LIBRARY UPDATES

Get the whole family together because all ages will have fun at the beach with stories, music, and some dancing. Join Miss Patty to soak up the sun and have some fun.
We can't wait to see you! (Socially distanced, of course!)

Meeting at Veteran's Park in Island Lake (316 Island Dr, Island Lake, IL 60042)
Weather permitting

Registration Required 
Masks and social distancing are required for anyone over the age of 2 for the safety and enjoyment of everyone.
LIBRARY PROGRAMS
Monday, August 17, 7:00 p.m.

Please join us on Zoom to discuss this month's Virtual Nonfiction Book Club selection, Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and World War II by Robert Matzen. This title is available from Hoopla using your Wauconda Area Library card.
Registration Required

Watch prerecorded classes with all of your favorite children's librarians via YouTube. Click on our website links to be directed to playlists with exciting and educational videos for your child. We have something for every age.
READING RECOMMENDATIONS
by Megan Miranda

Submitted by Bev Q.
A good summertime mystery that takes place on the coast of Maine. The plot twists and turns make this story fast paced. Just when I thought I figured out this “whodunit,” the author turns the story in a different direction. Just when I thought I knew the main character, the author adds the twist of a troubled past. The supporting characters revealed themselves slowly, making this mystery a good read that I couldn’t wait to figure out!
by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Submitted by Kelly F.
First published in 2015, this book has again surged back onto the best-seller list. When publishing his book, the only endorsement Mr. Coates sought was from Toni Morrison. He got it when she proclaimed, “This is required reading”. This book is a letter to the author’s son. It continues to speak to us about race with an authoritative sense of urgency. 
by Leah Johnson

Submitted by Emily D.
When the financial aid Liz needs to get into her dream college falls through she is desperate to make it happen. Desperate enough that she throws her hat in the ring for prom queen because it comes with an automatic scholarship. This is such a funny book. A fun, awkward, and terribly relatable story about branching out, letting people in, and discovering yourself.
by Cheryl Willis Hudson

Submitted by Katie B.
Featuring more than 50 women who were artists, singers, dancers, activists, mathematicians, athletes, writers, academics, astronauts, and even librarians, this book will surely inspire young readers to dream big and not let others limit their possibilities. The individuals profiled here have made their mark on history with some of them still making those marks.
by Carole Lindstrom

Submitted by Stefanie M.
A powerful and poignant look at the Indigenous fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the interconnectedness of all inhabitants of Mother Earth.
by Pat Brisson

Submitted by Stefanie M.
Tummy time friends are the best kind of friends! This adorable book highlights all kinds of beautiful babies sharing in some quality tummy time. Perfect for those who are not able to participate in playdates at the moment--this book is meant to appeal to your baby’s curiosity by engaging their mind and body.
DATABASE OF THE WEEK

Your Wauconda Area Library card gives you access to two unique ebook and eaudiobook platforms on one unique app! Ask the Library how you can download Libby today or watch our tutorials online.
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