Mon – Thur: 9AM to 9PM | Fri – Sat: 9AM to 5PM | Sun: 1PM to 5PM
4613 N Oketo Ave, Harwood Heights, IL 60706 | 708-867-7828
Mon – Thur: 9AM to 9PM
Fri – Sat: 9AM to 5PM
Sun: 1PM to 5PM
4613 N Oketo Ave
Harwood Heights, IL 60706
708-867-7828

4613 N Oketo Ave, Harwood Heights, IL 60706 708-867-7828

Mon – Thur: 9AM to 9PM | Fri – Sat: 9AM to 5PM | Sun: 1PM to 5PM

2021 Coretta Scott King Book Awards

Designed to commemorate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and to honor Mrs. Coretta Scott King for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace, the Coretta Scott King Book Awards annually recognize outstanding books for young adults and children by African American authors and illustrators that reflect the African American experience.


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Meet Author John Sandford

Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 7:00 PM

Meet John Sandford, New York Times bestselling author of the Prey series and the Virgil Flowers series of thriller novels. In an online chat, John will discuss his latest novel, Ocean Prey.


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Quick Match: The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

Chris requested a Quick Book Match for The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix, a supernatural thriller set in South Carolina in the '90s about a women's book club that must protect its suburban community from a mysterious stranger who turns out to be a real monster.


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2021 Newbery Medal Winners

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British children’s book publisher John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Beside the Newbery Medal, the committee usually awards Newbery Honors to other books worthy of attention.


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Owl Books & Craft

Who. Who. Who wants to do a fun craft project?! Right now, kids can ask for our take home craft when visiting Kids World or when requesting materials for curbside pickup or home delivery. Our current craft kit includes the supplies you need to make your own paper owl.


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LitWorks Teen Book Fest: Mayra Cuevas

Friday, April 09, 2021, 1:45 PM.

Meet Mayra Cuevas. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Mayra is a professional journalist and fiction writer who adores love stories with happy endings. Her book Salty, Bitter, Sweet was selected as one of the “YA Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2020” by BuzzFeed. It's a slow-burn romance in a cutthroat kitchen for 17-year old Isabella Fields who is trying to realize her dream of becoming a top chef.


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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

The Brain Injury Association of America leads the nation in observing Brain Injury Awareness Month in March each year. The theme for the 2021 to 2023 campaign is More Than My Brain Injury.


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Five Unmissable Books from Katherine

From monsters and ghosts to historical adventures and outsider essays, here are a few books I've read recently from Kate Racculia, Neil Gaiman, R. Eric Thomas, Mackenzi Lee, and Akwaeke Emezi that I think are unmissable.


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Archaa Shrivastav Wins 2021 Stonewall: Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award

We Are Little Feminists: Families written by Archaa Shrivastav is the 2021 recipient of the Stonewall Book Awards – Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award, given annually to English-language children’s and young adult books of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience.


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My Salinger Year

If you're anything like me, you're not heading out to a theater anytime soon to see the new adaptation of Joanna Rakoff's 2014 memoir My Salinger Year... even if you could find a screening nearby.


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2021 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

The Geisel Award is given annually to the authors and illustrators of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year. The award is named for Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, who once said, "Children want the same things we want: to laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained and delighted."


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Writing in the Margins: Spring 2021

We deeply appreciate your patience and support as we have been navigating the ongoing health situation, as well as these long winter months (which have felt even longer this time around). We will still be doing home delivery for residents of Norridge and Harwood heights, and also continuing curbside pickup for all visitors.


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Kyrie McCauley wins Morris Award

If These Wings Could Fly by Kyrie McCauley is the 2021 winner of the Morris Award for a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens. The award is named for William C. Morris, "an influential innovator in the publishing world and an advocate for marketing books for children and young adults.


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