Best Teen Books of 2018

Checkout the following teen books featured on Publishers Weekly’s Best Children's and YA Books 2018. The list includes multiple National Book Award finalists and this year's winner, The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo. Click on the title to see if a book is available at our library and to place a copy on hold. The Assassination of… [...]

Books Worth Talking About

Thursday, January 10 7:30–8:45 pm Join us for a discussion about Emily St. John Mandel's Station Eleven. Visit the first floor service desk to check out a copy of the book. Registration is not required. [...]

Weekly Storytimes

Babies & Books Tuesdays OR Thursdays January 8–February 21 9:15–9:45 am All infants & pre-walkers with adult All babies are born to read! We will introduce the world of language and books to infants through music and singing, stories, and rhymes.  Registration is required. Toddler Time Mondays OR Thursdays January 7–February 18 10:15–10:45 am Walkers with adult Stories, musical… [...]

Community Storytime @ Whole Foods Elmhurst

Friday, December 14 10–10:30 am All ages with adult  Location | 215 S Illinois Route 83, Elmhurst Storytime hits the road! We’re at Whole Foods Market Elmhurst telling stories and bringing our enthusiasm for reading to share with all! Registration is not required. [...]

LEGO® Builders Club

Wednesday, December 19 3:45–4:45 pm Ages 6 and up Make something unique using a selection of Lego® bricks and accessories. Registration is required. [...]

Winter Holiday Craft Open House

Friday, December 21 OR Saturday, December 22 2–4 pm • All ages  Celebrate winter holidays with a craft! Young children will need some adult help. Registration is not required, but supplies are limited. [...]

High School Exam Study Nights

Monday, December 17 • Tuesday, December 18 • Wednesday, December 19 • 5–10 pm • High school students only It’s that time of the year: final exams are here. Study with free wi-fi, snacks, and therapy dogs at the library! We're open until 10 pm so you can stay later. A therapy dog will visit each night from 7–8… [...]

Upcoming Reads: January 2019

Start off the new year with one of the following books releasing in January. You will find plenty of suspense and thrillers like An Anonymous Girl, The Burglar, The Dreamers, and Judgment. Also watch out for fantasy fiction from Seanan McGuire and S.A. Chakraborty. Click on the title to place a book on hold and be… [...]

Watch This, Read That — Brazil/Nineteen Eighty-Four

For a view of dystopian society, today’s movie offering is Brazil, directed by Terry Gilliam in 1985. The story revolves around Sam Lowry, a low-level government employee in a bureaucratic society, and his hunt for a woman who comes to him in his dreams. When he finds her to be a real person, he follows… [...]