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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Library closed Sunday and Monday

Just a reminder that the Roselle Public Library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Sunday and; Monday, May 28 and 29, 2017. The Library will re-open on Tuesday, May 30, at 9:30 a.m.
A list of the Library's observed holidays can be found on our website.

Remember that many Library services are available on our website even when the building is closed: the catalog, information resources, downloadable eBooks, eAudiobooks and music, and lots more!
Visit our website and explore.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Library Blood Drive Reminder



We are one week away from our Blood Drive here at the Roselle Public Library!

Time slots are still available via the Heartland Blood Center website and patrons can sign up in person at the Library's front desk. Walk-ins will also be welcomed.

If you are planning to attend, remember to bring a valid photo ID and ensure he or she is feeling healthy and ready to donate.

If you have any questions reach out to Samantha at 630-529-1641.


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Library closed for Memorial Day

Roselle Public Library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Sunday and Monday, May 28 and 29, 2017. The Library will re-open on Tuesday, May 30, at 9:30 a.m.
A list of the Library's observed holidays can be found on our website.

Remember that many Library services are available on our website even when the building is closed: the catalog, information resources, downloadable eBooks, eAudiobooks and music, and lots more!
Visit our website and explore.

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Do you know how much electricity you use?

Borrow a Kill-A-Watt energy meter from the Library and find out!

Roselle Public Library has four Kill-A-Watt energy meters available for check-out. Use the meters to measure how much electricity your household appliances and electronics consume.

The meters are simple to use; plug the meter into a household outlet, plug your appliance or electronic device into the meter and read the screen. That's all there is to it.

The meters are available through a donation from ComEd’s Smart Ideas for Your Home program.

C'mon in and check one out! Roselle Public Library is located at 40 S. Park Street, Roselle, IL. 630-529-1641.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Try the new touchscreen catalog station

The Library is evaluating a new touchscreen catalog and Internet station and we welcome your input!

Like the laptops that are available for in-house borrowing, the touchscreen station accesses the catalog and Internet via the Wi-Fi network. It prints to the public printer in Adult Services.

The station is temporarily located near the Spanish/Polish collection. Basic instructions are nearby.Next time you visit the Library, give it a try and let us know what you think.

The Library is located at 40 South Park Street, Roselle, IL 60172.
For more information, call 630-529-1641.

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Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Library Blood Drive


Schedule your donation now for the Library's blood drive on Thursday, June 1st! The Heartland Blood Center will be here in the Meeting Room from 1:00 - 5:00 PM.

Register yourself online, at the Library, or walk-in during the blood drive. All prospective donors must present valid photo identification (driver's license, state ID, etc.) and arrive in good health, ready to give.

Donated blood is crucial for people undergoing cancer treatment, bone marrow and liver transplants, cardiovascular surgery, as well as those hospitalized following car accidents and other serious injuries. Our local hospitals need blood all year round, but demand increases around major holidays like Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, and Labor Day, when emergency room visits spike.

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Employment opportunity: Public Services Assistant

Roselle Public Library District is looking for a part-time Public Services Assistant to work an average of 15 hours per week, primarily evening and weekend hours. This is a paraprofessional position in the Reference & Adult Services Department.

For specific requirements and contact information, see the position posting on the Library's Employment Opportunities page.

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Saturday, May 06, 2017

Transfer old home movies from VHS to DVD @ the Library

Now you can preserve old memories here at the Library!

Roselle Public Library patrons can now convert home videos to DVD for free! Preserve your precious memories and make it easier to share those memories with children and grandchildren. Library staff will help you get started and walk you through the process using the Library's in-house equipment so you can transfer home videos to DVD by yourself.
Copyright restrictions apply. Discs are available to purchase.

Call the Reference Desk (630.529.1641 x*211) for more information or to make an appointment to use the VHS to DVD transfer station.
Roselle Public Library is located at 40 S. Park Street, Roselle, IL 60172.

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Check out a laptop for in-Library use

The Library has three laptops available for in-Library use by Roselle Library card holders.

The Windows 7 laptops are loaded with Office 2010 applications (Word, Excel, Access, Publisher and PowerPoint) and a choice of web browsers including Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. An external DVD drive is available on request. Internet access is enabled through the Library's Wi-Fi network. Printing is available via the Library's remote printing service. The laptops work just like our public Internet computers, except that you are not tied to a desk.

Stop by the Circulation Desk; check out a laptop and give it a try!
The Library is located at 40 South Park Street, Roselle, IL 60172.
Questions? Call 630-529-1641, press 2.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Find it in the Chicago Tribune

Trying to remember an article you read? Looking for an obituary?

Your Library subscribes to The Chicago Tribune, a searchable database provided by Proquest. It includes full text articles from Jan. 1, 1985 to the present. You have access to not only top news stories but also the information contained on the various sections of the paper, including obituaries and death notices to help find ancestors, relatives, and notable figures.

You'll be amazed what you can find. All you need is your Library card and PIN.
Try it today!

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Notary service available at yoru Library

Need something notarized?  A Notary Public is usually available at the Adult Services Reference Desk whenever the Library is open?
This is a free service from your Library, but please call to confirm that a notary is available before you come in.
Roselle Public Library is located at 40 S. Park Street, Roselle, IL. Call 630-529-1641 x *211 for more information.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Join us Saturday for Garden Day at the Library!

Join us Saturday, April 29, at 1:30 p.m. for a celebration of gardening & conservancy brought to you by the Roselle Park District Garden Club & Roselle Public Library!

1:30 p.m. - Adults - Listen to a presentation by naturalist Marge Trocki, from Lyman Woods Nature Center, to learn what challenges honeybees face and some of the things that we can do to help them.

1:30 p.m. - Kids in grades K-5 - Experience the wonderful world of bees, while making a house for mason bees, plant flower seeds, hear stories, and have an un-bee-lievable snack.

2:30 p.m. - Adults - Create a simple home for mason bees to hang in your garden!

Registration is required for Garden Day programs.

The Library is located at 40 South Park Street, Roselle IL 60172.

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Don't miss the Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale - Saturday & Sunday

There's something for everyone at the Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale.


Come see what you will discover? Saturday, April 22, 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.; Sunday, April 23, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.


Funds raised from this and other sales hosted by the Friends of the Library help support various Library programs, including Summer Reading programs for all ages and the popular Grandparents Got Game.


For more information about the Friends of the Roselle Public Library or this book sale, please contact the Roselle Public Library, 630-529-1641, or visit the Friends page on the Library website. The Library is located at 40 South Park Street, Roselle IL 60172.

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Check out a hotspot!

Users of Roselle Public Library rely on their Library to borrow books, movies, music, and more – and now, users can even check out the Internet! Library card holders can borrow a portable mobile hotspot for free Internet access for a week.

The hotspot is small enough to fit in a pocket, but powerful enough to connect up to 10 Wi-Fi devices simultaneously – smart phones, notebook and tablet computers, printers, cameras, e-book readers, etc. – for up to 10 hours of continuous use with bandwidth comparable to in-home high speed internet service. The 4G LTE hotspot connects via the Sprint network so users enjoy long-range Wi-Fi, both indoors and out for hours of connectivity while on-the-go.

"This is the easiest technology ever," said one enthusiastic user.

Roselle Library card holders can check out the mobile hotspot for a week at a time. Place a hold on the hotspot through the Library catalog, or call 630-529-1641 for more information.
Roselle Public Library is located at 40 S. Park Street, Roselle, IL.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Voter Registration at the Library

The April election is history, but there is always another opportunity to exercise your right to vote. The General Primary Election is coming up in March 2018 and the next General Election in November 2018, for the election of Federal, State and County officials.

If you have not registered to vote, stop in. Registrars are always available when the Library is open.

To register to vote or change your voter registration, you must be a citizen of the United States; reside in your precinct for 30 days as of the next election; be 18 years of age by election day; and bring 2 forms of ID, one with your current address.

The Library is located at 40 South Park Street in Roselle. Call 630-529-1641, x *222 for more information. 

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Help with your iPhone and more!

Anytime is a great time to learn new skills or brush up on some old ones. Atomic Training, an online resource from your Library, is a video-based training resource covering social media, mobile apps and more than 500 of today's most popular software applications from Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, Google, and more, for both PCs and Macs.

You'll find:
  • All the latest offerings — Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, Google, and more. 
  • Valuable job training — Improve job skills with in-depth training on Excel and Photoshop, or learn valuable social media techniques with tutorials on Twitter, blogging, and podcasting. 
  • Mobile training — Learn how to use your iPhone, iPad and other mobile devices. 
All from the comfort of your home, or anywhere you have Internet access; anytime, at your convenience.
All you need is your Library card and PIN.
Try it today!

 If you prefer personal training, the Library offers one-on-one training on basic computer, email and internet skills. Call Marcia, 630-529-1641 x *211 to schedule a 45-minute individual session at a mutually convenient time.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

New Selection in Popup Picks

Access even more eBooks thanks to RAILS (Reaching Across Illinois Library System)! The same system that brought you eRead Illinois has partnered with Bibliolabs to give all Illinois residents access to titles not available through either eRead Illinois or eMediaLibrary - Popup Picks!

The Popup Picks collections change quarterly with new titles every 3 months selected by Illinois librarians.

The newly curated collections are here! From now until July 2017, check out Kids Only!, Young Adult, City Spotlight, On the Go, and many more! And just in time for C2E2 – fangirls and fanboys will want to peruse Comic & Graphic Novels. This might just be our favorite collection so far! Popup Picks is the first of its kind in the country. Check out our current batch of books before they’re gone! 

Download the apps for your Apple, Android or Amazon device, or read right on your computer. Check out Popup Picks now!

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