By Melissa Ford
Have you ever turned off your tv, computers, video games - all your screens for two weeks or even a day? Now you’ll have the chance along with your friends, neighbors and other community members from April 3 - 17th to reduce screen use in your home and participate in screen-free activities in our tri-communities (Forest Park, River Forest, Oak Park).
Get involved NOW by attending a planning meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, January 25th at 1 pm at the River Forest Library at 735 Lathrop, River Forest. Parents, preschools, PTOs, community members - your input and participation are needed. For more information contact: Ellen Cutter 708-366-5205 x312 firstname.lastname@example.org
Allow yourself the opportunity to experience screen-free living and see the difference in your day-to-day life. For more information visit: http://tvtuneoutweek.wordpress.com/
WHAT: Tune Out TV & Tune In to Community - Reduce TV use & choose from lots of screen-free activities in the community, including a tri-village "Book Hunt."
WHO: Sponsored by Collaboration for Early Childhood Care and Education, River Forest & Forest Park Libraries, RF, FP and OP elementary school librarians, park districts, parents, community members & PTOs
WHEN: April 3-17
WHERE: River Forest, Forest Park and Oak Park
WHY: TVTO encourages making thoughtful, conscious choices about how we spend our time and connect to/create community.
HOW: The format is designed so that individuals and groups can download and print whatever components work for them from the TVTO blog http://tvtuneoutweek.wordpress.com/