Reading is SOOO Delicious at Des Plaines Public Library

More than 600 kids registered for the Des Plaines Public Library's "Reading is SOOOO Delicious" summer reading program Kick-Off event on Saturday June 9th. Children and their families also enjoyed face painting, juggling, balloon art, cake decorating demonstrations, a chef’s hat craft, Gooey Grub Guessing Game and light refreshments. This event was sponsored by Friends of the Library.

It's not too late to register for the Summer Reading Club! The program runs through August 5, 2012. Visit the library’s 2nd floor to register and pick up a reading log. Then, read for a total of 16 hours and earn prizes at the halfway point and again when the final goal is reached.

In addition to the reading club, DPPL has a delicious line up of drop-in programs and activities for the whole family! Highlights include a theatrical performance of If You Give a Cat a Cupcake on June 16; Food-A-Palooza, an afternoon of comedy, illusion, magic, storytelling and puppets on June 26; Fantastic Food Firsts featuring Chef Alphonse Dente talking about the origins of some of your favorite foods on June 28; and Dave Herzog’s Marionettes: Puppet Soup, a delectable variety show on July 16.

Kids can also register for free food-related workshops, art programs, food science programs and more. Check out the complete list of summer programs for kids at

For directions and more information about the Des Plaines Public Library, visit or call 847-827-5551.

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