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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

Hank Has a Dream by Rebecca Dudley for Preschoolers through 2nd Grade
The Eighth Day by Dianne K. Salerni for 5th Grade through 8th Grade
The Cat, the Dog, Little Red, the Exploding Eggs, the Wolf and Grandma by Diane Fox, Christyan Fox for Preschoolers through 3rd Grade
The Whispering Town by Jennifer Elvgren, Fabio Santomauro for 1st Grade through 4th Grade
I'm My Own Dog by David Ezra Stein for Preschoolers through 2nd Grade
The Barftastic Life of Louie Burger: Class B.U.R.P. by Jenny Meyerhoff for 3rd Grade through 7th Grade