We feel like super heroes!

Bam Pow ReadWe had a FANTASTIC Summer Reading Program this year, with 678 kids signed up and reporting a whopping 5,608.5 hours of reading in June and July. That’s almost 100 more readers than last year! We are SO PROUD of all the children who participated, and would especially like to thank the 23 student volunteers whose superpowers helped us reach our goals every day. We’d also like to thank Fannie May of La Grange, La Grange Park Jewel Osco, Legoland, Classic Cinemas, Buona Beef, Texas Road House, and Applebee’s for donating prizes to keep our readers motivated. And special thank yous to our wonderful Read to the Dogs volunteers, CatNap From the Heart for the loan of 2 adorable guinea pigs, and to our great Friends of the Library for all of their support.

Registration for our Fall programs will begin on September 1st, and the story times and programs for big kids will start the week of September 14. Details are coming soon. In the meantime, KEEP READING!

Planning a trip this summer?

Whether you’re traveling near or far, send us a postcard from your vacation destination! Or, take along our summer mascot, Stan Flatley, and send us a photo of him while you’re gone. When you return home, come to the Children’s Department to see your destination on our giant map, and we’ll give you a special prize. So far this summer Stan has traveled to Wisconsin, Southern Illinois, Maine, Florida, Arizona and California, and we want to keep him busy until Labor Day. Get the details in the Children’s Department, and have a great trip!

  Let Tutor.com help you get through summer school!

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Summer school can be pretty intense! GET YOUR HOMEWORK DONE with the help of a professional tutor, free with your La Grange Park Library Card! Professional tutors are available online through our website from 3:00 to 10:00 every day.

More 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 Tutor.com! 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.