It’s been a long, long school year thanks to SD74 construction – but the last day of school is finally dawning (though some are already finished – congrats 8th graders!) and everyone is ready to get fully into summer. The Youth & Teen Services department put together several last-week-of-school programs: all our previously monthly after-school programs got smooshed together into one awesome week!
Last Tuesday, we had Come Get Ya Nails Did, where we welcomed everyone to don some pretty finger paint (summer dates 7/19 and 8/16). Wednesday was Board Game Day: many students and staff have learned new exciting games since the program using our new in-house board game collection. Rivalries spawned (librarian Dannie is the reigning queen of Suspend and some EPIC games of chess have happened) but the best part is that everyone had a great time with our game check-out. We’re adding more games to the collection in the fall! Previously open-play Video Game Day turned into an epic final Smash Bros. Tournament showdown on Thursday (congrats to winners Travis, Adrian, and Preston!). We’ve got two more tournaments coming this summer (Rocket League in July and Smash. Bros again in August).
Tonight after the library closes, we’ve got our Summer Reading Kick-Off events. To celebrate the very last day of SD74 attendance this school year, we’re having a Staff vs. Students Karaoke Contest on Monday, June 19.
It’s going to be legendary. Can the students sing more beautifully (or awfully, if you’re into that kind of karaoke) than the Lincolnwood Public Library staff? What staff have hidden vocal talents? What staff don’t? Come one, come all – test your vocal cords and celebrate the summer after school on Monday, July 19.