Rocky Raccoon Reading Mascot

Where’s Rocky?

Each week, Rocky will be heading to different landmarks in Des Plaines. It is up to the kiddos of Des Plaines to GUESS where he is.  

Monday May 18, 2020

Rocky is back and visiting another important location in Des Plaines. This time, he is looking to go on a trip. ⁠



Here are some clues . . .⁠

Several forms of transportation travel through here (can you name them all?)⁠

- This location received its name in 1859⁠

- Union Pacific Northwest line runs through this location (this line is 70 miles long from start to finish)⁠

- People come here mostly to travel to Chicago⁠

- About 40,000 people a week travel on this route (in 2019)⁠

- It the second busiest line in the Chicagoland area.⁠

Do you know where Rocky is hanging out this week? Keep scrolling for the answer.

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Did you guess they were at the Metra Train Station right out front of the library?  You were correct!

Learn more about the history of Metra and the important role it plays in the Des Plaines community here.

 

 

Monday May 11, 2020

Rocky is back and visiting another landmark in Des Plaines.



This time, he's out for a walk at one of the crown jewels of Des Plaines parks. Here are some clues:

  • You can golf here.
  • You can fish here.
  • You can enjoy fine art - and the arts - here.

Do you know where Rocky is hanging out this week? Keep scrolling for the answer.

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Did you guess that this week Rocky is hanging out at Lake Park enjoying beautiful Lake Opeka and the sculpture Tulip by artist Rudiger Seidt?

You can learn more about Lake Park here: https://www.dpparks.org/parks-facilities/lake-park/

And Rocky wants to remind you: Keep up the great reading.   

See you next week.

 

 

 

Monday May 4, 2020

Rocky is back and visiting another landmark in Des Plaines.

This time, he is looking for one of the oldest buildings in Des Plaines. Here are some clues . . .

  • It was built in 1907
  • It was moved to its current address on Pearson Street in 1978 (it was originally built on Lee Street)
  • Today it is a museum (one that you might have visited with your class)

Do you know where Rocky is hanging out this week? Keep scrolling for the answer.

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Did you guess Rocky Raccoon, DPPL's reading club mascot, was at the historic Kinder House?   You were right!

The Kinder House is currently closed but you can take a peek inside here

And Rocky wants to remind you: Keep up the great reading.   

See you next week.

 

 

Monday April 27, 2020

This week they are searching for entertainment options when the stay-at-home order is lifted.

Here are some clues . . .

  • This building opened in 1925 
  • It was designed by William B. Betts
  • This building plans to reopen in fall 2020 after being closed since 2014

And you can bet when it opens that Rocky will be first in in line with a ticket. 

Do you know where Rocky is hanging out this week? Keep scrolling for the answer.

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Did you guess right? Rocky Raccoon is at the historic Desplaines Theater, just across the railroad tracks from Des Plaines Public Library.

Rocky wants to remind you to keep up the great job reading.

See you next week!

 

4.20.20

(PSSST:  Don't worry. Rocky is staying outdoors and following the rules of social distancing.)

For the week of April 20th, Rocky is saying thank you to some real life heroes!

Here are some clues . . . 

  • This organization has been in Des Plaines since 1891
  • There are three "locations"
  • 97 people work for this organization

 

Extra points if you can name the specific location (you have a 1 in 3 chance of getting it right)! 

Feel free to leave you guesses on our social media pages!

Check back later this week when we will reveal the location on Facebook!

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