Campfire Kickoff Celebration
June 11th, 6:30 p.m.
Held at the Wauconda Area Library - Outside, Weather Permitting

Gather around the campsite for an evening of celebration. Sing, dance, and get your toes tapping while Ms. Christine sings classic campfire songs, along with some kid favorites. Crafty campers from age 0-99 should arrive at 6:00 p.m. for weaving, necklace making, or rock painting. Bring your camp chairs or blankets, we will provide the camptastic entertainment, crafts, and s’more snacks. 


Sunny Summer Stories
Ages 3-8 with caregiver
Storytimes will be held outside, weather permitting.

June 5 | A Camping We Will Go
June 12 | Dinosaur Roar
June 19 | Going to the Zoo
June 26 | 4th of July Celebration

Magic Tree House Adventurers
June 6th, 1:30 p.m.
Grades 1-3

Calling all Magic Tree House fans!
Join Jack and Annie on an incredible journey as they travel around the world and through time. Be ready for mystery, missions, and games.

Learn Spanish Together
June 10th, 10:30 a.m.
Grades 1-3 with parent/caregiver

Learn basic Spanish vocabulary with your child.  Sign up for this 4-week session where you will learn through games, songs, and simple activities.

Fairytale Follies Theater Camp
Grades 3-8

Help foster creativity, confidence and community by being part of our summer show. We will produce a series of skits, make our own costumes, and build our own sets.

June 11 – Tryouts/Rehearsal  
June 18 – Rehearsal/Set Design 
June 25 – Dress Rehearsal/ Performance at 11:00 a.m.

Crafternoon Series - Teen
June 13th, 3:30 p.m.
Grades 6-12

The library is a great place to spend time with friends. We’ll provide the supplies, you make the memories. 

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Register for Summer Reading

Our summer reading programs have begun! Don't miss out on these great prizes.

Summer Reading Programs for:
Babies & Toddlers

Register in person or online
Mobile Passport Service
June 8th, 9:00 a.m.

No appointment is necessary for the Lake County Circuit Clerk’s Office Mobile Passport Processing Event at the library. Their team will help you obtain a passport or renew an existing passport.
Photos are $15.
Before you come, please visit their website to complete your application and review the Passport Checklist so you have the required documentation and fees.

Last check in time is 1:00 p.m. 
Windows 10 Crash Course
June 10th, 7:00 p.m.

If you have recently upgraded to Windows 10 or need to learn the ropes, this class is for you.

Learn about installing/uninstalling software, navigating the new start menu, and more.  

Camping Close to Home
June 12th, 7:00 p.m.

McHenry County Conservation District’s Education Coordinator Mary Kozub will help make camping easier with Camping 101, including tips for basic equipment, campgrounds to explore in our area, and camping in your own backyard. 

Clue: Mystery Book Club
Friday, June 14th, 10 a.m.
The Escape Artist
- Brad Meltzer

Novel Thoughts
Wednesday, June 19th, 7 p.m.
Lucky Boy
- Shanthi Sekaran

Books are available for check out at the Adult Help Desk.
US Census Hiring Event
June 5th, 2:00 p.m.
Held at the Wauconda Area Library

Earn extra income while helping your community. The Census is hiring for a variety of temporary jobs including census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff and supervisors. Apply for one of thousands of temporary #2020CensusJobs.
Census results determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives as well as how funds are spent on roads, schools and hospitals. Apply online at #ApplyToday #2020Census
Summer Lunch Program
June 3rd through August 9th
Monday - Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Cook Park: 600 N. Main St, Wauconda, IL
Three Dark Crowns
by Kendare Blake

Submitted by Donna W.
On a remote island, hidden from the world there are three distinct magical realms. Each governed by mystical families; powerful poisoners, elementals who can control wind, water and fire, and naturalists who connect with animals. Every generation the Queen gives birth to triplet daughters who each have one of the magical gifts. Separated by age 5, the girls train in the different lands to hone their craft until their 16th birthdays when they will enter a battle to the death with their sisters to decide the next Queen. This is the first book in the Three Dark Crowns series.
(YA Fantasy Fiction)

The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna
by Juliet Grames

Submitted by Terri S.
This is a wonderful, epic of a novel covering the twists and turns, and brushes with death of an Italian American women’s long and full life. It is rich with family, tradition, food, history – so clever and beautifully written. The story is based on the author’s family history, exploring the immigrant experience in such a personal way. This is a book to really sink into; sharp and richly satisfying – I loved it. If you’re Italian or love anything having to do with Italy, I think you will too!
(New Fiction)

Kids Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos
by Lucy Knisley

Submitted by Molly J.
This autobiographical graphic novel by Lucy Knisley is beautifully drawn and written. Knisley is raw about her struggle with fertility, miscarriages, and her eventual successful pregnancy that resulted in many health issues along the way. This book can be relatable to many people: hopeful parents, those who have had fertility issues, or those who simply want to read a great memoir. If you haven’t tried a graphic novel before, this one can introduce you to the format.
(Graphic Novel, Non-Fiction)

Mary Poppins Returns
Rated PG

Submitted by Kelly K.
Disney and Emily Blunt certainly did justice to the marvelous Mary Poppins. Lin-Manuel Miranda was amazing, too. I just kept smiling the whole movie long, and my kids loved it too. Lots of nostalgia for Disney movies of old. Emily truly is as good as Julie Andrews. 

The library’s copy has a sing-along edition to add to the fun.
(New Family DVD)