Kids & Parents

Take a (Story)Walk and Find Something Beautiful

There are still sunny days ahead, even if some of them will have us bundling up a bit!

Blackhawk Park sign with the StoryWalk signs behind it on a sunny day.

We're excited to bring you another great picture book to read as you enjoy one of Des Plaines' great parks!

Head over to Blackhawk Park to enjoy reading Maybe Something Beautiful by Isabel F. Campoy while you play in the park. 

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Miner Recs Newsletters & Podcasts

Miner Recs Episode 74 Now Available!

On this episode, Charlie, Ariana, Elizabeth and Joel discuss true crime, a genre that documents real stories of illegal behavior. They talk about the recent documentary adaptation of Michelle McNamara's book I'll Be Gone In The Dark, true crime podcasts such as My Favorite Murder, and debate the ethics involved in producing a narrative about real traumatic events.

Listen to their conversation in the player below:

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DPPL Storytime

Virtual Storytime: Stand Back, Said the Elephant, I’m Going to Sneeze!

Hey, Kiddos! It's time for DPPL Storytime!

This week, Miss Elizabeth will read Stand Back, Said the Elephant, I'm Going to Sneeze, written by Patricia Thomas and illustrated by Wallace Tripp, with permission of HarperCollins Children's Books.

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