Upcoming Programs from Your Library!
Outdoor Halloween
Movie Night!
Friday, October 1, 7:00pm
Join us for an outdoor spooky movie on Friday, October 1! We’ll be showing the 1993 classic The Nightmare Before Christmas! Individually wrapped snacks and water will be served. Feel free to bring your own snacks! Be sure to bring a blanket or chair to sit on. Registration Required. To register please email jmarquardt@acornlibrary.org
Hispanic Heritage Month Trivia Contest
September 15-October 15
Take a trivia quiz in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month! It will be posted on the date above on our Facebook page. Enter your contact information after you’ve taken the quiz. Those with the most correct answers will be entered into a drawing for an Amazon gift card. You will have until Friday, October 15th to submit your answers. 
Halloween Book Haunt Reading Program
October 1-31
For Kids & Teens
Sign up in the Youth Services Department and get a haunted house reading log! Read in at least three rooms of your house and return your decorated haunted house coloring sheet to the Youth Services Desk for a prize! 
October Kids Craft:
Paper Pumpkins
Pickup Begins October 1
Make a cool craft. Kits are available starting the first of each month. Call 708-687-3700 or email jmarquardt@acornlibrary.org to request a kit. 
 

Grab and Go STEAM Kits: Wizard's Potion
Pickup Begins October 1
Learn the history of magic potions and do a bubbly experiment that teaches about exothermic reactions. Call 708-687-3700 or email jmarquardt@acornlibrary.org to request a kit.  
Mini Painted Pumpkin
Craft Kit
Pickup Begins October 4
We’ll provide you with a mii pumpkin, paint, and a brush. Supplies are limited. To reserve a kit, email kspringer@acornlibrary.org
 
 
Monster Bookmark
Craft Kit
Pickup Begins October 4
We’ll provide you with paper and instructions to fold a monster bookmark. Supplies are limited. To reserve a kit, email kspringer@acornlibrary.org
 
 
Outdoor Halloween
Escape Room
Begins Friday, October 1 through Saturday, October 30
Stop by the Adult Services desk to receive a list of clues that will lead you to different locations outside of the library. Each location will have a puzzle for you to solve. Write the answers on your clue sheet and return them to the Adult Services desk when you are done. For each correct answer, you will earn a raffle ticket for a prize drawing.
Book Cover BINGO
for Families
Wednesday, October 6, 6:30pm
Be the first to say ‘Bingo!’ in this library version of the game and win prizes! Registration begins two weeks prior, ending when full. Call 708-687-3700 or email jmarquardt@acornlibrary.org to register.  
Pruning Tools & techniques for Trees, Shrubs, & Ornamental Grasses
Saturday, October 9th 2:00 PM
Virtual on Zoom
Kathleen Obirek, landscape designer and educator, will show you the best pruning tools and how to use and care for them. Informative handouts will be provided. Registration required. To register, call the Library at 708-687-3700 or email kspringer@acornlibrary.org.
Halloween Canvas Panels Craft Kit
Pickup Begins October 11
We’ll provide you with mini canvas, paint, and a brush. You can choose to design a jack-o-lantern, Frankenstein, a ghost, or a vampire. Supplies are limited. To reserve a kit, email kspringer@acornlibrary.org
Fall Storytime Session
Thursdays,
September 16-November 4, 11:00am, Ages 3-5
Join us for our Fall Storytime session! Registration is required, beginning September 2 continuing until session is full. All registrants should plan on regular attendance of all meetings in order to register. Call 708-687-3700 or email jmarquardt@acornlibrary.org to register.  
Fall Baby Lapsit Session
Thursdays,
September 16-November 4, 9:30am, Infants-36 months
Join us for our Fall Baby Lapsit session! Registration is required, beginning September 2 continuing until session is full. All registrants should plan on regular attendance of all meetings in order to registerCall 708-687-3700 or email
Art Club
Tuesday, October 12, 4:00pm
Ages 7 and Up
If you like to be creative, join us for art club! We will be painting, learning about art and having fun! Registration begins two weeks prior ending when full.  Call 708-687-3700 or email jmarquardt@acornlibrary.org to register.
Little Builders
Tuesday, October 12, 10:00am
Ages 6 and Under
Join us for open play where kids can create and build using different materials such as mega blocks, building shapes and other age appropriate materials. Registration begins two weeks prior, ending when full.  Call 708-687-3700 or email
jmarquardt@acornlibrary.org to register.  
Lego Club
Saturday, October 16, 2:30pm
Ages 6-12
Each meeting we will create around a different theme.  Call 708-687-3700 or email jmarquardt@acornlibrary.org to register.  
 

Storytime Fun
Tuesday October 19, 6:30pm
Ages 3-8
Join us for a night of stories, songs and a craft. Call 708-687-3700 or email jmarquardt@acornlibrary.org to register.  
 

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Need to know something not answered here? Email Dorothy Koll, Library Director, Contact us using this form or connect with us on Facebook and send us a message. Someone will respond as soon as possible.

I don’t remember my library card PIN. Can you help?
You can reset it in our catalog by clicking on My Account and then Forgot PIN. If you are still having trouble please call 708-687-3700.

Can I make meeting room reservations?
Yes! Room reservations will begin again on June 1.

Can I donate my used books?
The Friends of the Acorn Library began accepting gently used book and media donations again on February 1. These books are used in the book store, and are the primary fundraising method of the Friends of the Library. Thank you for your support.
This email was made possible through the
fundraising efforts of the Friends of the Acorn Library