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Root for the Underdogs

Root for the Underdogs: Inspiring True Stories Underdog /ˈʌndɚˌdɑːg/  (noun) Plural: underdogs 1 : a person, team, etc., that is expected to lose a contest or battleI always root for the underdog instead of the favorite. 2 : a less powerful person or thing that...

AAPI Heritage Month

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, a time to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions and culture of people of Asian and Pacific Islander descent. Beginning as Asian/Pacific American...

StoryWalk: New Story at The Nature Institute!

Meet us at The Nature Institute for a new StoryWalk story: Grumpy Monkey: Spring Fever by Suzanne Lang. StoryWalk is posted along the Frog Trail at the Nature Institute, located at 2213 South Levis Lane in Godfrey. StoryWalk is an innovative and delightful way for...

Illinois Emerging Writers Competition

Secretary of State and State Librarian Alexi Giannoulias is pleased to announce the Illinois Emerging Writers Competition, Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award. Named for the late award-winning poet and Illinois Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Brooks, the contest promotes creative...

High Fantasy

High Fantasy April 2024 High fantasy is defined by its epic nature, taking place in a world totally unlike ours with fantastical creatures, magic, or unearthly technology. Stories in the high fantasy genre have the power to transport you to an unknown place and...