Welcome to The Herald-News’ Will County Inside/Outside Guide. Each week, Features Editor Denise M. Baran-Unland (@Denise_Unland61) highlights a few ideas for you to enjoy your weekend in Will County.
Welcome again to my monthly library picks.
Libraries are a great resource of free or low cost activities for people of all ages. Here are my picks for this week.
BUILD A BETTER WORLD
WHERE: Shorewood-Troy Public Library
INFO: All ages. Summer reading program. Track reading online in Beanstack or using a paper log found in the newsletter or at the library. Prizes. To register, visit shorewoodtroylibrary.org.
CHALK THE WALK
WHEN: 10 to 11 a.m. Friday
WHERE: New Lenox Public Library, 120 Veterans Parkway, New Lenox
INFO: Babies through tweens: decorate the walk outside the library with pictures, designs and happy messages. Chalk provided. For information, call 815-485-2605 or visit newlenoxlibrary.org.
STORYTIME WITH WONDER WOMAN
WHEN: 11 to 11:30 a.m. Friday
WHERE: Plainfield Public Library District
INFO: Virtual event. Adventure tales, games, superhero training. To register, visit plainfieldpubliclibrary.org.
FRIDAY AFTERNOON MOVIES
WHEN: Noon to 2 p.m. Friday
WHERE: Manhattan-Elwood Public Library District, 240 Whitson St. Manhattan
SUMMER STEAM: ANIMAL TRACKS
WHEN: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday
WHERE: Frankfort Public Library District, 21119 S Pfeiffer Road, Frankfort,
INFO: Ages 3 to 8. Several 30-minute time slots available. To register and for more information, visit frankfortlibrary.org.
WHEN: All day Saturday while supplies last
WHERE: Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook
COST & INFO: Explore dental health with a kit you pick up at the library. You will need cardstock and marshmallows. Watch at fountaindale.org/youtube on Saturday. For more information, visit fountaindale.org.
MAKE AND TAKE REFRESHING DRINKS: MALT WITH MILK
WHEN: 10 a.m. Saturday
WHERE: Pick up kits at any of the three branches: Crest Hill Branch, 20670 Len Kubinski Drive; Lockport Branch,121 E. 8th. St.; Romeoville Branch, 201 W. Normantown Road.
INFO: Directions and one seven-ounce bottle of malt are provided as long as supplies last. First come, first serve. For more information, call 815-552-4270 (Crest Hill), 815-552-4250 (Lockport), 815-552-4200 (Romeoville) or visit whiteoaklibrary.org.
FAMILY DINNER NIGHT
WHEN: Video posted to YouTube and Facebook at 10:30 a.m. Sunday
WHERE: Three Rivers Public Library District, 25207 W Channon Drive, Channahon
INFO: Make meals the entire family can enjoy. Ingredient list posted on video. For more information, visit trpld.org.
For more summer reading programs:
Fountaindale Public Library District: Visit fountaindale.org/events/summer-adventure.
Frankfort Public Library Summer Reading Programs: Visit frankfortlibrary.org.
Joliet Public Library: Visit jolietlibrary.org.
Manhattan-Elwood Public Library District: Visit mpld.org/summerfun.
Three Rivers Public Library District: Visit trpld.org.
White Oak Library District: Visit whiteoaklibrary.org/Summer-Reading-Challenge.
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