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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

May at your Library

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

Plan to drop by your Library for Free Comic Book Day, Musical Sunday, Chess Club and more. Discover free downloadable books, music and video, as well as online learning opportunities.

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.

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Monday, April 23, 2018

eBooks & eAudiobooks!

Call the Reference Desk (630-529-1641 x *211) to set up a 45-minute one-on-one appointment at a mutually convenient time.

Bring your device and charging cable.

Adult Services staff will help you get connected so you can borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks anytime, anywhere.
(Ask about streaming video and music, too!)

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

New games to borrow from the Library

Youth services and Teen Services have been busy adding new video games to our collection.
What's your favorite platform? Nintendo Switch? Wii U? PS4? Xbox One?
Multiplayer? Single player?

We've got you covered with games rated for "Everyone," "Everyone 10 +" and "Teen.".



Borrow video games for 1 week of unlimited play!
Use these links to browse our collections:

Nintendo Switch
Sony PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Nintendo Wii U

Has your system been around for a while?
Check out our older collections:

Nintendo 3DS 
Nintendo Wii
Sony PlayStation 3
Sony PlayStation 2
Xbox 360
Xbox

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Friday, April 06, 2018

National Library Week - April 8 - 14

April 8-14 is National Library Week, an annual celebration of the life-changing work of libraries, librarians and library workers.

Libraries aren’t just places to borrow books or study — they’re also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies and develop their skills and passions.

We invite you to celebrate National Library Week with us at the Roselle Public Library.

Come to the library and play our scavenger hunt game to have your name entered in a prize giveaway drawing. Or visit our Facebook page and try your best to “Stump the Librarian.”

Stop in next week and join us in the fun!


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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Celebrate National Library Week and more this April at Roselle Public Library

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

Celebrate National Library Week with activities throughout the week of April 8-14, culminating with our annual Musical Sunday honoring Library volunteers. Come out and shop the Friends of the Library Book Sale. See details for these and more great reasons to visit your Library during April!

In addition to Library programs and events, get the details on Roselle History Museum's annual historical evening on April 14.

Stay on top of all your Library has to offer. Take a look at the current eNews, then sign up to receive the next issue in your email.

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Check out a hotspot

Due to popular demand, the Library has added several more hotspots for patrons to borrow!

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 a mobile hotspot for a week at a time. Place a hold on a 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, March 07, 2018

Roselle Public Library Foundation Chipotle Dine & Donate Fundraiser



Help support the Library Foundation and enjoy great food!

Meet us next Tuesday, March 13th from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Chipotle - located at 170 E. Lake Street. All you have to do is mention the Foundation's fundraiser, show this post, or bring along a flyer. Hard copies are available at the Library.

Online orders are not included in this promotion.
 
By participating, 50% of the cost of your meal will be donated to the Library Foundation, for future use supporting the Roselle Public Library District.




Thursday, March 01, 2018

March programs and events at Roselle Public Library

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

There's a lot going on! Mark your calendar now for storytimes, book discussions, Read to a Dog sessions, competitive and casual chess and more. Discover free downloadable books, music and video, as well as online learning opportunities.

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.

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Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Find your new job with AtoZ Databases

AtoZ Databases is the Premier Job Search, Reference, and Mailing List Database. The database includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, and much more. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!

And, guess what? Access it free - anytime, anywhere! All you need is your Library card and PIN.
Try it today!

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Friday, February 02, 2018

More hotspots to check out!

Due to popular demand, the Library has added several more hotspots for patrons to borrow!

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 a mobile hotspot for a week at a time. Place a hold on a 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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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Get your affairs in order

Planning for the future is a great gift for you and your family now! Need some help? 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 in your state for serious legal matters.)

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Friday, January 26, 2018

Try something new! Biblioboard Library

Are you waiting for your holds on eRead Illinois and eMediaLibrary to be available? Try something new while you wait!

Biblioboard is ...
... e-books and much more
... available to any and all residents of Illinois (no Library card necessary)
... simultaneous use; items can be read by 1 or 100 patrons at the same time - no hold queues and no waiting for titles.

Explore and select from several modules including:
  • Recovering the Classics - Public-domain classics from world literature, with modern cover images
  • Popup Picks - Collections that change quarterly, that include hand-picked books from expert librarian curators
  • Indie Illinois - Books for all ages by independently published Illinois authors 
  • Library Journal SELF-e Select - General and genre fiction by independently published authors, selected by Library Journal
Explore Biblioboard today!

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Astronomy - to go!

Do you know what a Super Moon, a blue moon and a blood moon all have in common? They are all happening in February!
If astronomical phenomena intrigue you, check out this Celestial Viewing Guide for 2018. Know the best night to see Jupiter or when to see the best meteor shower of the year! Find out which month will have a black moon - and why.
And, if you're really interested, check out our Astronomy Science kit for the best viewing! It includes a telescope (with instructions) and more.

Start planning your astronomy year!

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Library Foundation Supports Roselle Public Library Roof Repairs



library exterior sign

This winter season everyone at the Roselle Public Library District can breathe easier knowing our roof system is in finer shape than it was just half a year ago, thanks to a generous donation by the Roselle Public Library Foundation, which enabled the Library to complete a repair project covering the roofing systems on both floors of the building, as well as sections of exterior masonry. For years the Library has dealt with leaks scattered throughout the first and second floors, as well as the resulting expenses required to find and patch those troublesome areas.

To cover all of the roof repair portion of the project, the Foundation gifted $33,853 in October. In recent years the Foundation has also donated funds for furniture upgrades on the first floor, as well as the Youth Services Department renovation project that took place in the spring of 2016.

The project's expenses totaled $58,476 and the remainder of the costs were spent out of the Library's Special Reserve Fund, which exists solely for building projects such as this.

The Library Board and Staff extend their gratitude and appreciation to the Library Foundation for believing in the importance of this roof repair project and for its continued support year after year.


Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Planning your February? See what's happening at the Library

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

There's a lot going on! Mark your calendar now for storytimes, book discussions, Read to a Dog sessions, competitive and casual chess and more. Discover free downloadable books, music and video, as well as online learning opportunities.

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.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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 help, 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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