Welcome to the Woodridge Public Library's monthly e-newsletter.
For details on upcoming events see the online calendar or the Program Guide.
New Book Alerts Sent Directly to You

We now offer Next Reads--monthly or bimonthly newsletters featuring books new to our collection as well as selected titles you may have missed.

Are you a romance reader? Addicted to thrillers? A picture book person? Movie buff?  Head to our Next Reads  signup page now to pick the newsletters you'd like to receive and see the most recent issue. 

Children's Music Star 
Justin Roberts
Tuesday, July 24, 2 p.m.

Three-time Grammy nominee Justin Roberts will have your hands clapping and your toes tapping along to his fun, family-friendly songs!

"...the best songwriter in the genre." 
  - USA Today

"... the Judy Blume of kiddie rock"   
 - New York Times

This is a free family program, no registration is required.
July Children's Programs 
See the Library Calendar for all programs and to  register.

Summer Reading Safari 
Continue to log your reading each day and finish your mission activities. Completing just one mission gives you a chance at a prize basket.  Finish four missions and you can spin the prize wheel!  


Baby &Toddler Explorers Playgroup: Ages Under 3 Years 

Preschool Discovery Time: Ages 3 - 5 years

Summer Magic:  Grades 1 - 3
Lions & Tigers , Now Registering

Giraffes , Now Registering

Elephants & Hippos
Registration Begins July 16

Twilight Tales: Ages 2 - 6
The Lion & The Mouse Puppet Show 

Superb Soybean: Grades 1 - 3
Now Registering

Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Drop off your stuffed animal friend on Friday, July 20 anytime between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Pick your animal up and enjoy donuts on Saturday, July 21 at 10 a.m.


Summer Lunch for Children 
Sponsored by Northern IL Food Bank and West Suburban Pantry

Summer lunch is a free program for children through age 18. Lunch is being served on Mondays and Thursdays, from noon to 1 p.m., at the library.
No registration is required.

Join us at 11:30 a.m. for a story and craft
Scoopie Visit & Ice Cream Party

Celebrate the final day of the Summer Reading Safari Program with a scoop of Culver's custard and a meet and greet with the squishy and friendly Scoopie mascot. 

All ages: while the scoops last!

Free SAT Practice Test 
Saturday, July 28, 1:15 p.m.
Registration required.
Test is open to high school students.
Teen Programs

Summer Reading
Log your books and finish your missions before July 28 to earn king-sized candy bars and gift cards!

Teen Button Making Event

College Dorm & Small Spaces Organizing

The Meaning of Mindfulness


When the library closes, the teens take over!
July Adult Programs
See the Library Calendar for all programs and to register.

Through Saturday, July 28

Sunday, July 15, 2 p.m. 

College Dorm & Small Spaces Organizing
Tuesday, July 17, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 19, 7 p.m.

Harvesting & Drying Herbs from Your Garden
Monday, July 23, 7 p.m. 

The Meaning of Mindfulness
Saturday, July 28, 10 a.m.

Coloring for Adults           
Library Needlers              
July Book Discussions
Copies available at the Circulation Desk.

Pirate Hunters
by Robert Kurson
Tuesday, July 17, 10 a.m.

by Jennifer Egan
Tuesday, July 24, 7 p.m.

Attend a book discussion and earn credit for reading an extra book towards the Summer Reading program. 
Adults: Earn Your Mug

Adults taking part in the Summer Reading Program still have time to earn a library coffee mug.

Read six books by July 28 to get a mug. You can also complete a bonus activity to earn book credit!

Bonus activities:
  • Signup for a NextReads newsletter
  • Read daily to a child for one week
  • Watch a movie based on a book
  • Read three magazines
Stop by the library to complete a print bonus entry, or login to your online Summer Reading account and enter your bonus. Simply list BONUS as the Title and Author and explain which bonus activity you completed in the book review section.
Abraham Lincoln Visits the Library
Lincoln & Illinois
Thursday, August 2, 7 p.m. 

Kevin Wood is well-known for his authentic and entertaining portrayal of Lincoln--appearing across the Midwest and the nation in the character of President Lincoln. 

Take a photo with President Lincoln after his presentation! 
In the Art Gallery
"Maze of Life" 

Chalk pastel meets spray paint, marker meets acrylic: July's Featured Artist  Charles Williams, Jr. uses a variety of medium to create an explosion of color and movement.

A mixed media exhibit featuring Charles' large abstract works and small inspirational pieces can be found in the lobby of the Woodridge Public Library through the end of July during normal operating hours.

Learn more about the artist here.
Around the Library

Sgt. Brinkman with the Woodridge Police Department dropped by the Summer Lunch program on June 28.

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Library Hours
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 - 5 p.m.