There are only a handful of days left for kids in grades 5 and 6 to submit poetry and short stories for a chance to win a gift card to Barbara’s Bookstore. There will be one winner in each category. Entries are due Oct. 31. Winning entries will be contacted by Nov. 11. Application forms are available online.
Sandra Trapp will present information about FamilySearch.org on Tues., Oct. 25, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. She will provide information about FamilySearch’s on-line records, learning and help resources, memories gallery, family trees, genealogies, on-line books, and the FamilySearch catalog. Register online.
Indian Prairie Public Library is partnering with Brownie Troop #51971 to collect pet supplies for the Hinsdale Humane Society. Please consider donating new collars, beds, toys, or unopened containers of food or treats.
Donations can be placed in the box on the staircase platform between Oct 15-Nov 15.
Brownie Troop #51971 is a dedicated group of 3rd graders from Concord Elementary and Our Lady of Peace schools.
Celebrate the opening of our new Story Stroll at Burr Ridge Village Center this Saturday, Oct. 22, at 1 p.m. The unveiling will take place before the center’s Fall Festival of Fun.
Story Stroll is a series of 10 storyboards along a path at the shopping center that encourages families to read at their own pace while following the prompts for activities along the way. The stories will change seasonally, and the story for this fall is One Family by George Shannon.
The posts for Story Stroll were built by Andrew Cole of Darien as an Eagle Scout Project. Thank you to Andrew, Eagle Scout Troop 101, the Darien Lions Club, and Burr Ridge Village Center for making this project possible.
On October 18, 1941, Warner Brothers released The Maltese Falcon. Fans of the movie may enjoy Vanity Fair’s “The Mystery of the Maltese Falcon, One of the Most Valuable Movie Props in History” by Bryan Burrough.
One of the most popular early literacy items in the Kids & Teens Department are the Book Bundles and Parenting Packs. Book Bundles include books, puzzles, educational toys, and activities for children ages 2–6. Parenting Pack are to use during an an early life milestone with your child to help them through. These kits were originally funded by a grant from Target and debuted on shelves in November of 2015. This past month, we’ve added nine new options for patrons to explore!
New Book Bundles
New Parenting Packs
You can find the Book Bundles and Parenting Packs on the second floor of the library in the Kids & Teens Department. You can also place on hold on Book Bundles and Parenting Packs via our catalog.
Calling all authors! The fourth annual Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project is now accepting applications for its 2017 contest. Librarians will judge self-published adult fiction by Illinois authors to select and promote a winner. In addition to the many great promotional benefits, this year’s winner will also receive a $1,000 cash prize, sponsored by BiblioBoard. Are you the next “Soon to be Famous” author? Submit your entry via IPPL through Jan. 7, 2017. Go to soontobefamous.info for details.
Celebrate Family History month by researching your family’s history. Visit the library’s genealogy webpage for databases and websites to help you get started.
Calling all teen writers, poets, and lyricists! Write-On is back and we are looking for YOUR Cool Composition submissions. Indian Prairie card holders and students from our districts in grades 7-12 are eligible for this amazing opportunity. Share your ideas and you could win a cash prize.
Winners will be announced at our final Write-On event, An Evening with Jason Reynolds, on Wednesday, November 2 at 7 p.m. Register for a night to see and meet this award winning, critically acclaimed author.
Do you have a junior writer in 5th or 6th grade? Check out Write-On Jr. for their chance to win.
Oct. 11 is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 8 general election. Register in person at the library, or online at ova.elections.il.gov.