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Announcing the Picture a Library Contest winner

From November 2022 through February 2023, we invited you to "picture a library" with us by doing one of the following with a written entry about your submission: Take a photo of a library you see or visit on your upcoming travels. Find a photo of a library you love and share it with us. Dr...

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Cheers to a Year of Celebrating Library Card Holders

This year of newsletters celebrated people who signed up for new Lake Forest Library cards, including City of Lake Forest employees, long-time Lake Foresters and new library users, and families who recently moved to town. In many cases, people visit the Library to get their card. (Maybe they kic...

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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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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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Putting the “Great” in the Great Books Discussion Group

Why should you consider joining the Great Books Discussion Group? "Anyone can pick up classical literature and read it, but truly understanding and absorbing it is another challenge altogether. Great Books facilitates that process. For me, the readings are commonly secondary to the discussions. O...

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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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Welcome to the Biblio Spa

Even former Library Board trustees can be unexpectedly delighted by a trip to the Library! Ron served on the Library Board from 2014 to 2020. During meetings, he kept hearing the term concierge service. He admits now, “I wasn’t really sure what that meant.” That changed when Ron popped into the L...

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