Lights! Camera! Action!…our Summer Reading Program for kids and teens kicks off on Saturday, June 8. This year’s theme, It’s Showtime at Your Library, celebrates all the ways that reading can put you in the front row for drama, comedy, and adventure. Building off of that theme, there will be
I have always valued the screen time guidelines set out by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) as a way to promote the values of literacy and healthy media use. Before becoming a parent I intended to follow these guidelines to the letter. Yet like so many of the lofty
Whether you're headed to the pool or beach, taking a road trip, or stuck in the house during a summer thunderstorm, our librarians have you covered! Here's our staff picks for this summer's best reads, road trip audiobooks, and rainy day movies. Some of our selections are new releases coming
When the snow starts falling, the books will be calling this winter season. What better way to pass the gray winter days than by cozying up with a warm cup of coffee/tea/hot chocolate and a good book? AND, your winter reading could win you some cool prizes from the Library!
The building blocks of literacy are five practices that are fun, easy-to-do, and – the best news is – you’re already doing them! Yep, you heard right: if you play, talk, sing, write, and read to your child, you have already put the building blocks of literacy in place. Those
It’s the final countdown for Read to the Rhythm Summer Reading Program 2015 at Deerfield Public Library! Our program officially ends this Saturday, August 8 with a family Beach Party Concert featuring Dave Rudolf. We are so excited that so many people signed up to participate in our Summer Reading
Have you been into the library lately and seen the bingo cards sitting at the Adult Services desk or the self-checkout stations? Those are the cards for our new adult winter reading program called Cozy Blanket Bingo! This fun new game started December 1st and runs until February 28th. If
Have you ever come to the library in search of an item, only to find that we do not carry it? While we always strive to maintain a collection that meets the needs of all our patrons, at times we may not have the particular item you are looking for.
November means many things: Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and, most importantly in the library world, Picture Book Month! Here at the Deerfield Public Library, we're celebrating in a variety of ways. We have daily recommendations of great picture books on Twitter (@DeerfieldPL); there is an ever-changing display in the Youth Services
I’ve never read anything quite like it. – Michael Chabon The above quote, in regards to David Mitchell’s epic saga Cloud Atlas, is really the best way to sum it up. It is a journey that is nothing like anything else you will ever read -- the story crosses time