Take a look at some of our staff picks in honor of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and achievements. We have titles for kids, teens and adults; fiction or nonfiction - there's a book for everyone.
This year’s One Book, One Community titles were chosen because they offer an opportunity for individuals and families to discuss some compelling issues that we’re all facing right now. We hope the themes resonate with you as we all continue to live with a global pandemic and other issues that challenge us to cope with situations outside of our control, manage feelings of isolation and find new ways to connect with our families and communities.
In addition to Room, please take a look at some staff-recommended books with a focus on the theme of resilience.
Let’s kick off 2021 with 21 facts (both big and small) about our Library. We hope you learn something new. And please take advantage of all these fantastic services we offer – they're here for you to use! Be sure to read all the way to the end for a reminder about a best-selling author who will be paying us a virtual visit soon.
If you haven’t already joined in the spirit of baking and cooking new recipes this year while we stay safe at home, now’s the time to start! A few of our board members have shared some of their favorite cookies recipes for this time of year. We can’t wait to try them!
There was a solid mix of fiction and nonfiction titles when it comes to the eBooks our patrons read this year. Check out our list of the eBooks with the most checkouts in 2020.
Check out some of this year's most popular children's books from our collection.
Other work by Captain Underpants author Dav Pilkey is at No. 1 and No. 3, while titles about a little piggy from a popular kid's TV show took three spots. If you see something your child might like, place a hold and we'll let you know when it's ready!
Here's a list of the most popular books for teens in 2020.
A prequel topped the fiction list, while tech took up multiple spots for nonfiction. If you see something you'd like, place a hold and we'll let you know when it's ready for you!
Take a look at some of the most popular items for adults checked out in 2020.
If you're looking for your next Zoom book club title or are having a hard time choosing from your to-read list, try one of these! One thing is clear - if you really love James Patterson, you're not alone because our patrons certainly do, too! And when it comes to nonfiction, politics was the name of the game.
With Hoopla and Kanopy, you can use your Schaumburg Library card to stream movies and TV shows instantly - with no holds and no waiting! This year has meant a lot more staying home, and that shows through the increasing use of our streaming services. Here are the most popular movies and shows available and watched by our patrons this year.
The end of the year means it's time for "best of" lists and we're happy to throw our 2 cents into the mix! We present just a few of our top picks from Library staff. Here's to an ever-growing "to-read" list!
We asked four local artists to create a work of art based on our four themes of family, community, isolation and resilience. We’ve turned their beautiful work into postcards for you to take and share as part of our One Community Postcard Project. Pick up a pre-stamped postcard at any Library location, add your own message and send it along to someone who may need a word of encouragement, love or support.
While our 2019-2020 year covers July 2019 through June 2020, it's hard to remember back before March of this year, before the pandemic. There certainly have been many challenges to face this year, but it's also been a year of progress and innovation for our Library.
We're excited to create an international rhyme/song book to share with our young patrons and their families, and we need your help! We're looking for rhymes and songs that represent the diversity of our community.
Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read. The books recognized each year have all been targeted for removal or restriction in libraries and schools. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship.
We've compiled a list below of some of our librarians' favorite banned books. Is one of your favorites included? Maybe you'll find something to add to your To Read pile!