LIBRARY UPDATES
Take & Make Craft Kits

We have missed seeing your Makerspace masterpieces. Now you can bring the fun home with our Take & Make Craft Kits. Request the number of kits you'll need online (sign up by the day you will pick them up) and bring the materials home to craft alongside Miss Patty's YouTube tutorial .

This week: Tissue Paper Popsicle
(While supplies last)
Grab and Go Service

Checkout service is available to Wauconda Area Library cardholders again! Updated information about the service is on our website under Grab and Go Service.
LIBRARY PROGRAMS
Virtual Book Club:
The Good Neighbor
Thursday, June 25, 1:00 p.m.

Join us for a virtual book club session!
eBook and eAudiobook available for checkout on Hoopla
Tuesday, June 30, 7:00 p.m.

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Blues Brothers by revisiting this blockbuster movie with Chicago Movie Tours. This exciting program will discuss genre, impact on Chicago-based film making, and share all the best Blues Brothers backstories. Enjoy photographs, video footage, commentary, and famous Blues Brothers music. Who could forget the scenes shot right here in Wauconda? This dynamic program will be presented live on Zoom with optional chat for your questions.
Watch our weekly video series in June for young learners

Maker Monday (activities for little learners)
Magico Martes (unique stories in Spanish for all ages)
Wild Wednesday (ages 4-7)
Thrilling Thursday (teens and tweens)
Fun Friday (ages 2-6)
SUMMER READING RECOMMENDATIONS
by Lucy Foley

Submitted by Terry W.
A glam wedding on a remote island off the Irish coast. A dead body. This story alternates the present with the events leading up to that time. Lies unravel and lives are crushed by revelations. Everyone has a reason to want someone else dead. So who has been murdered and why?
You won’t be able to put this book down until you get the answers.

by Erica Armstrong Dunbar

Submitted by Molly J.
Harriet Tubman was one of the strongest, bravest, and most important figures in U.S. history. In addition to liberating hundreds of slaves on the Underground Railroad, she was also the first woman to lead an armed expedition during the Civil War, worked as a spy for the Union army, and was a dedicated suffragist. This book will give you a complete view of Tubman and all of her accomplishments.
by Alex Michaelides

Submitted by Kelly K.
What a thrill ride! I listened to this audiobook through the Libby app – great narrators and lovely British accents relate the tale of Alicia Berenson, her husband Gabriel, and psychotherapist, Theo Faber. I definitely did not see the end coming. It was an intricate and well-devised plot. At the end, it’s almost like you want to read/listen again to appreciate what’s coming.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION
Dig
by A.S. King

Submitted by Emily D.
This book is weird but well worth the read.
Told through alternating perspectives of very different personalities the reader gets to see the unknown depths of these "predictable" characters.
The author digs (see what I did there?) into issues of racism, privilege, and toxic masculinity in ways that don't seem overly preachy.

Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award (2020)
SUMMER READING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR YOUNGER READERS
AGES BIRTH - PRESCHOOL
by Sophie Beer

Submitted by Kelly M.
By the author of Kindness Makes Us Strong , a sweet, beautifully illustrated board book that introduces an important concept in a simple way.
GRADES K-2
by David Shannon

Submitted by Patty G.
Plenty of parents are worried about kids going back to school. Do they remember how to behave in a classroom after all this time at home? Ease your fears and laugh with your child while reading about David’s trouble at school.
GRADES 3-5
by Pablo Cartaya

Submitted by Stefanie M.
Emilia has a lot going on--her mother is about to go on a business trip, so her kind of strict, more traditional abuela will be caring for her; her father is about to return from his deployment with the military after the two of them have not had an opportunity to connect for months; and she is dealing with some major friend drama as a result of a school assignment that encourages students to dig deeper into the history of their community. Another winner from Pablo Cartaya, Each Tiny Spark delves into issues like reconnecting with family, grappling with the (sometimes unsettling) history of one's hometown, navigating friendship, and feeling comfortable in your own skin. There is also a very cool, small-town librarian in this book! 
Recommended for grades 4+
GRADES 6-8
by Corey Ann Haydu

Submitted by Katie S.
This book was set in a very peculiar town that seemed a little too perfect. 
It reminded me of the movie Pleasantville.

Twins, Elodee and Naomi, move to the town of Juniper, with their family for a fresh start but we all know things can't be that perfect.
SUMMER READING REPORT
Keep Calm and Read On
June 1 - August 1

We have increased our goal to 1,000 books for the month of June. Let's see what our halfway mark will look like! Join us for Summer Reading through August 1st!

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