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ZB Library 2015 Community Survey
Participate in the library’s Strategic Planning process by answering a few short questions to help prioritize services and resources. Click here for information and a link to the survey.

Summer Reading Competition

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2015 Summer Reading Competition
Students and adults can join the competition at the library or online. Readers will choose a school to support at registration and the school with the most participation will win the grand prize (provided by the Coalition for Healthy Communities’ Literacy Task Force).

Read to the Rhythm! Programs

Eureka Discoveries: Good Vibrations [Rhythm, Waves, Sound and Light]
When Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys first performed the song “Good Vibrations” in 1966, they probably were unconcerned with the physics behind the vibrations. In this program, participants will learn how rhythmic vibrations are the basis for everything we see and hear. We’ll discover how light waves and sound waves differ and experiment with wave interference. We’ll use a giant slinky to show the difference between sound and light. We’ll illustrate the Doppler effect using a musical note generator. Kids will make a musical reed instrument, and see if they can get an aluminum rod to “sing” a loud note. Click here for details.
Tuesday, 6/30 ● 1-3 PM ● All Ages

Music and Rhythm
What is music? Discover how we use a combination of rhythm, beat, and notes to create a song. We’ll also make a musical instrument, play-along with songs, read some stories, and make our own music.

  • Zin! Zin! Zin! a Violin by Lloyd Moss.
    Tuesday, 7/7 ● 1:30-3 PM ● Grades K-8
  • Going to the Zoo by Tom Paxton and The Zoo Band by Jill L. Donahue
    Tuesday, 7/14 ● 1:30-3 PM ● Grades K-8
  • Bats Around the Clock by Kathi Appelt and Rap a Tap Tap: Here’s Bojangles-Think of That! by Leo Dillon
    Wednesday, 8/12 ● 1:30-3 PM ● Grades K-8

ZB Cinema: Now Playing @ Your Library
Bring a snack and enjoy Singing In The Rain. A joyous combination of music, dancing and comedy that recalls the early “talkies.” Rated G.
Monday, 7/13 ● 1-3 PM

Preschool Music Jam
Kids can dance along with favorite music selections and create a musical mural of vibrant colors.
Saturday, 7/18 ● 11 AM-12PM ● Infant-Age 6

Library on the GoTruck

Summer is the season for fairs and festivals, so keep an eye out for the library at local celebrations!

  • Lake County Fair: Visit the Lake County Libraries’ booth for giveaways and more, from 7/29-8/2. ZB Library staff will be there on Friday, 7/31 from 4-10 PM.
  • Harbor Days: There will be fun activities for the whole family at North Point Marina from 7/31-8/2. ZB Library staff will be there all day on Saturday, 8/1.

Let ZB Library Come to You
If you can’t visit the library due to illness or disability, we’ll bring the library to you!
We also provide on-site services and presentations to your business or organization.
Contact Rosa Herrera at 847.872.4680, x113 or email rherrera@zblibrary.org.

Something for Everyone

For Kids
From reading clubs to science programs, there is something sure to entertain and educate your youngster. Visit our ZB Kids Page for details on upcoming programs for preschoolers and students.

For Teens
You’ll have fun with cool programs just for ZB Teens in 5th through 12th grades. Discover new reads with the Hardcover Society (and Hardcover HIGH Society) and get free books. Visit our ZB Teens Page for more exciting events!

For Adults
Join the Casual Crafters and have fun while you work on projects, take a computer class, and research your family tree with free help. Visit our ZB Adults Page for programs, news and resources.

For Home School Families
Join other home school families at the monthly Home School Network meetings. Visit the Home School page for details.