Kids Events for the Month of July

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.

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.

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.

Everyday Heroes Contest!

Thursday, July 02, 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.

Family Storytime (NBL)

Thursday, July 02, 2015 at 10:30 AM -- Naper Boulevard Library
This 30-minute program of stories, songs and more fun activities is for children of all ages. In addition, strategies also will be presented to enhance early learning opportunities at home. At least one parent or adult caregiver is required to accompany children.

Twirling and tweeting robotics (NIC)

Thursday, July 02, 2015 at 1:30 PM -- Nichols Library
This program will spark creativity as children can design and program robotic birds that sing and dance. Learners can utilize their critical thinking skills to build robots out of LEGOs and program them using WeDo software. Each group will be challenged to put their STEM skills to the test, redesigning their robots to react and move differently. This program is presented in partnership with Sylvan Learning of Naperville/Woodridge.

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Three cheers for the red white and blue (NBL)

Thursday, July 02, 2015 at 2:00 PM -- Naper Boulevard 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!