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Missing Storytime?

Man, this is one long storytime break! Storytime at Randall Oaks Branch Library doesn’t start back up until Monday, January 5!


There’s going to be a Family Dance Party at Randall Oaks on Monday, December 15 at 10 am. There will be music, instruments to play with, and more! It’s sure to be a fun time. :)

(There will also be additional Family Dance Parties at the Dundee Library. Check out our calendar to find out dates and details for these and all of our fun programs happening while we’re missing storytime.)

Fox River Valley Public Library District Fall Storytimes

It’s almost time for storytimes to start back up at the Dundee and Randall Oaks Branch Libraries! The fall session runs September 8 to October 31. See the library online events calendar for more information.

For Squirrely Kids…

…a squirrel storytime to kick off our fall storytime sessions at Panera! The Fox River Valley Public Library District (formerly known as the Dundee Township Library District) will be hosting additional “Milk and Cookie Storytimes” at Panera Bread, 2484 N. Randall Rd. (near I-90) in Elgin the following Mondays at 9:30 a.m.: 10/1, 10/15, 10/22,Continue Reading

Featuring Priscilla Howe

Every month (September-May), librarians in my area unite to share ideas for “Lincoln Story League”. It’s great fun! This month, I told a favorite story from a favorite storyteller, Priscilla Howe. “Chickens!” is about a pack of siblings who go off to explore an old barn. They take turns testing their bravery and going insideContinue Reading

Coming back!

Sorry for the lack of posting lately! Life was a little crazy for a while there… but it’s time to come back to this blog… and back to storytimes! This summer, I will be presenting Milk and Cookies Storytimes on various Mondays (starting next week!) at the Panera on Randall in Elgin. Space is limited,Continue Reading

Featuring Heather Forest

Yesterday, I got to go out and play with other librarians at a story-swap meeting (Lincoln Story League)!!! There, I shared my love of musical storyteller Heather Forest. I plugged two of her wonderful cds, Sing Me a Story and Tales Around the Hearth as well as her picture book version of The Little RedContinue Reading

New Job!

Sound the trumpets! The Silly Librarian is back to work!!! Today was my first day at the Dundee Township Public Library District. I’m very excited to be back in a library and am looking forward to many fun adventures

Silly Librarian Update

Happy New Year! I apologize for the lack of posting lately. If you haven’t been able to tell, I am on another hiatus. I am still looking for a part-time librarian job. Unfortunately, there haven’t been a lot of openings in my area. This makes me sad and also makes me wonder if I shouldContinue Reading

Royal Rinse

Sorry for the lack of posting! I’m adjusting to getting back into “storytime mode”. It’s been a blast! This past Monday, I read at Culvers on Randall Road in South Elgin… I’ll be back there for more royal reading Monday, July 11 at 5:30 pm… come join me for food and stories! I’m also atContinue Reading

Food, Folks & Fun… & Stories!

This just in! The Silly Librarian is coming back from hiatus… I will be volunteering as a Royal Reader for the fabulous Gail Borden Public Library! For the next couple of months, I will be presenting storytimes at the McDonalds on Larkin Avenue in Elgin, IL on Wednesdays at 5 pm (starting today!). I don’tContinue Reading