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Summer Stories at Main

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
An energetic program designed for children of all ages, with caregiver support. The importance of music and movement in pre-literacy is emphasized to get everyone up on their feet and singing with loud enthusiasm.
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Summer Stories at Main

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
An energetic program designed for children of all ages, with caregiver support. The importance of music and movement in pre-literacy is emphasized to get everyone up on their feet and singing with loud enthusiasm. Held in Main Library Veterans Room.
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Main: Be Our Neighbor

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
Structured discussions and activities, paired with an episode of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, will help kids gain social-emotional skills that will prepare them for future success. Since children learn more when watching educational programming with their caregivers, adults are asked to stay and participate in viewing and discussions. For ages 3-6 with their caregivers.
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Summer Stories at Main

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
An energetic program designed for children of all ages, with caregiver support. The importance of music and movement in pre-literacy is emphasized to get everyone up on their feet and singing with loud enthusiasm. Held in Main Library Veterans Room.
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Main: Sensory Storytime

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
This class is designed for children with special needs ages 3 and up with caregiver support. Classes are structured with Boardmaker schedules and include fun picture books and songs, along with fine and gross motor movement activities. Special supports like lap weights and fidget toys are available to help children be successful. Siblings welcome.
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Summer Stories at Main

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
An energetic program designed for children of all ages, with caregiver support. The importance of music and movement in pre-literacy is emphasized to get everyone up on their feet and singing with loud enthusiasm. Held in Main Library Veterans Room.
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Summer Stories at Maze

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
An energetic program designed for children of all ages, with caregiver support. The importance of music and movement in pre-literacy is emphasized to get everyone up on their feet and singing with loud enthusiasm.
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Book Bike: Meet Up & Eat Up Summer Meals

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Offsite
Book Bike
Join the Book Bike at St. Catherine - St. Lucy School (34 N. Austin Blvd.) for "Meet Up & Eat Up," Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry's Summer Meals program! 

From June 12 to August 10, free lunch will be available for anyone 18 and younger. No need to sign up, register, or complete paperwork in order to attend this program. Weather permitting, the Book Bike will pop up for lunch most Wednesdays to share free books, literacy activities, and our summer reading program, "Reading Takes You Everywhere!" 

Learn more about the OPRF Food Pantry and Oak Park's Book Bike
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Book Bike: Cheney Mansion Garden

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Offsite
Book Bike
Join the Book Bike at Cheney Mansion's All-Ages, All-Abilities Garden (220 N. Euclid Ave.) for some Intergenerational Gardening with SugarBeet Schoolhouse! (Weather permitting.) 

Participants in the program are encouraged to stop by the Book Bike to check out green- and gardening-related library materials, grab a free book, sign up for a library card, and learn more about our Summer Reading Program, "Reading Takes You Everywhere!" Best for seniors and families with children ages 4-10.

Learn more about Oak Park's Book Bike and follow along on social media with #OPbookbike. 
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Global Citizens: Intergenerational Gardening

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
Time to Take Action and practice being a global citizen!  Make your world a better place by helping others. Families and seniors are invited to Cheney Mansion’s All Ages, All Abilities garden to make recipes with food from the garden, harvest food for the food pantry, and much more. This program is in partnership with SugarBeet Schoolhouse. Ages 4-10, with a caregiver. Seniors invited.

This program will be held on June 27, July 18, and August 8, weather permitting.


Cheney Mansion is located at 220 N Euclid, in Oak Park. 

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Summer Stories at Main

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
An energetic program designed for children of all ages, with caregiver support. The importance of music and movement in pre-literacy is emphasized to get everyone up on their feet and singing with loud enthusiasm. Held in Main Library Veterans Room.
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Book Bike: Thursday Night Out

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Offsite
Book Bike
Join the Book Bike in Downtown Oak Park for Thursday Night Out! (Weather permitting.) 

Visitors strolling Marion Street are encouraged to stop by and see what the Book Bike is all about! Check out materials, sign up for library cards, and learn about our Summer Reading Program, "Reading Takes You Everywhere," which runs June 1 through August 21. 

Thursday Night Out, Oak Park’s popular dine-around series, runs May 24 through August 30 from 5:00 - 9:00 pm.  Twenty Downtown Oak Park restaurants offer a variety of drinks, appetizers, entrees and desserts on the TNO menu and allow diners to eat inside or carry out. This year, the festivities include family-friendly activities, a balloon artist, and a free world music concert series. Learn more about Downtown Oak Park

Thursday Night Out takes place rain or shine, but the Book Bike will pop-up weather permitting. 

Learn more about Oak Park's Book Bike
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Main: Young & Restless Summer Stories

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
This class is designed for one-on-one interactions between caregivers and children birth to 24 months.  Babies learn to associate books with fun and shared moments with their favorite adults. One-year-olds love to wander and listen while they explore, and caregivers can help them participate while on the move. Short books are paired with songs and rhymes that are modeled to introduce pre-literacy skills. Limit: 20. 
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Summer Stories at Main

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
An energetic program designed for children of all ages, with caregiver support. The importance of music and movement in pre-literacy is emphasized to get everyone up on their feet and singing with loud enthusiasm.
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Summer Stories at Main

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
An energetic program designed for children of all ages, with caregiver support. The importance of music and movement in pre-literacy is emphasized to get everyone up on their feet and singing with loud enthusiasm. Held in Main Library Veterans Room.
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Gaudi Inspired Craft

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
Create mosaic art and learn about famous Spanish architect, Antoni Gaudi. Ages 4+

This program will also be held at the Dole Branch Library on July 11th.
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STEM Toothpick Structures

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Community Engagement Space
Come experiment with angles and structures! Kids and families are invited to build toothpick and marshmallow structures with the Teen Summer Volunteer Program STEM Investigators and Frank Lloyd Wright Trust. 
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Main: Be Our Neighbor

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
Structured discussions and activities, paired with an episode of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, will help kids gain social-emotional skills that will prepare them for future success. Since children learn more when watching educational programming with their caregivers, adults are asked to stay and participate in viewing and discussions. For ages 3-6 with their caregivers.
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Summer Stories at Main

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
An energetic program designed for children of all ages, with caregiver support. The importance of music and movement in pre-literacy is emphasized to get everyone up on their feet and singing with loud enthusiasm. Held in Main Library Veterans Room.
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Pop-Up Library in the Park

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Offsite
Book Bike

Share books, songs and play with a fun storytime at Rehm Park! (515 Garfield St, oak Park, IL 60304)


Check out books from the Book Bike, sign up for library cards and the Summer Reading Program, and engage with local neighborhood families and daycare providers.


The library will be popping up at park locations across Oak Park two Tuesdays a month, June - September, weather permitting:


June 5: 3:30 - 4:30 pm | Maple Park

June 19: 10:00 - 11:00 am | Euclid Square Park

July 3: 3:30 - 4:30 pm | Rehm Park

July 17: 10:00 - 11:00 am | Barrie Park

August 7: 10:00 - 11:00 am | Andersen Park

August 28: 3:30 - 4:30 pm | Field Park

September 11: 10:00 - 11:00 am | Mills Park

September 18: 3:30 - 4:30 pm | Fox Park


Best for: Families, Daycares & Preschools, Children ages 0-5.


Join in the fun! Open to all - No registration required.

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Main: Sensory Storytime

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
This class is designed for children with special needs ages 3 and up with caregiver support. Classes are structured with Boardmaker schedules and include fun picture books and songs, along with fine and gross motor movement activities. Special supports like lap weights and fidget toys are available to help children be successful. Siblings welcome.
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