Family Fridays

Send DPPL Your Piece of Patchwork Memory

A child's drawing of walking the dog with parent
As we shelter-in-place, we are creating memories every day.

In the Youth Services department, we decided that one of the best ways to capture favorite moments is to draw a picture.

Of course, we then decided to take it a bit further.

We are creating  a "quilt" of pictures drawn by children and families of Des Plaines, and we invite YOU to contribute. 

And we plan to display on the second floor when the library reopens. 

What has your family enjoyed doing during this time at home?

A simple drawing of wild flowers growing

We are spending time together developing a new normal and learning new social rules.

The memories made over these months will stay with us for generations.

Remember, even our routine activities can be worthy of captured moments - making pancakes together, taking a walk, bath time, movie night, just to name a few.

We've been busy!
I encourage you to have a discussion about these moments, and create a picture to reflect on them.

Our paper "quilt" will be created from emailed images (scanned or photographed) of the 8.5X11 drawing that you made. 

Work together as a family or separately if everyone wants to do their own.

We plan to print out the quilt pieces, laminate them, and create a very special community project.

Send your image to, and we'll take it from there.  

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