Library to Close on March 15 up to April 26, 2021 as Phase Two of the Construction Project Begins

Updated: 1/26/2021 Phase 2 of the library’s construction project begins in April. Projected closure dates are Monday, March 15 up to Monday, April 26, 2021. Phone lines will not be open. Emails will be monitored periodically during the closure. During this time: No fines will accumulate No materials will be due Regular library services will not be available Most digital/online services will be available Bookdrops will be removed The last day to pick up holds … Read more

Recent Changes & Safety Reminders – A Library & COVID-19 Update

We are so happy to open to the public, and it has been great seeing so many of you return to the library! It seems like every day guidelines and rules are changing. Change is constant, and many times necessary, but more-so when a construction project and pandemic are taking place. In an effort to keep you updated to the latest changes happening at your library, please review the following information.

Guests are Welcome!

You are welcome to visit the library! We are happy to now allow residents to browse the collection, get help locating an item, copy or fax, get a library card, and, of course, check out some great books, movies, or music to enjoy at home.

Mindfulness Practice – Laughter

Draw a comic/share a comic that makes you laugh and submit your comic below. This activity is a part of our Spring Mindfulness Practice event. You can earn virtual badges as you practice mindfulness techniques and learn some new skills on your way to heightened awareness, open-mindedness, peace, and happiness. Want to participate? Sign up via Beanstack. (Registration begins February 22, 2021.) Check back to here to see what others have shared.

Online Resources

The library offers a variety of free online resources accessible with your library card. Many of these resources are available 24 hours a day from your home via the Internet. For assistance using our online databases, contact our Information Desk at 847.669.5386 & press 3. Click on a topic to expand your options.

Simple Art of Flying – Read It and Rate It

The Simple Art of Flying by Cory Leonardo Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) The humans see him as a trouble maker. Aggie, his sister, sees him as the most wonderful brother. Meet Alastair, the African Grey parrot. He has a tendency to bite. He enjoys eating words. As soon as he rips a page out, the words spring into his mouth. Some taste as dry as sawdust. Some taste … Read more

Ranger’s Apprentice: The Royal Ranger – A New Beginning – Read It and Rate It

The Royal Ranger: A New Beginning Ranger’s Apprentice #12 by John Flanagan Adventure Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) This book is amazing! It is my introduction to Ranger’s Apprentice series, and I have loved every single page. Princess Madelyn of Araluen is headstrong, willful, and stubborn. And she exasperates her mother and father to the utmost. Meanwhile, a ranger named Will Treaty is struggling with a difficult loss. His … Read more

Spy Catchers of Maple Hill – Read It and Rate It

The Spy Catchers of Maple Hill by Megan Frazer Blakemore Adventure Historical Fiction Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) This book is absolutely amazing! Hazel Kaplansky loves detective work. But in a small town in Vermont, there isn’t usually a lot. Until Mr. Jones moves in. Set in the 1950s, this book revolves around the Cold War. When there is an investigation being conducted at a nearby factory, Hazel’s mind … Read more

Best Fiction for Young Adults

  These books are selected each year by YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of ALA, the American Library Association) from nominations received and reviewed by their committees. Best Fiction for Young Adults 2021

Burning Midnight – book review

Burning Midnight by Will McIntosh Science Fiction Suspense Thriller Young Adult * * * Stars (Pretty good) Spheres, marble-like objects, suddenly appeared all over the planet one day and people discovered that different colored spheres gave them different abilities, gained by “burning” two spheres of the same color. 17-year-old David Sullivan’s (Sully) claim to fame is being swindled by a billionaire who bought an ultra-rare sphere off him, only to cancel payment when it didn’t … Read more

Archer’s Cup – Read It and Rate It

The Archer’s Cup Green Ember Archer #3 by S.D. Smith Adventure Fantasy Short Stories Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) S.D Smith brings back the fictional world of Natalia with a bang! This adventurous book fills in more of the blanks between the overall story. If you were wondering what Emma, Heyna, Cole, and Jo were doing before Book 4 of the Green Ember series, this is the book to read. The … Read more

Keeper of the Lost Cities: Unlocked – Read It and Rate It

Unlocked Keeper of the Lost Cities #8.5 by Shannon Messenger Adventure Fantasy Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) “Unlocked” by Shannon Messenger contains files on the characters in KOTLC, along with exclusive illustrations, records, and much more. There is a short, 400- page novel at the end of the book. As some of the last books in the series have had a sort of downward trend, I wasn’t sure what to think … Read more

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