Springfield

October 17th, 2014 by rachel

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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

Phones

September 26th, 2014 by rachel

The library is OPEN but phone service is not available.

Contact us by text message at 630-599-7025, email or live chat

Banned Books Week

September 22nd, 2014 by rachel

Celebrate the freedom to read!  Read a banned book today!

http://www.bannedbooksweek.org

And check out this video by Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants.

Finding Free Kids Books Online

September 9th, 2014 by rachel

A friend found this great blog post about finding free kids books online.  Who doesn’t love free stuff?

Show Your Card!

September 2nd, 2014 by rachel

Show Your Card!
September 1 – 30
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month! To celebrate, show your Wheaton Public Library card at participating businesses to receive a special offer or discount.

Fall Newsletter

August 28th, 2014 by rachel

Wheaton residents, keep an eye out for your fall newsletter in the mail this week!  The newsletter will detail everything that’s going on in the library in September, October, and November.  You can also visit our online calendar, accessible from the library’s homepage.

What Children’s Book Character Are You?

August 21st, 2014 by rachel

NYPL Quiz! (nypl.org)

I’m the Little Prince!  What children’s book character are you?  Find out by taking the New York Public Library quiz!

September Book break

August 19th, 2014 by rachel

Join us for Drop-in Storytime during the month of September! 

Ages 3-5

Tuesdays @ 10am

September 9, 16, 23

Thursdays @ 2pm

September 11, 18, 25

Walter Dean Myers

July 2nd, 2014 by rachel

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The literary world lost a wonderful author yesterday.  Walter Dean Myers passed away at the age of 76.  If you haven’t had the chance, I highly recommend checking out some of his amazing work.

Walter Dean Myers article

Walter Dean Myers’ books in the Wheaton Public Library catalog