Help us fill our Kindness Bucket! In conjunction with our #Kindness Campaign, write down something you did that was kind or made someone smile, and place it in the bucket. Patrons who participate will have their overdue fees waived during October. No overdue fees? Enjoy a free beverage from our Keurig machine. Stop by any Help Desk to participate. Limit one K-cup per person.

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The last day to register to vote in-person is Tuesday 10/9

In addition to all of the other fabulous library offerings, we also offer voter registration. With the general election right around the corner, stop in soon to register! CLICK HERE to learn about ID requirements and answers to other FAQs about this service. If you're not sure if you are registered, please CLICK HERE.
Join instructor Stacy Freeman for an overview of the Google Suite (Google Chrome, Google Drive, Google Docs, etc.). This is a perfect class if you're new to Google products or want to learn about what options are available.  

Book Buzz Book Club meets Tuesday at 7:00p at Honey Hill Coffee Company in Wauconda for discussion of The Enchanted  by Rene Dendeld.

The wait is over!
Fall storytime is in session.
Be sure to check our calendar for more details.
Younger kids can be a part of our kindness campaign too. We will read We Are All Wonders together in class on Tuesday at 6:30p .  Discuss the topic, if you look with kindness you will always find wonder, then make an art project based off the illustration in the book. For Grades K-2

The Last Hours
by Minette Walters

Submitted by Terry S.
The Black Plague is at the center of this compelling and richly drawn out novel; an atmospheric and historically detailed look inside a community during the tragic period which devastated Europe in 1348. This is top notch historical fiction, new territory for Walters, who has penned a laundry list of superb mysteries set in England. She doesn’t disappoint, as this is a true page turner.  The Last Hours is the first in her Black Death Trilogy. Can’t wait for the sequel! (Adult Fiction)

Where the Crawdads Sing
by Delia Owens

Submitted by Terri S.
Rumors about the “Marsh Girl” have haunted the small town of Barkley Cove for years. When the town football star/heartbreaker is found dead, the rumor mill heats up as the community suspects the Marsh Girl, Kya, to have pushed him to his death. The gorgeous writing (and exquisite ode to the sultry beauty of Coastal North Carolina – you’ll want to go there!) combined with a heart-wrenching coming-of-age story makes this the perfect choice for those who enjoy the writings of Barbara Kingsolver and Sue Monk Kidd. It’s Reese Witherspoon’s September Book Club Choice, which has me hoping for a film adaptation. It would be gorgeous! (Adult Fiction)

Lily and Dunkin
by Donna Gephart

Submitted by Katie B.
An important story about the power of tolerance, acceptance, understanding, and kindness. This book may become more and more important in many young adults' lives. The story of Lily (a transgender teen) and Dunkin' (who suffers from bipolar disorder) takes you through many ups and downs, has you laughing with the characters one minute and then yelling at the book the next.
(Juvenile Fiction, Rebecca Caudill 2019)

Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story  
by Caren Stelson

Submitted by Katie B.
A striking story about a young girl who survived from the terror at home. The pages were difficult to read, because the book did such a fantastic job on representing the fear and helpless feelings Sachiko had felt over the time. I couldn't imagine how Sachiko had felt, as she saw her loved ones pass away in front of her eyes. It pains me seeing how one tragedy can drastically change a child's life and mind. One part that stood out to me was when Sachiko heard the Civil Rights movement in the U.S. on the radio. It was fascinating to hear how she was able to connect to the pains and the difficulties the individuals had faced in the U.S., based on her own experience when she was a young girl. Just like Sachiko was influenced by her own experience and other individuals like MLK Jr. and Helen Keller, I hope readers will learn and grow beyond who they are today. (Juvenile Nonfiction, Rebecca Caudill 2019)