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1 11, 2018

We love picture books!

By |November 1st, 2018|

When I first started working at the Deerfield Library, I read an article in the New York Times decreeing the demise of the picture book. Well, almost 11 years later, our shelves are still stocked with picture books full of beautiful prose and excellent art! Picture books haven’t gone away because

28 03, 2018

Champions of the 5th Annual Tournament of Books!

By |March 28th, 2018|

DRUM ROLL, PLEASE! You voted and voted and voted and voted...in fact, you all voted 8,643  times! That is a RECORD-SETTING number of votes in the Tournament of Books! Thank you for voting so often, and a special thank you to all of the wonderful DPS 109 school librarians for

24 10, 2017

Getting Your Little One Ready for Kindergarten

By |October 24th, 2017|

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

5 09, 2017

STEAM in the Kitchen

By |September 5th, 2017|

We’ve moved from the backyard to the kitchen, but we’re still celebrating science and math activities that you can do with your child. There are many activities to do in and around your kitchen to help your child develop math and science literacy.   Magic Milk is

8 08, 2017

A STEAMy Summer

By |August 8th, 2017|

Even though our Summer Reading Program is over and school is right around the corner, there is still plenty of time, and many ways, to celebrate all things STEAM! Science, technology, engineering, art, and math activities are easy to accomplish right in your house and also in your backyard.

4 04, 2017

And the winners are…

By |April 4th, 2017|

The winners of the fourth annual Deerfield Public Library Tournament of Books have been determined! As you know, the winning fiction/graphic novel was Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The boy-wizard-all-grown-up was battling your favorite Early Reader duo, Elephant & Piggie, in We Are in a Book! No buzzer beater

31 03, 2017

Who Will Be Your Champion? Voting Closes April 4!

By |March 31st, 2017|

After a week in which we saw almost 1,500 votes cast, we are down to two titles! Your favorite book in the fiction/graphic novel bracket was (drum roll, please) Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! That will face the winner in the picture book/early reader bracket, which was...We Are in

1 11, 2016

Read, Write, Play, Sing & Talk @ the Library

By |November 1st, 2016|

The five early literacy practices get your child ready to read, are easy, fun, and can be done right in our Preschool Pavilion! Our Picture Book Notebook has booklists by subject matter. Read: This one is kind of a no-brainer, since you’re surrounded by books! Check out the Picture

30 08, 2016

The Homeschool-Library Connection

By |August 30th, 2016|

The Deerfield Public Library is the place to be if you’re a homeschooling family! Of course we offer great resources for supplementing your child’s education. Think books, music, movies, online resources, friendly librarians, and the newest addition to our magazine collection: Practical Homeschooling. I am also excited about the fantastic

12 07, 2016

3 Teams, 2 Olympics…1 Sportswriter

By |July 12th, 2016|

Do you like sports? Do you love Chicago sports? On July 28th, Chicago Tribune beat writer K.C. Johnson will share fascinating, behind-the-scenes stories about his career covering the Chicago Bulls, Bears, and Blackhawks, as well as both the Beijing and London Olympics. Johnson has covered many athletes over the years,