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Tweets from the Gerbils

News from the Gerbils

  • The Youth Services Department is happy to announce a new educational collection for kids and their families. Each of our STEM kits contains a fun science, technology, engineering or math activity for families to try at home.  With these kits your family can play fun math games, experiment with simple machines, build and launch stomp rockets, make solar powered robots and much, much more!...

  • Everyone who comes to the June 23rd Stories Under the Stars is eligible to win four tickets to the Tom Chapin & Friends concert at Ravinia Festival on July 2, 2011 at 11am. 


New Book Reviews

Nate the Great, Where Are You? by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat for Kindergarteners through 2nd Grade
Mister Bud Wears the Cone by Carter Goodrich for Preschoolers through 2nd Grade
Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell for 7th Grade through Adults
Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family's Fight for Desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh for 2nd Grade through 5th Grade
Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas by Lynne Cox for 2nd Grade through 4th Grade
Free to Fall by Lauren Miller for 8th Grade through Adults