27 10, 2017

Staff Picks: Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries

By |October 27th, 2017|

Unless you’re studying for the National Spelling Bee, you wouldn’t want to read the dictionary cover to cover. But books about the dictionary can be pretty compelling. Don’t believe me? Check out “Word by Word” by Kory Stamper. Written by an editor at Merriam-Webster, “Word by Word” takes us through

26 10, 2017

eNewsletter Update! Combining Three Into One

By |October 26th, 2017|

If you’ve ever had one of those moments where you thought, “I didn’t know that program was being offered at the Library,” or “I didn’t know about that Library resource,” you’re not alone. We often get feedback from patrons wanting to know the best way to stay “in the know”

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

12 10, 2017

Learning About Deerfield Rotary in Latest Podcast Episode

By |October 12th, 2017|

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

By |October 10th, 2017|

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

By |October 5th, 2017|

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

12 09, 2017

Fabulous Foreign Movies!

By |September 12th, 2017|

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

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

25 08, 2017

Staff Picks: Grand Canyon

By |August 25th, 2017|

Children’s author and artist Jason Chin is best known for his innovative spins on nonfiction topics, and his newest project, “Grand Canyon”, does not disappoint. This engaging picture book highlights one of America’s most beloved landforms. The text begins with the basics: “Rivers carve canyons. When they cut down into

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