Introducing MUZZY Languages!

Muzzy onlineThe Children’s Services Department is proud to announce that we’ve added MUZZY, the world’s #1 language course for children, to our collection of online services! Developed by the BBC, MUZZY is a fun and effective way to learn a new language, and it’s great for children of all ages. Using a suspenseful and humorous story, engaging music, and interesting characters, children are surrounded by the language and naturally absorb sounds, words, and phrases as their vocabulary and comprehension grow. MUZZY teaches English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Chinese, Russian, and Italian.

Connecting to MUZZY is super-easy. Just click here!

Books Are Our Thing!

Thing 1-2Our six-week Winter Reading Program is a Seuss-a-bration of reading and fun for babies through sixth graders! When you sign up, you’ll get a reading log to keep track of all the books you read, and a Cat In The Hat book bag to keep them in! Bring your log to the library every week, and earn special prizes plus a different Dr. Seuss bookmark every time, just for telling us what you read. Registration starts on January 19, and reporting starts the week of January 26. The last week of the reading program will be a grand Seuss-a-bration in honor of the good doctor’s birthday, and everyone who reaches his/her reading goal will get a coupon for a FREE book from the Friends Bookshop!

Our Winter program schedule is our best one yet!

Story Times, Monday Kids Club, Thermonuclear Thursdays, Super Saturdays . . . you won’t want to miss any of the fun! Download our Winter Program Flyer here, or link to our online calendar for all the details.

Registration is open for our 10-week Winter Story Time session, for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and families, and Story Times continue through the week of March 23. Register online, in person, or by calling us at 708-352-0100.

  Need help understanding your homework or preparing for exams? Try !

got_hw_120x60More and more students are turning to professional tutors for academic help. Tutors typically charge between $24 and $45 an hour,* which can add up fast! Fortunately, the La Grange Park Library can connect our patrons to professional tutors online, with! Students in grades K-12 can receive specialized one-to-one tutoring help in the areas of math, science, English, social studies and writing. This service is also available in Spanish. Professional tutors are available online, through our website, from 3:00 until 10:00 every day. And, it’s FREE with your La Grange Park Library card.  Watch the introductory video here, and then try it out!  Having trouble navigating the site? Download our how-to-do-it handout, or call the Children’s Desk for help.

If you’re accessing the service from outside of the library building, just enter your library card number on the login page to enter the site.

*See the Wall Street Journal’s article, “The Invasion of the Online Tutors,” for more on this.