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El Dia de los Ninos

Niles Public Library Celebrates Día de los Niños

Since 1925, Día de los Niños (“the Day of the Child”) has been celebrated in Mexico on April 30. This day pays homage to children and tries to raise awareness of what they need to grow, learn, and reach their potential. Aside from love, food, medical care, water, and oxygen, is there anything children need […]

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Patrons meet art as Mary Ann Rohn (center-right in black apron) and a teen volunteer (far right) stand ready to help.

Niles Public Library Hosts Family Art Day

On Sat., April 15, the Niles Public Library hosted Family Art Day from 2:00 to 4:00, inviting visitors of all ages to exercise their talents in pre-planned activities with paint, pencils, artist’s paper, clay, tile, toothpicks, die-cut figures, and more. “It was a chance for everyone to explore the artists in themselves,” says Mary Ann […]

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This Week in the Wonder Ground: Light is Everywhere

Big Idea: Light is all around us. Activity: We challenged the kids to make the Wonder Ground completely dark. We used thick paper, cardboard, and fabric to cover the window and the door, and then turned off the lights. Even with the window and door completely covered with several layers of material, slivers of light […]

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