Your Library in the News
Lake Forest Library and Lake Bluff Public Library are proud to present their joint nonfiction reading program called Read Between the Ravines. This Two Communities, One Nonfiction Book program brings together Lake Forest and Lake Bluff with the purpose of enhancing nonfiction literacy and inspiring discussion around real-world issues.
This year's selected title is Reading with Patrick by Michelle Kuo.
LAKE FOREST, IL — Staff at Lake Forest Library have moved copies of several recently discontinued Dr. Seuss books behind a desk and limited them to in-building use to stop anyone from stealing them, according to the library director.
Dr. Seuss Enterprises, the business founded by the late author's family and which holds the copyright to his work, announced on his 120th birthday earlier this month it would stop selling or publishing new copies of six titles due to racist imagery.
The ‘summer slide’ was tough before COVID-19, but getting kids in back-to-school mode is extra tough this year. Here are some tips to get you started.
Even before the pandemic prompted school closures in the spring, education researchers were concerned about the so-called "summer slide," a term used to describe skills and knowledge lost in the break between school years.
Teen librarian Emmy Neal, of the Lake Forest Library, said parents trying to curb the summer slide should start with review materials and avoid trying to do too much too fast.
In a figurative and literal sense, Lisel Mueller, found her writing voice after fleeing Nazi Germany with her mother and sister in 1939. She learned a new language and became a poet with a unique style that quickly connected with readers. Mueller, 96, died Feb. 21 from the aftermath of pneumonia at the Admiral of the Lake retirement community in Chicago.
The Lake Bluff Public Library hosted the presentation "Opioids in Lake County," given by Bill Gentes, executive director of Lake County Opioid Initiative, a nonprofit organization formed to combat the growing crisis of addictions and overdoses in the area.