Grab and Go STEAM Kits by Ms. Kristy-  DIY Bursting Fireworks

Throughout July, you can pick up an awesome STEAM Kit that will teach us about chemical reactions.  Email to arrange a curbside pick up of this new STEAM Kit. You will receive all the materials needed, along with instructions on how to perform this fun activity! This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Crown and Sword Craft Kits

Pick up a paper crown and sword to decorate as creatively as you wish!  Show us your creations on social media as you create your own fairy tale or adventure. Email to arrange a curbside pick up.

Flowering Trees Watercolor Paint Class, Monday, July 6th at 2:00 PM

Learn to paint these beautiful flowering trees with art teacher Christine Thornton, who will teach you some fun, easy watercolor painting techniques. This online class includes an instructional video and a chance to connect with the teacher and classmates on Facebook. It will be available from Monday, July 6th, through Sunday, July 12th. The Library will provide watercolor paints and watercolor paper for curbside pickup while supplies last, but you can also use your own materials at home. To register to receive access to the class and pick up these supplies, please call the library at 708-687-3700 or email This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Take and Make Spider Craft with Ms. Becky, Tuesday, July 7, 1:00 PM

Ms. Becky will demonstrate how to create a cute spider craft in a video posted to our Facebook and Youtube pages.  You can make one too!  Arrange to pick up materials to make the craft curbside by emailing

Story Time Fun with Ms. Regina, Wednesday, July 8, 3:00 PM

Ms. Regina will be reading books about families, and you can pick up the craft kit curbside to make your own craft to go along with the story time’s theme!  Email jmarquardt@acornlibrary or call Acorn to arrange a curbside pick up of the craft kit. Video of the story time and craft instructions will be posted on our Facebook page.

Story Time with Ms. Jen-“Follow Me, Flo!” by Jarvis, Thursday, July 9, 9:30 AM

We are going to read and sing this cute tale about a little duck who likes to do her own thing, followed by a craft demonstration.  You can pick up the craft materials curbside by emailing or calling Acorn.  A story time video will be posted on Acorn’s Facebook pages.

Fun Fact Friday: Science Trivia, Friday, July 10th at 2:00 PM

This Friday’s trivia theme challenges your knowledge of science! Stop by Acorn’s Facebook page on the date and time listed above and fill out our questionnaire. The individual with the most correct answers will receive a prize!

Staff Picks Saturdays, Saturday, July 11th at 2:00 PM

Looking for something to read or watch? Watch this weekly video series to find out what the Adult Services staff are reading and watching. You can also fill out the form at to receive personalized reading and viewing recommendations from our staff