In addition to all of the other fabulous library offerings, we also offer voter registration. With the general election right around the corner, stop in soon to register! CLICK HERE to learn about ID requirements and answers to other FAQs about this service.
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.
September is Library Card Sign Up Month

Do you enjoy watching Netflix? Want to look at the stars through a telescope? Need to convert your old movies to digital? If your Wauconda Area Library card is in good standing, you can do all of this. Need a library card now? This is a great time to sign up for a library card to get access to thousands of of materials.

Already have a card? Thank you for being a wonderful patron of the library! If your card is in good standing, stop by the Checkout Desk to fill out a drawing slip for a chance to win a Target gift card. 

The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools. While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read.

Click here  for a list of some of the books that have been banned or challenged at libraries and schools across the US.
Getting ready to take your exam to become a U.S. Citizen? This class will cover the 100 civic questions, N-400 application, and the English portion needed for the citizenship interview. Must be a legal resident in order to participate. Presented in Partnership with Mano a Mano.

Novel Thoughts Book Club meets tonight at 7:00p at Lindy's Landing in Wauconda for discussion of Young Jane Young  by Gabrielle Zevin.
Let’s learn about some of the best apps for self-care. From meditation to building good habits, we will discuss apps that will give you some quality “me time.”

The wait is over!
Fall storytime is in session.
Be sure to check our calendar for more details.
Stop in Tuesday between
3:30 and 5:00 to check out the new Teen Reads and stay to do a quick craft or activity.

No Registration Required
All We Ever Wanted
by Emily Giffin

Submitted by Kelly K.
What an interesting and timely tale – a wealthy couple’s son takes a compromising photo of a girl at a party which spreads like wildfire. Several points of view are explored so we see how people react and it’s uncannily realistic. This was thoughtfully presented as well as a page-turner: racism, class conflicts, social media and consequences for choices – mistakes and redemption all part of the mix. Things aren’t always what they seem here and the characters don’t trust each other, making it a thrilling read. 

Little Big Love
by Katy Regan

Submitted by Terri S.
Ten-year-old Zac is on a mission to find his Dad, setting off the “FIND MY DAD” project with his very best friend. The result is a touchingly sweet story about family, secrets, forgiveness and love. The tender storyline and authentic, likable characters make Big Little Love a true feel good novel which drew me in right from the first page. An endearing tale of perseverance, forgiveness and the lengths we go for the ones we love. (Fiction)

Bear Town
by Fredrik Backman

Submitted by Lynn M.
This was very different from other books I've read by this author. It was a difficult book to read. It took a long time to get going, and the main story was painful because it so accurately reflects the way society still treats young women. But Backman's writing is just as perfect as ever, and the resolution is heartwarming. (Fiction)

The Black Panthers
by Bryan Shih & Yohuru Williams

Submitted by Lynn M.
"The party was created fifty years ago to combat, with arms if necessary, police brutality in African American communities," writes the editor of this oral history. But the Black Panthers went far beyond that, offering needed services to the community (in one city, free ambulances!) and forging alliances that cut across race. What this group of mostly 15-25 year olds accomplished is quite amazing. Even more amazing is the vicious war that was waged against them by the US government, the details of which caused widespread outrage when they came to public attention. "We were children," one interviewee recalls, "and they moved on us like we were North Vietnam." Lest we think such things impossible today, some of the same tactics are now employed against Black Lives Matter activists. This is a fascinating glimpse into a group still widely misunderstood. (Non-Fiction)