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Wordless Picture Books

Lit Lorie Loves: Wordless Picture Books

You will find below twelve of my favorite wordless picture books to help with new vocabulary and storytelling traditions in your family.   A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka This is the story of a dog and her ball. Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka brings us a ten...

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Resources to talk with kids about crises

How to Talk to Kids About Crises

  The Lake Forest Children’s library curated a resource guide for parents and caregivers to help children stay healthy and feel supported, and to talk with others about the Covid-19 pandemic. Find fun comics to read, guidelines on talking to kids, and more below. Feel free to reach out t...

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BreakoutEDU Hints January 12 by Kathy

Here are the hints and answers for ANIMAL CLASS ZOOM, WINTER IS SNOW FUN, and THE DOT: MAKE YOUR MARK ANIMAL CLASS ZOOM  LOCK HINTS  COLOR LOCK = Use the background color of the square with animals in order mentioned. Not all are used  DIRECTION LOCK = Begin...

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Personal Finance Books For the New Year

How the books were picked Books on this list were picked for having good advice, delivering the advice well, entertainment value, perspective variety, fewer than 400 pages, and overall readability. Personal finance books should provide good advice, new perspectives, and also be good books that pu...

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Notable Children's Chapter Books 2020

A top-20 selection list of award winners and favorites. A Skunk and Badger by Amy Timberlake In the opener of a series about a pair of unlikely friends, Badger has his quiet little life upset, although at first grumpily, with the arrival of a roommate.   Badger and Skunk sh...

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2020 3-Star Library

Lake Forest Library named a 3-Star Library by Library Journal

Lake Forest Library earned a 3-Star Library designation in the 13th edition of the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service. The LJ Index spotlights the best of the best across America by rating U.S. public libraries on selected per capita output measures such as circulation, library visits, resource use, and program attendance.

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Friends at Pop-up Shop

Purchase Donated Books, Games, and Puzzles at the Pop-up Shop

Happy 2021! Start your new year off right and shop donated books, games, and puzzles from the Friends of Lake Forest Library. Visit the Lake Forest Station Pop-up Shop (in the building west of the East Station train tracks) this Thursday through Saturday, 11:00 am–5:00 pm. 🤗📖💚 ...

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BreakoutEDU December 22 Game Hints by Kathy

Here are the clues for Keyla’s Winter Wonderland, Snowman Party, and Snowflakes, Snowmen...Time to Play  KEYLA’S WINTER WONDERLAND  NUMBER LOCK = Count the pine cones on the trees that a fox is touching. Use size of fox as order.  WORD LOCK = What animals ...

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Organizing Your Photos

Organizing Your Photos

By Kristin Ashley Media Lab Assistant & Technology Instructor Like many of you, I have shoe boxes and flash drives and hard drives filled with my photos. I am also a nature photographer, and I take a lot of family and friends-type of photos. So, as you can imagine, that is a lot of photos!...

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Bundle Up Bingo Winter Reading Challenge

December 19, 2020–February 28, 2021 Read or listen to books, attend virtual library events, and complete cozy winter challenges to mark off squares on your bingo board. Earn book prizes and be entered into a grand prize drawing! Track your progress at or install th...

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Lumpia: The Party Appetizer Favorite

by Patrick Villanueva, Media Lab Assistant and Technology Instructor 
12/12/2020 For the holiday season, I'm going to do something a little different. Today, I'd like to share a Filipino dish that is one of our most popular. Lumpia, pronounced "loom-pia," is basically our eggroll ...

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Cookie Cookbook

Lake Forest Community Cookie Cookbook 2020

Roll out your rolling pins and uncap the sprinkles ... the inaugural Lake Forest Community Cookie Cookbook is here! Thank you to everyone who submitted recipes. Preheat your oven and then print the pdf. Pick which format you'd like to print: SINGLE PAGES
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Purchase used books at the Lake Forest Station Pop-up Shop

The Friends are excited to be selling gently used books, puzzles, and games at the Lake Forest Station Pop-up Shop. The Pop-up Shop is located at the east train station, in the building just to the west of the tracks. Hours through January 9 are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 11:00 am to ...

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Snowy Read Alouds

Snowy Read Aloud Books!

Snowy Read Aloud Books!   Snow Kisses by Judi Abbot  Cuddle up with loved ones in this rhyming celebration of snow and snuggles.   The World Shines for You by Jeffrey Burton illustrated by Don Clark  Gorgeous book – shine on!  &nb...

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