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Thursday, April 28, 2016

I saw it in the Tribune...

Trying to remember an article you read? Looking for an obituary?

Your Library subscribes to The Chicago Tribune, a searchable database provided by Proquest. It includes full text articles from the past 30 years - from Jan. 1, 1985 to the present. You have access to not only top news stories but also the information contained on the various sections of the paper, including obituaries and death notices to help find ancestors, relatives, and notable figures.

You'll be amazed what you can find. All you need is your Library card and PIN.
Try it today!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Wireless Printing for Tablets, laptops, and more

Need to print something from your laptop or tablet? Did your home printer die in the middle of an important assignment or jam just as you were printing your resume??

Try our remote printing service! Whether you are at home, at a coffee shop, in the Library using Wi-Fi - in fact, wherever you are, you can print virtually any document or web page from your Internet-connected computer, tablet or mobile device to one of our Library printers.

Print jobs can be claimed during the Library's normal business hours. Unclaimed print jobs will be deleted after 24 hours. Regular print charges of $0.10/page (b/w) and $0.20/page (color) apply.

There is no additional software required. Simply follow the steps at this webpage:

Roselle Public Library is located at 40 South Park Street, Roselle, IL 60172. See the Computer Resources page on our website for more information.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Fax & Scan at 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 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.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Event April 30

(as seen in the News from the Village of Roselle)
The Village of Roselle is participating in the National Drug Prescription Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 30. Visit the Roselle Fire Station, 100 E. Maple Ave. (north side of building, off Prospect St.) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Residents are encouraged to safely dispose of accumulated unwanted, unused, and expired prescription and over-the-counter drugs during this event.

Medication should be taken out of the original container or packaging and placed in a zip-lock bag. Please recycle plastic vials at home. Liquids or syringes will not be accepted.

This is part of a national effort sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). For more information, call the Village Clerk's Office at (630) 671-2802.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

William Shakespeare: 400th Anniversary of his Death

“To be, or not to be”
“Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears”
“Parting is such sweet sorrow”
“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”
“A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!”
What do all these phrases have in common? They're all lines from William Shakespeare's plays.

According to tradition, the great English dramatist and poet William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-on-Avon on April 23, 1564. He died on April 23, 1616, making this the 400th anniversary of his death.

Today would be his 452nd birthday! Let's celebrate that and have some fun!

Learn to talk like Shakespeare with Mango Languages Shakespearean English course. (Mango says to be aware that the course derives its lessons from original Shakespeare text and may not be suitable for children under 12)

"Good morrow to you, sir, shall we talk like Shakespeare!" Today is Talk Like Shakespeare Day. Type anything into the Shmoop Shakespeare Translator to see it translated into super-authentic Shakespearean English.

Check out World Book Web to learn more about his life and work.

Check out the Library's catalog for Shakespeare-related books and movies. Click on "All About the Bard" on the landing page.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Garden Day at the Library

Master Gardener Help Desk – 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Get a head start a great gardening experience this spring with some help from the experts! The DuPage County Master Gardeners will be on hand in the library’s atrium today to answer your questions.
Create a Lego® Fairy Garden! – 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Kids in grades K-5 – Create your very own mini-fairy garden. Participants can bring their own mini Lego® figures/figurines to decorate their unique and imaginative gardens. Everything else this will be provided by the Library.
Register online, by phone or in person beginning Monday, April 4th.
Learn about Fairy Gardens – 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Adults and Teens in grades 6-12 – Discover the magical world of Fairy Gardening! This program will inspire you to create your own miniature garden (inside or out) where gnomes, fairies, elves and other wee folk can frolic. Learn about the folklore of this age old form of gardening, as well as ideas in design, construction, use of creative containers, plant material choices and accessories.
Register online, by phone or in person.
Create a Fairy Garden – 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Adults and Teens in grades 6-12 – Let your imagination go wild and create your own miniature garden. We’ll provide the supplies – you supply the whimsy!
Register online, by phone or in person.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Wills, Powers of Attorney, DNR...

Need a legal form? 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 start planning for your future, or use one of the popular search buttons to get started.

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

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

Monday, April 18, 2016

New and improved access to Your Account

You'll see a fresh new format and new features when you access your Library account!

After you log in with your Library card number and PIN, all of your account information is available in a drop-down menu.
Click on
- "Account Summary" to change your contact information and PIN, or
- "Account Activity" to see and manage your loans, holds and fines.

You also have access to lists and searches you've created and saved.

Go ahead, check out your account! We think you'll like it.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Reading for the "print impaired"

Visit the Illinois Talking Book Outreach Center website!Do you know someone who is unable to read due to visual or physical limitations? The Illinois Talking Book Outreach Center can help!

The Center's collection contains over 130,000 items including Talking Books, Braille books, magazines, foreign language material, descriptive videos, old time radio shows, and more. Patrons receive a free digital talking book player compatible with book cartridges and downloaded digital audio and braille materials from the online Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) catalog.

Users can download the BARD mobile app to Android devices, including 2nd generation Kindle Fire devices, or Apple devices to create a personal, portable library on their smartphones or tablets. Patrons may also download books to a flash drive for use with the digital talking book machine.

Give the gift of reading to yourself or someone you know. For information about talking books, contact, call 1.800.426.0709, or check out their website today.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Employment Opportunity - Circulation Clerk

Roselle Public Library District is looking for a part-time front desk public service clerk. The position requires a combination of day, evening and weekend hours.

For more information about the position and for contact information, please see the Employment Opportunities page on the Library's website.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Yes, we notarize

Did you know that Notary Public service is usually available at the Adult Services Reference Desk whenever the Library is open?
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, April 12, 2016

YLP (Youth Lit Picks) Book Group meets next Tuesday

YLP, the Youth Lit Picks book group, meets next Tuesday afternoon, April 19, 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 Emmy and Oliver by Robin Benway (Abe) and The Fourteenth Goldfish 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.

Adult Book Discussion Group meets next Tuesday

The Adult Book Discussion Group meets Tuesday, April 19, at 7:00 p.m. Join us to discuss About Schmidt by Louis Begley. 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.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Men's Book Discussion Group meets next Monday

The Men's Book Discussion Group meets Monday, April 18, at 7:00 p.m. This month, the book selection is Rawhide Down: the Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan by Del Quentin Wilber. 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.

Books 'n' Popcorn book discussion meets next Monday

Do you like books? Do you like popcorn? Are you (or your child) in 2nd to 5th grade? WE WANT YOU! ... to join us for the Books 'n' Popcorn book discussion group next Monday, April 18, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Stop by the Ask Me Desk to register and to pick up this month's selection. We're reading Ruffleclaw by Cornelia Funke. The group is limited to 10 participants, so register now!

Register online, by phone (630-529-1641, x *351), or at the Library's Ask Me Desk.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

National Library Week Giveaways!

We're giving away stuff at Roselle Public Library during National Library Week (NLW), April 10-16, 2016!

Pick up an entry form at the NLW snack table. Take it to any one of our service desks to learn about one of the Library's lesser known services. The Librarian will validate and submit your entry for a chance to win a Kindle Fire or other great prize!

Visit the Circulation Desk to learn about:
- managing your Library account online
- tips and tricks for using the catalog in the Library and at home
- printing and copying services

Visit the Youth Services Ask Me Desk to learn about:
- new Playaway Views (handheld video players)
- Playaway Book Packs (picture books and a convenient Playaway audio player all in one convenient box)
- Graphic novels
- Events and activities for kids

Visit the Adult Reference Desk to learn about:
- transferring your old VHS tapes to DVD
- Scanning and faxing services
- Printing to the Libraries printers from anywhere
- downloading eBooks, eAudiobooks, and music

Get to know your Library and be transformed!

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

Friday, April 08, 2016

Food for Late Fees

Are you missing out on everything your Library has to offer due to some late fees? There is still time to get your account back in good standing!

During National Library Week, April 10th through April 16th, Roselle Public Library is accepting donations of non-perishable food items and/or household products in lieu of late fees when overdue materials are returned to the library. Donations will also be accepted for outstanding fines on previously returned items. Donations will not be accepted in place of money for lost or damaged materials. Library patrons may call or visit the library to learn the status of their account.

Each donated item will clear up 50¢ in overdue fines. Glass or liquid filled containers will not be accepted.

All donations will be sent to the Bloomingdale Township Food Pantry.

Roselle Public Library is located at 40 South Park Street, Roselle, IL. For more information call 630-529-1641 x *222.

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