Your Vote is Your Voice

The next election involving Berwyn residents is a consolidated primary election on

February 28, 2017

You may vote early at these locations, source: Cook County Clerk webpage


The Best Books of 2016


Do you love lists as much as I do? Here are some lists of best books…

The 10 Best from The New York Times

The 13 Best from Harper’s Bazaar

The 10 Best from The Washington Post

Best Books of 2016 from Publisher’s Weekly

Best Fiction from The Kirkus Review

Tell us the best book you read last year in the comments…

It’s Time to Vote 2016!


Election day is fast approaching!

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 we will elect our new president.

Ballot Ready is a great site to learn about all of your candidates and their views on issues.

Several locations offering early voting also offer grace period registration, which means you can register to vote and vote that same day. More information can be found here.

Early voting sites can be found here

Our two nearest sites are

Berwyn City Hall at 6700 W. 26th St


The Stickney-Forest View Public Library

the  times and dates are:




We love the new trend in social media where we get to post what three fictional characters best describe us. Please tell us your three in the comments below!

Deb:  Clarice Starling: The Silence of the  Lambs,  Louisa Clark: Me Before You, and Scout Finch: To Kill a Mockingbird


Kristen: Hermione: The Harry Potter series, Novalee Nation: Where the Heart Is, and Hazel Grace: The Fault in Our Stars


Mary: Dorothy Parker, Temperance Brennan: Bones, and Alice: Alice in Wonderland


 Verna:  Lizzie: Pride and Prejudice, Badger: The Wind in the Willows, and Princess Giselle: Enchanted

Banned Books Week

Celebrate Your Freedom To Read  

Banned Books Week

September 25- October 1, 2016


Most Americans would be surprised to know that some people believe they have the right to determine what others read. Books are challenged everyday at schools and libraries across the US.

The American Library Association or the ALA designates a week each year to bring special attention to these books in order for all people to celebrate their freedom by reading a book that others have deemed unacceptable. The ALA states that the purpose of Banned Books Week is to,

“highlight the value of free and open access to information and bring together the entire book community; librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types, in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.”

So join us and celebrate your freedom by visiting the library today and checking out a book from one of our Banned Books Week displays.

Here is a list of frequently challenged books.