Wednesday, January 19, 2005                 847-526-6225

No. 8  

Now on display @ your library: Governor's Home Town Award!

In this issue
Winter Reading Clubs for All Ages!
Reader's Advisory *NoveList
*Hot Reads!
*Reading Lists
*Book Discussions
Special Links for WINTER FUN
*Literary Criticism & Biography
Library Newsletter(Winter/Spring Programs)
From our website
Library Home Page Updated Daily!
Library Catalog
New Books, Movies, and CD's
Movie Theatre 
@ Your Library - The Only Show in Town!
Library Events
Community Calendar
Library Newsletter
Staff Picks
Just for KIDS

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Issue No. 1
August 19, 2004

Issue No. 2
September 1, 2004

Issue No. 3
September 28, 2004

Issue No. 4
October 7, 2004

Issue No. 5
October 19, 2004

Issue No. 6
November 22 2004

Issue No. 7
December 3, 2004


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Tom Kern,
Library Director

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Play the Winning Hand
With Books!
Winter Reading Club

“Play the Winning Hand with Books” is the name, and reading is the game!  Sign up at the Adult Services Reference Desk to receive your game instructions for our adult and teen Winter Reading Program starting January 17th.  Read two books and pick a prize.  It’s that easy!  The Grand Prize for Adults is a $25 gift certificate to Lettuce Entertain You, and the Grand Prize for Young Adults is a gift certificate to Gameworks.  Everyone Wins @ Your Library!  Call us at 847-526-6225, ext. 204 for further details.

Join us for these other Winter Reading Club activities:

Family Game Day

Saturday, February 19th from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Was it Colonel Mustard in the Library with the knife?  You passed Go.  Collect $200.  Can you make a double word score with J, Q, F, I, E, R, and T?  Come in out of the cold and gather the family for an afternoon of your favorite board games!

Teen Fear Factor

Friday, February 18th at 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Do you like to eat gross things?  Do you think you know the Library at night?  Face your fears after hours at the Library.  Team up and compete in this T.V. inspired game to win great prizes.

Family Reading Club
The Children's Services department is also offering a family reading club entitled, “Snow Is Falling, Books Are Calling!”  This five-week program, which begins Monday, January 17th, is designed to encourage a love of reading and the sharing of good books among family members. 
For more information, please call Children's Services at 847-526-6225, extension 212.

Reader's Advisory - Settling In for a Long Winter's Read

It’s time to settle in for
a long winter’s read
@ your library!

Whether you like cozy mysteries, science fiction, or chick lit, the library has all the resources you need to find the perfect book.

NoveList – From the Library website,, click “Electronic Databases,” where you will find the Novelist database listed.  Like a particular author?  Find more under Author Read-alikes.  There are book discussion guides, BookTalks, Reviews, and Feature Articles for over 120,000 fiction titles.

Hot Reads! – Click on this link from the Library’s homepage to access the latest in book lists.  There are Notable Books 2004, New York Times Bestsellers, Oprah’s Book Club selections, and more! 

Our own
Reader's Advisory webpage - Another great way to easily browse the sometimes overwhelming possibilities for finding just the book for YOU.  We have compiled this short list of some of the websites we think are the best and easiest to use.

Create Your Own List – Do you write down new titles on little slips of paper and then try to remember where you put them?  Create your own electronic list instead!  Go to the web-based Library Catalog.  Type in the title or author of the book and click “Go.”  Click on the “Title in your Search Results.”  Finally click on the “Add to My List” button on the right side of the screen.  You just created your list!  To see the actual list, click on “My List” in the upper right corner of the screen. 

Book Discussions – Bored with mysteries?  Want to read something different but don’t know what?  Join our Adult Book Club and let us decide for you.  You can pick up the Book of the Month at the Adult Services Reference Desk.  The Book Club meets at the end of the month for thought-provoking discussion.

Winter Fun e-Links

Winter is officially here.  You can still go outside and play.  Check out these online resources for the best outdoor winter activities.

The Lake County Forest Preserve Outdoor Recreation link has year-round activities no matter what the weather is.  Find places to sled, ice skate, ice fish, ski, and snowmobile.

Check the conditions before you ski!  Weather Underground tracks weather forecasts, amount of new snow, surface conditions, and number of trails for all fifty states. – Send away for free Illinois travel kits, plan a three day winter getaway, or search by region, activity or date to see what’s going on in your area.  - Want to have some fun with the kids?  This website has projects and ideas for the entire family.  Play fun winter games like “Search for the Abominable Snowman” and “Broom Hockey.”  Try your hand at making snow ice cream or building the biggest snowman!

NEW LIBRARY SERVICES!    BrainPOP and Literary Criticism Databases

The library now subscribes to “BrainPOP,” a fun website that features hundreds of educational topics covering English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Health and Technology for grades K-8.  Topics contain short movies, quizzes, experiments, comic strips, and printable activity pages.

The library now subscribes to three Gale Literary Databases: Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism, and Dictionary of Literary Biography.  The databases can be used either in the library or from home.

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