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Bookmark Design Contest for All Ages Winners Announced! image

Bookmark Design Contest Winners

Thank you to everyone who submitted entries to the 2021 Bookmark Design Contest! Everyone's artwork was a wonderful example of how Reading Colors Your World, this year's Summer Reading theme. Congratulations to the winners and runners-up in each age group! Winners Riaan Chavda, Noa Burke, Grac...

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Friends of the Lake Forest Library: Sign up to Volunteer at the Fall Book Sale image

Sign up to volunteer at the Friends Fall Book Sale

Dear Book Sale Volunteers and Friends of Lake Forest Library Members: SAVE THE DATE
2021 Friends of Lake Forest Library Book Sale
September 16–19 If you have volunteered at previous sales, Thank You! If this is your first sale, Welcome! You make the sale a success. We hope you vo...

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Read the Rainbow Pride Books

Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride

Happy LGBTQ+ Pride Month! Celebrated in the month of June, Pride Month honors the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, a six-day stretch of protests in which LGBTQ+ activists fought back against a police raid of the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in New York City. It was a major protest against anti-LGBTQ+ la...

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More hours and services

Additional Hours & Services Restored June 1

If you haven't already been visiting the Library again in person, now is a great time to return with more open hours and restored services! Hours restored Monday–Thursday 9:00 am–9:00 pm Friday 9:00 am–6:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am–5:00 pm Services restored Increased buildin...

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Friends 2021 Summer Book Sale

Friends Summer Book Sale at Lake Forest Station June 24–26

We're enjoying seeing everyone who is visiting the Lake Forest Station Pop-Up, and will continue to sell used books, games, and puzzles there on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through June 19. We have more exciting news. Normally at this time of year the Friends are holding their Children's Bo...

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

During the month the May, the National Alliance on Mental Illness observes Mental Health Awareness Month. NAMI is the nation's largest mental health care organization dedicated to building better lives for millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI is an alliance of more than 600 local a...

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AAPI books and movies

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Join us in celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (also referred to as Asian Pacific Heritage Month), which takes place during the month of May. Generations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have enriched the culture of the United States and are valuable members of our...

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Reading Colors Your World Bingo

Summer Reading Colors Your World Bingo

June 1–August 31, 2021 Join your family, friends, and neighbors to discover all the ways that Reading Colors Your World. Complete a variety of bingo challenges designed to get you out of your "reading comfort zone." Experience colorful vistas, faces, ideas, flavors, cultures, lifestyles, and view...

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Get Smart with Squarespace

Get Smart with Squarespace

By Kristin Ashley Technology Instructor and Media Lab Assistant Squarespace is an easy-to-use web design program that provides templates, tools and other features for a WYSIWYG (“what you see is what you get”) design experience. Developed in 2003, Squarespace has become one of the more popular...

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Collage of Books, Movies, and Podcasts relating to Black History Month

Black History Month: Books, Movies, and Podcasts

February is Black History Month, and to celebrate we put together a list of books and resources that chronicle Black history in the United States from the 1600s to the present day. These resources also share the lives and works of Black activists, writers, artists, scientists, and more. Th...

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Bundle Up Bingo

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 lakeforestlibrary.readsquared.com or install th...

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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
(print single or ...

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