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24 10, 2017

Getting Your Little One Ready for Kindergarten

We are often asked here at the Library, “How can I help my child learn to read?” Our answer is, “Read to your child...a lot!” Reading to your child gets them ready to read, exposes them to new vocabulary, helps them understand narrative, and, most importantly, teaches them that reading

12 10, 2017

Learning About Deerfield Rotary in Latest Podcast Episode

On this episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we sat down with Natalie Kirsch and Peter Fitzgerald, co-presidents of the Deerfield Rotary Club. Natalie and Peter tell some fascinating stories about the unique charities and projects our community supports through Rotary. Find out more about Deerfield’s Rotary Club and

10 10, 2017

Get Your Halloween Fix with Our Favorite Spooky Reads

It is definitely that time of year to pick up or listen to a book that may very well give you chills. Back in 2015, we put together a list of spooky reading recommendations for October, and now our spooky/mystery book-loving staff is at it again with an updated list

5 10, 2017

Fanfiction: Learning What It is and Creating Your Own

Have you ever watched a TV show or read a book, and you were so sad when it ended because you wanted more more more!? Why not give fanfiction a try? Fanfiction writing combines a passion for a favorite series, character, or storyline with creative writing, where fans take the

14 09, 2017

Supt. Michael Lubelfeld Talks Education, Leadership, & More in Latest Podcast

On this episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we sat down with Dr. Michael Lubelfeld, the superintendent of District 109, Deerfield’s elementary schools. We discussed the challenges of raising our young citizens in a changing world and how Deerfield is managing that task. Mike also talked about his recent

12 09, 2017

Fabulous Foreign Movies!

The foreign movie collection is one of those oft-neglected gems of the library. Most titles are lucky to get checked out more than once or twice a year. This is a shame, because there’s so much cool stuff sitting on those shelves! Let me try to describe the scope of

1 09, 2017

Guess the Emmy Awards Contest!

For many years we've done contests here at the Deerfield Public Library to guess the winners of the Oscars and Grammy awards. They've always been a lot of fun. So this year we thought we would add in the Emmy awards. Our Emmy Awards contest will begin on September 1

10 08, 2017

Local Art Comes to Life on the DPL Podcast

McHenry County by Lars-Birger Sponberg On this special episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we have two interviews with local fine artists who have artwork in our community. I talk to Lars-Birger Sponberg, the 98-year-old painter of Midwest landscapes, who’s lived in Deerfield with his wife, Dallas,

1 08, 2017

Mobile Hotspots Now Available for Checkout

No internet connection? No problem! Come check out one of our new mobile hotspots to access the internet anywhere* on any of your devices. Here’s how it works… Mobile hotspots allow you to share a wireless network connection with other devices so they can access the internet. Devices connect to