The Teen Advisory Board: Build your own model TARDIS, fight off zombies, build marshmallow blasters: the sky is the limit!

Next Meeting: Monday, November 24th, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

If you're a teen between ages 13-18 and are interested in things like building your own model TARDIS, planning a zombie invasion of the library, making a domino book chain like the above, planning library programs, or any other number of fun activities then you are invited to join the Teen Advisory Board. Time spent volunteering for the board counts towards National Honor Society hours.

Completed applications should be returned to the Adult Services Desk.

Carol Stream Christmas Sharing Program

Donations accepted until December 9th

Christmas Sharing is a Village sponsored event that allows Carol Stream residents to share with other Carol Stream residents who may need assistance during the holiday season. The link above includes a list of all the items accepted for this program. Items include unwrapped toys, non-perishable food items, unopened hygiene products, unused paper towels and toilet paper, and more.

Donations can be dropped off at the library until December 9th.

Seasons of Carol Stream Photo Contest

Contest to be Judged Today and Tomorrow.
Winners will be notified shortly thereafter.


Thank you to everyone who participated in the seasons of Carol Stream Photo contest, the library had a lot of really strong entries! The judges will be making their decisions on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. The contest will be judged by Paul Cotton of Joe Cotton Ford and Mary Hudspeath, the president of the Friends of the Library. The winners will then be announced on the website.

For anyone interested in seeing the entries, they will be displayed at the library starting on December 7th at the holiday open house and then throughout the rest of the month.

Photo Contest is sponsored by Joe Cotton Ford,
in celebration of their 40th Anniversary in Carol Stream.


NaNoWriMo: It's Finally Time to Write that Novel!

All Month Long in November!

Have you ever wanted to write a novel? Every November, writers from around the world try to write a 50,000 word novel during National Novel Writing Month. Visit libraries participating in the NaperWriMo Library Crawl to earn entries in a prize drawing. To register for National Novel Writing Month, visit For more information about the Library Crawl, visit

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If you love Facebook and want to keep up-to-date with all the goings on at the Carol Stream Public Library, then follow the library's page! We post about library events, reading recommendations, book & movie news, and a whole lot more! See you in cyberspace!

Mama Llama reading

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

For children birth to age 5.

Road Construction Detours

The Illini Street Bridge is now open.
Construction on Gary Ave. continues and traffic patterns may change.
Work in and around Armstrong Park also continues, so please allow additional time in your travels.

Map your own route.

You can also use our online books and magazines or online databases from home.

eMagazines, eBooks, and Online

Check out these new resources.

Hoopla is Here!

Atomic Training

OneClick Digital ebooks and eaudiobooks

Zinio - emagazines

English Conversation Practice for ESL

Meets Tuesdays from 10:00-11:30 a.m.
(please check the Library calendar for meeting dates)

English practice for ESL learners at all levels offered in partnership with Literacy Dupage. No signup or preparation is necessary. All English as a second language learners are welcome and library membership is not required. Come when you can. This is an ongoing program.

LearningExpress 3.0
and Job & Career Accelerator

LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice test, and eBooks to help all ages. Job & Career Accelerator offers job search and workplace skills improvement.

Create an account on the new platforms to keep track of your progress.