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Hearing from You: patron Ron Levitsky and his wife image

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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crafty books for holiday gift making

Crafty Books for Holiday Gift Making and Ideas

Calling all crafters and non-crafters! Find 27 books of inspiration for what to make or get your friends, neighbors, and family this holiday season. Read on for at-home kids activities, ideas for gifts, and titles for specialized crafters interested in fabric arts, beauty products, beading, knitting, paper arts, and more. Most hands-on crafting making titles in the Lake Forest Library can be found around the 745 and 746 area of the Arts Room, with select titles on this list that are found elsewhere.

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Conquer a Genre: Winter Reading Challenge, December 1–28 image with dragon listening to a Wonderbook

Conquer a Genre Winter Reading Program 2021–22

This winter we invite you to snuggle up with multiple books in a single genre! How to participate Register online in the Winter Reading calendar event. Make a separate registration for each participant! Download/Print the Book Log PDF for your age group below. Your Book Log includes instr...

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Your Library and Supply Chain Issues

The publishing world and our vendors are currently experiencing supply chain issues, which may affect shipments of new and reprinted items for Lake Forest Library's collection. We hope the following information addresses your questions, or please feel free to contact us by calling 847.234.0636 or em...

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Discover the new Read-Along Collection featuring Wonderbooks!

A Wonderbook is a print book with a ready-to-play audiobook inside. Perfect for new and reluctant readers of all ages! Enjoy Wonderbook versions of picture books, easy readers, chapter books, and easy nonfiction. Just look for the gold sticker on the cover. Find Wonderbooks on your right as you ...

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Lake Forest Library Foundation

The Lake Forest Library Foundation creates an endowment

Posted November 15, 2021. A Generous Past and an Enduring Future for Lake Forest Library Lake Forest Library was built on philanthropy. By providing the funding for the construction of the 1931 building, Mrs. Charles H. Schweppe and Mrs. Stanley Keith gave generously in support of community lite...

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online financial resources

An Introductory Tour to Lake Forest Library Online Financial Resources

The Lake Forest Library offers a variety of online resources, including online learning, pre-k-12 homework help, newspapers, genealogy resources, and more. Read on for an introduction to what the library’s online financial resources have to offer. Locate these resources under “Research and Learn”. Then, select “Business, Investing and Consumer”

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Book Donations accepted Monday November 8

Friends resume book donations November 8

The Friends of Lake Forest Library are accepting used book donations beginning Monday, November 8, 2021. Donations are accepted whenever the Library is open. For open hours, please refer to the top or bottom of this website. For a list of items they accept, visit

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risk is a four-letter word

Risk is a Four-Letter Word

Discover five books on the topic of risk in investing. Find more books on investing at call number 332.6 in the business collection behind the adult reference desk. Then, join us on Nov. 9 at 7pm via Zoom for "Risk is a Four-Letter Word", featuring Registered Investment Advisor Ed Gjertsen II, CFP.

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discover the night sky

Discover the Night Sky

Check out these astronomy titles for Children and Adults from the Lake Forest Library and join NASA on Saturday, October 16 for International Observe the Moon Night. Read on to learn how and to see a list of recommended astronomy titles.

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