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Archive for February, 2012

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

We celebrate the birthday of one of the most popular children’s authors in the month of March.  Theodor Geisel,  a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, is one of the best-selling authors of children’s books in the world.  Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday by gathering the family and reading a favorite Seuss book.  Check out the library’s program, “Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! ” 

Our website will have the locations, dates and times. 

A favorite of all children

The more that you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”         Dr. Seuss, I Can Read with My Eyes Shut!


Scouting For Some Fun?!

If any of these items look familiar to you then you just might know a Scout!

Did you know that a visit to Naperville Public Library is an excellent outing for your Scout group?  We offer visits and tours for both Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Tiger Cubs, and Daisies.   Whether you are working on a specific badge or project or you just want to explore the resources available we are here to assist you.  You can set up a tour by contacting the Children’s Department at the location nearest you.

Do you want to know what happened on the day you were born?  Let one of our Childrens Staff members show you how to use the microfilms of periodicals to view the newspaper headlines on your special day.
Need some help with your Pinewood Derby car?  You can check out our catalog for resources to help you create the best design you can.
Could you use a few tips on selling those Girl Scout cookies?  Then explore one of our online databases Gale General Reference Center Gold for a recent article on tips for selling cookies.
So if you are looking for ways to scout out some fun for your next meeting, contact one of our friendly Scout tour associates and schedule a visit (630) 961-4100.

Nichols – Deanna Donovan ext 6114

Naper Blvd – Meris Rognvaldson ext 2947

95th Street – Jill Evans ext 4968




Be My Little Valentine!

Valentine Crafts by Greta Speechley

Valentine’s Day is a holiday that celebrates love.   We share the love by exchanging Valentines and gifts…usually candy.   You can keep it simple and celebrate by serving heart shaped sandwiches and treats.  But this is also the perfect time to break out your craft stash and let the kids create all types of Valentine gifts for their friends and family.   

Try using paper hearts on doilies and decorate with stickers and crayons.  You can also add some bling by using shiny stickers or glueing on some gems.   One of my favorite online resources is Family Fun.   You can check out Disney’s Family Fun magazine from our collection.  We have the current year and the previous two years on our shelves.  

Skip to my Lou is wonderful online resource for printable crafts that include some cute flower lollipops.

However you choose to celebrate this year please know that the Children’s Department at Naperville Public Library wishes you a very Happy Valentine’s Day!