Soak up the sun in local sun-drenched courtyards and atriums.
Sit by floor-to-ceiling windows at Morton Arboretum’s Ginko Café in Lisle and gaze out at Meadow Lake or curl up with a good book or magazine in front of second floor windows in Nichols Library in downtown Naperville with a view of the DuPage River.
Invest in your relationships by sending ecards or valentines to important people in your life and tell them how much they mean to you.
Better yet, tell them in person and share a fun experience by spreading joy to rescued animals by visiting one of the local humane societies or the Dog Patch, in Naperville to pet the dogs, cats, and other critters.
“ESCAPE” the cold and armchair travel to tropical places either online or through a book.
Get personalized reading suggestions from your local librarians, such as through the My Next Book program at Lisle Library. Look forward to warmer days and celebrate the joys of baseball with Doug Wilson, author of Let’s Play Two: The Life and Times of Ernie Banks, on Feb. 16, at 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop.