Books and More

We're dedicated to encouraging children's love of books and reading. In addition to a wide variety of library programs, we have many resources to help make reading a vital part of kids' lives.


iPads are here!

Parents, did you know the Youth Services Department has iPads that your children can enjoy in the library? These iPads are pre-loaded with fun apps based on popular children’s books as well as other educational activities. Visit us at the Youth Services Desk to find out more!


Check out the Nominees for the 2014 Illinois Children's Choice Awards!

Want to read a nominee for the Monarch, Bluestem, or Rebecca Caudill Award? We've got 'em! These awards are chosen by Illinois children in grades K-8, who read from lists of nominated titles and vote for their favorites. See below for nominees for the 2014 awards:

Monarch Award (Grades K-3)
Monarch Award nominees
Monarch Award nominees on audio
More information on the Monarch Award

Bluestem Award (Grades 3-5)
Bluestem Award nominees
Bluestem Award nominees on audio
More information on the Bluestem Award

Rebecca Caudill Award (Grades 4-8)
Rebecca Caudill Award nominees
Rebecca Caudill Award nominees on audio
More information on the Rebecca Caudill Award


Now Available: Muzzy Online for Kids!

Looking for a comprehensive, interactive and fun way to introduce a new language to your child? The award-winning language program Muzzy is now available online through the Lake Villa District Library website! To get started, all you need is your LVDL card number (found on the back) and click below!


Story Line

Inject a little literature into your day! Call into the library at 847-356-7711 after 5:00 p.m., follow the phone prompts, and listen to a 3- to 5-minute story, told by one of the expert storytellers on the LVDL Youth Services staff. Every two weeks there will be a new story to enjoy!


What to Read Next? 

Need to find a certain type of book to read for school? Just looking for a good story? Try the NoveList K-8 database. NoveList K-8 lets you search for books based on subject, author, number of pages, Lexile range, and more.


Online Reading Fun with TumbleBooks

Parents, are you looking for a fun online reading activity for your kids? Try the TumbleBook Library. TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books that kids can read themselves or have read to them.


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