Kids having trouble find books they like?

According to the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report:

“Parents underestimate the degree to which children have trouble finding books they like. Only 29% of parents agree “my child has trouble finding books he/she likes,” whereas 41% of kids agree this is a challenge.”

But we can help you with that! Visit the Ask Us desk in the Kids & Teens department for recommendations. And check out the Kids & Family Reading Report for more information.

WANTED: Employers for Teen Job Fair

Does your business hire teen employees or interns? The library is hosting its third annual Teen Job Fair this spring, and we are looking for local employers interested in participating. The fair, for teens seeking employment, internships, and/or volunteer opportunities, will take place Saturday, April 8, 1-3 p.m. at the library.

If your business would like to participate, please fill out the online form by Friday, March 31. Businesses that apply by Friday, March 10 will be included in event promotions. There is no fee to participate, but space is limited so tables will be first come, first served.

The event is co-hosted by the Darien Chamber of Commerce and the Willowbrook/Burr Ridge Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Our Baby Bundles Have Arrived!

Baby Bundles are tote bags with two board books and an educational toy for children ages birth to 3 years old. The bags also include an activity guide for caregivers based on the early literacy concepts of reading, writing, talking, singing, and playing. Baby Bundles are located in the Kids & Teens Department, in the Kits section of the Picture Books, and 16 themes are available for checkout including Food, Make Music, Things That Go, and more. Sponsored by a donation from the Sadowski Family. 



Local Authors Fair: Applications Due Feb. 8

Calling all writers! Looking for an opportunity to share your work and meet other writers? We will host our 2017 Local Authors Fair on Sunday, March 19, and we are accepting applications through Feb. 8. Writers of adult, children’s, and teen literature (both fiction and nonfiction), including self-published writers, are encouraged to apply. To learn more, visit

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DC Universe: Rebirth now available on hoopla

Attention DC Comics lovers! The following new volumes are now available on hoopla, our on-demand digital media service:

Plus, you can access the DC Universe: Rebirth Deluxe Edition, a 96-page collectors’ version that features extensive bonus material not available on any other library digital media platform!

More pairs of new, full volumes of DC graphic novels will be released in 2017, each featuring individual members of the DC character family. See the reveal schedule.

With more than 400,000 digital titles available, there’s something for everyone on hoopla, including music, movies, audiobooks, and ebooks. And titles are always available – NO WAITING!