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Letters About Literature
Stop by the library and pick up a form to participate in Letters About Literature!

"Letters About Literature is a national reading contest for students sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress in cooperation with the Illinois Center for the Book and other participating state centers for the book.

The program invites 4th–12th grade students to read a book of their choice, reflect on it and write a letter to the author explaining how the book changed their life of view of the world. Students can enter Letters About Literature on their own or through their schools, libraries or youth organizations.
The are three levels of participation:
Level I: Grades 4–6
Level II: Grades 7–8
Level III: Grades 9–12

One Illinois winner is selected for each level and receives a $200 cash award. Teachers of the winning students also receive $100 to purchase materials for their school library. Additionally, the state winners' letters advance to the national competition. National winners for each of the three competition levels receive $1,000, and national honor winners for each level receive $200."

For more information visit:…/center_for_the…/letters.html
Or stop by the Youth Services Desk!

Pardon our dust and noise!
That’s because the renovation of the East Building of the library has officially started.  Demolition began the beginning of August and the entire project is planned to take 4 months.  Once the renovation is finished the East Building will include: a handicapped accessible entrance; a meeting room for public use; ADA accessible men’s and women’s bathrooms; a staff lounge; and storage space for the library.  During the construction the library will maintain its regular hours and services.

The library will also continue to offer all the children’s programming that it is currently offering.  Be sure to check out the story times being offered on Monday and Thursday Evenings at 6:00 pm.  And don’t forget that every Saturday afternoon at 1:30 the library offers either a craft program or a story time. 
Starting in September the library will start offering a Teen Craft Night the first Wednesday of every month.  The program will be open to teens ages 11 to 17.  

In October the library will have its Halloween Kids Fest.  The program will be held on October 15 at 12:30 pm and kids aged 3 to 10  are invited  to get dressed  up and participate in a variety of games.  There will be a featured performer, prizes and refreshments for all who attend. 

Monday Evening Story Time

Books for Sale - Help Support Our Library
Volume I and Volume II of the Highwood Highlife cookbook - for sale at the library. Our cookbooks are perfect for hostess, teacher, new bride gifts, or just a treat for yourself.  Cook up some new recipes from local chefs and residents of surrounding communities, who have contributed over 800 recipes.  Book covers feature local artist  Babe Galassini's whimsical and colorful oils of fruit and flora.
-   One book costs $15; Two books are $25..
Through the generous underwriting by US Bank, all proceeds benefit the library's resources and programming fund.