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Introducing Adapted Books to the Accessibility Collection

We are pleased to offer Adapted Books as part of the Accessibility Collections. Adapted Books are picture books that have been modified to be more accessible to pre‑readers and individuals with special needs. As a result, readers can better engage with and communicate about the stories, making the...

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Michelle's Real Reads - Robert F. Sibert Awards

The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award, established by the Association for Library Service to Children in 2001, is awarded annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published in English during the preceding year.    2022 M...

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Cards for Kids

We hope a new Lake Forest Library card makes you happy, whether you smile on the outside like Bisma and Izzi or on the inside like Zoya. They grace the cover of this quarter’s newsletter and highlight one of the most momentous things you can do for the young children in your care: get them their own...

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Environmental Reads for Young Children

Lake Forest Library has partnered with Green Minds Lake Forest Lake Bluff, a local environmental organization, to create a list of children's books that are all about nature, sustainability, and environmental science. Titles selected by Riya Bhatia.

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Michelle's Real Reads

EJ Nonfiction    Dolly! The Story of Dolly Parton and her Big Dream by Robyn McGrath, illustrated by Ellen Surrey  You've likely heard of the performer Dolly Parton. But do you know where this dazzling songwriter and musician draws her roots? As one of twelve children growing...

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2022 Bookmark Design Contest Winners

Thank you to everyone who submitted entries to the 2022 Bookmark Design Contest! Everyone's artwork was a wonderful example of "Reading Beyond the Beaten Path," this year's Summer Reading theme. Congratulations to the winners in each age group! Winners Anabella Lockhart, Sophia Booma, Addy Col...

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Introducing the Youth and Adult Accessibility Collections

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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Collection Connection: Space, the Final Frontier

As we welcome former astronaut James Lovell to the library this June, let's look up and out to the stars.  Below are some children's chapter books with junior astronauts both real and imagined, space flight and interplanetary colonization.  Sci Fi is really flying high!

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