4 05, 2022

TeenBookCloud from Tumblebooks

By |May 4th, 2022|

This summer, from now until August 15th, DPL teens and tweens will have free access to TeenBookCloud from TumbleBooks! Click here to access the collection: bit.ly/DPLTeenBookCloud. TeenBookCloud is an online database of YA/Teen eBooks and educator resources perfect for your middle school, high school, or public library. We offer a

23 11, 2021

Parent Cafe: Great Books to Give

By |November 23rd, 2021|

Books make great holiday gifts! In our latest Parent Café video, you’ll find recommendations of picture books, early readers and early chapter books, fiction, and non-fiction titles that your children...or any special children in your life...will enjoy. All of these titles are available in the Youth Services Department if you’d

11 06, 2021

Personalized Picks: Find Your Next Great Read or Watch

By |June 11th, 2021|

So you’re at home, in the car, on vacation, or taking a break from work and the one thing you want is the perfect book or movie that draws you in immediately. We get it. Which is why we are thrilled to offer a brand new service at the Deerfield

4 02, 2020

Vote in Our 7th Annual Tournament of Books!

By |February 4th, 2020|

It’s time for our 7th annual Tournament of Books! For our lucky 7th year, we decided to add another bracket, bringing the grand total to six! You can now vote for your favorite non-fiction books, as well as picture books, early readers, comic books, chapter books, and teen fiction.  Do

20 03, 2019

Champions of the 6th Annual Tournament of Books!

By |March 20th, 2019|

You didn't just break the record for votes in our sixth annual Tournament of Books... you SHATTERED the record! Last year, we had 8,643 votes in the Tournament. This year (drum roll, please), you voted 15,369 times!! Wow! We loved seeing all this interest in the Tournament, and

27 12, 2018

Read Without Boundaries Vol. 2!

By |December 27th, 2018|

Read Without Boundaries is returning in 2019 with Volume 2! In 2018 we kicked off a new adult reading program, Read Without Boundaries, designed to challenge readers to read outside their comfort zones. Each month featured a different theme, encouraging readers to try new authors, genres and topics. Our

19 12, 2018

Visit the best (and only) used bookstore in Deerfield

By |December 19th, 2018|

Deerfield has a used bookstore? Sure does! This cozy, easy to browse spot with a wide variety of offerings is kind of a hidden gem. Hint: it’s in the Library! The Friends of the Deerfield Public Library Bookstore! Next time you come into the library continue straight ahead and you

6 06, 2018

The Great American Read: Vote for your favorite book!

By |June 6th, 2018|

Vote to help choose America's and Deerfield's favorite book! What is the most loved novel in America? I can think of many, but it’s hard to pick just one, isn’t it? PBS has decided to find out which one is America’s favorite with their Great American Read program! In May,

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

23 02, 2018

Staff Picks: “River of Teeth”

By |February 23rd, 2018|

True story: In 1910, the United States was suffering from a meat shortage. In addition, an invasive plant, the water hyacinth, was choking U.S. waterways and hindering transportation. A bold idea was presented to Congress to import hippos from Africa and raise them in the bayous of Louisiana. The Hippos

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