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Willy Wonka Read Alikes

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.

eBooks Through OverDrive

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.

Reading Colors Your World: Staff Picks

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!

Kanopy Staff Picks

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.

Garden Reads

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!