ILLINOIS LIBRARIES PRESENT:

WED, FEB 8, 7PM, Zoom: Join us for an evening of inspiration and conversation with bestselling and award-winning children’s and young adult author and poet, Kwame Alexander, author of the Newbery Award winning book, The Crossover, Newbery Honor/Caldecott Medal winning book, The Undefeated, The Door of No Return, and most recently, An American Story, for an Illinois Libraries Present event for young people and their families.

About Kwame Alexander: Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, publisher, and New York Times Bestselling author of 36 books, including Swing, Becoming Muhammad Ali, co-authored with James Patterson, Rebound, The Undefeated, The Crossover, and The Door of No Return. A regular contributor to NPR’s Morning Edition, Kwame is the recipient of numerous awards, including The Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, The Coretta Scott King Author Honor, Three NAACP Image Award Nominations, and the 2017 Inaugural Pat Conroy Legacy Award. In 2018, he opened the Barbara E. Alexander Memorial Library and Health Clinic in Ghana, as a part of LEAP for Ghana, an international literacy program he co-founded. He is the writer and executive producer of The Crossover show on Disney+


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The Library is OPEN: 

– Mon-Thurs: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
– Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
– Saturdays: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
– Sundays: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Returning Materials

The library provides books drops in four locations:

  • Hampshire – to the right of the library entrance
  • Burlington – in front of the Post Office
  • Pingree Grove – to the left of the Police Plaza entrance
  • Cambridge Lakes Community Center– at the entrance

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