Community Connection

Community Connection Events

Growing a Better World

PoeTree Project

Entries accepted April 1-16 • All Ages

Share a piece of original poetry on the theme “Growing a Better World” for display in the Library and online. We encourage poems from all ages of kids and adults. We’ll share the full forest of poems in late April. Submit your poem using our online form.

Tree Giveaway

Saturday, April 17 • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wednesday, April 21 • 5:30-7 p.m.

Celebrate Earth Day and add some more green to your world with a free sapling. Trees are provided in partnership with the Chicago Region Trees Initiative. Limit 1 per family. No registration required. Pick up your tree on the west side of the Library in the circle drive off Prospect. While supplies last.


Spring Family Bingo

Mondays, April 5-26

Get bingo to earn a spring surprise! Send us a picture of your completed bingo card or drop it off at EPL to be entered into the weekly prize drawing. Download a new card each Monday. No registration required.

Bingo Cards: Week 1Week 2 • Week 3 • Week 4


Kids’ Virtual Art Show

Accepting Entries Now! • Grades K-8
Grand opening: Monday, May 3 • All Ages

Be part of the Kids’ Library’s art show by submitting an image of your original art. Images will be shared on our website throughout the month of May. Submit your art using our online form.


Puzzle Swap

Extended until May 31! • Library Lobby • All Ages

Tired of completing the same puzzle over and over again? Trade in your gently used puzzles at the Library and leave with new-to-you puzzles. All ages, levels, and piece counts welcome. Spread the word so you have more to choose from! Puzzles must be in good condition with all pieces.


Write to the Dogs

Your Library therapy dog friends miss seeing you! Send an email to any of these furry friends and tell them what you’ve been up to, ask them questions, share what you’ve been reading, or write about some fun facts. They will send you an email response with their picture!

Send your email letter with “Write to the Dogs” in the subject to and she will be sure your dog gets your mail.

Please limit your emails to one dog each month, so they will be able to respond to everyone.