*NEW* Computers available in Kid City

The Library now has a limited number of computers available for kids with their grown up(s) for use in Kid City.
Appointments are 50 minutes long.

Call the Library at 847-526-6225 to reserve your appointment
September 30, 11 a.m. -7:00 p.m.

Register to read with a librarian. Each child will receive their own 20 minute appointment to read one-on-one via Zoom. A great way to build confidence and increase fluency.
Sign up each week for a slot, families with multiple readers sign up each reader individually.
Thursday, October 1, 7:00 p.m.

Join us for a fun, lively book chat from the comfort of your own home.  We’ll discuss what books we’re enjoying, which books we aren’t, and what we’re reading next.  Discover “new to you" books from other readers as well as a rundown of new books hitting the library shelves in October.
Monday, October 5, 2:00 p.m.

Join in to watch Miss Katie with a different sensory activity that you can make at home to entertain your little learners! Follow along and watch more by clicking on the Hands on Fun for Kids tile on our homepage.
Monday, October 5, 6:00 p.m.

The story continues!
Miss Julianne will read a chapter or two each Monday evening. For a half hour we will use our imaginations and discover a new story. 
Register to receive the program link via email.
by Sue Miller

Submitted by Terri S.
Graham and Annie are nearing 30 years of married life, a golden couple, the centering force and long source of envy in their circle of friends and acquaintances. When Graham dies suddenly, Annie is lost without her “north star.” Sadly, she soon comes to discover Graham’s infidelities which sends her spiraling, questioning if she ever really knew him. The relationship between Annie and Frieda, Graham’s first wife, and between both women’s stepchildren is particularly poignant. The writing is visceral, the story so personal, very nearly like I was one with the characters. Such a beautiful and utterly engrossing story about marriage, family, healing, forgiveness, and all the happiness and sorrows entwined. 
This is a book I thought on for a long while after the last page.
by Esther Safran Foer

Submitted by Lynn M.
If you’ve read or watched Everything Is Illuminated, written by Safran Foer’s son, this book should interest you. Like many children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors, Esther Safran Foer has spent years attempting to fill in the blanks in her history and to make sense of the way her parents lived their post-Holocaust lives.

Although her son’s novel was fiction, it was based on his family’s search for their lost past. This is the true version.
by Kiku Hughes

Submitted by Molly J.
This might be the most impressive debut graphic novel I have read in a long time. First of all the coloring is brilliant, and follows similar tones throughout. Second of all, the story is very unique and comments on what it means to remember trauma through the generations. Hughes imagines being able to go back in time to witness her own grandmother in the Japanese Concentration Camps in the United States, living alongside and within that experience. It goes in and out of the present day and is simply an excellent story with beautiful artwork.
by Linda Sue Park

Submitted by Kathryn S.
Author Linda Sue Park enjoyed reading the Little House on the Prairie books when she was growing up. She set Prairie Lotus in the same time period with a half Chinese half white 14 year old girl who moved with her father from California to the Dakota territory in the 1880s.
Hanna finds it difficult to fit in as she tries to get an education and become a dressmaker in her father’s shop.
by Gus Gordon

Submitted by Kelly F.
Alice is a small pig who lives in Paris with her grandmother. Alice enjoys grandmother’s Crème Brulée! She also enjoys many solitary pursuits like making lists, drawing pictures, and reading books. At times Alice wishes she had someone her own size to talk to, so she makes a plan to find a friend. This book brings joy with its sweet story, pretty artwork, and cute touches... en Français!
by Claudia Reuda

Submitted by Patty G.
Toddlers will enjoy the fun illustrations and interactive reading adventure with bunny.
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