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Coronavirus and your library

At this time, all three buildings remain closed through Tuesday, April 7. That could change. Your digital library is always open, with patron support available ...
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Book covers for Becoming by Michelle Obama, The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo, The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides, Normal People by Sally Rooney, Educated by Tara Westover, A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles, The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah, Born a Crime by Trevor Noah, Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty, Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny, The Dutch House by Ann Patchett, The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead, Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Aner

Let’s pick the best, together!

Calling all readers of popular adult fiction: Here's our twist (and attempt to have some fun in the time of coronavirus) based on the (sadly, ...
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Updated! Found online: Virtual ways for kids to learn, stay engaged, have fun

Story Time from Space, a video project of the Global Space Education Foundation, features NASA astronauts reading books out loud on the International Space Station ...
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Librarian Bridget at tax station

Tax Day moved from April 15 to July 15

Updated: Federal and state tax returns are due July 15 More details from the IRS »More details from the Illinois Department of Revenue (pdf) » ...
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Person shopping with medical mask on

Local business and COVID-19

On Friday, March 20, Governor J. B. Pritzker issued an executive order for all Illinois residents to stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, ...
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