Readers Advisory

Paws to Read…and Donate

Posted June 6, 2014 | Posted in Readers Advisory,Summer Reading

PawsToRead_McDonnell_Blank croppedOur summer reading theme is “Paws to Read” where we are featuring animal related books for our bonus books.  In addition to reading the books, why not “paws” and donate to our furry/feathered/scaled friends in need?  We have several local shelters that can use a human hand in meeting the needs of those with paws, claws, and/or tails.  Most of them have basic needs like paper towels, tissues, HE laundry detergent, disinfecting wipes, non-clumping kitty litter and trash bags but there are other specialized needs for donations as well.  Bring your donation in to the Readers Advisory desk, sign up for Adult Summer Reading, and get your bonus ticket.


Arm & Hammer scoopable litter

IAMS Hairball formula Dry Food

Friskies or Fancy Feast Canned Food

AAA, D, or 9-volt batteries


Canned cat & dog food (any brand)

Science Diet dry cat & dog food (puppy, kitten, adult)

Small animal feed & supplies (guinea pig, rabbit, iguana, ferret)

Nylabones (all sizes & flavors)


20″ furnace filters

20″ Box fans

50 gallon trash bags

48″ full spectrum light bulbs


Copy/printer paper

canned cat food (no fish flavors)

Purina Kitten/Cat Chow or Purina Puppy/Dog Chow

Puppy pads

New Book Discussion Group

Posted June 6, 2014 | Posted in Book Discussions,Front Page,What We're Reading

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Lounge with a latte as you share your latest great read with other book lovers! The Villa Park Public Library will host its newest Small Talk book discussion series at C U Latte Café, 9 E Blvd., Villa Park, IL.

The first Small Talk discussion will be held Tuesday, June 24 at 7:30 p.m. and will center around non-fiction favorites. Each of the small-group discussions will be facilitated by a library staff member.

In the cozy café setting, those participating in the June 24 program may discuss current non-fiction books they’ve read or obtain reading recommendations from library staff and others attending.

Other upcoming Small Talk book discussions this summer at C U Latte Café will include:

• Tuesday, July 29, 7:30 p.m.—Young Adult Literature for Adults

• Tuesday, August 26, 7:30 p.m.—Fiction

No registration is necessary. For more information, check out the Villa Park Public Library website at or call 630-834-1164, ext. 2.


Paws To Read

Posted May 28, 2014 | Posted in Readers Advisory,Summer Reading

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Registration is underway for the VPPL  Summer Reading Program Paws to Read.

A sampling of adult fiction books with dog tales follows:

Paws to Read! Summer 2014 Summer Reading

Posted May 22, 2014 | Posted in Readers Advisory,Summer Reading


The Library urges families to gallop, crawl, slither, or fly to the library for Paws to Read!

Registration begins for the Library’s Paws to Read! Summer Reading Program on Tuesday, May 27th. The program continues through Saturday, August 2nd.

For more information, contact:

(630) 834-1176 (Kids)
(630) 834-1164, ext. 2 (Adults)

Half-Off Ragnarok

Posted April 18, 2014 | Posted in Readers Advisory,What We're Reading

“When Alex Price agreed to go to Ohio to oversee a basilisk breeding program and assist in the recovery of his psychic cousin, he didn’t expect people to start dropping dead. But bodies are cropping up at the zoo where he works, and his girlfriend–Shelby Tanner, an Australian zoologist with a fondness for big cats–is starting to get suspicious. Worse yet, the bodies have all been turned partially to stone… The third book in the InCryptid series takes us to a new location and a new member of the family, as Alex tries to balance life, work, and the strong desire not to become a piece of garden statuary. Old friends and new are on the scene, and danger lurks around every corner. Of course, so do the talking mice.   .” publisher

Suggested Readalikes in General Paperbacks:

Frost Burned - Patricia Briggs

Crimson Veil – Yasmine Galenorn

To Walk the Night - E.S. Harris

Pale Demon - Kim Harrison

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