Naperville Public Library Blog

September 2, 2016 - 11:40 — ShannonMcNaperville

Stories of survival in extreme circumstances can make for gripping reads: they capture our imaginations, make us root for the characters in peril and keep us on the edge of our seats, not to mentio

August 12, 2016 - 11:55 — ShannonMcNaperville

Summer's coming to an end, and you know what that means: Back to school!

July 15, 2016 - 11:13 — ShannonMcNaperville

Small towns can provide both perks (knowing all your neighbors; a sense of camaraderie) and pitfalls (lack of privacy; not much to do). Small towns persist as popular settings for fiction books!

July 1, 2016 - 10:01 — ShannonMcNaperville

The sense of smell is our oldest sense and can evoke powerful reactions: one whiff of a lilac bush or a certain cookie recipe might catapult you straight back to childhood!

June 17, 2016 - 13:09 — ShannonMcNaperville

There's a reason cats were worshipped by ancient societies: they're fabulous!

June 3, 2016 - 15:56 — ShannonMcNaperville

We all need a sprinkling of fairy dust in our lives now and then!

April 15, 2016 - 10:15 — ShannonMcNaperville

Many popular programs and miniseries on television were inspired by the written word! So if you enjoyed these shows pick up the books that brought them about!

April 8, 2016 - 15:09 — ShannonMcNaperville

The World's Fair was held in various cities (including in Chicago, more than once!) to showcase modern technology and other novelties.

March 25, 2016 - 11:21 — ShannonMcNaperville

We know not to judge a book by its cover, but how about its title? A book's title can be ambiguous, forgettable, or it might absolutely the reason you pick up the book!

February 26, 2016 - 10:46 — ShannonMcNaperville

Do you like your science fiction with a twist of history? Then steampunk is for you!