Summer is here!

325small It’s not too late to sign up for PAWS TO READ, our Summer Reading Program for 2014! We offer  great incentives for reading, activities for all ages, a partnership with La Grange Park’s own CatNap From the Heart, and, of course, Read to the Dogs. Come in  to the Children’s Services Department to register and pick up your reading log, and win prizes each week just for telling us how much you’re reading.

Our Summer Program Flyer is available for you to download here. You can register for all of our events online, in person, or by calling us at 708-352-0100. And, if you need another page for your reading log, pick one up at the Children’s Desk, or download one here.

Stan Flatley wants to go on vacation with you!

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.

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

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 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!

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.