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Read to a Dog

   They convey loyalty, unconditional love, and are often referred to as “man’s best friend.”  They are far from only being cuddly pets: they contribute to a child’s reading proficiency.

Learn a New Language for Free

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Are you interested in learning a new language? Looking to brush up on your language skills? Traveling to another country and want to learn some basics of their language and culture? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then Pronunciator is the perfect resource for you!

August Kids' Book Recommendations

Youth Services loves hearing about all of your favorite books!  Stop in to the Dundee Library Youth Department to recommend your favorites with the emoji book recommendation activity at the tween corner and search our recommendation displays for a book you might love next! 

Here are some of the books you told us you love this August:

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Amulet (series) by Kazu Kibuishi

Civic Conversations: China, Russia, Iran

Civic Conversations is a new monthly conversation group at the Dundee Library. All are welcome to meet with others from our library district and participate in a respectful conversation about current issues and events. Popular discussion leader Gary Midkiff will facilitate these sessions on the first Tuesday of the month from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Display Your Collection In the Dundee Library Youth Department!

Calling all young collectors!  The Dundee Library Youth Department wants to see your family-friendly collection displayed in our display case this school year.  Community members are welcome to sign up with a member of our Youth Services staff to have their collection displayed for a period of two weeks.  If you have any questions about your type of collection or how to get your collection displayed, you may contact Dundee Library Youth Services.  We can’t wait to see your collections!

Harry Potter Week

After consuming many chocolate frogs and copious amounts of butterbeer, the Adult and Teen Services Harry Potter week came to an end this weekend. Thanks to everyone who came out to these programs and made them so successful! We hope you all had as much fun at our events as we did, and keep an eye out for the fall newsletter (coming soon) for more themed events. 

Libraries Will Prevail

   Will libraries exist in half a century? That is the question I hear others debating. Forbes magazine recently printed an opinion piece by Panos Mourdoukoutas titled, “Amazon Should Replace Local Libraries to Save Taxpayers Money”. Forbes deleted the frivolous article after receiving severe criticism from not only librarians but library advocates.

2019 Award Nominated Children's Books

The 2019 AISLE award-nominated titles are now on display at the Dundee Library!  Each year, the Association of Illinois School Library Educators (AISLE) nominates books for the Monarch, Bluestem and Rebecca Caudill Readers’ Choice Awards.  Kids across Illinois are then invited to read the nominated books throughout the year and vote for their favorite.

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