Kids & Parents

How Do You Measure Up? Measuring by Animal

Animals provide lots of fun discussions about sounds and colors, but height is another way to look at animals too. 

This month at the Des Plaines Public Library, we are exploring the idea of measurement using animals.  Come check out our alcove area on the second floor, where we invite kids to mark how tall they are and compare their heights to actual sizes of animals and other kids. 

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Books That Go Bump in the Night

I have loved horror stories since I was a little monster.

I cut my baby fangs on R.L. Stine's Goosebumps books before ripping through the stories of Shirley Jackson and H.P. Lovecraft. I murdered most of Dean R. Koontz's novels before devouring all the works of Stephen King.

Like a ravenous vampire, I'm always thirsting for more, and I lap up horror stories like, well, like a small pool of blood collecting in the hollow of a throat.

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