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Savory Summer Recipes

Whether you're an experienced at-home chef looking to expand your cuisine or a newbie in need of basic recipes, these recently released cookbooks will be sure to get your tastebuds tingling. Below is a list of new cookbooks you won't want to miss. Find more recipe books upstairs in the 641.5 section...

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5 Libby Tips for a Better eBook Experience

Save Money with Library eBooks The Libby, cloudLibrary, and Hoopla apps are great alternatives to Amazon and Audible. Enjoy 24/7 access and borrow digital items, all free with your Lake Forest Library card. Find the apps in your device’s app store or visit www.lakeforestlibrary.org/apps &nb...

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Romance Reading Recommendations

Celebrate love all month long with these reading recommendations curated by your romance-loving librarians. From rom-coms to paranormal romance to romantic suspense, there’s a perfect happily-ever-after out there for everyone. All titles are linked to our catalog, but feel free to stop by the Adult ...

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Your Reference Librarians' Top Picks from 2023

Friends and family members often comment that it must be nice to "read at work all day". While that's definitely not the case, we do get through plenty of books, movies, and TV shows in our free time. Below, you'll find some of the Adult Reference Librarians' favorite books, movies, and shows of the...

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Lit Lorie Loves – Seek and Find Picture Books

What a wonderful way to spend quality time with your child or grandchild is to engage in classic and modern picture books often known as Hide and Seek or I Spy. These picture books are also great to occupy your children during long car or airplane trips.

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The Best Books This Winter

If you need some reading suggestions or gift ideas for yourself or someone else this winter, check out our list of new favorite titles. With everything from historical fiction to domestic thrillers to cookbooks, there’s something for everyone. All titles are linked to our catalog, but feel free to s...

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23 True Crime Reads for 2023

From poison to art thefts to cold cases, here are 23 of the best true crime books released this past year. Lock your doors, leave the lights on, and prepare to be scared!

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Lit Lorie Loves – 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

From birth to age 5, your child is experiencing a crucial time of growth and development. Reading with them every day helps prepare them for future success as readers and life‑long learners. Not to mention you will be spending quality time together while promoting a love of reading. Along the way, the Children’s Library staff are here to support you and cheer you on. Stop by the Children’s Library circulation desk for more information on how to enroll your child. Built into the program are book recommendations, here is a small selection from the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten book lists:

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Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month is celebrated each November. It started at the turn of the century as an effort to gain a day of recognition for the significant contributions made by Native Americans and has resulted in a whole month being designated for that purpose. Illinois legislators enacted an ...

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Spooky Nonfiction for Grades 3 and Up

Stop by the Children's Library to check out these spooky reads!   Boo! Stories to Make You Jump compiled by Laura Cecil, illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark  A collection of scary stories and poems, with an emphasis on monsters, ghosts, and witches.  Creepy and Tr...

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