Black Panther Soundtrack Available on hoopla!

With the success of the Black Panther movie, it is no surprise that the accompanying album has been extremely popular. Over 154,000 copies sold in the first week alone. Curated by Grammy-winning artist Kendrick Lamar, the album showcases a plethora of different voices and styles. Many artists are familiar to most including SZA, The Weeknd,…

The Aspen Drive Library Expansion Project

Library Director David Archer makes his podcast premiere! We chat about the recently announced Aspen Drive Library construction project. Find out what the expanded Vernon Hills library will look like, the needs that will be addressed, and learn what kind of planning and preparation go into a community construction project. Visit the library’s Aspen Expansion…

Our Favorite Books of 2017

Each year Jo Hansen meticulously culls, analyses, organizes, edits, and publishes our selections for the year’s best Fiction and Nonfiction. 2017 produced the library’s largest booklets yet! Jo comes back onto the podcast to talk about how the booklets were compiled, our year in books, and highlight a few of the titles you’ll find in…

2017: A great year for books

So many books, so little time. If you find yourself in this predicament, your library staff hopes to make your reading wish list even longer! With the holiday season upon us, our annual staff favorites are back. The reference desks at Cook Park Library and Aspen Drive Library once again shared their favorite books of…