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Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Adult Book Discussion Group meets next Tuesday

The Adult Book Discussion Group meets Tuesday, February 16, at 7:00 p.m. Join us to discuss One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey. Copies of the book are available to borrow at the Reference Desk.

For information about the Adult Book Discussion Group, contact Marcia Bose at the Library’s Reference Desk, (630) 529-1641, press 3.

Visit the Library's website to see upcoming selections for the Adult Book Discussion Group.

YLP (Youth Lit Picks) Book Discussion meets next Tuesday

YLP, the Youth Lit Picks book group, meets next Tuesday afternoon, February 16, at 4:30 p.m. Join us for a lively discussion of nominees for the Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award and the Abraham Lincoln Award: Illinois' High School Readers' Choice Award.

This month we are reading Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz (Abe) and Will in Scarlet by (Caudill).

For more information about YLP, contact Leann Skeens at the Library’s Ask Me Desk, (630) 529-1641, x *351.

Whether or not you can attend our next meeting (especially if you cannot attend), join our Goodreads Group and share your comments in the online discussion.

Monday, February 08, 2016

Men's Book Discussion meets next Monday

The Men's Book Discussion Group meets Monday, February 15, at 7:00 p.m. This month, the book selection is Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. Copies of the book are available to borrow at the Reference Desk.

For information about the Men's Book Discussion Group, contact John Rimer at the Library’s Reference Desk, (630) 529-1641, press 3.

Visit the Men’s Book Discussion Group on Goodreads for a preview of the discussion questions, information about the author and much more.

Friday, February 05, 2016

Youth Services Department Rejuvenation


Due to a delay at the carpet mill for production and shipping of new carpet tiles, the flooring portion of the Roselle Public Library’s Youth Services Department updating renovation project was delayed until February 15. This project provides new flooring and new lounge furnishings to enhance comfort and usability of the Youth Services Area for those visiting and using the Library. This project is the second phase of continuing rejuvenation projects to up-date and replace worn flooring and furnishings throughout the Library. There will be no public access to the Youth Services Area on the 2nd floor beginning Monday, February 15 This project is now projected to be completed by March 14, 2016.

This phase, renovations in Youth Services, begins with moving a selection of the materials, the Early Learning Center, two of the Youth Internet stations, and two of the game computer stations to an alternate “Youth Services Area” in the Library’s Meeting Rooms. Youth Services Programs scheduled will continue, meeting in an area of the Meeting Rooms set aside for this purpose. Some of the electronic collections – DVD’s, PlayAway Views, Electronic Games, and music CDs – will be found on special displays on the first floor of the Library.

The stairway to the second floor of the Library will also be under construction as the stair covering is replaced. The current stairway flooring is original to the building, from 1981.

The Board of Trustees and Staff of the Roselle Public Library request your patience during this renovation process. For more information and updates as the project proceeds please visit the Library website, or contact Amy Cawley, Executive Director of the Roselle Public Library District at 630-529-1641 extension *311 or via email at

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Learn a new language today!

Bonjour! Hola! Guten tag! Dia duit! Ciao!

Roselle Public Library provides free access to Mango, an online language learning system that teaches real conversation skills for practical communication. Through fun and engaging interactive lessons, Mango makes learning a new language fast, easy and incredibly effective.

こんにちは。 سہ پہر بخیر Добрый день. مساء الخير.

The Mango system is completely web-based and remotely accessible, so you can learn anywhere you have an internet connection — at the library, a coffee shop, or even at home in your jammies. Choose from 71 foreign languages and 20 ESL courses, plus specialty courses like Shakespearean English, Pirate, Biblical Hebrew, Cherokee, and more! Learn actual conversations with real-world applications and hear the words pronounced by native speakers.

All you need is your Roselle library card and PIN. Learn more and access it free at the Library’s website.

Which language will you learn today?

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Register to Vote at the Library

Did you know?

Residents of DuPage and Cook County who are 18 or older may register to vote at the Library.
Proof of identity and address are required.

Please note: Voter registration at the Library closes on Tuesday, February 16th for the election on March 15th.
Other options for registration and early voting are available.
Contact the Circulation Department (630-529-1641, x *222) for more information.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

A Big "Thank You!" to Foundation Donors

The Library Foundation wishes to thank the many individuals and businesses that generously donated to the 2015 Appeal. The Foundation also acknowledges Mr. and Mrs. Francisco Restrepo, Nadine Thornton, John Kness and Deanna Stuart, and Mr. and Mrs. J. Martin for their donations honoring the birthday of Tony Bonavolonta.

With the support of these generous donors, the Foundation will be able to assist the Library in refurbishing the stairway and updating the Children’s Area, as well as continuing to build an endowment for future needs.



Please consider supporting the businesses that support your Library!

See the Library Foundation's web page to learn more about the Foundation and how you can help.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Furniture Giveaway!


The Roselle Public Library District announces a second “Furniture Giveaway” beginning Monday, February 8, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. at the Roselle Public Library, 40 S. Park Street, Roselle, Illinois. This event will assist in the removal of certain items of furniture from the Youth Services area of the Library and other miscellaneous pieces. Included in this event are upholstered lounge seating from Youth Services, child size stools, and three computer tables.

Furniture offered for this “Furniture Giveaway” will be available in the Meeting Room of the Roselle Public Library, 40 S. Park Street, Roselle, Illinois from Monday, February 8 through Friday February 12, 9:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m. If furnishings are gone, the event will end earlier than the final date. Removal is on a “first come first served” basis, and only furniture tagged for removal will be available. Those desiring to remove furniture must check with the staff person supervising the program to inform the Library of the pieces being taken for Library inventory purposes. There will be no reservations or “saving” of specific pieces of furniture. Bring your own vehicles, helpers, moving equipment and tools. Library Staff will not assist in removal of furniture available. There are no limits to how many of the available items a single person or organization may take. Once taken it is yours – no returns accepted. Furniture removal is at your own risk - the Library assumes no liability. For more information, contact Amy Cawley, Executive Director of the Roselle Public Library District with any questions at 630-529-1641 extension *311 or

The Roselle Public Library is grateful for the assistance and support from the Roselle community as we update the Library’s interior, creating a friendlier environment for those visiting and using the Roselle Public Library.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Tax season...

Tax season is upon us. The Internal Revenue Service announced that the nation’s 2016 individual income tax filing season opened Jan. 19, with more than 150 million tax returns expected to be filed this year. The Illinois Department of Revenue will begin accepting individual returns "... in early February 2016."

The Library will have a very limited number of Federal and State tax forms and publications. If you are looking for a particular form, call the Library before coming in to verify that the form is available.

We encourage you to download forms and publications from and the Illinois Department of Revenue.

For more information, visit the IRS website and the Illinois Department of Revenue website.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Knitting Circle meets at the Library

Adult knitters and crocheters of all skill levels are invited to join the Knitting Circle at Roselle Public Library. This is not a knitting class; it is an opportunity for yarn enthusiasts to get together and enjoy each others company.

Bring your own project to work on.
No current project? Yarn and needles will be supplied to work on collaborative projects for Lutheran General’s neonatal and cancer wings.

The Group meets Saturday, January 30, and then every other Saturday at 1:30 pm in the Library's Conference Room.
See the Library's Calendar of Events for more information.

Roselle Public Library is located at 40 S. Park Street, Roselle, IL. Call 630-529-1641, press 2, for more information.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

February email newsletter available online now

Filling out your calendar for February? Don't forget all the free programs available at your Library!
The February email newsletter was recently sent out to subscribers with information on the upcoming carpet and furniture renovations in the Youth Services Department, programs, book discussions and more.

In addition to Library programs and events, learn a little bit about Roselle history in the Pic from the Past feature from the Roselle History Museum Digital Archive.

Stay on top of all your Library has to offer and learn about your community's past. Take a look at the current eNews, then sign up to receive the next issue in your email inbox.

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And, guess what? You can access it FREE - anytime, anywhere! All you need is your Roselle Library card and PIN.
Try it today!

Monday, January 25, 2016

What should I read next?

A librarian can help! Librarians are knowledgeable in "readers advisory" - helping you find your next favorite book.

If you can't get into the Library for personal help, try NoveList, the ultimate readers advisory website for fiction lovers.

NoveList is all about fiction! With feature articles, booktalks, book discussion guides, and author read-alikes, NoveList can help you discover what you want to read next.

NoveList is available anytime, anywhere, with your Roselle Library card and PIN.
Try it today!

And if you have kids, try NoveList K-8.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Car troubles?

Your Library can help with that!

Chilton Library is online and available to Library card holders 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Everything you depended on in the Chilton's manuals in print - diagnostics, step-by-step repair procedures, OEM maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recall notices, Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) and more - can now is found in one easy-to-use web site.

Chilton Library covers automobiles and light trucks from 1940 - present.
Try it today!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

20s and 30s Book Discussion Group meets next Thursday

Join fellow 20 and 30 somethings once a month for good food, good fun, and a great discussion on the books that you want to read!

In January, we're reading The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd. As always we'll meet at a local restaurant. Come join us on Thursday, January 28, 6:30 pm - ???

For more info (and the name of the local restaurant) contact Matt Wieck, or call 630.529.1641 ext.*211.

Whether or not you can attend our next meeting (especially if you cannot attend), join our Goodreads Group and share your comments in the online discussion.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Need a notary?

Did you know that Notary Public service 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.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Plan for Your Future

Are you looking for some help in planning for the future? Look no further than your Library!
Gale Legal Forms is the most extensive free forms site available to library patrons.
Thousands of legal forms available with more forms being added daily. Official, State Specific, Federal, Business, Personal, Real Estate and General forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.

Type "Estate Planning Illinois" in the Search box to find some Illinois-specific forms that will help you get started in the right direction.

Gale Legal Forms is  available anywhere, anytime! All you need is your Library card and Pin.

(Of course, public users should consult an attorney for serious legal matters.)

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