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Friday, January 19, 2018

A Big Thanks to the Foundation’s Generous Donors

The Roselle Public Library Foundation wishes to thank the individuals and businesses who generously contributed to their 2017 Appeal.
Please consider supporting the community businesses that support your Library.

The Foundation was created to ensure that the Roselle Public Library is not just another local library, but fulfills the needs of our growing community as well. Donors help us to realize the Foundation's objective to enrich the excellent programs, services and facilities of the Library to meet the challenges of tomorrow.


Your donation will help, too. It's not too late to contribute. Use the Roselle Public Library Foundation Contribution Form to make your donation or contact the Foundation at: libraryfoundation@roselle.lib.il.us.

Thank you!

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Learn about investing with free access to Morningstar

Learn about stocks and bonds, mutual funds, and ETFs.
Access reports, articles, videos, educational resources, and a variety of monthly newsletters by Morningstar analysts.
Do it all with Morningstar Investment Research Center - a FREE service from your Library.

Morningstar provides monthly online webinars to help you make the most of the Morningstar Investment Research Center, as well as more than 100 courses on stocks, funds, and portfolio building. Each course can be completed in about 10 minutes, at your convenience. 

Test drive Morningstar's robust yet easy-to-use portfolio tools and calculators to determine what your asset mix should be, how your investments are working together, and more.

Whether you are brand new to investing or a seasoned pro, there's something for you on Morningstar!
All you need is your Library card and PIN! Try it today!

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Monday is MLK Day; your Library is OPEN

Monday, January 15, is Martin Luther King Day.
The Library is open.

Use our resources to learn more about this great man and his times.
Search the catalog for books, movies and downloadable ebooks and eAudiobooks.

Access our premium databases, like Current Biography Illustrated, Scholastic Go and World Book Web to learn about his part in the Civil Rights Movement.

Visit YouTube to watch and listen to Dr. King deliver his historic speech, "I Have a Dream!"

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Books, yes, and a whole lot more

Libraries are changing.

Of course we still loan books - lots of books! - but did you know you can borrow:
eReaders                   Audio Cables
Hotspots                   Music CDs
Books on CD           Playaway (audio, views, tablets)
Movies on DVD & Blu-ray
and more...

And, of course, we have laptops for use in the Library as well as traditional workstations for public use.

Stop in and see our display of the many things you can borrow, or download the brochure for more information.

In the Library or at home, you can access premium databases for the “right” answers.

“Google can bring you back 100,000 answers. A librarian [and Library databases] can bring you back the right one.” — Neil Gaiman

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Tuesday, January 02, 2018

It's a new year; time to discover your past

January is an ideal time to dig into your family history. Discover who's lurking in your family tree.

Your Library has everything you need to get started. Come in, browse and check out a few of over 130 books, DVDs and magazines about genealogy. While you're here, type your surname into Ancestry.com, the premier genealogical database, and see what comes up.

Or, sit back in the comfort of your home and search census information with the new and vastly improved HeritageQuest online.

Whether you are a beginner or an accomplished genealogist, your Library can help.

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

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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Holiday Hours

Just a reminder that the Library will be closed Sunday and Monday, December 31st and January 1st, for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. We will re-open on Tuesday, January 2nd at 9:30 am.

Although the physical building is closed, the Library is always open on the web at http://www.roselle.lib.il.us to download music, movies and books.

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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Warm up at your Library

Baby, it's cold outside!
But it's warm at your Library.
Roselle Public Library is an official Warming Center.

The Library is open:
- 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday
- 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday
- 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Sunday

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

For additional warming centers and tips to stay safe in the cold weather, visit the DuPage County website

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

New Electronic Devices??

Got a new phone, iPad, tablet, laptop... ? 

Give us a call at 630-529-1641 x *211, to set up a personal, one-on-one appointment for assistance on using your new device with your Library's free resources.

You can learn how to:
- stream movies
- stream or download music
- download eBooks and eAudiobooks.

And it's all free because you have a Roselle Library Card!
(What?? You don't have a Library card? Quick! Start your application here!)

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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Holiday Hours

Just a reminder that the Library will be closed tomorrow and Monday, December 24th and 25th, for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We will re-open on Tuesday, December 26th at 9:30 am.

The Library will also be closed next Sunday and Monday, December 31st and January 1st, for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. We will re-open on Tuesday, January 2nd at 9:30 am.

There is still time to stock up on music and movies for your holiday festivities (and on books for the quiet times in between!).

And, of course, the Library is always open on the web at http://www.roselle.lib.il.us to download music, movies and books.

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Monday, December 18, 2017

Holiday Hours

The Library will be closed Sunday and Monday, December 24th and 25th, for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Be sure to stock up on music and movies for your holiday festivities (and on books for the quiet times in between!).

The Library will re-open on Tuesday, December 26th at 9:30 am.

Don't forget, the Library is always open on the web at http://www.roselle.lib.il.us to download music, movies and books.

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Net Neutrality - Should you care?

We've been hearing a lot in the news about net neutrality. FCC commissioners will vote whether to eliminate it or not on December 14.

Does their decision affect you? Should you be concerned? If you use the Internet - and who doesn't these days - it does affect you.

Net neutrality is the principle that internet service providers (ISPs) must enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source and without favoring or blocking specific services or websites. If net neutrality is eliminated, ISPs will be allowed to provide faster connections to websites and services that pay a premium, or prefer their own business partners when delivering content. Essentially, eliminating net neutrality creates a "slow lane" for Internet users.

Read the American Library Association's explanation of net neutrality.

Contact your member of Congress now!

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Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Do you know What's Up With Kids this winter?

The Winter issue of "What's Up With Kids!" is now available online. "What's Up With Kids!" is a publication of the Youth Services Department, written by kids, for kids.

The "What's Up With Kids!" editors are always looking for book reviewers, artists and reporters. If you're in grades 2 - 6 and you'd like to see your work in print and online, contact Mrs. A or call the Youth Services Department, 630-529-1641 x*351.

The next organizational meeting of "What's Up With Kids!" is Thursday, January 18, 6:30 p.m., in the Youth Services Storytime Room. No experience necessary. No registration is necessary. Just be there!

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Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Best Holiday Present Yet - and it fits in a stocking!

The smartest gift you can get anyone is access to the amazing resources at your Library.
Books, music, and movies is just the beginning!

Download eBooks, eAudiobooks... stream music and videos... access encyclopedias, legal forms, magazine articles, and local public record information... learn Japanese, find out where your grandparents lived in 1940, talk to a live tutor online, figure out how your iPhone works... and that's not all!

Talk to a Librarian about what to read next, make an appointment for one-on-one computer training.... register to vote, get a document notarized, send a fax to anywhere... borrow a book from a library in Seattle, Miami  or Sugar Grove... and there's more!

Visit our website or come in to see what you will discover. Bring in the whole family and get your Roselle Library Cards.You can start the application online.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Take some me-time at the Library in December

The December email newsletter was recently sent out to subscribers with up-to-the-minute news of upcoming programs and events.

It's a busy month so take some me-time at your Library! Relax and enjoy holiday programs for adults, holiday crafts for teens, storytimes and crafts for kids, and more.

In addition to Library programs and events, plan to stop by the History Museum for their annual Christmas Open House and 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.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Holiday shopping?

Are you in the midst of holiday shopping? Check out ConsumerReports.org to make sure you get the best quality for your money.

ConsumerReports.org is the online component of Consumer Reports magazine. Not only can you read the current issue of the magazine online, but you can also find ratings for over 5,000 products including cars, appliances, electronics and much more. Browse through product recalls and safety information, consumer news and special reports.

Like the magazine, ConsumerReports.org is only available by subscription and now, that subscription access is available to you, free, online, anytime, courtesy of your Library. Find ConsumerReports.org on the Databases page of the Library's website, then dig out your library card and PIN to get the scoop on the best tablets, game consoles, washing machines, ... (you fill in the blank!)

Happy shopping!

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