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8 02, 2019

Vote in our 6th annual Tournament of Books!

By |February 8th, 2019|

Our 6th annual Tournament of Books is back...and it’s bigger and better than ever! This year, we have a whopping five different brackets, and we can’t wait to crown five new champions in March! You can vote for your favorite picture books, early readers, chapter books, comic books, and Teen

29 01, 2019

NEW: Stream movies, documentaries, and more on Kanopy!

By |January 29th, 2019|

Watch some of the best selections in cinema for free with your Library card! I am so excited to announce the launch of Kanopy. This resource will give Deerfield patrons access to thousands of movies, documentaries, TV series, and kids content. Go behind the scenes of Hamilton, or tune in

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

2 10, 2018

Staff Picks: “I’m Just No Good At Rhyming”

By |October 2nd, 2018|

What happens when Chris Harris, a producer known for his work on the T.V. show How I Met Your Mother, decides to take a stab at writing children’s literature? The answer is a book of poetry that will leave readers of all ages (even self-proclaimed “not poetry people”) laughing out

10 09, 2018

New! Sensory kits for your in library experience

By |September 10th, 2018|

At the Deerfield Public Library, we strive to be a comfortable and welcoming place for all. In an effort to support all of our patrons, we will be housing new Sensory Kits at the front help desk, the Youth Services desk, and the Adult Services desk. These kits are

26 07, 2018

Ukuleles are now available to check out

By |July 26th, 2018|

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play the ukulele, but wanted to try it before you buy it? Now at  Deerfield Public Library, you can! Our newest Discovery Kits are ready for checkout: ukuleles! We kicked off our newest Discovery Kits with a special Ukulele Sing-a-long program in

26 06, 2018

Telescopes available to check out at the Library!

By |June 26th, 2018|

Reading Takes You Everywhere! And if you have a Deerfield Public Library card, you can also visit the moon this summer—well, kind of! Deerfield Public Library card-holders are able to check out one of three Orion StarBlast telescopes, which were gifted to the Library from the Lake County Astronomical Society’s

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

22 03, 2018

Youth Board Games Are Here!

By |March 22nd, 2018|

We are excited to announce that we have a new collection of Youth Board Games available to check out from the Library. This collection complements our popular and ever-growing Board Game collection for adults and families. The new collection is located near the Media desk, next to Youth Audio CDs.

25 01, 2018

Staff Picks: “You Hold Me Up”

By |January 25th, 2018|

You Hold Me Up is a picture book with gentle, rhythmic text that lists ways readers can show empathy and demonstrate care and respect for one another. You hold me up when you are kind to me when you share with me when you learn with me. You hold me