Library Events for the Next 7 Days

Everyday Heroes Contest!

Wednesday, July 01, 2015 at 9:00 AM -- All Libraries
Children can nominate someone who has been a hero in their life, giving them the recognition they deserve. In a short, one-page essay, children can share the reasons why their hero deserves to win and how they have made a difference in their life. Include at least one photo to accompany the nomination. The winner will receive a certificate of recognition, and they will be highlighted on the library?'s website and social media channels. Participants can drop their submissions off at any children?'s desk by July 15.

Superhero writing and drawing contest

Wednesday, July 01, 2015 at 9:00 AM -- All Libraries
Every hero has a story, and teens can write it. Teen writers can submit a written biography or a short story (1,500 words or less) as well as their own drawing of a superhero. Participants can include their superhero's name, where they live, their powers, their slogan and how they accomplish good in the world. The contest will begin June 1, and the deadline for entries is 9 p.m. Friday, July 31. Gift certificates to a local comic book store will be awarded to winners. Pick up an entry form at any Naperville Public Library location or look it up on the teen page of the library?'s website, www.naperville-lib.org.

YAY for YA!-An online goodreaads book club

Wednesday, July 01, 2015 at 9:00 AM -- All Libraries
Lovers of young adult literature can sign up for the library's online Goodreads book club. Each month, a new book will be selected, and readers can discuss it online through the participants' Goodreads account. Request to join the group ?"Yay for YA!: An Online Book Club?" online at www.goodreads.com, or email teen librarian Alison Colman at acolman@naperville-lib.org. Sign up early to take a poll on what book selection the club should read first. The first book will be posted on June 1, and participants will have the entire month to read it and discuss.

Three cheers for the red white and blue (NIC)

Wednesday, July 01, 2015 at 10:30 AM -- Nichols Library
Celebrate Fourth of July with a star-spangled party where kids can listen to a patriotic story, create a celebratory craft, participate in a library parade and finish the fun with explosive science experiments in the name of America!

Read2gether

Wednesday, July 01, 2015 at 1:30 PM -- 95th Street Library
Students entering 1st through 5th grades can spend time reading aloud with an older student. This non-tutoring program is intended to provide students an opportunity to spend enjoyable time reading aloud with a student volunteer. Students will be paired with a volunteer entering 6th through 12th grades and spend the one-hour session taking turns reading aloud. Depending on attendance, participants may be placed in a group.

Teen movie marathon: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (PG-13)(NBL)

Wednesday, July 01, 2015 at 1:30 PM -- Naper Boulevard Library
Adventure and fantasy fans can enjoy a three-day Tolkien movie marathon for the ultimate heroes?' journey, "The Hobbit Trilogy." Snacks will be provided as well as a few surprises for "tricksy hobbitses," party elves and stubborn dwarves. Costumes are encouraged, but not required.

Read2gether (NBL)

Wednesday, July 01, 2015 at 4:00 PM -- Naper Boulevard Library
Students entering 1st through 5th grades can spend time reading aloud with an older student. This non-tutoring program is intended to provide students an opportunity to spend enjoyable time reading aloud with a student volunteer. Students will be paired with a volunteer entering 6th through 12th grades and spend the one-hour session taking turns reading aloud. Depending on attendance, participants may be placed in a group.

NaperLaunch Meet-up & Guest Speaker(NIC)

Thursday, July 02, 2015 at 8:00 AM -- Nichols Library
Continuing our discussion of Social Media Marketing, Don Gingold of Sprocket Websites returns to the Thursday morning lineup to demonstrate how to create and share marketing pieces on additional social media not covered previously. Join us for networking and learning in this Meet-up. Sponsored by NaperLaunch.