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Announcing Curbside Pickup

Posted June 2, 2020

    We are Happy to Announce Curbside Pickup Service, starting June 15th. This is the first step in getting our materials out to our patrons!   Step One: Place an order – Holds can be placed through your SWAN account online (preferred), SWAN Libraries App, by phone (708-748-4431 to reach staff or voice mail), […]

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Summer Reading Fun Goes Online!

Posted May 30, 2020

By Joseph Friedman – Youth Services Librarian We are going to have lots of fun this year with our Summer Reading Program which goes from June 15 to July 31!  Check out our Facebook page for the many ways for kids to have fun such as reading for rewards, online programs, and other library activities […]

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Morning Book Discussion Book Recommendations

Posted May 22, 2020

By Marsha Lotz – Adult Services Librarian Looking for your next book to read? Here’s some good fiction titles that you can find in mediaondemand here. In The Sandcastle Girls, Chris Bohjalien presents a powerful and moving novel where a woman searches to find the story behind the story of her grandparents and uncovers a […]

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Have You Responded to the Census? Your Community is Counting on It.

Posted May 1, 2020

By Marsha Lotz – Adult Services Librarian Have You Responded to the Census? Your Community is Counting on It. While the first thing on everyone’s mind right now is the pandemic, the 2020 Census is still going on. If you haven’t yet responded to the Census, do so now because an accurate population count is […]

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How You Can Help Yourself and Your Community During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted April 24, 2020

By Marsha Lotz – Adult Services Librarian While we shelter-in-place, we may feel anxious and even wonder if we have COVID-19. There are things you can do.    ▷New App for Assessment of COVID-19 Symptoms Emory University developed an online tool,, which is found at, that helps determine if symptoms are serious enough […]

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Workshops with Sarah Jewett, MA – Gerontological Psychology

Posted March 11, 2020

It was Andy Rooney who said, “It’s paradoxical that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn’t appeal to anyone.” In our society, independence is at the top of the priority list of values; and to be independent, one works, makes money, raises a family, etc. […]

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Learn Computer Skills With Niche Academy

Posted March 10, 2020

Written by Maria Fonseca, Digital Information Services Librarian If you frequent our library’s website, you will notice not only the facelift our site recently underwent, but also a sidebar that can be found on the right hand side of the screen. The title of that bar reads “Tutorials” and has a small graduation cap underneath […]

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What can the Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment offer you?

Posted March 4, 2020

By Colleen Vander Hye – Adult Services Librarian Literacy has become more complicated in recent years. Years ago, literacy was… if you could write your name, you were literate. Now it also involves digital literacy. Do you have an email or social media account? Do you know how to operate … a smartphone? a tablet? […]

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Black History Month Graphic Novels

Posted February 21, 2020

Written by Alicia Brown, Marketing and Graphic Designer Celebrate Black History Month this February with a graphic novel. We have graphic novels in our Adult section about African American History and works of fiction with African American character leads. Here is a list of 9 books selected for you to read this month. The Life […]

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Find Happiness This Year With Inspiration From These 9 Books

Posted January 8, 2020

Written by Alicia Brown, Marketing and Graphic Designer This year a lot of people are adding happiness to their new years resolutions. There is a 100 day challenge that every day you submit a picture of what made you happy for 100 days! There is the hashtag #100happydays that you use on your photos. Click […]

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