Whose Afraid of Those Ghosts?

On Friday, June 29th kids in grades fourth, fifth, and sixth arrived for a day of fun ghost themed activities. In the afternoon, the kids created their own characters mixing dough together, built their sets, to create a stop motion animation film. Stop motion animation is a series of photographs that when "run" together tell the story.

Here are their short films.

No Storytime Wednesday!

Storytime's Tick Tock Clock with red face next to a red therometerUnfortunately, since the power outage on Thursday, the Library is experiencing difficulty with our central air system. These continuing problems are causing Kids World to get quite hot and humid. Due to the temperature in the StoryRoom, all Wednesday Storytimes have been cancelled.

You are still welcome to come visit us in Kids World. Please be aware we have standing fans moving the air around, so we ask that you watch your small children closely.

Thank you for your understanding during this inconvenience.

Shark Sighting in Kids World!

Cartoon image of a shark grinning and bearing its teeth at the viewerThe great hunters of the deep are invading Kids World! Join us for Shark Week as we celebrate the ocean's greatest predators!

"Swim" by Kids World August 10th through the 14th (Monday-Friday) at 4:00pm for shark themed crafts and games. Activities will be different each day, so come once or stop by every day!

For ages 3-12 years. No registration necessary.

Find books about sharks in the Library

Soar into the Summer Months

Summer 2015: illustrated superheroes hold various books in a city backdrop with slogan Every Hero Has a StorySuperheroes are filling Kids World with a blast of fun this summer.

Summer Reading

Summer Reading Prizes are being awarded this week- don't miss out!

Sign up at the Kids Desk to participate in our Summer Reading program, "Every Hero Has a Story." You will receive a time log to keep track of the minutes you spend reading. Once a week, stop by Kids World with your minutes and receive a prize (for a total of 5 weekly prizes). Additional prizes are given if you reach a total of 500 minutes and/or 1000 minutes by July 31st.

For ages 3 to 12. Older patrons are encourages to join the Teen and Adult Summer Reading programs.


Storytime starts up this week. See our storytime schedule for when to drop-in for stories and games.

If you miss a week, feel free to pick up a copy of the Storytime Weekly Bulletin at the storytime bulletin board next to the Story Room door.

National Costume Swap Day

Eisenhower window logo frames a spider web with three cartoon spiders around the edges. In center of window is a character wither a black outfit and green cape. Below the window is the words: National Costume Swap DayReduce, reuse, and recycle this Halloween!

Trade in your gently used costume for a costume that will be "new" to you this year!

Spooky to silly, evil to superheroic, elegant to fanciful; we have a range of costumes to choose from for costume wearers of all ages (birth-adult).

Drop off a costume by October 10th to reserve your spot in the Costume Swap. Then drop by between 9am-1pm on Saturday, October 11th to select the costume you want to wear this year.

Eisenhower Library is also accepting costume donations.

Contact Kids World with any questions.

Baby's First Book Bag

Grap background, white clouds, Eisenhower Library Logo in gray circle in middle of cloud, friends of the library logo below cloudAre you a resident of Norridge or Harwood Heights? Do you have a child or grandchild who is 17 months or younger? Are you an expectant parent or grandparent?

Eisenhower Library (with the generous help from the Friends of the Eisenhower Library) would like to welcome the newest member of your family with the gift of the child's first book bag.

The large shoulder bag is perfect for use as a diaper bag, complete with pockets for holding things from pacifiers to bottles. It comes with a board book as well as a packet to get your young child/grandchild started in the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program.

Please drop by Kids World with your Eisenhower Library card and the child's name or due date to receive the bag.

One bag per child. Available only to residents of Norridge and Harwood Heights.

The Summer Wind Down

brown bear with yellow stomach stands reading a book with green coverDo not miss out on your last opportunity for prizes and free books! Turn in your Rubber Ducky Reader and Summer Reading logs by Saturday, August 2nd.

This is also the last week to try your hand to win a prize at the Disc Drop game. Stop by the Kids Desk to drop three toeksn and see if you can match the day's magic number.

This Saturday is also the Summer Picnic. The fun begins at the Norridge Park District baseball fields at 11am. Wear cothes and footwear you can run around in! Don't forget, we also close out the picnic with a big water balloon fight so bring your towel! In case of a rainy day, we will move the fun indoors at the Library. Register online or by contacting Kids World. We do not turn anyone away, but we want to make sure we have snacks and water balloons for everyone.

Log Cabin Pickup

four photos of students' log cabin models: made from pretzels, twigs, craft sticks, and cardboardIf you are a Leigh student who currently has a log cabin on display, now is the time to take them home.

Please let the Kids Desk know you are here to pick up your log cabin- we will get it off the high shelf for you!

Thank you for the wonderful display of creativity and history.

Looking for Something to Do?

Display of coloring pages and a red basket with craft kits in plastic bags. Basket has a chick craft tied to its front. CHick is made from a yellow painted small paper plate and yarn for wings. It has orange construction paper dangling legs.If you are feeling a bit bored, head to the Library!

Every week, we will have a new craft to make. Look for the red basket of craft kits by the kids' magazines and free coloring pages. Make the craft at home or stop by the Kids Desk to sign out a glue stick to make it in the Library. You can also sign out crayons and markers for in-library use if you are feeling artistic.

In the next couple weeks, even more fun will be arriving! Our stuffed animals and bin of Lego Duplos will be joined by brand-new toys. The new toy bins will be located in the Picture Book Area. (Please help us by cleaning up after you are finished enjoying them.)

Storytime as well as other Summer Programs have begun. Check out our Library's Calendar for dates and times.

Stop in and visit for some great Library fun at no charge!

It's June!

Cartoon brown bear standing. He is looking at a green cover book that is open in its two front paws and smilingJune is the official start of the Kids World's summer programs! Each week will have fun activities to participate in. Don't miss out on the fun! Register today!

Summer Reading registration is open. Come in and pick up your booklet to start recording your reading minutes. Get up to 5 weekly prizes for reading anything you want! If you reach 500 minutes by the end of the summer, you will receive a free book. At 500 minutes, you will also be entered into our raffle. The winners of the raffle will get the opportunity to dump a bucket of powder paint over library staff's heads at the Summer Picnic (Aug 2nd).

New this year is our Rubber Ducky Readers. Now children from birth to 35 months can earn awesome prizes too! Register and pick up a log to keep track of the preliteracy activities you do at home. You'll be amazed at how easy it is! Then come back once a month for free books and prizes.

The  summer session of our drop-in storytime begins next week. Be sure to check out our summer schedule and get ready to explore the animal kingdom as part of our "Paws to Read" summer theme.

We look forward to seeing you in the Library soon!