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Friday, April 24, 2015

Learn about herbs

Join us Wednesday, April 29 at 7:00 p.m. to learn how to create your own herb patch.

Whether you're a new or advanced herb gardener, Master Gardener Sandy Lentz offers information useful in selection, care and uses of a variety of herbs.
There's still time to register.

Register online, by phone (630-529-1641 x *222) or in-person at the Library, 40 South Park Street, Roselle, IL


Thursday, April 23, 2015

20s & 30s Book 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 April we'll discuss two graphic novels; Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction and Astonishing X-Men by Josh Whedon.. As always we'll meet at a local restaurant. Come join us on Thursday, April 30, 6:30 pm - ???

Want more info (and the name of the "local restaurant")? Contact Amelia Thomas, athomas@roselle.lib.il.us 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, April 21, 2015

Need a will, power of attorney form, business forms?

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, public users should consult an attorney for serious legal matters.)


Monday, April 20, 2015

Free music!

Who wouldn't want free music?
It's here and ready for you to explore, download and enjoy - Freegal Music!

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

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.


Saturday, April 18, 2015

Food for Fines

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!

In celebration of National Library Week, April 12th through April 19th, Roselle Public Library is accepting donations of non-perishable food items and/or household products in lieu of fines 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.


Friday, April 17, 2015

What's Your Library Story?

As the Library celebrates providing services to the Roselle community for the past 75 years, we have been reflecting on the past. People have used the Library in so many different ways.

Perhaps you have found a new job or learned something new using Library resources. Maybe, like Andrea, the Library has helped you to instill a love of reading in your children. Or maybe, like Candi, a Library book inspired a life-long love of reading.

Read Andrea's story and Candi's story and then  Share your story! We'd love to share your memories and hear what makes the Library important to you, your family, and our community.

We're looking forward to hearing from YOU!


Hidden Gems in the Youth Services Department!

The Youth Services Department is full of goodies! Did you know about these:

- Audio - Books on CD and Playaway so you can listen to your favorite stories.
- World languages - Spanish, German, French, Hindi, Polish, and lots more.
- New fiction - the newest stories from your favorite authors featured on a shelf so you can easily find them.
- Kits - Books and CDs packaged together so you can read along.
- Compact discs - music for fun, for learning, for activities, for all!
- Magazines just for kids; you can even check them out!
- Variety of programs for families and kids of all ages.

Visit Roselle Public Library during National Library Week - or anytime - and discover the hidden gems for yourself!


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Technical Services is a Hidden Gem!

Technical Services? Here's a small sample of why the Technical Services Department is a hidden gem:

Technical Services staff:
- Make sure every book, DVD, CD (everything!) is in the online catalog so you can find what we own whether you are in the Library, at home, at work, or anywhere you have Internet access.
- Process each item in the Library so it “lives” in a particular place on a particular shelf so you can find it.
- Manage newspapers and magazines so you can browse and keep up-to-date with the latest news about current events.
- Use chemicals, glues, tapes, tools, machines, instinct, creativity and energy to process new material, repair damaged items and to repackage items so you can check them out!
- Does a lot more behind the scenes to make the Library work for staff and users like you!

Visit Roselle Public Library during National Library Week - or anytime - and discover the hidden gems for yourself!


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Hidden Gems in Circulation!

Circulation is the most visible department in the Library, but did you know this?

Your Circulation staff:
- greet and provide initial direction to an average of 2500 patrons and visitors per week.
- Maintain account information for approximately 13,000 patrons including contact information, items checked out, renewals, returns, requested and arrived holds, and any
special circumstances.
- Check out or renew an average of 4200 items per week and check in an average of 3750 items per week.
- Maintain order for over 110,000 circulating items, as well as shelving returned items in a timely manner, and finding and reshelving misplaced items.
- Manage and maintain the hold shelf, including both our items (averaging 350 per week) as well as requested interlibrary loans, finding items, notifying patrons after processing, and providing courtesy reminders.
- Shares responsibility for adding new patrons and renewing library cards for current patrons with the Public Service Desk.

Visit Roselle Public Library during National Library Week - or anytime - and discover the hidden gems for yourself!


Join the Adult Book Discussion Group

The Adult Book Discussion Group meets Tuesday, April 21, at 7:00 p.m. Join us to discuss Michael Cunningham's  Specimen Days. 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.


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Learn to be an investment pro!

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


Administration & Maintenance Departments are Hidden Gems!

Administration and Maintenance work behind-the-scenes at your Library. These are just a few of the things they do:

- Maintenance staff updates the parking lot sign several times a week so you get rive-by updates.
- Administration staff manages the schedule and answer your questions about the availability of the Library’s public meeting rooms.
- Because the Library is a designated warming center in winter and cooling center in summer, Maintenance staff monitors the HVAC system and maintains the physical plant to insure that the building is comfortable for you.
- Administrative staff accept and acknowledge Commemorative Donations to the Library‘s collections; a lovely way to remember special events or people in your life.
- Administrative staff collect empty ink jet cartridges from staff and patrons, recycling them to generate money for the Library.

Visit Roselle Public Library during National Library Week - or anytime - and discover the hidden gems for yourself!


Youth Lit Picks - next Tuesday!

YLP, the Youth Lit Picks book group, meets next Tuesday afternoon, April 21, 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 We Were Liars by E. Lockhart (Abe) and Chomp by Carl Hiaasen. (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, April 13, 2015

Hidden Gems in the Adult Services Department!

Did you know about these hidden gems in the Adult Services Department:

- Teen area complete with new furniture, books, anime, manga, magazines, audio books and computers designed just for teens.
- Video enlarger for the vision impaired.
- Individual study rooms and carrels.
- A small study room for 2-4 people.
- eBooks available 24/7.

And most important:
- Trained staff who will find what you need either here or at another library.


Visit Roselle Public Library during National Library Week - or anytime - and discover the hidden gems for yourself!


Men's Book Discussion next Monday

The Men's Book Discussion Group meets Monday, April 20, at 7:00 p.m. Join us for a discussion of Empire of the Air by Tom Lewis, a very readable history of the men who invented radio, from the initial scientific theories that made it possible, to the development of the national radio networks that held a nation spellbound, bringing news, music, and entertainment into the American home in an exciting new way. See the Books & More blog for more information about the book.
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..


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Find the Hidden Gems @ Your Library!

Celebrate National Library Week - April 12 - 18!

The week begins with Volunteer Appreciation Musical Sunday and continues all week with...

- Food for Fines (all week!)

- Find the Hidden Gems in Youth Services (Monday to Friday - see the Library's Facebook page for clues!)

- Build-A-Book for Young Adults (Monday)

- Books ‘n’ Popcorn Kids Book Discussion (Monday)

- Book Lovers Luncheon (Wednesday)

- Kreative Kids (Thursday)

- Family Movie Matinee (Saturday)

and more!

Check the online calendar for specific dates and times or call the Library at 630-529-1641 x *222 for more information.

Your Library is full of hidden gems! Discover them for yourself.

The Library is located at 40 S. Park Street, Roselle, IL


Friday, April 10, 2015

Food for Fines...

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

In celebration of National Library Week, April 12th through April 19th, Roselle Public Library will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items and/or household products in lieu of fines 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.


Thursday, April 09, 2015

SPRING BOOK SALE

Friends of the Library Book Sale!!!!
The Friends of the Roselle Public Library invite you to the SPRING BOOK SALE -
Saturday, April 11, 9:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. & Sunday, April 12, 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Books, Music CDs, DVDs for all ages.


Proceeds from the Friends of the Library Book Sales support the Library's Summer Reading Programs.  Help the Friends support literacy development in the Roselle Community by providing incentives for children, teens, adults and families participating in the Summer Reading Programs at the Roselle Public Library!


Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Wondering how much the house next door is worth?

Your Library can help you find out!
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!
Try it today!
All you need is your Library card and PIN, then scroll down to Record Information Services and start exploring.


Monday, April 06, 2015

Books 'n' Popcorn 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 at the Books 'n' Popcorn book discussion group next Monday, April 13, 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 My Dad the Dragon by Jackie French. 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.


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