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  • Ruby and Olivia by Rachel Hawkins

    Eeeeewwww, an old abandoned probably haunted house! Why would you want to go inside? Ruby and Olivia have to because they have gotten into trouble and are completing community service at a summer day camp. Live Oak House needs to be cleaned up so it can be turned into a museum. As Ruby and Olivia… Read more »

  • What Does This Mean?

    Reading and talking with your child helps build vocabulary by introducing new words. When you read a book to your child, it’s okay to stop briefly to point out a new word and what it means.

  • New Non-Profit Moves In

    Lemons of Love, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that creates, fills, and delivers chemo care packages to those in need, has recently moved into Mount Prospect. The new location of their Cancer Resources Center is right in the heart of town at 406 W. Central. The building turned out beautiful and they cannot wait to support… Read more »

  • Donna S’s Pick: The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand

    When the maid-of-honor’s body is found floating in the waters off Nantucket Island, an investigation reveals that all the wedding guests have secrets. Elin Hilderbrand’s 21st novel, The Perfect Couple, has twists and turns until the very end of the story.

  • The New Medicare ID Cards

    In the last few months, new Medicare ID cards have been sent to recipients across the United States.  As several policies change and the amount of scams targeting Medicare users increase significantly, staying informed is paramount to maintaining good health and safe accounts.  Take a look at these AARP articles detailing information about the new… Read more »

  • Rabbit Magic

    If you want to see a real magic trick after reading Rabbit Magic, go online with your child and watch videos on YouTube. This is called joint media engagement, when people use technology together. According to research, children learn faster if engaged with technology in a social setting than when they engage with technology by themselves.