Illinois Book Award Winners Announced!

It’s an exciting day in the Illinois Youth Librarian World: the winners of the 2022 Illinois Book Award lists have been announced! There are four Illinois Book Awards: The Monarch (grades K-3), the Bluestem (grades 3-5), the Rebecca Caudill (grades 4-8), and the Abe Lincoln Award (grades 9-12; these titles will be located upstairs in our Teen section). Each year, […]

Hello Spring

Spring is Coming!

The days are getting longer, the temps are getting higher, and little green buds are starting to appear. Spring is coming! Celebrate the change of the season with your tiny humans by reading some great spring stories together. Youth Services staff has put together a list of 35 fun fiction and nonfiction titles for you to enjoy. Spring Picture Books […]


Great Reads for Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month, and the Library has some suggestions of great reads to help you celebrate! The past few years have seen a slew of excellent biographies about fascinating and inspiring women. Youth Services staff put together two lists of books about women from diverse backgrounds. There’s something for everyone here! Women’s History Month Picture Books Women’s History […]