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!
Pick up a free, nutritious grab-n-go meal box from Curbside Pick-Up at our Hanover Park Branch. Each box serves one child and includes breakfast and lunch for two days.
Summer learning loss is real - but it's not all bad news.
We carefully read through all the amazing entries and have selected winners of the 2021 Poetry Contest.
If you love critically acclaimed movies, award-winning foreign films, inspiring documentaries, or children's shows, chances are you'll love Kanopy. This video streaming services is free with your Library card and gives you access to all the above and more. You have instant access (no holds! no waiting!) on your TV, mobile phone, tablet or computer. And no ads! Just the good stuff.
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.
Get free or discounted admission to cultural attractions like museums, aquariums, zoos and park districts, with your Schaumburg Library card!
It's officially spring and we're ready to welcome some slightly warmer weather even if it means rain! If you're a gardener, appreciate someone else's, or are even just thinking about reading outside (because that counts, too!), some of our librarians have some garden-related reads ready for you. While you're at it, swing by our newly launched Seed Library so you can grow something of your own!
Did you know that Women's History Month actually started as Women's History Week in 1982? This annual celebration commemorates and encourages the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. Some of our librarians have created created a list of their top picks in recognition of women's achievements.