Latest from our staff

  • 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.

  • Scare yourself silly for Halloween

    Looking for something to get you in the Halloween mood? Scare up a few of these classics of horror from the Mount Prospect Public Library and get ready for some serious goosebumps. Read/watch  them if you dare! The Stories of Edgar Allen Poe               White is for Witching by… Read more »

  • Book Discussion Questions: Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

    Title: Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore Author: Robin Sloan Page Count: 288 pages Genre: Tech Fiction, Adult Fiction for Teens Tone: Likeable, Quirky, Offbeat Summary: The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon out of his life as a San Francisco web-design drone and landed him a new gig working the night shift at Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour… Read more »

  • Olive and the Backstage Ghost by Michelle Schusterman      

    After an unsuccessful audition, Olive runs into an old vaudeville theatre to escape the New York rain. In the comfort of the empty auditorium, Olive sings her heart out and receives the attention of the mysterious Maude Devore. Olive is immediately offered a part in Maude’s variety show, and she is impressed by the theatre… Read more »

  • Asked at the Desk: Bookshop Fiction

    J. R. R. Tolkien wrote, “Not all those who wander are lost.” Book lovers know the anticipation, excitement and joy they experience when wandering a bookshop, not quite sure what they are looking for until they’ve found it. This is why the allure of bookshops is so strong, and why a recent patron who visited… Read more »