July 23rd, 2014

Beachfront Libraries are the Best Idea…Ever.

Via Huffington Post Books:

"Beachfront libraries are an ingenious addition to shorelines around the world. Forget your book? Go grab a replacement. Finished your latest read? No worries, many choices await you."

June 10th, 2014

Summer Learning Challenge — “Explore & Roar” 

Alright, Chicago kids. We’ve got some reading to do. Our Summer Learning Challenge runs through August 2nd. Read 20 minutes a day, complete activities in the Explorer Guide and win prizes! 

And this year’s additional perk (for mom and dad): Jimmy Fallon & The Tonight Show will film in Chicago if kids read enough minutes equivalent to 2.4 million books.

Sign up and get reading: http://chicago-kids-2014.bibliocommons.com/ 

May 16th, 2014

Inked. 

For now, we here at the Library will stick to words on paper, but some people can’t resist inking their favorite literary references. Talk about daily inspiration!

May 1st, 2014

Apple Announces “CarPlay” 

Soon, iPhone users will be able to sync their phones to their car touchscreen, which will interface just like an iPhone. Users will be able to access text messages, music, maps, contacts — and most importantly audiobooks! — with the help of Siri. 

Prepare yourself and your book queue.

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