Both the Harnish and Eastgate libraries will be closed on Sunday, May 29th and Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day. See you all on Tuesday and be sure to signup for Summer Reading on Wednesday!
The Algonquin Library will be closed on Sunday, April 17th, 2022. We will re-open on Monday, April 18th, 2022 at 9am to business as usual. Have a great holiday weekend!
April 3rd-9th is National Library Week in the USA and we are definitely celebrating here! Teens can participate in this online scavenger hunt to win a small prize at the Adult Services Reference Desk. We also have community puzzles that folks can work on inside both library buildings.
Unfortunately we had to cancel our upcoming Upstander / Anti-Bullying training scheduled for Thursday, March 10th, 2022 due to low sign-ups. This program had six other Fox River Valley libraries participating and only three teens from all six communities — which is pretty small for a pricey program intended to be an interactive group format with breakout discussions. The Zoom […]
The Algonquin Area Public Library District is following Governor Pritzker’s guidance regarding masking. This means that masks are no longer required inside the library buildings as of Monday, February 28th, 2022. That being said, you are totally free to wear a mask if you want to. The choice is yours!
Due to low interest, the Spring 2022 Girls Who Code program series will be canceled. Unfortunately, it does take more than one person to make a club happen! We are sorry for any inconvenience.
We heard that School District 300 is extending their winter break due to an increase in community Covid19 numbers over the break. What a bummer, we cannot seem to catch a break with this crazy virus! It is seriously the worst. Even if you are stuck at home isolating due to an omicron exposure, we have plenty of online and […]
These are the ten most popular teen books at the Algonquin Library in the year 2021….have you read them all? 41 checkouts: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from stories, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin, a High Lord of the faeries. […]
All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson explores his childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia. From the memories of getting his teeth kicked out by bullies at age five, to flea marketing with his loving grandmother, to his first sexual relationships, […]