Stuffed animals can have a sleepover
Stuffed animals can have some fun away from home.
Updated: January 3, 2013 1:44PM
Fluffy friends will have a special time at the Stuffed Animal Sleepover, 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11 at River Forest Public Library, 735 Lathrop Ave. Kids can bring their favorite toy to the library, listen to a bedtime story and then leave their play pet for the night.
“It is fun to be in the library after hours,” said Susan Quinn, head of Children’s Services. “It will be perfectly acceptable for the animals to get a little louder in the library at night because they will be the only ones there besides our staff and the Teen Volunteer Team.”
They will be kept busy hearing bedtime stories, playing dress-up, having a dance party and playing games.
“When the children come back on Saturday Morning to pick up their stuffed friends,” Quinn said, “they will see a slide show of all the fun things that their animal did while spending the night at the library.”
Registration is required.
For details, call (708) 366-5205 or visit www.riverforestlibrary.org.
Summer isn’t the fun time a young boy hoped it would be in “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days.” The 94-minute, PG-rated film will be shown at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4 at Franklin Park Public Library, 10311 Grand Ave.
For details, call (847) 455-6016 or visit www.franklinparklibrary.org.
Chill a bit by looking for winter reading material while your child, ages 4-8, attends Polar Bear Story Time, 4 to 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8 at Elmwood Park Public Library, 1 Conti Pkwy. There will also be a craft project. Stuffed polar bears are welcome.
For details, call (708) 453-7645 or visit www.elmwoodparklibrary.org.
Everyone is Fired Up About Reading at the Maze Branch of the Oak Park Public Library, 845 Gunderson Ave. so they’re celebrating with a Hobbit Stomp: Preschool Dance Party, 11 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9. The drop-in event is best for ages 3-5 but everyone is welcome.
For details, call (708) 386-4751 or visit www.oppl.org.
GUESS WHAT’S DRAGGIN’ IN
A story hour about a dragon wouldn’t be complete without meeting the lead character. Kids won’t want to miss the chance to Meet a Dragon, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11 at the Dole Branch of the Oak Park Public Library, 255 Augusta St. Word has it that the special guest is big and scaly but not scary. No registration is required for this event designed for ages 3 and older.
For details, call (708) 386-9032 or visit www.oppl.org.~.