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10 Books on Friendships

Published on June 05, 2018

In honor of #BestFriendsDay we wanted to share ten of our favorite books about friendships- all kinds of friendships, the good, the bad, and the complicated. Who are some of your favorite literary friends?


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Author Spotlight : Rebecca Makkai

Published on May 24, 2018


About Our Book Club Reception with Rebecca Makkai:

We had a great event with Rebecca Makkai here at the Library on June 1st for our Book Club Reception!

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Summer Reading Kickoff Party!

Published on May 22, 2018

Join us for a celebration like no other on Saturday, June 2 from 10:00 am-2:00 pm! Picnics, ice cream, cake, games, magic and more! Celebrate the Library's 120th anniversary and the beginning of Summer Reading with us!



Button Making: Make your own unique button to add to your purse, backpack, or clothing this summer in the Foyer

LEGOs: Make a tower using Legos in the Reed Room

Coloring: Add to our community coloring project in the Rotunda

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What to Read Next: Before We Were Yours Edition

Published on May 05, 2018

Our readers can't get enough of Lisa Wingate's Before We Were Yours. This well written historical fiction novel is based on one of America's most notorious real-life scandals, in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country. If you loved this book, you'll probably like these books as well!


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What to Read Next: The Great Alone Edition

Published on April 26, 2018

Kristin Hannah has been a popular author for many years, but established herself as an author of more serious novels with her 2015 novel, The Nightingale, a story of two sisters in Nazi occupied FranceHer latest novel, The Great Alone, follows a family of three trying to make it in rural Alaska.

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Books You Need to Read this Spring

Published on March 20, 2018


Some suggestions of recently published titles from your Reader's Advisory librarians. Click on the title to place a hold in the catalog or give us a call at 847.810.4610.

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Spring Break at the Children's Library

Published on March 20, 2018


Spring is finally here! Celebrate Spring Break between Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 31 in the Lake Forest Library! Get out, stretch your legs and sharpen your mind!

Starting on Sunday, March 25, tackle your first challenge in the Children’s library Spring Break Scavenger Hunt and participate all week long for a chance to win prizes!

Or, attend a special event, happening daily all spring break long!

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Award Winning Children's Books

Published on March 07, 2018

And this year’s winners are…

The Oscars© may be over, but we’re still excited about the awards given out over the last month for the best children’s books.  Some awards are given after review by a panel of professionals, others are favorites voted on by schoolchildren.

The Caldecott Medal, the Newbery Medal, the Michael Printz Award, the Rebecca Caudill Award

These prestigious awards in children’s literature were announced last month by the American Library Association.  Below are the winners and the runners up (Honor books).

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What to Read Next: The Woman in the Window Edition

Published on March 02, 2018

Everyone is talking about the new psychological thriller, The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn. If you're waiting for a copy on hold or looking for something similiar to read, you might like one of these.


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