Summer Reading 2016

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Fill out an online entry form by clicking here!

*Read more than 5 hours?  You can enter to win the prize baskets as many times as you want!  Keep reading to increase your chances.

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Teen Space Now OPEN!

The Teen Space is now OPEN! Visit the library to play PS4 games in the Teen Lounge, create crafts at the Maker Station, use a computer, or check out a book! A Teen Study Room is also available for 1 hour use.

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Check out the 2016 Teen Reading Challenge page for links to lists of book suggestions for each category!

Read a book for the challenge and want to submit an entry for our gift card drawing? Fill out an online entry form by clicking here!

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Gale’s Opposing Viewpoints in Context Database

Opposing Viewpoints in Context Database

Use Gale’s Opposing Viewpoints in Context database for information popular social issues such as immigration and capital punishment.  This resource includes peer reviewed journal articles, magazine and newspaper articles, statistics, and more.

You can find this resource on our General Research page under the “eLibrary” tab on the Lemont Public Library’s homepage.

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Teen Read Week: October 18th-24th

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Celebrate reading for fun during Teen Read Week!  The theme this year is books that help you “Get Away,” so visit the library to see book displays featuring books that will transport you to other places whether it’s another state or another world!

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Banned Books Week: September 27th-October 3rd

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.

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