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May Book Display

Graduate cap diploma

May 2013- Graduation Month

What will be your next adventure?

Check out some of our resources to prepare you for your next stage in life, whether it be continuing onto a four year college or entering the wide fields of work force employment. Todd Library has a large variety of information for you.

Welcome Back!

Welcome back students!

The Todd Library is here to met your research needs.  Need to find books, articles, and other research for a project or paper?  Come to the library on the second floor of Collins Hall or contact us at 630-466-2396.

We’ve also got a library at the Aurora campus on the first floor.  The phone number  is 630-801-4624.


We offer:

  • Research assistance available any time or by appointment
  • Internet terminals
  • Free printing
  • Paperback collection of current fiction
  • “New Books” display
  • Interlibrary Loan for books and articles we don’t have in our collection

See our library hours at


The Sound of a Sentence

As Constance Hale says

The playful language found in children’s books comes naturally to us when we are young.

As we mature, our delight in sounds becomes less visceral.

[W]e often lose the child’s love of chaotic vowels and knocking syllables. Even when writing about poetry, we bog down in the language of academia. Our sentences get longer as we pile up clauses and struggle to state a thesis. Then, in our professional lives, we get tangled up in bureaucratese and forget our innate ability to play with sound and sense.

via The Sound of a Sentence –