Schedule your Holiday Portraits session beginning November 1
Saturday, November 23, 9 am to 4 pm. Photography by Julie Rego and Mary Black.
Sunday, November 24, 9 am to 4 pm. Photography by Ruth and Bernard Hoskins (bnhoskins.com)
$25 sitting fee. Bring your own flash drive.
Holiday portraits make great gifts! Schedule a 20 minute sitting for your family in front of the fireplace in the library's festively-decorated Reading Room and receive up to 15 professional digital images saved to your flash drive.
Pets are allowed from 9 am to noon on Sunday only.
Bob Erlich, butterfly garden curator, profiled in Daily Southtown
Bob Erlich released 1,700 monarchs and 1,300 black swallowtails into the environment last year, many nurtured from eggs and "cats" found in the Evergreen Park Library Butterfly Garden. Bob has tended to the garden for over a decade, planting native plants--like zinnias, daisies, tropical milkweed, and lantana to attract butterflies and provide the fuel they need on their migration to Mexico every fall.
Daily Southtown reporter Donna Vickroy profiled Bob Erlich in a beautifully written article for the August 2nd edition. Read about this extraordinary man and local hero here. You can meet Bob in person and talk about all things gardening at our 75th Anniversary Fun Fest on Saturday, September 7, from 10 am to noon.
Reading Programs and Beanstack
We’re excited to introduce Evergreen Park Public Library patrons to Beanstack, an online portal that helps patrons track their reading and provides free personalized reading recommendations. Patrons can sign up here and use Beansack from their home computer, mobile devices, or in the library. Visit our Beanstack website to register for the first time or to sign in if you already have an account.
You can also download the Beanstack mobile app to your mobile device through the iTunes App Store or Google Play.
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten (Birth to Age 6)
Why read 1,000 books before Kindergarten? Reading high-quality books at home is one of the best ways to get your child ready for school.
Reading 1,000 books sounds like a lot, but if you read just three picture books with your child every day, you will read 1,095 books in a year!
Visit our Beanstack website to get started!