Join the Outreach team on the Bookmobile this November for a month-long celebration of dinosaurs! Based on the book What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night by Refe and Susan Tuma, DiNovember is when dinosaurs come to life. Go on a dinosaur scavenger hunt, check out a dinosaur book from the book display and brighten your day with dinosaur-themed coloring pages, storytimes and crafts. Events listed below are for kids of all ages and do not require registration unless otherwise noted.

D is for DiNovember on the Bookmobile

Outreach Events

Dinosaur Scavenger Hunt
November 1–30
The dino hunt is on! Find all the dinosaurs hiding on the Bookmobile to win a dinoriffic prize!

Dinosaur ScienceFlix
November 1–30
Are you interested in fossils, the age of dinosaurs or anything related to prehistoric animals? Then you should check out ScienceFlix. This eResource is packed full of facts and fun activities for you to explore! Also, if you share a fun dino-fact with Mrs. C at your school’s booktalk his fall, you might win a prize!

Dinosaur Surprise Storytime
Monday, November 1, 3–4 p.m. (Fountaindale Library, Meeting Room B)
Thursday, November 11, 3:30–4:30 p.m. (Annerino Community Center, 201 Recreation Drive)
Visit the Bookmobile to enjoy a special dino-themed storytime, read by Miss Laura.

Drop-in Dinosaur Meet & Greet
Saturday, November 6, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. (Promenade Mall near Ulta Beauty, 641 E Boughton Rd)
Saturday, November 20, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. (Target, 1138 W. Boughton Rd)
Stop by the Bookmobile to take a picture with our life-sized prehistoric pal, then grab a dinosaur-themed craft kit (while supplies last).

For a schedule of our Bookmobile stops, please see our events calendar. If you have questions, please contact Outreach Services Department at 630.685.4230 or

More DiNovember Events at the Library

If you’re looking for even more ways to enjoy DiNovember, stop by our Children’s Services department for some fun dino-themed events and storytimes.

Dinosaur Storytimes (Registration required)
Monday, November 1–Thursday, November 4 (various times)
Celebrate DiNovember with special dino-themed storytimes in our Children’s Services Department. All of our storytimes for these days will feature dinosaur books. And with over a dozen storytimes, there’s a day and time that works for everyone. Due to space and safety restrictions, registration is required for these storytimes. Visit our calendar for dates, times and registration.

DiNovember Scavenger Hunt
Wednesday, November 10, All day
What did the dinosaurs do last night? Look for dinosaur footprints in Children’s Services. Find them all to get an egg with a toy dinosaur inside!

DiNovember DIY Skeleton (Registration Required)
Monday, November 15, 4:15 p.m.
How big was a T-Rex? Young paleontologists are challenged to build a life-size dinosaur skeleton and explore other impressive creatures.