Exercise the senses that children use to explore the world
around them. Inspired by My Five Senses by Aliki.
Come meet Cat in the hat, listen to some Dr. Seuss classics in
English and Spanish, enter to win a special Dr. Seuss give away
pack, and more.
Native speakers from Language Stars provide a 30-minute
interactive FunImmersion program with books, songs and activities
conducted entirely in their native language.
New exhibit showcases 50 rare and unique objects from the
Sterling Morton Library's collections. The artifacts include a
collection of butterflies that is more than 100 years old, an
Eskimo bone carving, original woodblocks, and metal sculptures.
Explore a modern cabinet of curiosities, with drawers that pull out
and doors that open to reveal objects and interactive games, share
your vision of a library in 50 years, and take part in a
library-wide scavenger hunt.
Learn about Chicago's two World's Fairs though the
experiences of three Elmhurst residents during the 1893 and 1933-34
fairs and explore rare artifacts.
Exhibition highlighting the culture of illustration through the
talented cartoonists, illustrators and voice actors connected to
the Geneva community. Features well-known artists such as Daws
Butler, the voice of Yogi Bear and many Hanna Barbera characters,
along with Chester Gould, creator of the Dick Tracy comic
Geared toward children with special needs, especially kids
who may have a hard time sitting still or focusing in big groups.
Sensory Storytime is followed by a new playgroup with sensory
activity stations for kids and caregivers to explore together.
These free storytimes, best for ages 2 to 6, are offered on
Tuesdays at 4 p.m. at the Main Library, 834 Lake St. No advanced
registration is required. Sensory Storytimes include stories
and songs as well as large and small movement activities. A picture
schedule is used in the front of the room, and individual
schedules, fidget toys, and bean bag lap weights are available.
Caregivers are required to be in attendance. Sensory Storytimes are
20 to 30 minutes long, and the sensory activities will be open for
30 minutes after the storytime ends. For more information, email
firstname.lastname@example.org. Storytimes and activities are open to the general
public, not just Oak Park residents.