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Tweets from the Gerbils

News from the Gerbils

  • The Youth Services Department is happy to announce a new educational collection for kids and their families. Each of our STEM kits contains a fun science, technology, engineering or math activity for families to try at home.  With these kits your family can play fun math games, experiment with simple machines, build and launch stomp rockets, make solar powered robots and much, much more!...

  • Everyone who comes to the June 23rd Stories Under the Stars is eligible to win four tickets to the Tom Chapin & Friends concert at Ravinia Festival on July 2, 2011 at 11am. 

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New Book Reviews

Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress by Christine Baldacchino for Preschoolers through 1st Grade
Uninvited by Sophie Jordan for 8th Grade through High Schoolers
This is a Moose by Richard T. Morris for Preschoolers through 2nd Grade
The Forbidden Library by Django Wexler for 4th Grade through 6th Grade
Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal by Margarita Engle for 6th Grade through High Schoolers
Death's Academy by Michael Bast for 4th Grade through 6th Grade