Summer always seems to go by faster as the years go by. It feels as if the Youth Services Staff was just preparing for the Summer Reading Club.
With about one week left of the program, we have about 1800 participants from birth to 6th grade in our Summer Reading Program. We may even be having more last minute registrants as you are reading this.
As we started to get used to the fun, crazy, summer madness here at the library, it’s time to go back to normal work mode for both kids, parents, and librarians. According to the calendar, summer is still on the road, but for students in the Des Plaines area, it will soon be time to head back to school. Going back to school can be very exciting. It means new teachers, new friends, and more purchases of supplies your child will not need.
To celebrate this bittersweet moment, the Des Plaines Library invites you to celebrate one last time at our Back to School Bash on Friday, August 18, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. outside on the library plaza.
This event will serve families with children of all ages by offering a variety of activities for each child.
This year, we are very excited to introduce the award winning rock band, The Boogers.
If you are not familiar with this rock n’ roll band, you are missing out. This band will play from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. The Boogers create experiences that are developmentally appropriate through a rock and punk type of music for the kids and families to enjoy together.
To add the icing on top, we will also be having Miss Jamie’s Farm as our opening act that will take place from 5:30 – 6 p.m. for our younger audience.
This musical entertainment will be energetic, engaging, and just adorable while she plays on her guitar.
THERE’S MORE. Yes, I know. That is why this is the most amazing part of summer.
Children will get a chance to get there face painted by the awesome Diane Hardy, create snazzy balloon creations by Smarty Pants, and sip on lemonade that will be provided by NorthShore University Health System.
Drop in anytime between 5:30- 7:30 p.m. to participate in these activities.
Thank you so much to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring both our music performances, face painting, and Smarty pants balloon creations.
Interested in the music from The Boogers and Miss Jamie’s Farm? No sweat.
Check out our Youth Services collection for items that relate to our performers.
By: Jamie Martin
Miss Jamie's Farm book is based on the popular audio CD and highly interactive live music show of the same name. Perfect for children aged 2-8, Miss Jamie's Farm teaches healthy eating, kindness to others, hard work and exercise.
By: Boogers Musical Group
"If the Ramones had ever decided to make a children's album this is what it would have sounded like"
By: Boogers Musical Group
This song is about transportation! -- The ABC song -- I'm so glad I got teeth -- Peanut butter and jelly -- Twinkle twinkle -- I like bananas -- Grand old flag -- Um tut sut -- Bah bah black sheep -- Row yer boat -- Mary -- Fish will fly -- The nursery rhyme remains the same -- The itsy bitsy spider -- Working on the railroad -- I'm so glad (I've got feet) -- The fox -- The nursery rhyme remains the same (big mess mix) -- I don't need to be worried -- The wheels on the bus.
By: Miss Jamie