Reading By Design

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Our Summer Reading Program has started and we are so excited!! This year’s theme, Reading By Design, highlights the creativity of authors, artists, architects, and everyone who makes our world a more livable, accessible, and beautiful place. We hope this year’s Summer Reading program and all our wonderful programs inspire you to explore your own design creativity!

Participating in the Summer Reading program is easy! To start, simply pick up a challenge card and reading log at the Library – and you’re ready to go! You’ll also get a Reading By Design t-shirt and, if you’ve got your Lincolnwood Library card in hand, your first (of hopefully many) raffle tickets. Record your reading and design achievements on your cards, then come check in with us to earn more raffle tickets! Check our online newsletter for full details and programs.

Also in the newsletter are some great books recommended by your Lincolnwood librarians – all about design!

You absolutely cannot go wrong introducing yourself to Rosie Revere, Engineer, a voracious inventing engineer who will teach you that it’s good to make mistakes, and to fail – because that’s how successes happen! In the novel Shadowshaper, a girl named Sierra learns of her magical ability (shadowshaping, if you didn’t guess from the title) when neighborhood murals she has painted begin to change and prematurely fade. On the Niles West summer list is one of our librarians’ favorites, The Serpent King – which, among its many unforgettable characters, features a fashion blogger whose sense of perfect design is impeccable. We can’t talk design without mentioning Lego – so of course we’ve featured Lego Architecture: the Visual Guide, but have many more Lego books available for checkout!

Stay tuned for more design-related content throughout the summer… coming soon is a lobby shelving design improvement!