. Derrick Wlodarz of FireLogic returns to offer a suite of alternatives to cable TV. Learn how devices like SlingTV, Roku, Xbox, Apple TV, YouTube TV and more can help you drop the cable bill and meet your entertainment needs.


Feature Film: Arrival [PG-13, 116 min.] Tuesday, June 13 1:00 & 7:00 p.m. When mysterious spacecrafts touch down across the globe, an elite team led by an expert codebreaker is brought together to investigate. Starring Amy Adams.

Chair Yoga* Wednesday, July 26 • 2:00 p.m. Joan McGee of Sun and Moon Yoga returns to offer the perfect mid-afternoon break. Stretch and breathe your way to renewed energy in this gentle yoga class. No experience is necessary. Amelia Earhart: A First-Person Portrayal by Leslie Goddard* Thursday, July 27 • 7:00 p.m. 80 years ago pilot Amelia Earhart disappeared during an attempt to fly around the world. Hear Amelia’s story in a portrayal by actress and historian Leslie Goddard.


Feature Film: Hidden Figures [PG, 127 min.] Tuesday, July 11 1:00 & 7:00 p.m. The untold story of three brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history. Starring Taraji P. Henson and Janelle Monae.

Travel Films Thursdays at 2 p.m.


For Teens Middle School & High School Programs, 6 – 12th Grades Program registration begins Friday, June 9 at 1 p.m. Unless noted, registration is required in person, by phone (847) 720-3286, or online. Check the website for updated program information.

teen edition

Teen Summer Reading:

Build Your World with Books A book you saw someone else reading

A book from the top or bottom shelf

A book you heard about online

A book with a one word title

A book set in another country

A book that

A book recommended by a

A book your friend loves

A book set in the summer

free space

A graphic novel or comic book

A book by an author you’ve never read

A genre you rarely read

free choice

free choice

How it Works:


became a movie


free choice

The first book in a series

A book published in 2017

A book that is more than 200 pages

A book on the 2018 Caudill or Lincoln lists

A book with a female heroine

A book set in the past

A book by your favorite author

A book that came out 5 years ago

free choice

Prizes sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

challenge. Mark squares as challenges are Each square on your Bingo card represents a different diagonal, you have completed Summer Reading! completed. Once you have filled in a row, column, or book and a chance to enter in a drawing Bring your Bingo card to the Teen Loft for a free paperback to win. Prizes sponsored by Friends of the Library. for gift cards. Keep playing Bingo for more chances


Volunteer Opportunities Cards for Hospitalized Kids Fridays 3 – 6:00 p.m. Teen Loft Help make handmade cards that will bring a smile to the face of a hospitalized child. Service hours available. Drop-in. Book Buddies June 12 – July 21 Be a big buddy to a second grader and spend 30 minutes a week reading books together. You must attend the required training session and be available for your chosen time slot each week. Registration begins in person on Tuesday, May 30. Required training session: Friday, June 9, 4 – 4:30 p.m. Junior Volunteers Grades 7 and up Junior volunteers work two hours a week for four weeks. Registration will be done via lottery. Visit the Reader Services Desk starting Monday, May 22 to complete an application. Participants will be notified by Monday, June 5. Mandatory orientation will be held on Friday, June 9 at 4:30 p.m. Session One: June 12 – June 30 Session Two: July 10 – July 28


May 15 – August 13 Each square on your Bingo card represents a different reading challenge. Once you have filled in a row, column, or diagonal, you have completed Summer Reading! Bring your Bingo card to the Teen Loft for a free paperback book and a chance to enter in a drawing for gift cards. Keep playing Bingo for more changes to win.

Registration: Sign up for the Summer Reading Club in person at the Library or online at:

Children’s Program Assistants Grades 7 and up Like working with young children? Volunteer to help in the Children’s Department this summer. Registration begins in person on Tuesday, May 30. Participants will be notified by Friday, June 9.

Middle and High School Extreme Duct Tape Monday, June 19 4 – 5:30 p.m. First Floor Meeting Room We’ll provide rolls of multicolored duct tape; you create anything you can imagine! Max: 40. Create a Quote of Art: A Poetry Painting Workshop Wednesday, June 21 7 – 8:30 p.m. First Floor Meeting Room Christine Thorton will teach you how to incorporate a poetry quote into a painted image and then add color with watercolor pencils. Beginners welcome! Max: 30. Babysitting Class Tuesday, June 27 9 – 12:30 p.m. First Floor Meeting Room Learn the skills of babysitting, including childcare, safety, and finding clients. Max: 25.

Murder Mystery Event Friday, June 30 4 – 5:30 p.m. First Floor Meeting Room Stay in the Library after we close to help us solve a murder case. Max: 40. Henna Body Art Wednesday, July 5 OR July 26 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. First Floor Meeting Room Kendra Williams from Crescent Moon Henna will be here to teach us about Henna body art. Everyone will receive a free Henna design and have the chance to try one on their own. Parent permission form required for tattoo. Max: 20. Pickwick Theatre Showing of Spider-Man: Homecoming Friday, July 7 Afternoon Showing We will meet in the Teen Loft and walk over to the Pickwick Theatre together. Movie tickets provided! Max: 15. Krav Maga Self-Defense with MBD Martial Arts Academy Wednesday, July 12 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Krav Maga is a reality based system of selfdefense and encourages students to avoid confrontation. Students learn to defend themselves in the quickest and most efficient way. Situations and techniques covered are age appropriate. A waiver will need to be signed by a parent in order for each teen to participate. Max 25. Happy Birthday, Harry Potter! Friday, July 21 2 – 5:30 p.m. First Floor Meeting Room Join us for an interactive showing of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Dressing up is encouraged by not required. Max: 40.

Middle School Only Pizza & Pages: Middle School Edition Tuesday, June 13, July 11 & August 8 (offsite) 4 – 5:00 p.m. Stop in for pizza and a chance to share your current favorite books. Max: 20.

Starbucks Book Discussion Your first drink is on us! We’ll meet in the Reading Garden outside the Library. Copies of the book will be available at the Reader Services Desk. Max: 15. Teen Ink Writing Club: Middle School Edition Wednesday, June 14, July 19 & Monday, August 7 (offsite) 2– 3:30 p.m. Join other teen writers as we experiment with new techniques and prompts that will inspire your creative writing process. Max: 20.

High School Only

Park Ridge Youth Commission Presents: College Panel Wednesday, June 14 7 – 8:30 p.m. College students will discuss their diverse experiences and answer questions from the audience. Topics include dorm life, picking classes, financial aid and more. Parents welcome. Pizza & Pages: High School Edition Monday, June 26, Wednesday, July 19 & August 9 (offsite) 7 – 8:00 p.m. Stop in for pizza and a chance to share your current favorite books. Max: 20. Three Steps to College Planning and Career Success Tuesday, June 20 7 – 8:30 p.m. A representative from Partners for Achievement will discuss how to find the best fit school, paying for college, student mentoring, and career readiness. Parents welcome. Max 40. SAT Prep: Practice Exam Date TBA First Floor Meeting Room Find out your starting score and identify strengths and weaknesses by taking the SAT Practice Test. You will experience what test day will be like with a proctored full length test. Following the practice test, you will receive an emailed score report containing a detailed item analysis. Please bring a calculator and two #2 pencils. Check our website for more details.

Middle School

High School

Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky Thursday, June 29 2 – 3:00 p.m. Grayson, a transgender twelveyear-old, learns to accept her true identity and share it with the world.

The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas Thursday, June 29 7 – 8:00 p.m. Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer.

A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen Thursday, July 20 2 – 3:00 p.m. When her family is divided by the rise of the Berlin Wall, Gerda harbors forbidden thoughts about freedom and reuniting with her loved ones before a coded message from her father inspires a daring plan.

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon Thursday, July 20 7 – 8:00 p.m. Natasha, whose family is hours away from being deported, and Daniel, a first generation KoreanAmerican who strives to live up to his parents’ expectations, fall in love.

Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar Thursday, August 10 2 – 3:00 p.m. To avoid a conflict with a bully, Marshall and Tamaya take a shortcut home from school through the off-limits woods and find bigger trouble than anyone could have imagined.

Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy Thursday, August 10 7 – 8:00 p.m. Ramona is sure of three things: she likes girls, she’s fiercely devoted to her family, and she knows she’s destined for something bigger than the trailer she calls home in Eulogy, Mississippi.

Teen Film Series First Floor Meeting Room. Max 25.


Feature Film: Before I Fall [PG-13, 98 min.] Wednesday, June 28 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. February 12 is just another day in Sam’s life, until it turns out to be her last. Stuck reliving her last day over one inexplicable week, Sam untangles the mystery around her death.


Feature Film: Maximum Ride [PG-13, 88 min.] Monday, July 10 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Six children genetically cross-bred with avian DNA take flight around the country to discover their origins.


For Children Programs The following programs are for children and their caregivers. Unless noted, registration is required in person, by phone (847) 825-4527, or online. Admission is free to Park Ridge Library card holders. *$3.00 fee for non-Park Ridge Library cardholders.

2017 Summer Reading Club

May 15–August 13

Full Name: Age: Phone:

Reading Clubs Monday, May 15 through Sunday, August 13

Sign Up Monday, May 15 through July 23






Start Redeeming Prizes and Prize Drawing Tickets on Monday, June 12

Register Online!

Build Your World With Books Birth – Going into Grade 6 Build up your world this summer with good books! Earn a sticker and a prize drawing ticket for every 5 days you spend time reading. Enter to win prizes with the drawing tickets you earn. If you read at least 20 days this summer, you will receive an invitation to an exclusive movie screening at the Pickwick Theatre! Prizes sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Early Childhood Programs

Drop In Storytimes

With a parent or adult caregiver.

Little Builders on the Move Age 3 – Going into Grade 1 with adult Monday, June 26 10 - 10:45 a.m. OR 11:15 – 12:00 noon Design, build, play, and learn in this interactive program with hands-on activities exploring building and transportation! Registration begins Saturday, June 17. Max: 24 per session. Siblings welcome. Limit one session per child.


Pajama Storytime | All Ages with adult June 19 & July 17 7 – 7:30 p.m. Wear your pjs and bring your favorite stuffed friend for cozy bedtime stories!


Wiggle Worms | Birth – 24 mos. with adult June 13 – July 25 9:30 – 10:05 a.m. Siblings welcome.


Storytime for 2s with adult June 14 – July 26 9:30 – 9:50 a.m. Siblings welcome. Storytime for 3s with adult June 14 – July 26 10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Siblings welcome.


Storytime for 4s and 5s June 15 – July 27 10 – 10:30 a.m. No siblings or adults.


2nd Saturday Family Storytime & Craft All ages with adult June 10 & July 8 10 – 10:45 a.m.

Kids’ Concert with Little Miss Ann* All Ages Wednesday, June 7 | 10 – 10:45 a.m. Get ready to sing and dance with the Little Miss Ann guitar and fiddle duo! Ann Torralba teaches Wiggleworms at the Old Town School of Folk Music and has been called the “Best Local Kindie Act” by Time Out Chicago. Tickets available beginning Saturday, May 27. Max: 125. The Great Scott’s Better-Than-TV Magic Show* Ages 4 and up Monday, July 31 | 7 – 7:45 p.m. Prepare to be amazed (and amused) by The Great Scott during this comedic magic show! Siblings welcome. Tickets available beginning Saturday, July 22. Max: 125. These special programs have a $3.00 fee per person for non-Park Ridge Library cardholders and are made possible by a generous donation from the Friends of the Library.

Baby Explorers | Birth – 2 years Monday, July 10 • 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. Join us for a morning of exploration, play, and sensory activities for our littlest patrons and their caregivers. Caregivers will come away with fun ideas for creating and playing at home. Drop in anytime between 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. Siblings welcome. Boxes of Fun! Age 2 – Going into Grade 1 Wednesday, July 12 • 2 – 3:30 p.m. Play, build, and explore with cardboard boxes! There will be hands-on play activities and opportunities to contribute to cardboard box creations. Caregivers will come away with fun ideas for creating and playing at home. Drop in anytime between 2 and 3:30. Siblings welcome.

School Age Programs Book Buddies | Going into Grades 1 & 2 June 12 – July 21 Readers going into Grades 1 and 2 are paired with a student in Grade 6 or above. The paired buddies will meet at the Library for a scheduled 30minute session each week to read, talk, and pick out books. Space is limited. Registration begins on May 30 in person. Please register in Reader Services. LEGO Engineering Challenges Going into Grades K – 2 Have fun working in small groups to tackle an engineering challenge with LEGOS! Tall Tower Challenge Monday, June 12 • 10 – 10:45 a.m. Registration begins Saturday, June 3. Max: 20. Bridge Challenge Monday, July 24 • 10 – 10:45 a.m. Registration begins Saturday, July 15. Max: 20. Read to the Dogs | Going into Grades 2 - 6 Dogs from Rainbow Assisted Therapy want to hear you read! Sign up for a 15 minute session to read to a canine companion. Bring your own book, or pick one out from the Library. This program is for Park Ridge Library card holders only. Registration for each event is separate and is by phone or in-person only. Max: 12 per session. Limit one session per child for the summer. Thursday, June 22 • 11 – 12:15 p.m. Registration begins Thursday, June 15 Thursday, June 29 • 11 – 12:15 p.m. Registration begins Thursday, June 22 Thursday, July 13 • 11 – 12:15 p.m. Registration begins Thursday, July 6 Thursday, July 20 • 11 – 12:15 p.m. Registration begins Thursday, July 13 Maker Mondays | Going into Grades 3 - 6 Mondays, June 19, June 26, July 10, July 17 2 – 3:00 p.m. Each week we will explore technology and engineering with hands-on activities. June 19 | Penny Flashlight Learn how to make a flashlight powered by a battery you make yourself using pennies! Registration begins Saturday, June 10. Max: 12. June 26 | 3D Printing Create a simple design using Tinkercad and print your design on the Library’s 3D printer! This program requires each participant to sign up for a free Tinkercad account prior to the program. Registration begins Saturday, June 17. Max: 12.

July 10 | Strawbees Collaborate to build and engineer an awesome design with the fun building tool Strawbees! Registration begins Saturday, July 1. Max:12. July 17 | LEGO Movie Maker Make a stop motion animation film using the LEGO Movie Maker app! Registration begins Saturday, July 8. Max: 12. Book Bites | Going into Grades 4 – 6 Fridays, June 23 & July 21 • 10 – 10:45 a.m. Come talk about what you’re reading, get ideas for your next great read, and enjoy a morning snack of bagels and donuts! When weather permits, we will meet outside on the Library porch. Registration for these programs begins Saturday, June 10.

All Ages Family Mobile Makerspace Drop-Ins Saturdays, May 20, June 17, & July 15 10 – 11:00 a.m. The Library has a new Mobile Makerspace! Families are invited to stop by during the drop-in sessions to explore our Makerspace and engage in exciting STEAM activities. Activities may include experimenting with robots, Snap Circuits, K’NEX Model Building Set, Squishy Circuits, and more. This program is designed for kids ages 3 – 12 and their families (siblings welcome). Drop in.

Crafternoons Tuesdays, June 20, July 11, & July 25 2 – 3:30 p.m. Come make a craft in the Children’s Department! Battle Boot Camp | Going into Grades 4 - 5 Drop in anytime between 2 and 3:30 p.m. Toy Story - An Interactive Movie Experience Friday, June 30 • 11 a.m. – Noon Friday, July 14 • 2 – 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 13 • 7 – 8:00 p.m. The audience participates in this awesome Learn tips and tactics for the upcoming Battle of interactive movie experience! Play and sing along the Books season. We’ll have a “mock” battle so with Woody, Buzz, Little Bo Peep, and all of your you can know what it’s like to be part of the team. favorite Toy Story characters! Rated G. Drop in. Battle Boot Camp is also a great opportunity for Max: 90. parents to learn what Battle is all about! Parents and siblings are welcome. Drop in. Gadget’s Welcome Home Party! There will be some changes to next year’s Battle of the Books competition, so we encourage returning 5th graders to attend! Library Breakout | Going into Grades 4-6 Friday, June 23 • 5:30 - 7 p.m. Do you like to find clues, solve puzzles, and race against the clock? Join us after hours at the Library on an exciting mission! Try to solve the mystery and unlock the box before time runs out! Registration begins Saturday, June 10. Max: 15. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Going into Grades 3-6 Monday, July 31 • 2 – 5:00 p.m. Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday with a screening of the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone! Butterbeer and popcorn will be served. Dressing up is encouraged (but not required)! Rating: PG. Max: 75. Registration begins Saturday, July 22.

Wednesday, July 26 • 7 – 8:30 p.m. Gadget, our Summer Reading Mascot, invites kids of all ages and their families to a robot party! Join us for robot themed games, activities, and more! Drop in the Children’s Department anytime between 7 – 8:30 p.m. Discovery Playground | All Ages Wednesday, August 2 & Tuesday, August 8 10 – 11:30 a.m. Join us for some outdoor fun, play, and exploration on the lawn. We’ll have interactive activities, sidewalk chalk, bubbles, and more! Drop in anytime between 10 – 11:30. Weather permitting.

Around Town with Gadget | All Ages Starting Tuesday, June 13 – Tuesday, July 25  Come to the Library each week to read the clue and then go find Gadget for a chance to win a prize. Clues will also be posted on Facebook and on the kids’ page of the Library website. Gadget will return to the Library on the morning of Tuesday, July 25.


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Contact Us 20 South Prospect Avenue Park Ridge, IL 60068 (847) 825-3123 Circulation and Operator (847) 825-3123 Children’s Services (847) 825-4527 Reference & Nonfiction (847) 720-3230 Reader Services (847) 720-3280 Young Adult Loft (847) 720-3286 Library Hours Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, Noon to 5:00 p.m. Library Closed: Sunday, May 28 & Monday, May 29 Tuesday, July 4 Library Trustees Robert Trizna, President Berardino Parisi, Vice President Charlene Foss-Eggemann, Secretary Michael Reardon, Treasurer Karen Burkum Steve Dobrilovic Joseph Egan Patrick Lamb Judith Rayborn Library Director – Janet Van De Carr Design & layout – Stephanie Hill Editor – Monika Czehak


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Exploration Library A collection of unique items available for check out at Reader Services Dash Robot

Merge Virtual Reality Headsets


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