DeKalb Library and Glidden Homestead’s “Annie’s Story Time”
Join DeKalb Public Library for a fun children’s storytime at the historic Glidden Homestead!
The first Story Time is coming up on June 4, and the theme is TRAINS!
Did you know that in 1853, when the Galena & Chicago Union Railroad came to DeKalb, Joseph gave the rail line right of way through the south end of his property? The crew of the first train was invited into the Glidden’s humble cabin, where Lucinda, as gracious hostess, served them breakfast.
“Annie’s Storytime” will be held on the grounds of the Glidden Homestead, 921 W. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb (next to Glidden Florist.) Storytime will be held from 11-11:30 a.m. on the first Sunday of each month this summer: June 4, July 2, and August 6. Each date will have a special theme.
Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on the front lawn. These interactive storytimes may feature songs, movement and more. The program is free for all attendees.
Annie’s Storytime is named for Joseph F. Glidden’s niece, Annie Glidden, who was a major promoter of DeKalb’s cultural and social causes during her lifetime. In 1898, seeing the need to supply the recently formed DeKalb Public Library with good books, Annie formed the Library Whist Club. On Monday afternoons, this group of women came together to play the card game whist. Monies from their membership dues were used for library book purchases. To date, the library has received over 10,000 volumes from their activities.