We Want to Brighten Your Day!
Chalk Doodles for You!

Starting May 18 : Request a special hello from your Friends at the Wauconda Area Library for you and your family. Send an email to nhacke@wauclib.org with your child's name and favorite things - story character, favorite animal, favorite theme (pirates, spaceships, princesses, etc.) and we'll create a special sidewalk message from the library just for them. We'll send the photo back to you via email. Please be sure to send one entry for each child.

We can't wait to hear from you, we miss you!
While the Library building remains closed until further notice, our team is hard at work and ready to help.

Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. , our staff will be available to answer your questions via email (patronservices@wauclib.org) and chat (access chat through our website under the telephone symbol).

You can also call us at 847-526-6225 and leave us a voicemail. We will return your call within 24 hours.

We look forward to serving you!

**Our Library catalog and databases requiring your card number may be unavailable on 5/13 due to scheduled site maintenance**
by Melanie Benjamin

Submitted by Joanne C.
I really enjoyed learning so much about the Lindbergh family. I saw Anne Morrow Lindbergh go from a shy young woman to an empowered woman. She becomes the first licensed female glider pilot and an accomplished pilot, but she is always just the "The Aviator's Wife." We learn a lot about how reporters and paparazzi, even in the late 1920's and 1930's, shape the way this family could live. The kidnapping of the first child is heartbreaking. If you are a historical fiction reader, this is a good one.
by Jacqueline Woodson

Submitted by Kelly K.
I listened to the audio version of this book through the Libby app and it was so satisfying – 5 amazing narrators. A trip down memory lane with an authentic, human family. Tragedy, disappointment, celebration, and achievement – all life is seen through various generations, passed down and truly lived thanks to a marvelous, captivating writer. How much the past is with us in the present – this was such a good story!
by Mitch Albom

Submitted by Marshall H.
The audio version of this book can’t be passed up. Magic is the right description of Mitch’s work. How he ties the music of great artists with Frankie is amazingly enjoyable. Even those not of the older generation can appreciate it as the music and artists referenced are timeless.
by TJ Klune

Submitted by Terry W.
If you liked the first Harry Potter book, you will love this book! A magical island. A dangerous task. A burning secret. When Linus is unexpectedly summoned by Extremely Upper Management he's given a curious and highly classified assignment: travel to Marsyas Island Orphanage, where six dangerous children reside. Linus must set aside his fears and determine whether or not these children are likely to bring about the end of days. Linus must make a choice: destroy a home or watch the world burn.
This is a magical story full of hope. My favorite book of the year so far!
by Adam Kay

Submitted by Donna S.
This book is a humorous but realistic look at the life of a British medical resident during the five years of his training. He went on to become a TV comedian and writer. 
Funny and definitely off-beat patient stories. 

This one is a good, light read.
by Erica S. Perl

Submitted by Katie S.
Guess what?! I think we all know the response to that! This fun picture book is full of call and response jokes for families to enjoy together.
by Gertrude Chandler Werner

Submitted by Kelly M.
If you've never read a Boxcar book or fondly remember them, there is no better time to dive into a series with your kids. This is a great series to enjoy together and is available on audio.

Submitted by Terry W.
A heartwarming and heartbreaking comedy about Zoey, a computer programmer in Silicon Valley. Zoey’s brain gets re-wired when an earthquake happens during her MRI. She begins to hear people’s “heartsongs” (and these performances are wonderful). She reluctantly accepts she needs to help these people even though she is in the midst of some major crises of her own. As a bonus—the entire show’s playlist is available on Spotify.
Ozark (Netflix)

Submitted by Katie B.
This drama series had me hooked with the first episode. A man living in Chicago as a financial advisor for a drug cartel finds himself in a tricky spot and has to move his wife and two kids to the Ozark community in Missouri.
This show leaves you in suspense every episode. I can't wait for season 4.

Submitted by Amanda D.
The Food Network will send you daily recipes if you would like and I am loving this service. I have made several from Pork Saltimbocca to Peanut Chicken Pasta and they have been not only tasty but sanity saving. 
I am tired of the same things and these are definitely bringing something different to the table.

Submitted by Kelly M.
A fun app that will breathe new life into books you already have. Simply download, search books that you own (they are regularly adding new titles and are open to suggestions), then start reading. Novel Effect adds fun sound effects that will help give an old book new life.

Looking for something new to read, watch, or listen to but need it now? Try Hoopla! All items you see on the website or app are instantly downloable and ready for you.
(Requires Wauonda Area Public Library Card)