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Great Escape: Read a Book

It's National Library Week and we want to remind you that sometimes the best escape is into your mind, via the story in a good book.

You have always been able to borrow books from your local library. Armed with a library card, you can take out books and escape as often as you have time to read. It's also been some time now that you can buy books at your library. Most libraries, including the , have a book cart and people can buy books, usually from 25 cents to one dollar.

At the Channahon branch of Three Rivers Library, the books that are for sale have been moved into their own room. Each book, no matter if it is softcover or hardcover, is 25 cents. You can also fill a bag for a dollar. Any bag.

You can bring in your own bag," Three Rivers Public Library District Assistant Director Lauren M. Offerman said. "It's very popular; we pretty much get donations continuously, so there's always new stuff."

In addition to books, the book room has records, books on tape and other items for sale.

And, if the thought of reading alone is unappealing, you can join one of the book discussion groups at your libary.

The Shorewood-Troy Public Library is having a discussion about "The Lake Shore Limited" at 7 p.m. tonight. Three Rivers Library has a book discussion group once a month and will be adding an additional one in the summer. Lastly, the Shorewood-Troy Public Library is pairing up with Plainfield, Joliet and Fountaindale libraries to host The Great Read.

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