Lego Day a Big Hit at Niles Public Library On Jan. 21 the Chicago Lego Users Group (ChiLUG) paid the library an all-day (10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) visit, armed with dozens of demonstration Lego-building projects to dazzle visitors. Quite an eclectic mix, these Lego maestros: adults, kids, and in-between. One grown-up was especially fond […]
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In 2011, halfway through kindergarten, Alex Henricksen signed up for KidSpace’s Reading Patch Club. Today, he has 29 patches and has run out of new ones to earn. This represents more than 500 books read. Way to go, Alex! “It took me so long because it was only during the school year, and I read […]
The morning of September 10 was wet and windy, but resolute teen volunteers and staff members gathered nevertheless in the Library’s east-facing parking lot off Oakton. Why? In the belief that the weather would clear and that a splendid, first-ever Niles Block Party would take place. It did! And by the time the 11:00-to-3:00 event […]
They come from six different area schools and a mix of grades: 1 seventh, 1 fourth, and 5 fifth graders. And what do they have in common? All together, they are the Niles Public Library’s Kindle Book Club (KBC): kids who have each checked out a library Kindle preloaded with the four books being discussed at summer […]