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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Holiday closings

The Library will be closed Wednesday and Thursday, 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 Friday, December 26th at 9:30 am.

Don't forget that the Library is always open on the web at

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Lincoln Library Needs Help Transcribing Civil War Documents

Are you fascinated by Illinois history, Abraham Lincoln, and the Civil War? Would you like an opportunity to get "up close and personal" with historic documents of the Civil War era?

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is asking the public to help transcribe thousands of pages of handwritten documents created by Richard Yates Sr., governor of Illinois during the Civil War.

Volunteers are encouraged to set up an account on the Chronicling Illinois website, read a document and type the text into a box at the bottom of the webpage. When they're finished the document is saved and put in a file for other volunteers to review.

What a great opportunity to preserve Illinois history and "give back" in a meaningful way!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide and Ultimate Gift Ideas!

Make sure you are getting the best deal on the gifts you buy this holiday season. Check out the 2014 Holiday Guide and the interactive video of Ultimate Gift Ideas on 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, is only available by subscription and now that subscription access is available to you, free, online, anytime, courtesy of your Library.

Find on the Premium Databases page of the Library's website, then dig out your library card and PIN to get the scoop on holiday shopping this year!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Create a Holiday Mood with (Free) Music

Background for decorating? Music to shop with? Ambiance for opening gifts? Set the mood by downloading or streaming holiday favorites from your Library.
At Freegal Music you can create playlists and stream up to 3 hours of music a day!
Or download 5 songs a week and build a collection of holiday music for your December activities.

• 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,

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Best Holiday Present...

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 and music... access encyclopedias, legal forms, magazine articles, and local public record information... learn Japanese, find out where your grandparents lived in 1930, 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 London or Paris 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.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

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!" will be Thursday, January 22, 6:30 p.m., in the Youth Services Storytime Room. No experience necessary. No registration is necessary. Just be there!

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Computer Training at Your Convenience!

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 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 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.

Monday, December 08, 2014

Holiday Reads!

Looking for something to get you in the spirit? We make it easy! Stop in and check out the collection of "Holiday Items" in the Library. Cookbooks, novels, music CDs and movies guaranteed to help you enjoy (and help you get through) the holiday season.

You don't have to stop in to see what's available. Browse the Library Catalog, click on the "Monthly Picks" tab at the top, then select "Holiday Reads."

If you prefer eBooks, we've got you covered there, too. Visit eRead Illinois, select the "Staff Picks" tab and click on "Holiday Reads."

Happy Holiday Reading from your Library!

Friday, December 05, 2014

Holiday Treats at Roselle History Museum

The Roselle History Museum invites you to its annual Christmas Open House, Sunday, December 7, 2014, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

View exhibits illustrating Roselle’s history at the museum campus, 102 S. Prospect Street in Roselle while munching on homemade cookies baked by some of Roselle’s finest bakers. Recipes will be available!

We look forward to sharing our holiday treats with you to kickoff the Christmas season!

Thursday, December 04, 2014

20s & 30s Book Discussion Next Thursday

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

In December we're sharing our favorite books! We'll meet at 8000 Miles Restaurant, 107 E Main Street, Roselle, IL

Want more info? Contact Amelia Thomas, or call 630.529.1641 ext.*232,

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, December 03, 2014

Scan & Fax @ Your Library

Do you need to scan and email a document; share a photo online; digitize an important paper for your files? Scan your items at the Library using our new SimpleScan station!

The SimpleScan station includes a touch screen with intuitive step-by-step directions to scan documents, photos or pages from a book. Save your scanned items to your email account, a flash drive, Google Drive, or directly to your smartphone or tablet.

With the SimpleScan station, there are no computers to reserve or log into, no hassle at all, and, best of all, no charge! Stop in and give it a try - it truly is simple.

You can also fax domestically and internationally with the SimpleScan station for only $1.00/page. SimpleScan's step-by-step touch screen instructions make it really easy. Come in and give it a try!

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

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Decorate the Mitten Tree!

Bring NEW mittens gloves and hats to the Circulation Desk to Decorate our Mitten Tree.
All items will be donated to the Bloomingdale Township General Assistance Office which will distribute them to families in need in our community.

Donations will be accepted throughout the entire month of December. 

Roselle Public Library is located at 40 S. Park St., Roselle. Call 630-529-1641 x *222 for more information.
Thank you!

Monday, December 01, 2014

Cyber Monday Deals!

The best deal in town... eBooks, eAudiobooks, music downloads & streaming - FREE at your Library!

Browse and download today! All you need is your Library card & PIN.

eMediaLibrary: choose from over 11,000 eBooks and more than 4,100 eAudiobooks
eRead Illinois: choose from over 14,600 eBooks
Freegal Music: download 5 songs/week (yours to keep!); stream 3 hours of music/day; select from 8 million songs!

Try it today!

Notice is hereby given, that the office of Amy Cawley, Local Election Official in and for the Roselle Public Library District at 40 S. Park Street, Roselle, IL, 60172, in the Counties of Du Page and Cook and State of Illinois, will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. beginning on Monday, December 15 through Friday, December 19, 2014, and on Monday, December 22, 2014, for the purpose of accepting candidate petitions or certificates of nomination for the Consolidated Election to be held on April 7, 2015 for the following Offices:
Library Trustee
Library Trustee
Library Trustee
Library Trustee

The date for the filing of objections will be 5 business days beginning December 23rd.
The days the Business Office of the Roselle Public Library will be open from 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. to accept objections are December 23, 26, 29, 30, 2014 and January 2, 2015.

Amy Cawley, Local Election Official and Executive Director, Roselle Public Library District

Friday, November 28, 2014

Celebrate the Season at Your Library!

Don't forget to join us tomorrow, Saturday, November 29, at 1:00 p.m. to celebrate the holiday season! Sing along with local entertainer Tom Malouf as he brings joy to the whole family with old favorites and new songs for the holiday.

Santa arrives in Elm Court at 2:00 p.m.! Children are invited to visit with Santa and our very own Rose Queen Sharon Abraham..

Families with children of all ages are welcome! Refreshments will be served. No registration necessary.

Roselle Public Library is located at 40 South Park Street, Roselle, IL. For more information, call the Youth Services Department, 630-529-1641, ext. *351.

Black Friday respite!

Worn out from shopping? Tired of being jostled by the crowds? Looking for a little peace and quiet?
We're here for you!

The Library is open until 5 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday. Come in, sit, relax!

Read a magazine or a newspaper. Browse the music or movie collections. Or just sit, stare into space and regroup until your are ready to rejoin the teeming masses!

Roselle Public Library is located at 40 S. Park St., Roselle, IL. Call 630-529-1641 x *222 for more information.

Happy Black Friday!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Just a reminder...
On Wednesday, November 26th, the Library will close early at 5:00 p.m.
The Library will be closed all day Thursday, November 27th, for the Thanksgiving holiday.
We will re-open Friday, November 28th, at 9:30 a.m.

Drop in today to stock up on books, movies and music for the holiday weekend - and remember, your Library is always open at

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our members, friends and families!

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