EPL Picks 101 Great Children’s Books Published in 2017

Welcome to the 2017 edition of Evanston Public Library’s 101 Great Books for Kids! Just in time for the holiday season this list of children’s books provides mystery, science, poetry, hilarity, sorrow, and more. There’s bound to be something perfect for the child in your life. This year’s list contains books chosen by our librarians […]

Perspectives: Adult Interaction with Children Shapes Literacy For Life

We All Have a Role to Play in Closing the 30-Million-Word Gap By Janice Bojda, Youth Services Manager October represents a high point in the Evanston Public Library’s storytelling calendar. The third annual Storytelling Festival took us to new lands through a diversity of imaginations. We celebrated the results of our Summer Reading Program, which […]

Celebrate the Freedom to Read

Banned Books Week is September 24-30 Each September, libraries across the United States recognize Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read. For this year’s celebration during the week of September 24, Banned Books Week emphasizes the importance of the First Amendment, which guarantees our inherent right to read. The Evanston Public […]

Librarians Say: Be Skeptical of Fake News

According to Evanston Public Library librarians, whether you call it propaganda, urban legend, public relations, disinformation, or alternative facts, “fake news” is nothing new. Librarians have been trained to help patrons think critically and determine whether what they see and read can be trusted. “Don’t trust everything you read,” says Ben Remsen, adult services librarian. […]

“Anybody Coming Through the Door Gets What He or She Needs.”

Everyone Can Be at Home at EPL Part of the mission of the Evanston Public Library is “to serve as a third place for the Evanston community”—an environment other than home, school, or work where Evanston residents can spend time. “Our gentle, open librarians create a welcoming environment for all people,” said Head of Children’s […]

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