Search the Catalog:
For Kids
summer reading program

Calling All Glenview Readers

With four great clubs to choose from, take a Paws to Read this summer.
Sign up at your age level at the Kick-Off Festival (PDF) or in the Youth Services area.
Glenview Library Cardholders Only

Baby Paws

Birth–23 Months

Cuddle, snuggle, and have fun with your baby while laying a foundation for reading success. Pick up a folder to register and get started on the early literacy activities. Turn in completed folders between June 7 and July 27 to receive a gift bag of goodies.

Helping Paws:
Read-To-Me Club

Ages 2–5

The Library has adopted Alice the Cat and Dodger the Dog for the summer. Help us take good care of these cute furry friends. Spin the spinner to find out what they need. Read a book, come to the Library, and play the game. Win a prize each time you play. One turn per day, please.

My Reading Journal (PDF)

Camp Paws to Read

Kindergarten–Grade 5

Camp-Paws-to-Read is in trouble! Swarms of meddlesome mosquitos are keeping our furry campers from reading. Squads of Bug Busters have been called in to help fight back the buzzy biters with our heroes Swat, Zap, and Newton leading the way. By reading books, you, too, can help our four-legged booklovers enjoy their stories once again. Read books and win a prize each time you play. One turn per day, please.

My Reading Journal (PDF)

Escape From the Lab

Grades 6–8

Scientists are genetically modifying the DNA of extinct animals to bring them back to life. Now this prehistoric pack has escaped from the lab! Help catch them before they turn our town upside down. Read books this summer and hustle to the Library to complete challenges that will help round up these calamitous creatures. Each time you play, enter your name in the weekly raffle for a $25 gift card to The Glen Town Center. Grand Prize is a $50 gift card to The Glen Town Center. The more you play, the better your chances to win.

My Reading Journal (PDF)

book buddies
Opening Day!

Register for a Summer Reading Club at the Kick-Off Festival (PDF), Saturday, June 7, 10 AM-2 PM. Enjoy the opening day excitement—prizes, refreshments, and fun for the whole family. Start in the Lobby by spinning the prize wheel and then move into the Community Room to sign up for the program and receive your prize—Ravinia tickets, coupons for free DVD rentals, and an assortment of other fun giveaways. Staff from New York Life will be on hand to issue free child photo I.D. cards. Whole Foods Market Northbrook will provide light refreshments. Just drop in.


all about animals

Explore the animal kingdom with this exciting line-up of Paws to Read Partner Programs (PDF).

Snacks! Bunny-Style • Grades K3

Wednesday, June 18, 10-10:45 AM
OR 11-11:45 AM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins May 21 for the 10 AM Program
Registration begins May 21 for the 11 AM Program

Hop on over to create a salad-on-a-stick with Whole Foods Market Northbrook. Listen to stories, too.

Search & Rescue Dogs

Monday, June 30, 7-7:45 PM
Community Room
Registration begins June 16

Meet Maggie the Bloodhound, a four-legged hero. Learn about the important job rescue dogs perform and safety tips for hiking in the woods. Presented by Illinois-Wisconsin Search & Rescue Dogs.

Creepy Crawly Zoo

Thursday, July 10, 7-8 PM
Community Room
Registration begins June 26

Meet some of the most bizarre creatures on earth. A hands-on learning experience with arthropods by entomologist Tony Gustin. Children 5 and under must sit with an adult.

Drawing Animals • Grades 16

Friday, July 11, 4:30-5:30 PM OR 6-7 PM
Youth Program Room
Registration begins June 13 for 4:30 program
Registration begins June 13 for 6:00 program

A Young Rembrandts artist will guide children in creating an adorable animal masterpiece with a unique step-by-step drawing program. Guaranteed success! Co-sponsored by the Glenview Park District.

Von Orthal Puppets Presents
The Lion and the Mouse

Location: The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., The Glen Town Center
Thursday, July 17, 7-7:45 PM
Registration begins July 3

This whimsical adaptation of Aesop’s popular fable teaches memorable lessons about friendship. A beautiful original score with puppets constructed from recycled materials. Co-sponsored by The Glen Town Center.

Big Run Wolf Ranch
Animals of North America

Saturday, July 19, 11 AM-12:15 PM
Community Room
Registration begins July 5

Animal rescuer John Basile teaches about habitats, lifecycles, and natural defenses of several North American species, including a wolf. Must be 6 & up for the lecture. Ages 3-5 are invited to attend the Little Wolves Storytime next door, joining their families later to see the wolf. Generously supported by the Friends of the Glenview Library.

Dr. Strangepet’s Wild & Wacky Pet Show

Monday, July 21, 7-7:45 PM
Community Room
Registration begins July 7

Meet Pavlov’s Cat, Marty the Martian, Charlene the Chicken, Dewey Duck, and the zaniest pet trainer ever! Multi-talented Chris McBrien shares comedy, magic, and stories.

History for Kids Presents
Presidential Pets

Saturday, July 26, 10:30-11:15 AM
Community Room
Registration begins July 12

Fascinating and funny stories about the pampered pets residing in the White House throughout our nation’s history.

Animal Adventures
Live Animal Show

Thursday, July 31, 4:30-5:30
OR 6:30-7:30 PM
Community Room
Registration begins July 17 for 4:30 program
Registration begins July 17 for 6:30 program

Conservationists from the Flying Fox Conservation Fund will introduce a diverse menagerie of mammals while teaching about biodiversity, animal behavior, and conservation.

Friendship Club Grades 38
Live Animal Show

Thursday, July 31, 2:30-3:45 PM
Community Room
Registration begins July 3

This club is 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.


all about animals

While you “unleash” a summer of reading, “paws” to think about dogs and cats in need and make a donation of pet supplies for the Heartland Animal Shelter. A collection bin will be located in the Library Lobby from June 7–July 27.