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  • New Fiction in October

    In the mood for frights? Delights? Both? Explore some of what’s new to our shelves this October. Pick your poison carefully! Looking for more personalized suggestions? Fill out our new Choose My Next Book form to receive five titles hand-picked just for you,...

  • October Storytime Bundles

    Storytime Bundles are five books on a theme with supplementary activity sheets. We add new topics each month! Stop by for a bundle to share with your family today! Photo by Aron Visuals on Unsplash Apples, Pumpkins, Harvest Colors Pirates Squirrels Staff Picks...

  • Help with Medicare

    The Medicare Open Enrollment period is coming soon. Between October 15 and December 7, 2022 those people 65 and over can sign up for Medicare or change the plans they currently have. If you need a little guidance, Mount Prospect...

  • The Rhino Suit

    by Colter Jackson E JACKSON, C. The author describes how her feelings overwhelm her, especially when seeing the world, or people, or animals in pain. “Everywhere she looked there were beautiful things. But there were sad things too. She felt so...

  • New Fiction in September

    Fresh titles just hit our "new" shelves! Take your pick of hot-off-the-press September spotlights below or broaden your choice with the expanded New Fiction in September list.

  • Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Fiction Reads

    Whether you are in the mood for quiet and thoughtful, tense and unnerving, heartfelt and sweet, or sincere and compelling, exciting reads by Hispanic American authors are yours for the taking. The contributions from writers of Hispanic descent are monumental, and one of the ways we are honoring Hispanic Heritage Month is to share suggestions that celebrate the authentic experience in great storytelling.