April 2024

Monday April 1 12:30 amTuesday April 30 11:45 pm

Bookmark Contest

Kick off National Library Week with us by creating a bookmark! Pick up a template, decorate it at home, and return it to the library by April 30. The winner from each age group receives a gift card, has their winning bookmark printed and distributed in the library, and is featured on our website.

Tuesday April 23

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Pages of History: A Devil in the White City

Have you ever read a book and wanted to know more about its backstory? Now you can! We are proud to announce “Pages of History”, rebranded and back by popular demand. Partnering with the Grayslake Historical Society and the Grayslake Heritage Center and Museum, three books have been chosen to highlight various events and times in our regional history.

February 27: A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

March 26: Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury

April 23: The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

Each program will be presented by a historian who will share information about the period, social context, and historical events surrounding each chosen book. Reading each novel is helpful, but not required. For example, while reading The Devil in the White City will be helpful for additional knowledge, the program will focus on the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 and notorious serial killer H. H. Holmes. Space is limited, so register in the events calendar.

Wednesday April 24

4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Full STEAM Ahead

Grades 1-3 | REGISTER 

Mr. Nash will present a fun, hands-on learning activity.

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Family Storytime

Full of fun stories, lively songs, and plenty of silliness, this storytime will help foster little ones’ early literacy skills and develop a lifelong love of reading!

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Books and Brews After Dark

Join us for a book chat, stay for a drink!  We will be at Center Cut in beautiful downtown Grayslake! 


Registration will resume 2/15

Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano

William Waters grew up in a house silenced by tragedy, where his parents could hardly bear to look at him, much less love him—so when he meets the spirited and ambitious Julia Padavano in his freshman year of college, it’s as if the world has lit up around him. With Julia comes her family, as she and her three sisters are inseparable: Sylvie, the family’s dreamer, is happiest with her nose in a book; Cecelia is a free-spirited artist; and Emeline patiently takes care of them all. With the Padavanos, William experiences a newfound contentment; every moment in their house is filled with loving chaos.

But then darkness from William’s past surfaces, jeopardizing not only Julia’s carefully orchestrated plans for their future, but the sisters’ unshakeable devotion to one another. The result is a catastrophic family rift that changes their lives for generations. Will the loyalty that once rooted them be strong enough to draw them back together when it matters most?

An exquisite homage to Louisa May Alcott’s timeless classic, Little Women, Hello Beautiful is a profoundly moving portrait of what is possible when we choose to love someone not in spite of who they are, but because of it.

Thursday April 25

10:00 am – 10:30 am
Family Storytime

Full of fun stories, lively songs, and plenty of silliness, this storytime will help foster little ones’ early literacy skills and develop a lifelong love of reading!

11:00 am – 11:45 am
Baby Play

Snuggle, bounce, and bond with your little one as we share rhymes, songs, and stories to foster language development and a love of reading. Time for free play and visiting with other caregivers afterward.

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