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DIY With DPPL: Frog Game

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

This time, you'll learn how to make your very own frog game.

Starting on Saturday, February 3rd, stop by the Youth Services desk on the second floor of DPPL to pick up a kit (while supplies last!), and then use the materials to do the project we show you step-by-step in the video.

Then use the materials to do the project we show you step-by-step in the video. (Grade 1 and up.)

Kids & Parents

It’s Monarch Award Time!

Calling all Kids in Kindergarten through Third Grade.

It’s Monarch Award time and we need your help to pick the winning book!

Every year, the Association of Illinois School Library Educators chooses 20 books to participate in the Monarch Reader’s Choice Awards for kindergarten through third grade.  

Kids all over the state get to vote for their favorite book on the list and you can be one of them!

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Celebrating African Americans and the Arts

Every February, the United States acknowledges the history and achievements of African Americans with Black History Month.

The Des Plaines Public Library plays its part in this annual observance by featuring Black History Month displays containing media from and about Black artists on both the third and fourth floor.

Here is a brief overview of how this month-long observance came to be and explain this year’s theme as decided by the ASALH.

 A curated list of books, films, and music related to the theme is included, as well.

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