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Friday, November 21, 2014

Celebrate the Season!

Join us 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.

Be there when 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.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Winter edition of Library newsletter online now

The Winter issue of Library Lights, the Library's quarterly newsletter has already been delivered to your mailbox. Do you know where it is? No matter, you can always read the latest issue online.
Learn about the Library's 75th Anniversary plans, Winter reading programs, storytimes, book discussions and more.

Read it online and bookmark it!

While you're online, check out the Roselle Public Library eNews, then subscribe to have this free, monthly newsletter delivered to your email account.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Printer problems? Your Library can help!

Issues with your home or business printer are so annoying! If your printer is experiencing a bad day, we can help.

You can send documents or web pages to print at the library's print station from anywhere -- your own computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone -- whether you are in the Library, at home, or anywhere! 

There is no software to install - just go to the web printing page and follow the steps to print your document in b&w or color. Our standard printing charges of $0.10/page for b&w; $0.20/page for color apply.

The print release station is located by the public computers, near the Reference Desk on the first floor of the Library. Print jobs are held in the queue for 24 hours before being automatically deleted.

Roselle Public Library is located at 40 S. park St., Roselle, IL. For more information, call the Reference Desk, 630-529-1641 x *211.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Stocks & Bonds & Funds, Oh Morningstar!

Learn about stocks & bonds, mutual funds, and ETFs. Access reports, articles and videos, help and 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!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Download Your Holiday Recipes

Looking for some good traditional holiday recipes, or maybe something a little different? Check out some of the cookbooks available for you to download from eMediaLibrary and eRead Illinois.

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

With nearly 30,000 downloadable books and audiobooks in eMediaLibrary and eRead Illinois, you're sure to find something you like!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

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 before Thursday 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!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

20s & 30s Book Discussion Group Meets 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 November, we're reading The Brief History of the Dead by Keven Brockmeier. We'll meet at 1913 Restaurant, 123 E Main Street, Roselle, IL
PLEASE NOTE - this month's meeting is one week earlier than usual due to Thanksgiving! Come join us on Thursday, November 20, 6:30pm - ???

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.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Adult Book Discussion Next Tuesday

The Adult Book Discussion Group meets Tuesday, November 18, at 7:00 p.m. The November selection is Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. 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.

YLP Next Tuesday!

YLP, the Youth Lit Picks book group, meets next Tuesday afternoon, November 18, 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 The Selection by Kiera Cass (Abe) and One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt (Caudill).

For more information about YLP, contact Amelia Thomas at the Library’s Reference Desk, (630) 529-1641, press 3.

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.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Men's Book Discussion Next Monday

The Men's Book Discussion Group meets Monday, November 17, at 7:00 p.m. The November selection is The Galloping Ghost: Red Grange, an American Football Legend by Gary Andrew Poole. If you are a U of I football fan, you won't want to miss this. 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 some online discussion.

Books 'n' Popcorn

Do you like books? Do you like popcorn? Are you (or your child) in 2nd to 5th grade? WE WANT YOU! ... to join us at the Books 'n' Popcorn book discussion group next Monday, November 17, 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 Toys Go Out: being the adventures of a knowledgeable Stingray, a Toughy Little Buffalo, and Someone Called Plastic by Emily Jenkins. The group is limited to 10 participants, so register now!

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

Friday, November 07, 2014

Get ready! Get set! SHOP!

Are you mapping out a strategy for holiday shopping? You don't want to start without checking out 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 Databases page of the Library's website, then dig out your library card and PIN to get the scoop on the best e-readers, washing machines, bike helmets, ... (you fill in the blank!)

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Got Homework? Get Help!

"My tutor was one of the best. She stayed with me until I understood the assignment thoroughly..." -- (Roselle Public Library 11th grader)

"I really liked how she explained it to me. It was much more easier." -- (Roselle Public Library 4th grader)

"The tutors at are great at what they do... Thank you, You guys rock!!!!!" -- (Roselle Public Library 6th grader)

What are all these kids talking about? Live Homework Help from! A FREE service from your Library. Live tutors, online, to help you when you need it.

And it's not just for kids! Need help preparing for the GED, college entrance exams, Grad school entrance exams, Citizenship tests? Are you updating your resume and cover letters? can help you with all of that and more!
The Learning Suite has resources for all ages, elementary students through adults.

One-on-one help from live tutors is available 4 pm-10 pm, daily. Student and tutor use chat, interactive whiteboards and file-sharing in a secure online classroom to work on math, science, social studies, English, writing, standardized test prep and more. After each session, students can replay and email the session, or print the transcript and whiteboards.
In addition to live help, the new Skills Center Resource Library provides 24/7 access to thousands of worksheets, tutorials, study guides and more.

Try it now! All you need is your Roselle Library card number

Library Trustee Election April 7, 2015 - Information Packets Available Now!

Information packets for prospective candidates for Library Trustee for the Roselle Public Library District Board of Trustees are available at the Reference Desk of the Roselle Public Library.  There are four Library Trustee seats up for election in the Consolidated Election on April 7, 2015.  The Library Trustee term of office is four years.  Nominating petitions may be circulated now.

Candidates for Library Trustee must file completed forms and petitions during the filing period beginning 9:30 a.m. on Monday, December 15 through Monday, December 22, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.  Candidate filing takes place in the Administration Office of the Roselle Public Library District, 40 S. Park Street, Roselle, IL during normal business hours of the Roselle Public Library Administration Office - Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

For more information concerning the elected position of Library Trustee for the Roselle Public Library District, please contact Amy Cawley, Executive Director at 630-529-1641 ext. *311, or email

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Looking for Public Record Information?

Look no further than your Library!
Roselle Library subscribes to Record Information Services providing access to Illinois Public Records. Scroll through public record data for the areas of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will counties, including real estate transactions, mortgages, foreclosures, and more. Keep an eye on housing values in your community and help safeguard your biggest investment - your home. Sort by name, city, zip code, and more.
Access public record information anytime, anywhere! All you need is your Library card & PIN.
Try it today!

Monday, November 03, 2014

Listen to a Bestseller - Like a Movie for Your Ears!

Exercising, cleaning, commuting, crafting... no matter what you're doing, listening to an audiobook makes it better!
Get eAudiobooks from eMediaLibrary anytime, anywhere! All you need is your Library card & PIN.
Check out these eAudiobooks now - before someone else gets them!
(New to downloading eAudio? Find help here!)


Friday, October 31, 2014

Get Your Affairs in Order...

Are you looking for some help in planning for the future? 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.)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween - More than Pumpkins and Costumes!

What better place to find out all about Halloween than World Book Online!
The World Book Encyclopedia that you grew up with is available online anytime, anywhere - all you need to access a "world" of information is your Library card & PIN.

Type "Halloween" into the Search box to find encyclopedia articles, pictures, videos and more. Learn all about Samhain, All Souls Day and All Saints Day, Mischief Night, and traditions and customs around the world. You can even read the letter that President George Bush sent to some elementary school students in October 1989!

Just like World Book in print, you'll find you want to come back again and again, just to read, play, learn and discover!
Try it today!

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