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Harry Potter Read Alikes

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.

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!