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Discover Your Library: Find your favorite authors this fall at the library

October is the perfect time to enjoy the fall weather before winter approaches.

Get your curl-up-on-the-couch reading, watching or listening list ready for the upcoming chilly season. If you have not discovered “Author Check” on our catalog home page (under the “Featured” section), you should check it out. It helps you keep track of when your favorite author has published a new book. Whenever the library orders a new book by your favorite author, you will receive an email notification so you can put it on hold.

In addition to this resource, the library has a link on that same home page of the catalog that says “Books for Adults.” Once you click on this link, you can browse various booklists so you can build that fall/winter reading list.

Our reader services librarians can create a personalized reading list ... just for you. That’s right – we can make finding a book even more stress-free. Follow the links to learn more.

Start thinking of the holidays

The Friends of St. Charles Public Library group will be holding its annual fall used book sale Oct. 27 through 29 in the Huntley Meeting Room.

This is the time to start thinking of those holiday gifts as these materials are reasonably priced. There will be books in like-new condition, CDs, DVDs, audio books and even some video games. Remember you are supporting a great organization.

Reading with Chicago Steel
players, Rusty

Attention families: The 2017 Clark Cup champion Chicago Steel hockey team is partnering with our library for a 10-week reading power play in October. The goal of this special reading program is to read daily for an average of 20 minutes during the 10 weeks, for a total of 1,000 minutes.

Reaching this goal earns you a complimentary ticket to a Chicago Steel hockey game. At 1:30 p.m. Oct. 15, Rusty, the Chicago Steel mascot will be here celebrating their 2017 championship win and promoting this amazing program. There will be a few special surprises, so register today. For information about this 10-week program or the event, please call, email or stop by the library’s youth services department.

For more fun and engaging events, visit our website ( or follow us on Facebook (@stcharleslibrary), Twitter (@STCharlesPL) or Instagram (st.charlespubliclibrary).

Edith G. Craig is director of the St. Charles Public Library District. The “Discover Your Library” column runs the second Thursday of each month. Feedback can be sent to

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