Celebrate your right to read this week at the Lemont Public Library during Banned Books Week. In 2014, there were 311 official challenges against books and the American Library Association lists The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexis and Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi as the top two most challenged books of the year. Other books that have been challenged this past year include The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, Drama by Raina Telgemeier, and Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey.
Interested in learning more about the reasons behind book bans and challenges? Visit the ALA website to learn more.
Participate in our Banned Books Week Contest this upcoming week to show your support for the freedom to read. A popular YA book that faces challenges every year has been shredded and put in a jar in the Teen Space. Guess the title of the book and win a gift card and a signed copy of Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments.
Check out a Teen Kindle for a convenient way to have access to dozens of new books!
Bags Tournament: Friday, July 24th, 2 P.M.
Want to win a pair of FREE White Sox tickets? Participate in our bags tournament to win!
Kaplan ACT Practice Test: Saturday, July 25th, 1 P.M.
Preparing to take the ACT this school year? Take a practice one for free at the library! Your test will be scored by Kaplan with the results sent to your email.
DIY Craft: Picture Frames: Tuesday, July 28th, 4 P.M.
Create a crushed CD or clothes pin picture frame to decorate your locker or dorm room this fall.
Sign up for all these events here!
Already thinking about the PSAT and ACT tests for next school year? Get prepared for college applications by taking a Kaplan proctored practice PSAT and ACT test here at the library. Check out the Events page for dates and times! Signup is required a week in advance of the tests.
Check out the Events page for a full list of all the fun programs going on at the Lemont Library this summer! Register for all these events on our Calendar page.
COME WELCOME OUR NEW TEEN LIBRARIAN – MEGAN GREENBACK!!
Join us at our next TAG meeting Monday May 11 at 7 p.m. We will welcome our NEW teen librarian and share your great ideas for books, programs, and the new library renovation! Snacks will be served! Reserve your spot at http://www.lemontlibrary.org!
CALLING ALL TEEN VOLUNTEERS!!!!
We want YOU to be a part of our summer reading program! We are looking for teens to assist with our programming for younger readers. Come to the Summer Reading Volunteer meeting on MAY 20 AT 7 PM! You can sign up for the meeting at http://www.lemontlibrary.org!