The library’s new subscription to PressReader offers access to thousands of newspapers and magazines from around the world and in dozens of languages – from daily issues of The Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times to Cosmo, Clean Eating, and LaRaza.

Get your daily dose of news from your computer or through the PressReader app for supported devices.

Simply create an account with your Wauconda Area Library Card and library account password for access.
Library Open for Browsing (No Browsing Appointment Needed)

Beginning Monday, October 13th the Library no longer needs patrons to make an appointment to browse the collections.

We are resuming regular Library hours, walk-ins welcome:
Monday-Thursday 9 am - 9 pm
Friday 9 am - 6 pm
Saturday 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm

Computer space is limited so Computer and Printer appointments are still needed at this time.

*Wednesday 9 am - 10 am is reserved for vulnerable patrons
Virtual Book Clubs

Why We Swim by Bonnie Tsui

Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff
October, weather permitting

Enjoy interactive stories on the library lawn. 
We will feature two stories per week that are available from 9 am to dusk.
Each page of the story will be action packed and engaging.
October 14, 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.
Saturday, October 17, 10:00 a.m.

Pumpkins, cuddly monsters, and fun with Miss Lauri and Miss Patty.
Join us for some outside fun. 
We will dance, sing, and read fall and Halloween stories on the library lawn.

Full details on our event page linked above
Art Project to Go
October 21

Register to pick up art supplies, then log in and watch the how-to video to create your own masterpiece. 
Supplies will be available for pick up 10/21-10/28

Saturday, October 24, 10:00 a.m.

Pete the Cat would like to wish you "Happy Halloween" and pass out goody bags during our drive-by parade. 

Please arrive at the library
between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.  

Use group registration to let us know how many kids will coming.
Recommendations for...
Spooky Season

Looking for a thrilling chill?

Prefer to peek behind your hands?

Like your scares based in the real world?
by Francesca Scottoline Serritella

Submitted by Donna W.
A thrilling, paranormal mystery that is an edge-of-your-seat ghost story but also tackles heart wrenching mental illness, friendship, and loneliness. A young college freshman enrolls in Harvard to search out information as to why her brother, who suffered from schizophrenia, took his own life at the school a year prior. 
by Howard Blum

Submitted by Molly J.
I always love a history book that reads like a thriller. If you’re looking for something exciting yet factual, this may be a good pick for you. This is the true story of the Nazi plot to kill leaders from the United States, Great Britain, and the USSR during World War II. Fascinating and disturbing all at once.
by Katherine Arden

Submitted by Kelly F.
Read this perfectly spooky middle grade book on a misty fall day to enjoy shivers and a mystery.
Eleven year old Olivia is walking alone and startled to come upon a distraught woman casting away a small book. Olivia’s well-meaning rescue of the book ignites the strange woman’s ire, and comes with a dire warning: “keep to small spaces”. Things get creepier for Olivia and her friends when they take a school trip to a farm surrounded by watchful scarecrows.
by Flavia Z. Drago

Submitted by Emily D.
Gustavo is a kind and gentle spirit who would love to have friends but doesn't know how to make them. He always blends into the scenery too much to be noticed.
One day, Gustavo gathers enough courage to invite future friends to his violin concert but what if no one shows up?

The book is also available in audio and read along formats via Hoopla.
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