Monday, December 3, 2007

"famished for fiction" New Book Clubs at Golf and Park View Schools

Morton Grove Public Library talk books over lunch with Park View 6th Graders. A new book club "famished for fiction" started last week. Students get a chance to share with each other books they are currently reading . It's a great way to discuss many topics and recommend their favorites. Golf School 5th/6th Graders and Park View School 6th Graders 'famished for fiction' continues until winter break. New Sessions will begin in "2008" along with an added Club for Park View's 5th Grade. Stay tuned for more information....
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Famished For Fiction

Park View School

Library Lunch Book Club

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Scary but Fun Web Sites

Check out these creepy websites:

The Cryptid Zoo: A Menagerie of Cryptozoology
This website by author Jamie Hall gives pictures, information, and links to other websites about creatures like sea serpents, veti, giant vampire bats, inflatable hedgehogs, and werewolves.

Play Goosebump games, read about the books, write your own Goosebump stories, and meet the Freak of the Week.

Come to the Library to check out books about strange creatures and take home a Goosebumps book, video, or comic book. The Library has more than 100 Goosebump items for you to choose from!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Check out kids at Yahoo Music - Click on picture to see more

Visit the Simsons and Create your own Simson Avatar!

Click on Simpson Picture

Thursday, July 12, 2007

What's Happening In July!

Saturday, July 21, 2007 8:00 a.m. to 9 a.m.
"Breakfast with Harry" Registration required.
Celebrate the arrival of the last Harry Potter book with a "before the Library Opens" party.
Ages 10 and up.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007 2:00 p.m.
"Wild About Beads" Registration required.
Make a beaded necklace using beads and wire.
Ages 2-6. Class size: 10.

Saturday, July 28, 2007 2:00 p.m.
"Bubble Wonder"
International Bubble Artist, Geoff Akins creates moments of wonder adn awe during his hilarious "bubbleology" show.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Rocket Space Craft Construction

July 23, from 6-8 p.m.

Work together to plan, design and build a 5-ft. rocket during this interactive workshop with Mary Ann Rohn. You may drop in anytime during the session to participate.

Rocket Space Craft Construction

Work together to plan, design and build a 5-ft. rocket during this interactive workshop with Mary Ann Rohn. You may drop in anytime during

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Summer Reading Program Birth - 6th Grade


• Beginning June 9, come to the Morton Grove Public Library Youth Services to verify the information on your child’s pre-registration form. Your child will then receive their free t-shirt and a bag of goodies.

• Each week, for eight weeks, your child can come back and tell us about the book(s) they have been reading. Every week will feature a game with prizes as well as a raffle.

• At the conclusion of the program, those completing at least six weeks will be invited to a “Pool Party” with their families and will receive our “Big Ticket Book” filled with free coupons to restaurants, museums and many other fun places to go and visit!

Teen Reading Program - Going into 7th Grade

Mission: Possible!
Morton Grove Public Library
Summer Library Challenge for Teens and Adults
June 1 – August 3

The Morton Grove Public Library is challenging you to complete three kinds of missions this summer! Here’s how the Library Challenge works:

Sign up for the challenge at the Reference Services Desk
You will receive:
• two lawn passes to Ravinia Music Festival while supplies last. (The lawn passes may be upgraded at Ravinia to available reserved seating on payment of the difference in price between reserved seats and lawn passes.)
• coupons to use at Subway of Morton Grove
• mission log
• comment forms (that double as entries for the Grand Prize Drawing)

Complete four missions and choose a prize.
A mission can be: reading a book, listening to an audiobook, attending a program (film, concert, book discussion), playing a video game, watching a DVD, listening to a CD.

Fill in a brief comment form for each mission that you complete and turn in the form to the Reference Services Desk. The top part of the form is your entry for the drawing for one of three Grand Prizes. The bottom part of the form will become part of a mission report of anonymous comments and recommendations that will be on display.

All entries must be received by 6 pm, Friday, August 3, 2007.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007


Golf Middle School Students - Ready for the "Mission to The Library and Beyond" Summer Reading Program


Golf Middle School Students - Ready for the "Mission to The Library and Beyond" Summer Reading Program


Golf Middle School Students - Ready for the Summer Reading Program

Tuesday, May 22, 2007


Golf Middle School Students - Ready for the Summer Reading Program

Thursday, May 3, 2007


May 4th, Friday 4:00 p.m. Drama Club

May 5th, Saturday 11:00 a.m. Musical Story Time

May 8th, Tuesday 7:00 p.m. Variety Show

May 11th, Friday 4:00 p.m. Kidz Kartoonz
Sandlot 3 -Heading Home (2007;PG;96 m.)

May 12th, Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4p.m. Crafty Saturday
Make a Mother's Day Card

May 16th, Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Kids in the Kitchen
Gr. 2-3 REG. REQ.

May 19th, Saturday 2:00 p.m. Strokes of Genius:
Through the Eyes of Da Vinci

May 24th, Thursday 6:30 p.m. Clifford the Big Red Dog

Tuesday, April 17, 2007


Park View School 6th Grade Class - Ms. Schroeder
Getting Excited About Books!
Loving the Playaway!


Park View School 6th Grade Class - Ms. Levin
Getting Excited About Books!
Loving the Playaway!


Park View School 6th Grade Class-- Ms. Levin
Getting excited about Reading!
Loving the New Playaway!


Park View School 6th Grade Class - Ms. Pinho
Getting Excited about Reading!!!!
Loving the new Playaway!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

"Read to Succeed" Winners of the Pizza Parties!!!!!!

Hynes Elementary - Teacher: Ms. McDonald - 4th Grade -- 33,932 Total Minutes Read

Melzer School - Teacher: Ms. Ahern - 5th & 6th Grade -- 7,234 Total Minutes Read

Park View School - Teacher: Ms. Cogan - 5th Grade -- 33,654 Total Minutes Read

Plato Academy - Teachers: Miss Debbie & Miss Laura - Pre-K & Kindergarten -- 33,080 Total Minutes Read

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Read to Succeed - Cash in Your Dollars!!!

Calling all "Read to Succeed" participants.

The winter reading program has now ended. Bring in all your earned dollars and browse through the Prize Catalog and choose your prize(s). If you attend Park View, Hynes, Melzer or Golf schools, you may choose to have your order delivered to your classroom.

Orders must be in by April 30th, 2007.

Coming Soon...Results on which classrooms won the pizza party!

Saturday, March 31, 2007


It's the cover to the seventh and final Harry Potter book, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," coming out July 21. As always, the cover was designed by illustrator Mary GrandPre, U.S. publisher Scholastic, Inc., announced Wednesday.

Monday, March 26, 2007


Saturday, April 7 11:00 a.m. Musical Story Time

Friday, April 13 4:00 p.m. Jump In! (85 min; G)

Saturday, April 14 10:00 a.m. Crafty Saturday (while supplies last)

Sunday, April 15 1:30 p.m. Poetry Party Ages 6-12 (Reg Req.)

Monday, April 16 10:00 a.m. - 2 p.m. Drop In Crafts for ages 2-6

Tuesday, April 17 10:00 a.m. Music with Steve for ages 2-6

Wednesday, April 18 6:30 p.m. Rock, Paper Scissors Gr. 1-12

Thursday, April 19 6:30 p.m. Teddy Bear Slumber Party (Reg. Req.)

Friday, April 20 4:00 p.m. Puppet Workshop for Gr. K-2 (Reg. Req.)

Saturday, April 21 2:00 p.m. Ricky Recycle

Wednesday, April 25 6:30 p.m. Kids in the Kitchen Gr. K-1 (Reg. Req.)

Saturday, April 28 2:00 p.m. Donna Wahington, Storyteller

Wednesday, March 21, 2007


Can you tell jokes?

Can you juggle?

Can you Draw?

Can you Sing?

Can you Dance?

Can you Play Guitar, Piano, Fiddle?

Do you want your 3 minutes of FAME?!?!?!?!

Tell us what you can do and sign up for the 2nd Morton Grove Variety Show.

All acts must be submitted by April 24th! The show will be held on May 8th in the MGPL Auditorium!!!!!

Tuesday, March 6, 2007


Thursday, March 1st 6:30 pm Dr. Seuss Show & Birthday Party

Saturday, March 3rd 11:00 am Musical Story Time

Friday, March 9th 4:00 pm Flushed Away (84 min; PG)

Saturday, March 10th 10:00 am- 4 pm Crafty Saturday (while supplies last)

Saturday, March 17th 2:00 Where the Sidewalk Ends

Wednesday, March 21st 6:30 pm Kids in the Kithchen Gr. 5-6 (Reg. Req.)

Friday, March 23rd & 30th 4:00 pm Short Story Workshop Ages 8-12 (Reg. Req.)

Wednesday, March 28th 2:00 pm Wild About Beads Gr. 2-6 (Reg. Req.)

Saturday, March 31st 2:00 pm Internet Safety


Take your act on the road at the MGPL Variety Show!

Back by popular demand! The 2nd Annual MGPL Variety Show, Tuesday, May 8, 7 pm. For students K-12. Registration deadline is April 24. Auditions are required and will be scheduled after 4/24. Performances must be 3 minutes or less!

Calling all dancers, musicians, storytellers, jugglers, writers, magicians, comedians, poets, gymnasts, and singers! What is your special talent? Solo, duets, and small group acts are all welcome.

Come showcase your talent and be inspired by others! Sign up on the hot pink form at the Library to reserve your spot ASAP. It will fill up quickly!


Come Together! Enter the MGPL Essay Contest in honor of National Library Week, April 15 - 21

The Things I See Coming Together @ the Morton Grove Public Library

This year's theme for National Library Week is Come Together @ Your Library. The essay contest is for all ages. Four prizes will be awarded, one to each age category. Teens fall into the Students: grades 7 - 12 or Adults: age 18 - 65. But there is a category for everyone, so convince your family members or your friends to enter with you!

The deadline for the essays is 6 pm, April 6. Winners will receive gift certificates from Old Orchard Mall.

Maximum 500 words
Essays must be printed legibly or typed on 8.5 x 11 inch paper
On the back of the essay, please print the author's name, address, phone number, and age category: Students, K - 6; Students, grades 7 - 12; Adults, age 18 - 65; Senior Adults, age 66 +

Good Luck! See you soon @ MGPL

Thursday, February 1, 2007

What Books Have You Read?

Do you have a favorite book?

Is there a book you recently read and want to share it with us?

Please use the comment section and tell us what book you recommend!


February 1st, Thursday at 6:30 p.m. - Curious George Party (Reg. Req.)

February 3rd, Saturday at 11:00 a.m. - Musical Story Time

February 9th, Friday at 4:00 p.m. - Open Season (86 min; PG)

February 10th, Saturday at 10:00 am-4pm - Crafty Saturday (while supplies last)

February 11th, Sunday at 2:00 p.m. - Rope Warrior

February 13th, Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. - Chicago Wolves Player Visits MGPL

February 19th, Monday at 2:00 p.m. - Living Abe Lincoln

February 28th, Wednesday at 6:30 Kids in the Kitchen Gr 2-4 (Reg. Req.)


Wednesday, January 10, 2007

"What Do YOU want?"

What other Gaming System would you want to see supported by the MGPL?
Click on "COMMENTS" to let us know what YOU want!

Tuesday, January 9, 2007