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Michelle's Real Reads

New Children's Nonfiction Book Recommendations   African Icons: 10 People Who Shaped History by Tracey Baptiste, illustrated by Hillary D. Wilson  Every year, American schoolchildren celebrate Black History Month. They study almost exclusively American stories, which are not only ...

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Announcing the Teen Writing Contest Winners

Thank you to all the teens who submitted short stories to our writing contest! It was a great way to celebrate (and prepare for future participation in) November's NaNoWriMo. What Is NaNoWriMo? National Novel Writing Month began in 1999 as a daunting but straightforward challenge to write 50,000 ...

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Top Business Books of 2021

Find 12 of the top business books published in 2021, including titles to help manage your headspace, follow the growth of companies and executives, and books that write about hot topics from a business perspective. Titles are linked to the Lake Forest Library catalog.

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What should be in the Library's Accessibility Collections?

Your Librarians are developing Accessibility Collections for Youth and Adults, and we welcome input from all Lake Foresters, including individuals who could benefit from using the collection and their parents, caregivers, therapists, and teachers. The Accessibility Collections will provide Lake F...

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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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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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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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Wonderbooks

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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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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