We were honored to virtually host beloved author Francisco X. Stork in a collaboration between Lincolnwood Public Library & Skokie Public Library on Thursday, September 24. Jarrett Dapier, a teen librarian at Skokie Public Library, hosted a thoughtful heart-to-heart conversation that showcased his longtime appreciation and in-depth knowledge of Stork’s work and its impact on young readers. I am so grateful for the opportunity to hear Francisco share his journey as a young adult writer and the craft of creativity. We were joined by people around the country, which makes our author visit even more special, knowing we’re connecting our communities far and wide. We also partnered with our local independent bookstore, Booked, to sell copies of Francisco’s books. You can order them here.
One of the things I like about Young Adult Literature is that it’s okay to give hope – Francisco X. Stork
We are grateful that Francisco has given us permission to record and share his author visit.
We shared a variety of resources during our program, as well as collected in preparation for our visit. We hope you will find them useful as you read and share Francisco X. Stork’s work.
Beyond Borders: Power of Story Presents Speaker Series: Featuring: Aida Salazar (Author, Land of the Cranes), Francisco X. Stork (Author, Illegal), and Kelly Yang (Author, Three Keys) with guest speakers Dr. Carla España & Dr. Sarah Park Dahlen (Scholastic)
What would be the first thing you would do after a good night’s sleep? That was a question that was recently posed at our Early Literacy Event. Recently, Katie Guzan, a certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant, gave a presentation on how both young children and their caregivers can get better sleep. It was beneficial for both kids and adults alike. Please enjoy some of these tips below, or check out more from Sleep Wise Consulting.
Join Lincolnwood Library’s Junior Justice League, a virtual youth community activism program seeking to make a difference in our world while staying connected to your community. Friends who need service hours, this is your opportunity to both complete your requirements AND help support our community!
They will be hosting a special National Voter Registration Day JJL session on September 22 at 3:30pm CST on Zoom for families to Get out the Vote together. This is a fantastic opportunity to bring kids, teens and caregivers together to discuss how to raise your voice. Register with your email address here today!
We will create our own Get out the Vote Postcards to encourage people in our lives to vote. You can pick up JJL Postcard Kits in the youth department Lincolnwood Library, while supplies last, or make/use your own postcards. Bring whatever art supplies you like to use to our program.
You can also pick up a Get Out the Vote Postcard Kit to participate in this activity at your own convenience. Feel free to bring your postcards back to the library for us to mail.
Junior Justice League has participated in several Get out the Vote projects in the past, during the mid-term elections in 2018, village, school and library elections, and the spring primaries. Gain inspiration from our young people by checking out these videos showcasing their creative Get Out the Vote postcards!
Lincolnwood Library will provide lots of resources and information about voting throughout the fall to help you find the information you need about registering, researching candidates, finding your polling place, and more.
Join us for our brand new book club, Books & Bites, Jr., specially designed for families to explore and share books together. Our first session will be about back to school. It will take place on Wednesday, September 16 at 6-7pm on Zoom! You can register here. No library required & all are welcome.
We have created FREEPROGRAM KITS that you can pick up at the library or schedule curbside pick-up. We have included our program hand-out, snacks, supplies for our craft, and of course, book swag. Feel free to give us a call at the library to reserve your kit, which supplies last. You can also pick up your kit after the event.
We will be discussing The King of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton, The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Rafael López, & Yasmin the Teacher by Saadia Faruqi, illustrated by Hatem Aly. You can borrow these books from our library or put them on hold in Overdrive. You can also watch out the videos below before or after the program and continue the discussions with your children.
But, wait, there’s more!
Sign up for our next Books & Bites, Jr, when we’ll celebrate Superheroes on October 14 at 6pm!
We are also honored to welcome back Saadia Farqui to our virtual library on October 28 at 3:30pm and celebrate her middle-grade books, A Place at the Table (co-written by Laura Shovan) and A Thousand Questions! You can register here.