Programs & Projects

programs and projects
fun stuff
special community room performances

Great entertainment for the whole family.

Bookworm Adventures presents Hans Christian Andersen

Saturday, September 13, 10:30-11:15 AM
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Registration begins August 29

Watch as three classic tales come to life in a fast-paced and interactive show filled with music, dancing and laughter: The Princess and the Pea, The Nightingale, and The Ugly Duckling. Co-sponsored by The Glen Town Center.

SPECIAL EVENT! Early Literacy Fair
Get Curious About Science

Saturday, September 20, 1-4 PM
Community Room
Registration begins August 14

Meet Curious George while immersing your children (ages 0-6) in the wonder of science. Visit activity stations that support the five fundamental skills to help your child grow into a reader. Visit the hands-on stations between 1-2 or 3-4 PM. At 2 PM, everyone will gather to see a thrilling, live demonstration of science brought to life by Steve Belliveau with his chemistry set, props, and humor. Get on the right path to school success. Generously supported by the Friends of the Glenview Library.

Elsenpeter Marionettes presents
Beauty and the Beast

Saturday, October 18, 10:30-11:15 AM
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Registration begins October 3

Fourth generation Master Puppeteer Richard Elsenpeter brings wooden string puppets to life with an enchanting retelling of this beloved tale. Co-sponsored by The Glen Town Center.

Barry North • The YO-YO Man

Saturday, November 15, 10:30-11:15 AM
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Registration begins October 31

Meet a Duncan Yo-Yo Champion! See incredible tricks and learn tips and techniques from a pro. Co-sponsored by The Glen Town Center.

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drop-in movies

Enjoy a children’s matinee. Bring a beach towel or blanket to get comfy on the floor. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Drop-In Movie

Friday, November 28, 10 AM OR 1:30 PM

Watch for the movie title in October.

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flight to fun

Children’s Events held at The Book Market, Hangar One, The Glen Town Center, 2651 Navy Blvd.

Miss Silvia’s storytime & more. Especially for families with children ages 2-6. Co-sponsored by the Glenview Library and The Glen Town Center. Registration required.

Current Schedule & Registration Information

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on the go

Children’s Events held at The Book Market, Hangar One, The Glen Town Center, 2651 Navy Blvd.

Family entertainment co-sponsored by the Glenview Library and The Glen Town Center.

Concerts, Performances & More

Required registration opens two weeks prior to each event. Space is limited.

Bookworm Adventures presents Hans Christian Andersen

Saturday, September 13, 10:30-11:15 AM
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Registration begins August 29

Watch as three classic tales come to life in a fast-paced and interactive show filled with music, dancing and laughter: The Princess and the Pea, The Nightingale, and The Ugly Duckling. Co-sponsored by The Glen Town Center.

Elsenpeter Marionettes presents
Beauty and the Beast

Saturday, October 18, 10:30-11:15 AM
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Registration begins October 3

Fourth generation Master Puppeteer Richard Elsenpeter brings wooden string puppets to life with an enchanting retelling of this beloved tale. Co-sponsored by The Glen Town Center.

Barry North • The YO-YO Man

Saturday, November 15, 10:30-11:15 AM
Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Registration begins October 31

Meet a Duncan Yo-Yo Champion! See incredible tricks and learn tips and techniques from a pro. Co-sponsored by The Glen Town Center.

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storytime

Our Librarians bring favorite stories to life with puppets, props, and more for various age groups.

View this season’s schedule here.

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storywalk

Little Bear Garden at Gallery Park, 2001 Patriot Boulevard, Glenview.

Welcome to the Storybook Trail. Walk, skip, jog, or, better yet, bike along the path, to read a perfect seasonal story. Presented by the Glenview Park District, the Bike Glenview Initiative, and the Glenview Public Library.

Flying Lessons by Gilbert Ford

Sunday, August 17–Sunday, September 28

This book was specially selected to honor the Glenview Park District’s Flight Fest. Also, in celebration of Flight Fest, scan the QR code at the end of the storybook to be entered into a special drawing.

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and was developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

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Battle of the Books

Booklist, schedule, team information, and honor roll for the Library’s annual Battle of the Books. A winter program for fourth and fifth graders.

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Bike Glenview

Good Things Happen When You Pedal!

This community-wide initiative to promote biking as a healthy, cost-effective, and low-polluting way to travel around our village is made possible through a cooperative effort with the Village of Glenview, Glenview Park District, Chamber of Commerce, Natural Resources Commission, Glenview Library, and PTAs. Visit bikeglenview.com for a map, safety tips, events, and other resources that will get you out and pedaling around town.

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Book Buddies

A summer literacy program especially for new readers. Help your new readers retain skills during summer vacation. Volunteers in grade 7 and up, including adults, adopt a young reader and pledge to meet at the Library. Buddies will meet once a week for five weeks to read aloud together, talk about the stories and do an activity. First-come, first-served.

Program Details & Registration

Volunteer Information & Registration

See You in 2015

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Collections & Contests

Guessing Jar Contest • September 1–September 30

Celebrate National Library Card Sign-Up Month! Show us your own Glenview Library card during the month of September to receive an entry slip for the contest and a sticker. Guess how many pieces of candy are in the jar. One entry per library cardholder. The lucky child in grade K-8 who guesses closest to the correct number, without going above that number, will win the jar of candy. In the event of a tie, the candy will be shared.

Character Counts Week • October 19-25 (grades K-8)

Show good character in Glenview all week. Stop by the Youth Services Desk for a special button and to enter our drawing for the Character Counts gift basket.

All Aboard the Reading Express

Honoring New Readers

Photos of Glenview’s newest readers with their books will be proudly displayed in the Library’s Reading Express slide show. Stop by the Youth Services Desk for a photo and bring your book with you.

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Friendship Club &
Ambassadors

Friendship Club (grades 3-8)

For children who want to make friends in a supportive environment. Trained Friendship Ambassadors in grades 4-12 host fun and engaging events where everyone feels welcome.

Games Galore with Heather Murphy, LCPC
Community Room
Friday, September 26, 4:15-5:30 PM
Registration begins August 14

Finger Painting with Kathi Quinn
Community Room
Saturday, November 15, 3-4:15 PM
Registration begins August 14

Friendship Ambassadors
(grades 4 & up)

Please add your name to our Mailing List to be notified of future training opportunities. Thank you!

Do you like to listen to music, make crafts and hang out with new friends? Become a Friendship Ambassador in our newly formed Friendship Club mentoring kids who want to make friends in a supportive environment and earn service hour credits, too. The Northern Suburban Special Education District will provide the required training.

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Museum Adventure Passes

The Museum Adventure Pass program is a unique educational for families. Check out a museum with your library card. Free admission to select area museums.

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Northern Lights
Homework Help Center

High School volunteers can help shine a light on your student’s homework (grades 1-8). Thirty-minute sessions for homework, reading, and math skills practice will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Children may be grouped by subject and grade level. Just drop in.

2014 Program and Volunteer Information

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Programs for Parents
& Teachers

Your Kids Can Code

Wednesday, October 8, 6:30-8:30 PM
Technology Lab, Second Floor
Registration begins August 14

This two-hour, interactive workshop teaches parents and teachers the basics of computer coding and answers, “why is this important and where do we start?” Space is limited.

Science Time
Workshop for Preschool Teachers

Thursday, October 16, 7-8:30 PM
Community Room
Registration begins August 14

Early childhood consultant Sherry Ann Wolfer of letsdigin.com will share easy and inexpensive science experiments, science activities, and science table top props that you can use with children ages two and up. CPDUs (ISBE) and DCFS credits available. For preschool and kindergarten teachers/aides in Glenview.

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Star Volunteers

Help young readers retain reading skills during summer vacation.

See You in 2015!

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Summer Reading Program

See You in 2015!

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Please Note:

Attendance at Library programs and events constitutes consent to be photographed for Glenview Public Library publicity purposes.

ADA accommodations are provided for all programs. Requests must be made when registering for a program. Advance notice of five days is required. Call 847-729-7500 x 7900 to make an ADA accommodation request.

A Glenview Library card is preferred or required for many youth programs. Stop by the Circulation Desk for Glenview Library card details.

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