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Kids & Parents

DIY With DPPL: Dragonfly

Hey, Kiddos! It's time for a new edition of DIY with DPPL!

Starting on Saturday, September 18th, stop by the Youth Services desk on the second floor of DPPL to pick up a kit (while supplies last!).

This time, you'll learn how to make a dragonfly using objects like pipe cleaners, beads, and (everybody's favorite) googly eyes!

Then use the materials to do the project we show you step-by-step in the video. 

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Kids & Parents

Did you miss the Party? Never fear!

Pete the Cat
Back in the fall of 2020, we decided that we wanted to create a program to celebrate the popular characters and stories that the children of Des Plaines were checking out during the pandemic.

But, this program had to happen with both of us SAFELY in a room together.

And on zoom. 

If you missed them then, you are in luck! 

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Kids & Parents

Bag o’ Board Books

Are you craving new books for you and your young kiddo to read together, but don't have time or energy to find books to put on hold?

You can always call (847.376.2839) or email ( the Youth Services Staff and we will happily grab books for you, but now there's another super easy option.

Stop by our Carryout desk and pick up a pre-selected "Bag o'Board Books!"

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Keeping ‘em Happy 2: Winter Break Edition

From time to time, a parent comes up to the Youth Services Desk with a rather sheepish look on their face.

“My kid asked me to get some book...about underwear…?”

“ problem. Captain Underpants?”

The parent, relieved, follows me to the “P” for "Pilkey" section of J Fiction, explaining along the way that they’re trying to get their kid to read something else, but all they want is Captain Underpants.

“I get it,” I reply. “My kids loved it too.” 

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