Summer Reading Staff Picks
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Summer Reading Staff Picks

Looking for a great summer read? Ask an AAPLD staff member! We love books—reading them, talking about them, and recommending them!  Since summer is prime reading season, members of the Adult Services staff would like to share some of our favorite recent reads, and audiobook listens. If you haven’t signed up for 2022 Summer Reading yet, learn more here, or […]

Celebrate National Library Week with The Big Library Read!
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Celebrate National Library Week with The Big Library Read!

It’s National Library Week, and what better way to feel the library love than by joining an international celebration of reading? The Big Library Read is the world’s largest digital book club, with over 20,000 libraries participating, including Algonquin Area Public Library District. Taking part is easy. Between April 4 -18, use the Libby digital library app to download the […]

Join The Spring Fling Reading Challenge!
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Join The Spring Fling Reading Challenge!

Spring forward into a new reading challenge for adults, running April 1- May 15 at Algonquin Area Public Library. The Spring Fling Reading Challenge invites you to give your reading a seasonal refresh, with a BINGO game that combines reading and simple activities, to complete up to five horizontal, vertical, or diagonal rows. For each completed row, you’ll be entered […]

A Month to Make Her-Story!
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A Month to Make Her-Story!

A powerful and revered First Lady. The first Latina U.S. Supreme Court justice. A ground-breaking comedian. These are just a few of the fascinating women you can discover this month at Algonquin Area Public Library. March is Women’s History Month, and a great opportunity to learn about the contributions women have made to our nation, and to history. Whether its […]

Discover a Hidden Gem!
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Discover a Hidden Gem!

While releases by best-selling authors, and critically-acclaimed “buzz books” grabbed the spotlight in 2021, there are plenty of great releases still waiting to be discovered. Meet the Overlooked Books of 2021! These include books from nearly every fiction genre, plus non-fiction on a variety of topics, from exploring Mount Everest to a memoir by a professional gambler. We’ve created a […]

Our Most Popular Items for 2021
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The Check-out Champs of 2021!

Happy New Year, and welcome to our annual In Case You Missed It list of AAPLD’s Top 50 most checked-out Adult Fiction, Young Adult Fiction and DVD/Blu-Ray titles for 2021! Most of the items were released in 2021, but you’ll also find perennial favorites, and a few surprises on our lists. How many have you seen or read? We’ve profiled […]