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July 2020

Picture Book Picnic

July 8, 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until July 22, 2020

Villa Park Public Library, 305 Ardmore Avenue
Villa Park, IL 60181 United States
Free

Enjoy fresh air and stories combined with music and movement by the Villa Park Library! Bring a blanket and picnic lunch if you like. We will have spaces marked that are appropriately distanced to allow you to enjoy this event safely. All ages welcome. Events will be held virtually in the event of inclement weather. Parents/guardians must stay with their children the entire time.

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Circle Park Storytime

July 9, 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on August 13, 2020 at 1:30 pm

Circle Park (Bloomingdale), 163 Fairfield Way
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
Free

Drop in and join the Bloomingdale Library for outdoor storytime in Circle Park. Meet us at the Homola Picnic Shelter! This is a FREE event!

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Picture Book Picnic

July 15, 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until July 22, 2020

Villa Park Public Library, 305 Ardmore Avenue
Villa Park, IL 60181 United States
Free

Enjoy fresh air and stories combined with music and movement by the Villa Park Library! Bring a blanket and picnic lunch if you like. We will have spaces marked that are appropriately distanced to allow you to enjoy this event safely. All ages welcome. Events will be held virtually in the event of inclement weather. Parents/guardians must stay with their children the entire time.

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Picture Book Picnic

July 22, 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until July 22, 2020

Villa Park Public Library, 305 Ardmore Avenue
Villa Park, IL 60181 United States
Free

Enjoy fresh air and stories combined with music and movement by the Villa Park Library! Bring a blanket and picnic lunch if you like. We will have spaces marked that are appropriately distanced to allow you to enjoy this event safely. All ages welcome. Events will be held virtually in the event of inclement weather. Parents/guardians must stay with their children the entire time.

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August 2020

Circle Park Storytime

August 13, 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on August 13, 2020 at 1:30 pm

Circle Park (Bloomingdale), 163 Fairfield Way
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
Free

Drop in and join the Bloomingdale Library for outdoor storytime in Circle Park. Meet us at the Homola Picnic Shelter! This is a FREE event!

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West Chicago Library Storytimes

August 20, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189 United States
Free

The West Chicago Public Library and Cantigny Gardens have partnered up: stories + nature = fun for kids (of all ages). Join library staff this summer for a special storytime with hands-on activities as well as great stories. Recommended for children birth to age 6 (with a favorite adult). Attendees should meet library staff at the Visitors Center before the start of the program. Prior to the storytime please pick up a parking pass at the West Chicago Public Library’s Youth…

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Nature Stories By the Campfire

August 28, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve, 37W700 Dean Street
St. Charles, IL 60175 United States
$2

Let's go for a short hike, then gather 'round the warm glow of a fire to hear the sounds of night, as well as campfire stories. Learn legends about coyote "the trickster" and his friends through these fun and interactive tales. All stories are family friendly, so join us one and all. As an added bonus, we'll provide the s'mores! Friday, Aug. 28; 8 - 9 p.m. LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve 37W700 Dean St., St. Charles Fee: $2/person

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