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Summer Reading Beyond the Beaten Path 2022

June 1–August 31, 2022 Join your friends and neighbors to "read beyond the beaten path." You can: Read or listen to books in new places, such as while camping in your backyard or basking at the beach. Choose a new genre or topic or author. Join a book group or attend an author talk at t...

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The Children’s Book Sale is returning this June!

The Children’s Book Sale is returning! Browse and purchase a wide selection of gently‑used, bargain‑priced children’s books, just in time for Summer Reading Beyond the Beaten Path, road trips, and family vacations! Stop by the Children’s Book Sale in the Library Foyer Thursday, June 9

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Introducing the Youth and Adult Accessibility Collection

Items in the new Accessibility Collections for Youth and Adults are now available to borrow. The goal of the Accessibility Collections is to support Library users of all ages, abilities, and diverse learning and development needs to be successful in the Library and the community. The collection...

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Celebrating New Library Card Holders

We’re showcasing something special on the cover of each issue of the newsletter this year: first-time Lake Forest Library card holders! Thank you to everyone who stopped by the Lake Forest Library table during the December 2021 West Train Station Saturday Market and chatted with us, completed a s...

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Enhanced Self-Check Services have arrived

This message has been a long time coming. You may remember our Fall Refresh Part 1, where we gave the Foyer some love and attention. Part 2 was delayed by supply chain issues, but the equipment that we were expecting in the fall has finally arrived. We hope you enjoy this *Spring* Refresh! Shared...

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Ways to Support Ukraine

Whether it's reading books by Ukrainian authors to better understand Ukrainian history or giving to local organizations with relief funds, supporting the Ukrainian community doesn't have to be hard.

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On Censorship

Lake Forest Library applauds the open and respectful discussion throughout the Lake Forest community around censorship. The American Library Association (ALA) Office of Intellectual Freedom defines censorship as "a change in the access status of material, based on the content of the work and made by...

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The Great Spring Break Scavenger Hunt

Maybe you've heard of GISH, the Great International Scavenger Hunt. Say hello to the Lake Forest Library version: The Great Spring Break Scavenger Hunt! It is full of incredible challenges designed by Teen Librarian Emmy, so you know they're going to be fun and wacky and clever. ...

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Library Databases to Research Contacts and Leads

Finding people, leads, and contacts is its own skill set. Two upcoming talks teach you how to use databases available from Lake Forest Library to target your search of a person, company, or industry using incomplete information. In these talks, learn about using the following resources and databases...

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Collection Connection: Lake Forest Authors

We are pleased to introduce the enhanced Lake Forest Author Collection! Your librarians have gathered and curated selected works by Lake Forest authors and given them new prominence in the shelves by the Reference Desk. Previously, all books authored by people born and/or residing in Lake Forest ...

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Locked-Room Mysteries

Locked-room mysteries are part of the classic "whodunit and how" stories made popular by authors such as Agatha Christie and John Dickson Carr. You might also think of the 2019 movie, "Knives Out." In a locked-room mystery, a crime has been committed, but the perpetrator could not have gotten in or ...

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Celebrating Earth Month all April!

The City of Lake Forest, Parks & Recreation, Lake Forest Library, Elawa Farm, Green Minds, Lake Forest Open Lands, and Gorton Community Center are partnering this April to celebrate Earth Day with a month of eco‑friendly activities. The theme this year is "Act for Earth." Join us in Market Sq...

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