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Good Summer Reads: Kindergarten through High School

Looking for something good to read this summer? Last week, we presented this slideshow with about 40 titles to K-8th grade District 15 teachers. Part 1 includes titles for Junior High + (high school students and adults are welcome). Part 2 includes new fiction and nonfiction for K-6th grade. Enjoy...

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Teens: Summer Volunteer Teams

Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and summer is (finally!) just around the corner... What will you do to make your summer memorable? New this year, the Library is offering seven teams to choose from for students entering grades 7 through 12. Apply online or pick up an application at...

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Teen Review: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

One of our Teen Advisory Board members recently read The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by first-time author Leslye Walton. Here is Sean's review of this new book:  The Lavenders aren't your typical everyday family. Viviane is a single mother with two children, Ava and...

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March Madness: Ultimate Winner

Final Battle: Harry Wins! In last week's final March Madness battle between heroes and villains, Harry Potter faced Sauron in the ultimate showdown. Harry Potter, nimble on his trusty Nimbus 2000 broomstick, quickly defeated Sauron's dreadful presence and stare. Afterwards, Harry was spotted...

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March Madness Challenge: Week 4 Winner

Congratulations to our Week 4 winner, Sohail K.! He wins a paperback book of his choice.  To recap this week's Final Four battles, Harry Potter easily defeated Percy Jackson in a not-so-surprising victory. (Granted, Percy is a worthy and formidable opponent, but his Quidditch game could use...

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March Madness Challenge: Week 3 Winner

Congratulations, Harshita S.! She's the lucky winner in this week’s random drawing. The prize is a paperback book of her choice. Participate each week for your chance to win, too.  Week 3 Recap In this week’s battle between heroes, Harry Potter defeated Katniss and Percy Jackson defeated...

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March Madness Challenge: Week 2 Winner

The results are in for the second week of our online March Madness Challege: Heroes vs. Villains edition. During the Sweet Sixteen, Harry Potter edged out Tris from Divergent by one vote. Sorry, Tris. On the villains side, Lord Voldemort defeated President Snow in an epic battle. (Guess the odds...

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March Madness Challenge: Week 1 Winner

Congratulations, high school senior Payal M.! She is the first weekly winner in our March Madness Challenge: Hereos vs. Villains. Payal wins a paperback book of her choice. Last week, Gandalf and Lord Voldemort won each of their battles easily. A final pairing between the two of them would be epic...

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March Madness Begins

Welcome to our weekly bracket challenge for teens! Simply vote for your favorite heroes and villains from popular books. Who will be the ultimate winner - a hero or villain? That's up to you!  Each week, submit your bracket online to be entered into a drawing for prizes. Weekly winners will be...

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Review of Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer

This is no ordinary book review! Today, two members of the Library's Teen Advisory Board review the same book. Allison and Emily are students at Palatine High School. Emily: Hi, I'm Emily and this past week my sister Allison and I read the book Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer written by Katie...

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