Monthly News and Events from the Stickney-Forest View Library
2013 Summer Reading Programs
The 2013 Summer Reading Program, "Have Book, Will Travel,” begins on Saturday June 1, with a kick-off block party. People of all ages, from birth through adults, can participate!
Children aged birth through two years old can sign up for our "Little Explorers” program and obtain a reading and activity log that mom or dad will complete with them. Upon returning their completed logs, babies will get a board book and a stuffed animal as prizes. All babies that turn in their reading logs will have their names entered into the grand prize drawing to win a LeapFrog Leapster.
Children ages 3-12 will get a reading log that looks much different than in past years. Our Reading Log has eight rows of reading and activities to complete, one for each week of the program. For each row that is finished, a reader will receive an incentive coupon from one of our very generous sponsors and they will get to put their name into a weekly raffle drawing for books. Each time they visit the library, they can play our Plinko Board for a small prize. When they complete their entire reading log, they will receive an invitation to our pizza party at Haunted Trails (August 1) and a grand prize raffle ticket to enter their name into a drawing for one of several grand prizes including a bike, a Lego set, a gift card and an art easel. Reading Logs must be completed by July 27 at 3PM. Grand Prize Winners’ names will be drawn on Monday, July 29. There will be many programs going on throughout the summer as well, including storytimes and other special events, so check our Calendar of Events for more information.
Teens aged 13-17 can sign up for Summer Reading in the Teen Department. This summer, teens will take the "Fifty States of Fiction” Challenge and attempt to read one book from each state. For each book teens read, their name will be put into the grand prize drawing to win awesome prizes, including a laptop computer. That’s right. A brand new laptop! The Teen Program will conclude with an International Food Festival on August 2, where our Grand Prize Winners’ names will be drawn!
Summer Reading for Adults
We haven’t forgotten about the grown-ups. Adults (ages 18 and up) can sign up to participate at the Adult Services Desk, and may log up to 50 books this summer. Also, adults who read to their children can sign up for the Family Reading Program. For each book read, your name will be entered into a grand prize drawing for one of several gift cards including cards from Jewel, BP (Gas), Applebee’s, AMC Quarry (movies), and Target. The Adult Summer Reading Program will conclude on July 26 with a closing celebration featuring a classical music concert on July 27. Have book, will travel!
All of these summer reading programs kick off at our 4th annual Summer Block Party on June 1st from 10am until 2pm. If you’ve been to our block parties in the past, you know it’s going to be a blast! This year we have the Jesse White Tumblers, a petting zoo, and a DJ. "Is that all?” you ask. No it is not. We’ll also have face painters and caricature artists, food, games, and our annual book sale. "Wow, that’s amazing!” you say. Yes, it is amazing. And it’s all free.
We would like to say a big thank you to all of our sponsors for making this event possible. Thank you to Clorox Products, Inc. for bringing us "A Zoo to You” petting zoo, Standard Bank and Trust for sponsoring The Jesse White Tumblers, Multistate Transmissions of Naperville for tenting, tables, and chairs, and the Friends of the Stickney-Forest View Public Library for sponsoring the DJ entertainment. We would also like to thank the following people for donating prizes for our summer reading programs:
Champp’s Orland Park
Chicago Architecture Foundation
Culver’s of Lyons
Jump Zone Chicago Ridge
Museum of Science and Industry
Stella’s Ice Cream
Windy City Thunderbolts
Zabinski and Company
Can't Miss Events in May!
Stickney Movie Club
Saturday, May 25th at 11am
The Stickney Movie Club is being revived! We'll be showing a feature movie the last Saturday of every month. Our May selection is Wreck It Ralph. With an 86% on RottenTomatoes.com, it's not just a kids movie! Bring the kids. Bring grandma. Bring that neighbor who borrowed your weed-whacker last summer and never gave it back. Popcorn and refreshments will be provided. Click here to register
Wizard of Oz Party
Wednesday, May 15th at 5pm
For kids ages 12 and under, dress as your favorite Wizard of Oz character. Enjoy games, crafts and snacks! Click here to register
New Movies For kids
Events for Adults
Fantasy Football Preregistration
Begins May 1st
Preregister for our annual Fantasy Football League! Just sign up with your name and email address and we will notify you when the yahoo league allows for registrations. There is no charge for this event. Click here to register
Introduction to Computers and Internet Basics
Wednesday, May 8th at 6pm
We will cover basics of using the mouse, running programs in Windows, and basic web surfing. If you want to brush up on your basic computer skills, this is the class for you. Click here to register
Book Club Carry the One by Carol Anshaw Monday, May 20th at 7pm
Following a devastating moment in the hours after Carmen’s wedding, three siblings and their friends move through the next twenty-five years under its long shadow.
Introduction to Powerpoint Class
Wednesday, May 22nd, at 6pm
How are your presentation software skills? If they could use some work, join us for this class. We will cover the basics of creating a slideshow presentation with simple text, images, and basic animation. Click here to register
Wednesday, May 15th at 6pm
The Library Photography Group is a great place to start a new hobby, learn new techniques or fine tune what you already know. Each month will have a new topic, but if you have questions feel free to ask! Bring your camera or your photos. All skill levels welcome. Please register in advance by signing up online or calling (708)749-1050 ext 120. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org to register or if you have any questions. Click here to register
Walk-In Computer Class
Mondays at 1:30pm and 6:00pm
Have a question about computers? Software? Technology? Come to one of our weekly walk-in computer classes and we will do our best to answer your question.
If you email your question in advance I can do a little research before class. Email questions to email@example.com. Click here for more information
Scary Book Club Deep and Dark and Dangerous by Mary Downing Hahn
Wednesday, May 15th at 6pm
Read and discuss Deep and Dark and Dangerous by Mary Downing Hahn. Pick your book up in Youth Services beginning May 1, and make sure you give yourself enough time to read the book. Click here to register
Family Book Club Indian in the Cupboard by Lynn Reid Banks
Saturday, May 25th at 1pm
Read "Indian in the Cupboard" by Lynn Reid Banks. Pick up your book in Youth Services beginning April 27. For the whole family! Click here to register
Happy Kids' Super Fun Time
Super Science Tuesday Tuesday, May 7th at 5pm Join us on the first Tuesday of every month for fun Science experiments, projects and activities for ages 7 to 13. Click here to register
Thursdays at 5pm
For kids ages 6-12. Register each week for fun and informational craft activities. Refreshments will be served! Please register individually for each week you plan on attending. Click here to register
Saturday, May 11th at 11am Come hear stories, do a craft, and have a snack with some of our local firefighters. Click here to register
All events are FREE and registration is required unless otherwise noted! All programs are eligible for District 103 Reading Rally points. Click on any event to register.
Bleach Pen T-shirts
May 7th at 4:30pm
Create your own t-shirt pattern or design, then bring it to life with bleach! Be sure to register in advance so that we'll have a shirt in your size on hand. Click here to register
May 21st at 4:30pm
Has the end of the semester got you stressed? Take a break and join us for a relaxing evening of coloring, painting, drawing, and snacks.
In Loving Memory In memory of our beloved friend and Library Board President Jason Bruscato, the library has created a book display in his honor. In this display there are several titles that have been purchased in his name. If you have time, come by the library and remember our good friend Jason.
Notary Services Do you need something notarized? We have a number of notary publics on staff ready to help. How much does it cost? Nothing. No appointment necessary. Stop in any time.
Mark your calendars
Summer Reading Programs begin June 1st!
American Red Cross Blood Drive, June 8th, 10am-2pm
Star Wars Party, June 13th at 11am
Zumba for kids, July 23rd at 5pm
If you want to learn more about these and other future programs, contact the library or watch for more details in future newsletters.
Board of Trustees: Danielle Adamczyk - President Marjorie Blatter - Secretary Christ Dumas - Trustee Sylvia Hosek - Trustee
Joe Lopez - Trustee Tony Murillo - Trustee Laura Witek - Trustee