Construction on the Front Entrance will begin Tuesday 9/4

Due to the nature of the project, please allow extra time when visiting the library. Work will be completed in several phases and we will keep you up-to-date on pertinent information through e-mail, social media, and our website.

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Help area families in need and eliminate library fines! The library will accept unexpired, never opened, nonperishable items for the Wauconda/Island Lake Food Pantry in lieu of overdue fines. Each item will equal $1 in fines. For a list of preferred items, please see the list here.
Join us Tomorrow at 6:00p for an informative presentation on why and how you might be able the “cut the cable cord” in favor of using popular streaming subscriptions like Netflix, Hulu and more.

Don't forget that Jammin' in my Jammies is Tomorrow at 7:00p. We'll see you there.

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The Home for Unwanted Girls
by Joanna Goodman

Submitted by Kelly K.
Heart-wrenching and maddening, this is the story of the Quebec orphanage system in the 1950’s as epitomized by a young orphan Elodie. It is also the story of her mother, Maggie. It is a testament to never giving up hope, and to being strong in the face of cruelty, as well the power of love (even if it is forbidden). Exploring families and forgiveness in a bygone era – an honest and emotional read. (Adult Fiction)

by Rosie Walsh

Submitted by Kelly K.
I so enjoyed this book about a quick, fierce love relationship cut short by Eddie’s disappearance.  I was drawn in to Sarah’s circle of friends and her desperate need to find Eddie. The twist was not what I was expecting – this is one you won’t be able to put down! (Adult Fiction)

My Year of Rest and Relaxation
by Ottessa Moshfegh

Submitted by Terri S.
I really enjoyed the sharp writing and the odd premise of this novel about a young woman’s experiment into narcotic hibernation. The hibernation project is all made possible for her under the care of one of the worst psychiatrists in fictitious history; a character who lends heavily to the funnier parts of the novel. This is dark comedy, the sometimes harsh, sometimes sympathetic sort, and ultimately a tender look at a young life in the year leading up to 9/11. For brave readers, I gave it 5 stars on Goodreads. I liked it that much. (Adult Fiction)

by David Sedaris

Submitted by Terri S.
I’ve read (by listening) to all of Sedaris’ books, but I think this one is my favorite because I believe it’s his best yet. This time around, the setting (for the most part) is the “Sea Section,” his beach house on Coastal Carolina. His observations on middle age, mortality and family are laugh out loud hilarious, but also, at times, take on a more serious and tender tone as he takes on sensitive issues with his family. If you’ve never experienced the comedy and observations of David Sedaris in his own voice, do yourself a favor and have a listen! (Adult Non-Fiction Audiobook)