Westmont Public Library
Jun 04, 2015 01:24PM
By Katelyn Nelson
Invent Your Summer with the library!
Westmont residents of all ages are invited to join us for our summer reading program going on now through Aug. 8. The program, “Invent Your Summer” features great events, fun prizes, and exciting activities that will motivate children, teens, and adults to learn, explore, and grow all summer long. Visit the library website for details at westmontlibrary.org.
Food4Fines program returns
The Westmont Public Library will offer our annual fine forgiveness program, Food4Fines, during open hours June 7–13. Westmont library cardholders with overdue fines may exchange one box or can of non-perishable food for $1 worth of fines, up to $20 total. All donations will be given to the People’s Resource Center Food Pantry in Westmont. Please note that fines for damaged or lost items, or fees incurred at other libraries will not be waived. See a staff member for more details about the program.
Librarians Around Town
Look for our librarians out and about this summer! We'll be at the Westmont Street Fair every Thursday, June through August from 6-8 pm. Stop by our table for a fun activity for children and find out what's going on this summer at WPL. And, don't miss a chance to win prizes at our Taste of Westmont booth on July 10-12.
Early Reader updates
Exciting changes are coming to the library this summer that will give families even more opportunities for fun and learning. The library received a grant that enables us to revitalize our Children’s Reading Garden. A new dramatic play center will expand imaginations and verbal communication skills, and the addition of more manipulative toys will allow for problem solving and small muscle development during play.
Grant funds awarded
The library received a grant from the Secretary of State’s office to support programming efforts as well as fund marketing and technology support for these programs in the coming year. The library will use a significant portion of the grant money to develop, fund, and provide a variety of diverse programs such as textile workshops, music, art, foreign language, and literacy classes; and software-based programs for the Westmont community.
Plan your Chicago area summer adventures
Explore 17 amazing Chicago area cultural destinations this summer with the Museum Adventure Pass Program. Westmont Public Library cardholders have access to discounts on admission and other great offers. Passes are good for one week and are checked out on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information on discounts offered and the availability of passes, talk to a library staff member or visit our website at westmontlibrary.org.
Did you know?
You can enjoy free wireless Internet access at the library! You can also visit our computer lab for free access to our computers with your public library card. Our computers provide access to the Internet, the library’s catalog, subscription databases, and Microsoft Office Suite programs including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and more.