Where’s Rocky?

Rocky Raccoon to the Rescue!

Rocky Raccoon

We know that we have a bunch of super readers in Des Plaines! 

Rocky Raccoon is all about reading. After all he IS  the mascot of the Des Plaines Public Library's school-year reading programs (Patch Club and 1KB4K). 

And he wants you to keep up the good work you are doing during the stay-at-home order. 

Even though the library building is closed right now, Rocky Raccoon has a mission for all to do from the safety of your home.  

Rocky Coloring Page
Your mission is as follows . . .

1.  Keep up your reading for Patch Club and 1KB4K!

We cannot wait to see you all when we open, to collect those logs and bookmarks!

Check out our databases, like Tumblebooks and Hoopla, which offers you tons of listening and reading resources.

2.  Color a picture of our favorite raccoon, Rocky! 


Then, be sure to hang it up in a window or doorway, so all can see your artistic side (and know that you are a super reader)

Rocky Raccoon
3.  Send us a photo of your finished picture or where you displayed it.

You can upload and tag us on Facebook (@DPLibrary) Twitter (@DPPL), and Instagram (@des.plaines.library)

Or email the photo to YouthServicesDesk@dppl.org

That's it!  

We hope that you keep reading during this stay-at-home order, and we are excited to see everyone soon!

Here are some raccoon and other forest animal resources to keep you entertained!

The Kissing Hand

The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn.  

Classic picture book about a young raccoon going to school and leaving family behind for the first time. 

For a readalike that is readily available, try A Pocketful of Kisses available via Tumblebooks.  

Best Friend Trouble

Best Friend Trouble

A skunk and a raccoon cannot see eye to eye in this readloud available right now through Tumblebooks (no password required).  

The Adventures Of Bobby Raccoon

The Adventures of Bobby Raccoon

An early reader that is avaiable on Hoopla to read (ebook). 

One does need a Des Plaines Library card to access Hoopla, and then create a user name and password.  The best part is there is no waiting with Hoopla.  Just download and start reading.  

Rocket Raccoon Vol. 1: A Chasing Tale

Rocket Raccoon Vol. 1: A Chasing Tale

A YA graphic novel featuring another famous raccoon.  You can also download and read this through Hoopla.  

Raccoons Video

Raccoons video from National Geographic.    

Click on the link to find out all about raccoons through our Tumblebooks database.  Tumblebooks not only has books, but videos and music too.     

Raccoons and Ripe Corn

 Raccoons and Ripe Corn 

A Reading Rainbow episode, featuring the story available through Access Video on Demand:  Just For Kids. 

Free access to this database is available through May 15th with desplaines as the user name and digital as the password.  

Timeless Tales of Beatrix Potter: Peter Rabbit and Friends

Timeless Tales of Beatrix Potter: Peter Rabbit and Friends

Check out some other forest friends, like rabbits, in this audio book  available from Audible for free.

As long as schools are not in session, Amazon has a free section of audio titles on Audible. No sign up or Amazon account necessary.  Click here for more information.  Free audio books are also availble in Spanish, French, Italian, and other languages.  

Wild About Books

Wild About Books

A raccoon is one creature who loves to read in this video presentation of the book,

Kanopy Kids is offering free movies and tv series, some based on storybooks, for DPPL patrons during this stay-at-home order.  

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