Happy fall! (Or maybe not so much if summer's your jam!) But if you're ready for cozy sweaters, apple picking, pumpkins and everything eerie, we've got some staff-recommended picks ready to go.
In recognition of the 20-year anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, we've compiled a list of books that tackle the dark day in American history.
Here are a few librarian-recommended titles on the topic, including several for kids to help them understand in age-appropriate ways.
Cinderella, Peter Pan, Pinocchio ... they're considered some of the classics, but we're switching it up a bit. Our librarians love a good fairy tale retelling and there's certainly no shortage of them — even for adults!
Whether it's the first day of kindergarten, freshman year of college, or just-for-fun learning, we have more than 50 different online resources for you to use as you get ready for the new school year.
Here are just a few to help ease back into the school year.
There's a lot of information — and misinformation — when it comes to COVID-19 and the vaccine. We've pulled together a list of resources to help you access information about testing locations and vaccine registration. Please keep in mind that information changes rapidly.
For many kids (and adults, too!), the Harry Potter series is the best of the best when it comes to books. Suspense, action, a bit of romance ... it appeals to both diehard and casual readers. We know the feeling of reading your absolute favorite book can't necessarily be replicated, but we'll certainly give it a try! Here are some staff picks for Harry Potter read alikes.
We're throwing it way back to the Jazz Age, the Roaring Twenties, the time of Prohibition. Check out this variety of staff recommendations (children's titles, too!) for books that took place in the 1920s.
July 6, 2021 marks one year since we reopened our Library buildings to you after being closed for an unprecedented 16 weeks. I want to take a moment to pause and recognize how much has changed, how far we’ve come, and how we’ve continued to serve you in that time.
It's been 50 years (yes, 50!) since the release of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The movie adaptation of Roald Dahl's book of a slightly different name, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, is about a young boy winning a golden ticket that allows him to tour the eccentric chocolatier's factory alongside a group of not-so-well-behaved kids.
If you loved the movie or the book (or both), we've got some suggestions for your next pick.
You can now see all your program registrations and room reservations – right in your Library account!
OverDrive ... Libby ... Digital Library of Illinois ... so many names for our most popular eBook service!
OverDrive is a company that provides eBooks to library through two apps, the easy-to-use Libby app, or the standard OverDrive app. We're a part of the Digital Library of Illinois consortium, or group of libraries, that helps us use our power in numbers to negotiate and get the best access to materials for our patrons.
We're celebrating diversity with the theme of our 2021 Summer Challenge: Reading Colors Your World. We invite you to connect, design and inspire as you work toward earning badges and a final prize. This year, we'll also be making a contribution to support a local charity of your choice when you complete the adult or teen challenge. The more adults and teens who complete it, the more the Library can contribute!