Congratulations to all children who have completed the Summer Learning Challenge by reading for 500 minutes, discovering one new thing through a hands-on experience, and creating one new thing. It is not too late for those who have not yet finished, as the program runs until Sept. 1. All children who participated are invited to bring their families for free to Shedd Aquarium on Family Day on Sept. 8. Please stop by the library to pick up your invitation.
As part of the Summer Learning Challenge Uptown Branch children have a plot in the new GrowUptown Community Garden. We are growing radishes, carrots and peas. There’s still plenty of time to join us as we water, weed and do other gardening chores on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m.
For more information, call or visit the Uptown Branch at 929 W. Buena Avenue (312-744-8400), or email Children’s Librarian Laura Jenkins here.