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Friday, October 24, 2014

Curl Up with an eBook!

There's a Fall chill in the air - it's a great day to curl up on the couch with your blankie and download an eBook!

With over 14,500 ebooks available at eRead Illinois and over 11,000 ebooks at eMediaLibrary, you're sure to find something you like...

All you need is your Library card and PIN. Try it today!

   


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Free Music - from your Library!

It's here and ready for you to explore and enjoy - Freegal Music!

• Thousands of songs and artists to choose from
• Download 5 songs per week (MP3 files)
• Stream up to 3 hours a day (create playlists)
• No returns - you keep the songs!

Available anytime, anywhere! All you need is your Library card and PIN!

Questions? See the Freegal FAQ page

For more information, see the Library's website or call 630-529-1641, press 3,


Unasema Kiswahili? With Mango, you can!

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 64 foreign languages and 18 ESL courses. 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.

What language will you learn today?


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Computer Training - when you need it!

A new online resource from your Library to help you get your skills up to speed, Atomic Training 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 mobile products such as the iPhone and iPad. 
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 more 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.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Young Adult Book Discussion Group

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

The October's discussion book will be The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman, the featured book for On the Same Page, this year's community read.

We meet outside the Library at a local restaurant, typically on the last Thursday of the month. Want more info? Contact Amelia Thomas, athomas@roselle.lib.il.us or call 630.529.1641 ext.*232, or visit the 20s & 30s group on Goodreads.com.


Halloween Fun for the Little Ones

Start your Halloween fun a little early! Wednesday, October 29, at 10:00 a.m., children, birth through 6 years-old, are invited to attend this special story time with their parents or caregivers. Come in costume and listen to stories, verse, and songs of Halloween, just for the younger child.

Halloween Fun will take place in the Storytime Room. For more information, and to register for the program, call the Ask Me Desk, 630-529-1641 x *351. You can also register in-person or online.

 Roselle Public Library is located at 40 S. Park Street, Roselle, Illinois.


Friday, October 17, 2014

Friends of the Library Book Sale!

Don't miss the Friends of the Roselle Library annual Fall Book Sale this weekend!

Stop by the Library on Saturday, October 18, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., or Sunday, October 19, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
There's something for everyone at the Fall Book Sale!

When you support the Friends of the Library, you help provide funds for Summer Reading Programs for all ages and a variety of other programs.
The Library is located at 40 South Park Street, Roselle.
Call 630-529-1641 for more information.

What treasures will you find?


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Where Do My Library Taxes Go?

If you've ever wondered what happens to the taxes you pay to the Roselle Public Library District, the Library's Annual Report is required reading!
You may be surprised to learn that your taxes fund a host of services, programs and collections that can be enjoyed by the entire community.

During the Fiscal Year July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014:
 - Visitors checked out over 245,000 items.
 - Nearly 17,500 people attended programs
 - Cardholders downloaded nearly 17,000 digital books and audiobooks
 - Librarians answered over 11,000 questions

Check out the Annual Report and get your Library facts - by the numbers.


Thursday, October 02, 2014

Friends of the Library Need Your Support!

The Friends of the Roselle Library are hosting a fundraising dinner at 1913 Restaurant & Wine Bar, 123 E. Main Street, Roselle, beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 20th.

Good food, fun, raffles, and on opportunity to support the Friends in their effort to support Summer Reading, Grandparents Got Game! and other Library programs.

Tickets are $35.00 and are available to purchase NOW at the Library. Download our flyer for more information, or call the Library, 630-529-1641 x *222.


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Check out the October eNews - online now

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

Find out all about On the Same Page, this year's collaborative community read featuring M.L. Stedman's The Light Between Oceans with programs, events, movies, and, of course, book discussions at Bloomingdale Public Library, Itasca Community Library and Roselle Public Library. Mark your calendar now for Legos and bats and Halloween events in Youth Services. Discover opportunities to support your Library by supporting the Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale and the Friends fundraising dinner at 1913 Restaurant and Wine Bar.

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.

You, too, can 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.


Friday, September 26, 2014

Time is running out...

...but there is still time to Use Your Library Card All Around Town!
Through Tuesday, September 30, in conjunction with Library Card Sign-Up Month, your Roselle Library Card is good for more than just borrowing books and DVD's.

Over 30 local businesses are partnering with the Library for a shared promotion. Simply show your library card at any of the participating businesses and receive a discount or free service!

Download our brochure to see a list of the participating business and more information.

No Roselle Library Card in your wallet? Now is the perfect time to sign up! Register online, then come in and get yours now!

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


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Support the Friends! Support Your Library!


The Friends of the Roselle Library have two important fundraising activities coming up in October - the annual Fall Book Sale and the Fundraising Dinner!

There's something for everyone at the Fall Book Sale!
Stop by the Library on Saturday, October 18, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., or Sunday, October 19, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
What treasures will you find?

And keep your calendar clear for Monday, October 20, too.
Support the Friends and have a great meal at 1913 Restaurant & Wine Bar, 123 E. Main Street, Roselle, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available now! See the brochure, or call the Library for more information, 630-529-1641 x *222.

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

When you support the Friends of the Library, you help provide funds for Summer Reading Programs for all ages and a variety of other programs.

The Friends are always looking for new members. See the Library's website to find out more about the Friends of the Roselle Library.

Support the Friends! Support Your Library!


Monday, September 15, 2014

Roselle Public Library District Announces Trustee Openings for Election in the 2015 Consolidated Election

The Roselle Public Library District announces four (4) full four- year term positions open for election to the Roselle Public Library District Board of Trustees during the April 7, 2015 Consolidated Election. Candidates must be registered voters residing within the boundaries of the Roselle Public Library District. Candidate information and form packets are available beginning Monday, September 23, at the Reference Service Desk (on the main floor of the Library), Roselle Public Library District, 40 S. Park Street, Roselle, IL, during the hours the Library is open.

The first date to circulate nomination petitions to be a candidate for a Library Trustee position on the Roselle Public Library District Board of Trustees is Tuesday, September 23, 2014. Candidates must file completed forms and petitions during the filing period beginning December 15, 2014 at 9:30 a.m., through December 22, 2014, at 5:00 p.m.

For more information about the elected position of Library Trustee for the Roselle Public Library District, please contact Amy Cawley, Executive Director, at 630-529-1641 x*311, or email acawley@roselle.lib.il.us.


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Use Your Library Card All Around Town

What's in your wallet?
If it's a Roselle Library Card you're in luck! This September, in conjunction with Library Card Sign-Up Month, your Roselle Library Card will be good for more than just borrowing books and DVD's.

Nearly 30 local businesses are partnering with the Library for a shared promotion. Simply show your library card at any of the participating businesses and receive a discount or free service!

Download our brochure to see a list of the participating business and more information.

No Roselle Library Card in your wallet? Now is the perfect time to sign up! Register online, then come in and get yours now!

The Library is conveniently located at 40 South Park Street, Roselle. Call for more information: 630-529-1641 x222.


Thursday, September 04, 2014

Do you know "What's Up With Kids!"

The Fall 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!" will be Thursday, October 23, 6:30 p.m., in the Youth Services Storytime Room. No experience necessary. No registration is necessary. Just be there!


Tuesday, September 02, 2014

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!

A Library Card Sign-Up Month shelfie!
These goodies are waiting for kids who sign up for a Roselle Library card during September.
Kids who get a new Library card during the month of September will receive a complimentary book and be entered into a drawing for additional giveaways! Kids who *use* their Library card during September will have opportunities for more giveaways!

We haven't forgotten the adults... the first 50 adults to sign up for a Library card will receive a complimentary copy of The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman, this year's "On the Same Page" book.

Sign up for your card today! (You can get started online:http://www.roselle.lib.il.us/about/circulation_OBRAgree.php)

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


Monday, September 01, 2014

Use Your Library Card All Around Town!

What's in your wallet?
If it's a Roselle Library Card you're in luck! This September, in conjunction with Library Card Sign-Up Month, your Roselle Library Card will be good for more than just borrowing books and DVD's.

Nearly 30 local businesses are partnering with the Library for a shared promotion. Simply show your library card at any of the participating businesses and receive a discount or free service!

Download our brochure to see a list of the participating business and more information.

No Roselle Library Card in your wallet? Now is the perfect time to sign up! Register online, then come in and get yours now!

The Library is conveniently located at 40 South Park Street, Roselle. Call for more information: 630-529-1641 x222.


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