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Wednesday, April 17, 2024  |  9 am – 9 pm

Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 9 pm
Friday: 9 am – 6 pm
Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday: 1 – 5 pm


Books About Haunted Houses

By: Sarah Kovac, Adult Department Assistant Director and Readers’ Advisory Librarian

To get you in the mood for the Haunted Library event on October 20, these spine-chilling books feature danger coming from inside the house. Consider yourself warned: you might not want to read them right before bedtime! How to Sell a Haunted House by Grady Hendrix In this darkly humorous novel, single mom Louise returns… Read More

Fall into a Great Series

By: Payton Hughes, Youth Librarian

These bingeable series will have you itching to stop by the library to pick up the next volume! Flora by Molly Idle | Three titles Flora and the Flamingo, Flora and the Penguin, Flora and the Peacocks Bright, bold, and beautiful illustrations tell the story of Flora, an ambitious young dancer, in this wordless picture… Read More

Wonder About Your Water?

By: Dawn Bussey, Executive Director

The Clean Water Act was passed by Congress on October 18, 1972. The purpose of this law was to prevent, reduce, and eliminate pollution in our nation’s waterways. Thinking back, I recall television public service announcements (PSAs) from that period that specifically encouraged not littering because our discarded soda cans and debris were contaminating our… Read More

Remarkably Ruby by Terri Libenson

By: Goodreads

Pride. Popularity. Poetry? Middle school. Ruby and Mia are total opposites. Ruby is a little awkward, not a “joiner,” and loves to write poetry; while Mia is type A, popular(ish), and wants to be class president. They used to be friends, but they have nothing in common anymore--or do they? Remarkably Ruby by Terri Libenson… Read More

Challenges for Blanding’s Turtle Recovery Efforts

By: GEPL Staff

Dr. Matt O'Connor, staff veterinarian at Shedd Aquarium, inspects a Blanding's turtle's shell and looks for symptoms of shell rot. If affected, pits in the shell may serve as an entry for bacteria into the body cavity, which makes the animal sick. 2022 Summer Reading at the library will benefit the Forest Preserve District of… Read More

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