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  • Employers no longer can ask for past salary information

    Governor JB Pritzker has signed into law an amendment to the Illinois Equal Pay Act that bans employers and employment agencies from asking about applicants’ past wage and compensation histories or using such information to screen candidates for a job. The new law takes effect on September 29, 2019. The idea behind the new prohibition… Read more »

  • Lifeboat 12 by Susan Hood

    When Ken first hears the news that his parents are sending him to Canada, he thinks this is his stepmother’s way of finally getting rid of him. But once the bombs start to fall on his London home, and his family has to the spend their nights in the stinky, crowded bomb shelter, Canada doesn’t… Read more »

  • Storytime From Space

    Story Time from Space is a project from the Global Space Education Foundation  where they send children’s books to the International Space station to have astronauts read from space.  Listen to a story read by an astronaut. A Moon of My Own

  • The Summer Read of Fame!

    And the winner is… Throughout the summer, Mount Prospect readers logged over 1800 books, and of those 100 star titles were nominated for the ultimate Read of Fame!  Though the last curtain has fallen on the season’s performances, you can still enjoy the encores of the winning reads. Give a round of applause to the… Read more »

  • Saraí and the Meaning of Awesome/Saraí y el significado de lo genial by Saraí Gonzalez and Monica Brown

    Every morning, Saraí sees “you’re awesome” above her bed. Her life is pretty awesome: she has a business selling cupcakes, she knows how to dance, and her family and best friend live close enough to visit all the time. One day, her grandparents announce that they have to move. Saraí doesn’t know what to do…if… Read more »

  • B is for Baby

    When learning to read, children need to see the connection between the spoken word and the written word. B is for Baby by Atinuke highlights many different words that start with the letter B. Seeing and hearing the repeated letter will help children to recognize it on their own later on.