Back to School—For All Ages!

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Lincolnwood’s School District 74 opens its doors to students this Wednesday, and teachers are busy writing lesson plans and decorating classrooms in preparation for a new school year. SD74 families, look for a special message from our children’s librarians in the library newsletter that is on its way to your mailbox.

But what if you’re too young or too old for SD74? Sharpen your pencils and come to the library (or library website) for a wide array of new classes and educational opportunities this fall!

For our youngest residents, from birth through age two, we offer Baby Bookworms on Wednesday mornings. The first fall session runs for three weeks, starting on September 10. We are also pleased to welcome Celeste Roy to Lincolnwood for Everybody Move! on Thursday mornings; the eight-week session begins September 11.

For the preschool set, our popular story programs continue with fall sessions of Stories & More and Friday Preschool Fun beginning the week of September 8. If you don’t have time to commit to these sessions, save the date for Saturday Stories on the second Saturday of each month, starting on September 13.

Students who commute to Niles West or other area high schools can still take advantage of their hometown library. Need last-minute, teacher-approved sources for research papers? Your Lincolnwood library card takes you way beyond Wikipedia, giving you access to encyclopedias, academic journals, and more via Resources by Topic for Grades 7-12. When the time comes, stop by the library to browse AP, ACT, SAT, and other test guides—along with college prep books!—in the 378 section of our Adult Non-Fiction department.

College-bound students probably shouldn’t risk bringing library books to distant dorm rooms, but library eBooks can go anywhere! Visit MyMediaMall and search “college” for titles you can download to your tablet or eReader, such as Who Moved My Laundry? A Day-by-day Guide to your First Year of College Life by Susan S. Fitzgerald, or even the I Love Trader Joe’s College Cookbook.

Adults who still get that back-to-school itch are in luck, as the library introduces a full slate of new technology classes this fall. Watch for the listing in our newsletter or check our online calendar for details. Looking for advanced topics or self-paced instruction? Visit us to explore the library’s video station, where you can follow engaging, top-quality courses—taught by recognized industry experts—on topics like digital photography, programming, and animation.

Also new this month: online registration for all library programs, making it even easier to learn and have fun with us. See you soon, pencils (or smartphones) at the ready!