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Park Re-dedication, Library Field Day and Family Concert at Dee Park!

Niles-Maine District Library is not only a great library, it runs in good company—with, for example, its partner the Golf Maine Park District. They will combine their talents on Saturday, June 16 at a gala event open to all. What’s the occasion? The newly renovated Dee Park Recreation Center (9229 W. Emerson Street, Des Plaines—the […]

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YA Gets Real and Deals with Mental Health Issues – Part Three

In the last two blogs, in celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month, we looked at some of the great YA fiction which presents characters whose lives are touched by disorders. But is not all the Niles-Maine District Library—or, indeed, the entire library consortium to which we belong–can offer. There are also nonfiction resources on the […]

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YA Gets Real and Deals with Mental Health Issues – Part Two

Last week, in celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month, we began talking about YA novels whose lead characters manage mental health conditions. Let’s meet some of these characters. The heroine of Melina Marchetta’s Saving Francesca has a mother battling depression and sometimes unable to get out of bed. But, despite the long shadow of major […]

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