Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards for Excellence in Children’s Literature

May 27th, 2015 by rachel

Looking for some great books to read as we head into summer?  Check out these books that were chosen in the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards for Excellence in Children’s Literature.


Youth Media Award Winners

February 2nd, 2015 by rachel

Check out the winners of the Newbery, Caldecott, and many more!

Click here for the press release!

Every Child Ready to Read

December 30th, 2014 by rachel

NPR recently put out an article about the Every Child Ready to Read initiative in public libraries.  The Wheaton Public Library uses this framework for Early Literacy Workshops throughout the year.  We have a play workshop in January and a singing workshop in February.  Keep your eye out for our upcoming workshops and join in the fun!

Creative Writing Workshop

December 4th, 2014 by rachel

We still have room in our Creative Writing Workshop this Saturday morning.  Sign up online or give us a call!

The New York Times Notable Children’s Books of 2014

December 3rd, 2014 by rachel

The New York Times Sunday Book Review released their list of Notable Children’s Books of 2014. There are some titles I’ve read and many more I can’t wait to pick up!

Winter Program Registration

December 1st, 2014 by rachel

Today is the first day to register for programs going on in December, January, and February!  Check out the library’s calendar to see what you’d like to join!

Make Your Own Jan Brett 2015 Calendar

November 13th, 2014 by rachel

Check out author Jan Brett’s website where you can make your own 2015 calendar with her wonderful artwork!  While you’re at it, read some Jan Brett books from your library this season!

Halloween Photo Booth

October 29th, 2014 by rachel

Stop by the Children’s Department on Friday for a DIY Halloween Photo Booth.  We’ll have the backdrop and the props, you supply the camera!


October 17th, 2014 by rachel


I had the chance to spend the last 3 days in Springfield for an Illinois Library Association conference.  I visited Lincoln’s house, saw the law firm where he worked, passed by the church he attended, and much more!  If you have a chance, check out the great resources we have all about Abe.

Sherlock Holmes

October 2nd, 2014 by rachel

During the month of October, the Wheaton Public Library community is reading The Hound of the Baskervilles.  Check out all the wonderful happenings centered around Sherlock Holmes on our homepage and brochure of events!  For younger readers, be sure to visit our Sherlock Holmes display in the Children’s Department!  We’ll also be showing a movie on October 13th to celebrate the detective!  Pick up your free tickets at the Children’s Desk today!

sherlock holmes display