One for the Books

Weekly columns in the Naperville Sun

Hispanic Heritage Month

Opportunities abound to explore Hispanic culture

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in September by choosing a title or two from Naperville Public Library's digital display.

09/15/21    Read more
Board games for children, teens and adults are now available for check out at all three Naperville Public Library locations.

Naperville Public Library brings games to the table

Whether you are looking for classics or modern hobby games, light card games or deep strategy games, children's games or party games, there is something for everyone.

09/01/21    Read more
Naperville Public Library's Sensory NPL app icon surrounded with cute shapes.

App can help people with autism, sensory issues enjoy library visit

For people with autism or sensory processing disorders, going anywhere new can be challenging.

08/25/21    Read more
Cultural Differences in Communication sign with greetings in various languages in the background.

Books reveal how communication is the heart of every human connection

Communication is the essence of relationships. It allows people to not only explain their needs but helps them connect with others throughout their community.

08/11/21    Read more
During a recent Storytime on the Riverwalk, attendees listen to a reading of “Foxy” by Emma Dodd, where a magical fox helps a little girl get ready for the first day of school.

Don't forget about all the ways Naperville library can help as kids head back to school

Pencils are sharpened. Lunches are packed. But does your student have their Naperville Public Librarycard ready to go?

08/18/21    Read more
close-up photography of beige ceramic coffee cup on top of Joseph Heller book

Classic literature is more accessible than readers think

To Kill a Mockingbird. 1984. Pride & Prejudice. Catch-22. Each of these novels is considered a timeless treasure, a piece of literature that impacted generations with its themes and social commentary.

08/04/21    Read more
Shelly Weiser in front of the Community Art Exhibit at Nichols Library.

Master woodcarver's artworks on display at Nichols Library

Naperville Public Library welcomes Shelly Weiser as the latest artist to be featured in the rotatingcommunity art exhibitatNichols Library.

07/28/21    Read more
Harry Potter books strewn all over

Naperville librarians rate how 7 Harry Potter books stack up

In honor of Naperville Public Library's July celebration of "The Party That Shall Not Be Named" and all things Harry Potter, library staff were given the task of ranking each of J.K. Rowling's seven original Harry Potter books.

07/21/21    Read more
Cute cartoon car with books floating in the air.

Need a little entertainment for the road trip? - Relax, there's an audiobook for that

With summer in full swing, the librarians at Naperville Public Library have put together a list of audiobook recommendations for you to enjoy on your next road trip.

07/04/21    Read more
Slanted and striped 'Pride' rainbow-colored typeface with various pride-related vector art.

Naperville library embraces all cultures, orientations, races

Naperville Public Library is committed to providing materials, services and programs that represent a wide array of cultures and experiences so all members of the Naperville community feel included and represented.

06/27/21    Read more
A colorful arch of different colored balloons in the 95th Street Library Children's Department

Is there anything better than reading? Yes, winning prizes for it

Naperville Public Library’s summer reading program is in full swing.

06/20/21    Read more
Children, including Patty Daniel’s grandsons,play on the new virtual play floor during the grand opening on Monday, June 7, 2021.

Nichols Library's new virtual floor space embraces idea that kids learn through play

New virtual play floor dedicated in memory of librarian who advocated forlearning through play.

06/13/21    Read more
Naperville Public Library card held in front of a self-check out computer

Naperville libraries nix overdue fines, but don't push it longer than week

Frequently Asked Questions regarding Naperville Public Library’s elimination of overdue fines.

06/06/21    Read more