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Book Bike: Julian Middle School

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Offsite
Book Bike
Join the Book Bike at Julian Middle School to celebrate a successful school year! (Weather permitting.) 

Students are encouraged to visit the Book Bike during their lunch period to check out books, sign up for library cards, and learn about the upcoming Summer Reading Program, "Reading Takes You Everywhere," kicking off June 1st! 

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CANCELED Childhood Communication Checklist: How to promote your child’s language and play skills

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
CANCELED DUE TO ILLNESS.

Look for a rescheduled date later this summer.

Join us to learn how to enrich your child’s life with language and play. Speech-language pathologist Clare Kilbride, from Kids Unlimited, will discuss communication milestones, red flags for communication, and practical ways to encourage spontaneous, meaningful language! This presentation is geared toward parents of children birth to 5 years old, but topics discussed can be developed at any age!

Feel free to bring your children with you! Toys and free space for them to play will be provided.
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Book Bike: Beye Elementary School

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Offsite
Book Bike
Join the Book Bike at Beye Elementary School's End-of-Year Picnic to celebrate a successful school year! (Weather permitting.) 

Check out books, sign up for library cards, and learn about the upcoming Summer Reading Program, "Reading Takes You Everywhere," kicking off June 1st! 

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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. 

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Reading Takes You Everywhere Green Screen Photo-Op

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
What’s your reading destination this summer? The great outdoors, a homemade fort, a foreign country, or perhaps the coolest place on earth: the library? Sign up for Summer Reading on the first day and get a chance to have your own green-screen photo-op to travel wherever you want to go! Grab a book and pick a reading destination as your photo backdrop. All ages.
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Tech Time Tinkering

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Ready for an action-packed summer? Sign up for summer reading, then grab a passport and stop at our activity stations. for ideas that will keep you busy all summer long. Travel using your imagination with podcasts, create your own worlds with coding, explore other realms with virtual reality, unplug from your devices, and much more. Come when you can, stay as long as you like. For families with kids birth through middle school.
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Book Bike: Day in Our Village Summer Carnival

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Offsite
Book Bike
Join the Book Bike at the Park District of Oak Park's annual A Day In Our Village Summer Carnival at Rehm Park (515 Garfield Street). This family-friendly celebration includes carnival games, a live DJ, inflatables, local food vendors, and access to the playground and Rehm Park trains.

Weather permitting, the Book Bike will pop up to help you kick off your summer reading goals from 1 to 4 pm. 

Across town in Scoville Park, the Village of Oak Park sponsors the Day In Our Village community festival from 11 to 5 pm, which involves more than 100 activity and information booths (including the Library and Friends of the Oak Park Library), near Lake Street and Oak Park Avenue. 
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Australia Artifact Discovery

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
Travel to Australia by exploring artifacts from the Multicultural Collection.  Kids will gain hands-on experience handling artifacts, making observations, and asking questions.  Great for curious kids age 5+.
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