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Lisa Robinson

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On Wednesday, May 22 we held our first public meeting for the Lake County Multi-Use Building project. The meeting was attended by approximately 60 people, food was provided as well as childcare, Spanish interpretation, and a virtual option and went over the very basics of this project. 

This study is to determine what the possibilities are for a Lake County Multi-Use building that would potentially include the library, senior center, aquatic center, and more. We'll be looking into different potential sites in the county as well as conducting community needs assessments so that we can match costs and benefits to the community needs. 

At this stage no features are set/guaranteed. This is a living process that will change as we do more research and as we get more feedback from residents like you!

The team we chose to lead us through this process (OLC) was selected after a public RFP process last year. The team selected is lead by OLC (architecht of record) and also includes Anderson Hallas Architects (library specialists), PROS Consulting (market study/operations proforma), and Counsilman-Hunsaker (aquatics specialist). In addition to their collective expertise in municipal buildings like this project, they stressed the priority of wanting community involvement to help guide the process. We want this project to benefit Lake County residents for generations to come and feedback is vital to making this a place everyone looks forward to using. 

To keep up with this 6-9 month long study process, the team is curating a website just for us! Click this link to view the website, read about the process, and access the Q&A section

El miércoles 22 de Mayo celebramos nuestra primera reunión pública para el proyecto del edificio de usos múltiples del condado de Lake. A la reunión asistieron aproximadamente 60 personas, se proporcionó comida, cuidado de niños, interpretación en español y una opción virtual y se repasaron los conceptos básicos de este proyecto. 

Este estudio tiene como objetivo determinar cuáles son las posibilidades para un edificio de usos múltiples del condado de Lake que potencialmente incluiría la biblioteca, el centro para personas mayores, el centro acuático y más. Examinaremos diferentes sitios potenciales en el condado y realizaremos evaluaciones de las necesidades de la comunidad para que podamos igualar los costos y beneficios con las necesidades de la comunidad. 

En esta etapa no hay funciones establecidas/garantizadas. ¡Este es un proceso vivo que cambiará a medida que investiguemos más y recibamos más comentarios de residentes como usted!

El equipo que elegimos para guiarnos a través de este proceso (OLC) fue seleccionado después de un proceso público de RFP el año pasado. El equipo seleccionado está dirigido por OLC (arquitecto de registro) y también incluye a Anderson Hallas Architects (especialistas en bibliotecas), PROS Consulting (estudio de mercado/proforma de operaciones) y Counsilman-Hunsaker (especialista en deportes acuáticos). Además de su experiencia colectiva en edificios municipales como este proyecto, enfatizaron la prioridad de querer la participación de la comunidad para ayudar a guiar el proceso. Queremos que este proyecto beneficie a los residentes del condado de Lake para las generaciones venideras y los comentarios son vitales para hacer de este un lugar que todos esperan usar. 

Para mantenerse al día con este proceso de estudio de 6 a 9 meses, ¡el equipo está seleccionando un sitio web solo para nosotros! Haga clic en este enlace para ver el sitio web, leer sobre el proceso y acceder a la sección de preguntas y respuestas.


Lanna Gonzales

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Banned Books 2024: A Celebration of Freedom and Literature with Erika Sanchez

We are thrilled to announce a milestone event in the advocacy for freedom of expression and literature: Banned Books 2024. This year, we take our celebration to new heights by welcoming the esteemed Erika Sanchez, a renowned advocate for literary freedom and an acclaimed author whose works have inspired countless readers.

A Champion of Literary Expression and Representation

Erika Sanchez has long been a vocal champion against the censorship of literature, using her voice and writings to illuminate the critical issues surrounding banned/challenged books, as well as Latina representation. Her commitment to defending the right to read and her contributions to literature make her an exemplary figure to lead our celebration.

Banned Books Week 2024

Banned Books Week is an annual event that celebrates the freedom to read. It highlights the value of free and open access to information, while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted banning of books across the United States. The 2024 celebration, hosted by our organization, aims to not only raise awareness of the ongoing battle against book censorship but also to celebrate the victories won by authors, librarians, teachers, and readers who fight for everyone's right to read freely.

An Evening with Erika Sanchez

The highlight of Banned Books 2024 will be an exclusive event featuring Erika Sanchez. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to engage in discussions about the impact of censorship, the importance of accessible literature for all, and the powerful role that storytelling plays in challenging societal norms and sparking change. Erika will share her personal experiences with censorship and the inspiration behind her work. This will be an enlightening session for readers, writers, educators, and advocates alike, offering deep insights into the significance of protecting our literary culture.

Join Us in Celebration

Banned Books 2024 promises to be an unforgettable celebration of literature, freedom, and the collective effort to resist censorship. We invite everyone to join us in this important event, to stand united in the belief that every voice deserves to be heard and every story deserves to be told. The event will be held at FREIGHT on September 19th at 5pm. Dinner will be provided. 

About Our Organization

We are dedicated to promoting literacy, freedom of expression, representation and the fight against censorship. Through events like Banned Books Week, we aim to foster a community that values diverse voices and stories, advocating for a world where literature remains free and accessible to all. Join us in celebrating the power of words and the unyielding spirit of those who write, read, and fight for them! 


Lanna Gonzales

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Here are the most current bestsellers according to Publisher’s Weekly:


1. Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear

2. Iron Flame by Rebecca Yarros

3. Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros    

4. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J MaasThe Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros

5. Sanctuary of the Shadow by Aurora Ascher 

6. Icebreaker by Hannah Grace

7. A Court of Mist & Fury by Sarah J Maas

8. The Housemaid by Freida McFadden

9. Holmes, Marple & Poe: The Greatest Crime-Solving Team of the 21st Century by James Patterson

10. The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride




Lanna Gonzales

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Here are the most current bestsellers according to Publisher’s Weekly:


1. Winter Turning: A Graphic Novel (Wings of Fire Graphic Novel #7) by Tui T Sutherland

2. Ruthless Vows by Rebecca Ross

3. Iron Flame by Rebecca Yarros    

4. The Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros

5. The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride

6. Icebreaker by Hannah Grace

7. Dinner Tonight: 100 Simple, Healthy Recipes for Every Night of the Week by Alex Snodgrass

8. Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear

9. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

10. The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder by David Grann



Lanna Gonzales

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Dear library lovers!

We are happy to announce that in 2024 we will be conducting a feasibility study for a new building in full partnership with PROS (Parks Rec and Open Spaces) and the Senior Center

For this collaborative project, we will be evaluating the feasibility of a multi use building that will include:

  • Library

  • Recreation center

  • Aquatic center

  • Senior Center

  • Cafe and kitchen space

  • Child Care center

The study will be led by OLC and Anderson + Hallas and will take place over the course of about 9 months. They will also be working with a number of specialized contractors, such as Counsilman Husaker, who will be providing the evaluation of the aquatic center. 

There will be 3 phases:

  • Phase 1: Project Overview, market analysis, needs assessment, initial program development:

    • Demographic analysis

    • Service provider gap analysis

    • Initial Budget evaluation

  • Phase 2: Programming, Master Planning/Design, Site Analysis, and Cost Estimates to Proceed

    • Program analysis

    • Concept design

    • Site Determination

    • Project capital cost

  • Phase 3: Operation Analysis, Funding Evaluation, Final Report

    • Partnership identification and funding strategy 

    • Detailed financial plan

Most importantly, there will be robust public engagement throughout the study that will include:

  • In-person and virtual meetings

  • Partnership building

  • Social media

  • Media relations

  • Website

To access the full proposal - click hereWe will be seeking public opinion and hope as library and community members, you will vocalize your wants and needs when the time comes. 



Queridos amantes de la biblioteca!

¡Nos complace anunciar que en 2024 realizaremos un estudio de viabilidad para un nuevo edificio!

Este es un proyecto de colaboración con PROS y el Centro para personas mayores y evaluaremos la viabilidad de un edificio de usos múltiples que incluirá:

  • Biblioteca

  • Centro de recreación

  • Centro acuático

  • Centro de la tercer edad

  • Espacio de cafetería y cocina

  •  Guarderia

El estudio estará dirigido por OLC y Anderson + Hallas y se llevará a cabo durante aproximadamente nueve meses. También trabajarán con varios contratistas especializados, como Counsilman Husaker, quien realizará la evaluación del centro acuático. 

Habra 3 fases:

  • Fase 1: Descripción general del proyecto, análisis de mercado, evaluación de necesidades, desarrollo inicial del programa:

  • Análisis demográfico

  • Análisis de brechas de proveedores de servicios

  • Evaluación inicial de presupuesto

Fase 2: Programación, planificación/diseño maestro, analisis del sitio y estimaciones de costos para continuar:

  • Análisis del programa

  • Diseño conceptual

  • Determinación del sitio 

  • Costo de capital del proyecto

Fase 3: Análisis de operacion, Evaluacion de financiamiento, Informe final:

  • Estrategia de identificación y financiación de asociaciones 

  • Plan financiero detallado

Lo más importante es que habrá una sólida participation publica durante todo el estudio que incluirá:

  • Reuniones presenciales y vituales 

  • Creación de asociaciones 

  • Medios de comunicación social

  • Relaciones con los medios 

  • Sitio web

Para acceder a la propuesta completa, haga clic aquíBuscaremos la opinión pública y esperamos que, como miembros de la biblioteca y de la comunidad, ustedes expresen sus deseos y necesidades cuando llegue el momento.




Lanna Gonzales

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Here are the most current bestsellers according to Publisher’s Weekly:


1. Cat Kid Comic Club: Influencers by David Pilkey

2. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle 

3. I Love You Like No Otter by Rose Rossner   

4. How to Catch an Elf by Adam Wallace 

5. No Brainer: (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 18) by Jeff Kinney

6. Iron Flame by Rebecca Yarros 

7. The Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros

8. How to Catch a Unicorn by Adam Wallace

9. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel) by Suzanne Collins

10. Moo, Baa, Fa La La La La! by Sandra Boynton



Lanna Gonzales

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Here are the most current bestsellers according to Publisher’s Weekly:


1. Iron Flame by Rebecca Yarros 

2. No Brainer: (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 18) by Jeff Kinney

3. The Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros

4. Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir by Matthew Perry The Woman in Me by Britney Spears 

5. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel) by Suzanne Collins

6. The Woman in Me by Britney Spears 

7. Taylor Swift: A Little Golden Book Biography by Wendy Loggia  

8. The Exchange: After the Firm by John Grisham

9. Inheritance: The Lost Bride Trilogy #1  by Nora Roberts

10. A Court of Thorns & Roses by Sarah J Maas 



Lanna Gonzales

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Check out the new Library of Things items we recently cataloged! 

  • Nintendo Switch (We also have games for checkout!) 

  • Telescope with Solar & Moon filter (Great for the April eclipse!)


Lanna Gonzales

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Here are the most current bestsellers according to Publisher’s Weekly:


1. Iron Flame by Rebecca Yarros 

2. No Brainer: (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 18) by Jeff Kinney

3. The Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros

4. The Woman in Me by Britney Spears 

5. Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir by Matthew Perry 

6. The Edge by David Baldacci

7. The Little Liar by Mitch Albom

8. My Name is Barbara by Barbara Streisand 

9. Fourth Wing (Special Edition) by Rebecca Yarros

10. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel) by Suzanne Collins



Lanna Gonzales

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Here are the most current bestsellers according to Publisher’s Weekly:


1. The Woman in Me by Britney Spears

2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Book 18 by Jeff Kinney

3. Dirty Thirty by Janet Evanovich

4. The Exchange by John Grisham

5. Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir by Matthew Perry 

6. The Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros

7. Big Heart Little Stove by Erin French 

8. Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by Davin Grann

9. The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinner's Ready by Ree Drummond 

10. The Secret: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child

Share Your Thoughts, Pretty Please!


Lisa Robinson

For our next step with our Feasibility Study, we need to hear from you! Our new survey is now live and we can't wait to hear your opinions!

Click our link here to be taken to Counsilman Hunsaker's website (one of the agencies the county has hired to help conduct the study) where you can complete the survey in roughly 15 minutes. The survey allows you to rank features you want in order of importance. 

Your responses will help us formulate plans that meet the community's expectations, needs, and desires in the most supportive way possible. The county wants this to be a place for everyone to be able to enjoy and we can't create that without hearing your voice! 

Field is required.