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Earth Month Scavenger Hunt in the Children's Library

Join us in the Children's Library throughout April for an Earth Month Scavenger Hunt. Complete nine challenges to earn a prize at the Children's Library circulation desk. The City of Lake Forest, Parks & Recreation, Lake Forest Library, Elawa Farm, Green Minds, Lake Forest Open Lands, and Gor...

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Enhanced Self-Check Services have arrived

This message has been a long time coming. You may remember our Fall Refresh Part 1, where we gave the Foyer some love and attention. Part 2 was delayed by supply chain issues, but the equipment that we were expecting in the fall has finally arrived. We hope you enjoy this *Spring* Refresh! Shared...

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Ways to Support Ukraine

Whether it's reading books by Ukrainian authors to better understand Ukrainian history or giving to local organizations with relief funds, supporting the Ukrainian community doesn't have to be hard.

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On Censorship

Lake Forest Library applauds the open and respectful discussion throughout the Lake Forest community around censorship. The American Library Association (ALA) Office of Intellectual Freedom defines censorship as "a change in the access status of material, based on the content of the work and made by...

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The Great Spring Break Scavenger Hunt

Maybe you've heard of GISH, the Great International Scavenger Hunt. Say hello to the Lake Forest Library version: The Great Spring Break Scavenger Hunt! It is full of incredible challenges designed by Teen Librarian Emmy, so you know they're going to be fun and wacky and clever. ...

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Eight books for International Womens Day

International Women’s Day, celebrated annually on March 8 and supported by Catalyst, strives to provide “an important opportunity for groups worldwide to embrace and cultivate an ongoing commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.” This year’s theme for equality was #breakthebias. Join us in discovering eight books by business owners and entrepreneurs that hope to inspire women in and pursuing leadership.

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Library Databases to Research Contacts and Leads

Finding people, leads, and contacts is its own skill set. Two upcoming talks teach you how to use databases available from Lake Forest Library to target your search of a person, company, or industry using incomplete information. In these talks, learn about using the following resources and databases...

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Collection Connection: Lake Forest Authors

We are pleased to introduce the enhanced Lake Forest Author Collection! Your librarians have gathered and curated selected works by Lake Forest authors and given them new prominence in the shelves by the Reference Desk. Previously, all books authored by people born and/or residing in Lake Forest ...

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Books About Writing Books

If you’ve ever been bitten by the writing bug, or just want to learn more about the writing process, pick up a book about writing books! The following selections are meant to inspire, guide and motivate any hopeful author. Conquer your fear, transcend your anxiety and learn from the best by readin...

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