EBOOKS AND ONLINE RESOURCES

TUMBLE BOOK CLOUD JUNIOR

Access TumbleBook here.

TumbleBookCloud Junior, for grades 3-6, contains early reader chapter books, children's classics, graphic novels, children's audio books and new National Geographic videos. TumbleBooks' one-of-a-kind Read-Along format combines the flexibility of an ebook with full-length professional narration and sentence-by-sentence highlighting so kids can follow along.   


EBOOKS FOR KIDS

Access ebooks for kids here.

Download children’s ebooks and audiobooks from home.


NOVELIST K-8

 

 Access NoveList K-8 here.
NoveList K-8 helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Search for reading suggestions based on authors, books, or plots you like.

WORLD BOOK ONLINE FOR KIDS

Access World Book Online here.

World Book Online for Kids is a great general reference site developed especially for children. The site offers simple navigation, easy-to-read articles, multimedia, and lots of games, interactive tools, and activities.


SIMPLY STORIES
June 30, 2014 @ 10 A.M. and 6 P.M.
July 2, 2014    @ 10 A.M. and 1 P.M.
July 14, 2014  @ 10 A.M. and 6 P.M.
July 16, 2014  @ 10 A.M. and 1 P.M.

 
Stop in for some terrific tales, rhymes, action verses and songs.
 
Join the fun! Stop in to share stories, rhymes, and songs. Everyone is welcome but children 3 and under must attend with an adult.
                     
No registration is required.









STORYWALK
April - August 2014

 
Visit the StoryWalk at Sendra Park, 14727 S. Green Brier Lane, Homer Glen, for a great family outdoor experience! A new book, The Odd One Out by Britta Teckentrup challenges you to find the pictures hidden in plain sight! Library mascots, Libby and Barry, encourage you to move and groove along the StoryWalk trail!

SUMMER READING PROGRAM - PAWS TO READ

June 16 - July 26, 2014

Register for fun! Lots of fun and prizes are in store this summer. How can you earn chances for great prizes? Read 600 minutes, check in weekly and visit the Storywalk.

Lots of great shows and activities including Dave DiNaso's Traveling World of Reptiles, Library Day at Big Wolf Run, Animals for Awareness and T-Rexplorers!


CREATURE CLUES

June 16 - July 26, 2014

Search the KidZone for clues to the mystery animal.
Solve the mystery and earn a prize!  Search for a new mystery animal each week!

Sponsored by Illinois American Water.


GUESSING JAR - HOW MANY SCOOBY SNACKS?

July 7 - 19, 2014

Guess how many Scooby Snacks are in the jar and win the treats for a special pet! Closest guess without going over takes home the jar of Scooby Snacks. 

One entry per child.


SIMPLY STORIES

July 16, 2014

10:00 A.M. and 1:00 P.M.

Join the fun! Stop in for some terrific tales, rhymes, action verses and songs. Best for ages 3-6. Children younger than three are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. 

No registration required.


LEGOS

July 16, 2014

7:00 - 8:00 P.M.

Drop in and make a fun Lego creation for display at the library.

No registration required.


ANIMALS FOR AWARENESS

July 17, 2014

1:00 P.M.

Animals for Awareness makes a positive difference in the lives of rescued exotic animals through two things: sheltering and education.You will be able to see and touch many of the animals. Although the animals may change, the general line-up usually includes: a talking parrot or a macaw, a Canada lynx, 2 alligators a large snake, a 60 lb. tortoise, fennec fox, kinkajou, domestic skunk, and genet.

 

Join us at Hadley Middle School*                     

 

15731 Bell Road, Homer Glen

 

*Due to library space limitations, program is being held off-site.

 

Homer Twp Public Library is not in any way affiliated with the Homer Community Consolidated School Dist. 33C.

 

This FREE show sponsored by: Illinois American Water.


FLICKS ON FRIDAY

July 18, 2014

1:00 P.M.

Can you guess the movie? 

CLUE: Funny little yellow dudes dressed in overalls help an evil guy that has a soft heart for his little girls. This is their second movie

Stop in or call the library for the movie title if you haven't already guessed!


SNOOPY PAWSITIVELY LOVES TO READ PRIZE DRAWING

July 21 - August 2, 2014

Enter for a chance to win the Snoopy Prize Drawing!

One entry per child.


SPECIAL NEEDS STORY TIME

July 22, 2014

10:30 A.M.

Ages 3-6

Limit 20

This free 4 week program may be enjoyed by children ages 3 - 6 years old but is especially designed for children with special needs challenges. It combines books, songs, movement, and  activities. If your child has difficulty sitting through one of the library’s other story times, this inclusive program may be just what you are looking for! 

Children may attend with a parent or caregiver as needed.    

Registration required.      


T-REXPLORERS

July 23, 2014

11:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

Do you love dinosaurs? Come see this awesome hands-on dinosaur discovery show at the library and sink your claws into something special! T-Rexplorers is a dynamic dinosaur discovery program filled with fun facts and fantastic fossils!

This FREE show sponsored by BMO Harris Bank. 


MINECRAFT

July 23, 2014

3:00 - 4:00 P.M.

4:00 - 4:30 P.M. Open play.

Ages 7-12

Limit 18  

Seek ingredients to make a potion of swiftness and chow down on  a Creeper cookie. Build your own Minecraft characters. Use perler beads to make a cool Creeper keychain. Cover your eyes with a huge Steve or Creeper head for Pin the Tail on the Minecraft Pig then see how good your hunting skills are!

Bring your own devices and passwords for open play from 4-4:30!

Registration required. 


TWEEN THEATER

July 24, 2014

6:30 P.M.

Can you guess the movie? 

CLUE:  A large, smashing,  video game character wants to be a hero but causes havoc to the video world he lives in.

Stop in or call the library for the movie title if you haven't already guessed!


FLICKS ON FRIDAY

July 25, 2014

1:00 P.M.

Can you guess the movie? 

CLUE: A crop dusting flying machine with a fear of heights lives his dream of competing in an aerial race.  

Stop in or call the library for the movie title if you haven't already guessed!


SPECIAL NEEDS STORY TIME

July 29, 2014

10:30 A.M.

Ages 3-6

Limit 20

This free 4 week program may be enjoyed by children ages 3 - 6 years old but is especially designed for children with special needs challenges. It combines books, songs, movement, and  activities. If your child has difficulty sitting through one of the library’s other story times, this inclusive program may be just what you are looking for! 

Children may attend with a parent or caregiver as needed.    

Registration required.       


LEGOS

July 29, 2014

4:30 - 5:30 P.M.

Drop in and make a fun Lego creation for display at the library.

No registration required.


FLICKS ON FRIDAY

August 1, 2014

1:00 P.M.

Can you guess the movie? 

CLUE: Food falls out of the sky in this second movie. 

Stop in or call the library for the movie title if you haven't already guessed!


BEWARE SHARK WEEK!

August 4 - 16, 2014

Enter the Shark Week prize drawing for a chance to win a shark of your own!

One entry per child.


SPECIAL NEEDS STORY TIME

August 5, 2014

10:30 A.M.

Ages 3-6

Limit 20

This free 4 week program may be enjoyed by children ages 3 - 6 years old but is especially designed for children with special needs challenges. It combines books, songs, movement, and  activities. If your child has difficulty sitting through one of the library’s other story times, this inclusive program may be just what you are looking for! 

Children may attend with a parent or caregiver as needed.    

Registration required.      


FLICKS ON FRIDAY

August 8
1:00 P.M.

Can you guess the movie? 

CLUE: Two pint sized super heroes, the first who was raised by Jaws and the second who has the force of a volcano, help show an ordinary boy that he can be special.

Stop in or call the library for the movie title if you haven't already guessed!


SPECIAL NEEDS STORY TIME

August 12, 2014

10:30 A.M.

Ages 3-6

Limit 20

This free 4 week program may be enjoyed by children ages 3 - 6 years old but is especially designed for children with special needs challenges. It combines books, songs, movement, and  activities. If your child has difficulty sitting through one of the library’s other story times, this inclusive program may be just what you are looking for! 

Children may attend with a parent or caregiver as needed.    

Registration required.     


CHESS & CHECKERS CLUB

August 13, 2014

5:00 - 6:00 P.M.

Practice your chess or checkers skills at the library! Come and join other kids for an hour of fun! Parents and caregivers are encouraged to join their children. Chess players: grades 1 and up. Checkers players: age 5 and up. Registration recommended. Walk-ins are welcome.


SEARCH FOR THE MYSTERY BOOK

August 18 - 30, 2014

The Mystery of the Missing Pets book is hidden somewhere in the KidZone. Find it and bring it to the Youth Services desk for a reward!


LEGOS

August 20, 2014

7:00 - 8:00 P.M.

Drop in and make a fun Lego creation for display at the library.

No registration required.


LEGOS

August 26, 2014

4:30 - 5:30 P.M.

Drop in and make a fun Lego creation for display at the library.

No registration required.


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