|WINTER READING CLUBS FOR ALL AGES|
Play the Winning
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
us for these other Winter Reading Club activities:
19th from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
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!
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.
The Children's Services
department is also offering a family reading club entitled,
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.
Advisory - Settling In for a Long Winter's
It’s time to settle
a long winter’s read
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, http://www.wauclib.org/,
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
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
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
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
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
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 is officially here. You can still go
outside and play. Check out these online resources
for the best outdoor winter
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,
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.
www.inquiry.net/outdoor/winter/activities - 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
SERVICES! BrainPOP and
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.
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