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June 2014 - In This Issue:
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Children & Families

Family Fun Craft Night
Tuesday, June 10
6:00 p.m.
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Pop In and Play
Monday, June 16
10:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
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Terrific Tuesdays - 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 17
The Magic of Rick Allen
Learn More
Tuesday, June 24
Ton Ko-Thi Dance Company
Learn More

Summer Storytimes
Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.
Starting June 19
Ages 2-5
Learn More

Lego Club

Thursday, June 19
4:00 p.m.
Grades 1+
 Learn More

Tie Dye
Thursday, June 26
2:30 p.m.
All ages


Kick-off Krafts
Start summer with an afternoon of making stuff!
Monday, June 16 3:30 p.m.
Grades 6-12

Wednesday, June 18
Learn More
Wednesday, June 25

Game Day - inside & out
1-3 p.m.
Grades 4-7
 Learn More


Tales & Trails Storytellers
An inter-generational storytelling and nature experience.

Thursday, June 19
7:00 p.m. 
Summer Reading is Underway
It's hard to believe - or maybe just for some of us - that summer is underway at Shorewood Library. We kicked off Summer Reading last Tuesday, and have gotten many kids signed up and excited to read away the summer!

If you haven't heard about it yet, here's more information on the programs:

Reading Club:Fizz, Boom, Read!
For kids age 5 through 6th grade who read independently. Reading Club members sign up and choose a reading goal to complete by August 16 to earn their Congratulations Packet. Kids receive a folder to keep track of their reading, a bookmark, temporary tattoo, and State Fair voucher when they sign up. Learn more

Read to Me
For kids ages 3-6 who are not yet reading on their own. Kids get a folder to track books read to them, a bookmark and temporary tattoo when they sign up. Those who fill at least two pages in the folder and bring it to the library by August 16 earn a Congratulations Packet. Learn more

Read to Me: Tots
Babies from birth through age 2 can sign up, too! Our youngest book lovers receive a folder to track books read to them and a sheet of early literacy activities to complete. Those who fill at least two pages in the folder and bring it to the library by August 16 earn a Congratulations Packet. Learn more

Teen Summer Reading Challenge: Spark a Reaction
For teens in grades 7-12. Complete 5 books or 1000 pages by Aug. 16 to get a BINGO and earn a coupon pack plus an entry in the prize drawing. Do more reading and activities from the BINGO card to get more chances at more great stuff! Learn more. The teen photo contest is also back this year from June 1 - July 31. Check it out at!

We've got tons of events happening as part of the summer festivities, too, which you can see over on the left hand side and also on our full Events Calendar on our website.


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Stone Soup Shakespeare wowed the crowd on Saturday with their innovative production of 'As You Like It.' Thanks to all who came and to the Friends of the Library for their support!
Tales & Trails Storytelling
Brings together science & story for an event suited for all ages
We're excited to welcome Tales & Trails Storytelling to Shorewood Library on Thursday, June 19 at 7:00 p.m.

Seasoned storytellers Bob Kanegis and Liz Mangual will present "Seekers & Dreamers in Science and Story" which marries natural history and participatory storytelling. Developed for Chicago Public Library's S.T.E.A.M initiative - bringing science into the library - this is a hands-on experience that will lead us from outer space to the earth we walk on, with objects such as hummingbird nests to make the stories truly come alive.

Great stories are enjoyable for everyone, so while we are sure your kids will have a lot of fun with the participatory and hands-on nature of the event, we also invite folks of all ages to come along for the ride!


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May We Recommend
Looking for something different to read or watch? Check out these recommended titles from our staff!

You can always find more recommendations for what to read next (or listen to, or watch) on the library blog. The booklists on our website are also a great resource for finding recommended reading in your favorite genre or style.  


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From the Friends
A monthly update from the Friends of Shorewood Public Library

 Like eBay? Love books? Want to help the Shorewood Library?


The Friends of the Shorewood Library is seeking a book lover with Internet skills to volunteer for a fun and flexible job.


Here's the deal: Sometimes the Friends receive donations of materials for our ongoing Book Sale that are worth more than our usual $1 asking price. To get these items in the hands of people who will appreciate them - and raise money for the library collection and public programs - we are looking for a volunteer who could help sell them on eBay!


If you:

(a) have knowledge of how eBay works (need no training),

(b) can work at home, but could come regularly to the library to collect the sale items, and 

(c) can commit to packaging and sending the books/materials when they sell


...then this job is for you!


We promise you lots of support from the Friends' book sale coordinator, the library staff, and the Friends' treasurer. Plus, you will meet some really interesting people, learn about collectable books, and have a new excuse to hang out at the library. (Not that you need one!)


Anyone interested in this position, or in learning more about the Friends, should contact us at  


Members of the 2014 Friends Board of Directors 

Priscilla Pardini, President

Joan Spector,Vice-President
Alice Davis, Member
Jeannée Sacken, Secretary
Ann Keenan, Member
Barbara Mahoney,Treasurer
Susan Lofton, Member
Jean Gurney, Library Board Liaison
Anne O'Meara, Member
Beth Carey, Library Director
Bonnie Wiesmueller, Member








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