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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

See you at the Taste!

Roselle Public Library will be at the Taste of Roselle on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 1-3. Look for us in the Town Center Plaza near the corner of Prospect & Main Streets. Spin the lucky wheel for prizes, find out about upcoming events and programs at your Library and learn about MyLibrary @Home.

We’ll have information about Library Card Sign-Up Month in September and “On the Same Page,” a joint community read in October for patrons of Roselle, Bloomingdale and Itasca Libraries. You can even sign up for a Library card on the spot!

We'll see you at the Taste!

Time is running out!

All Summer Reading programs end tomorrow, Thursday, 7/29, when the Library closes at 9:00 pm.
Don't forget to stop in and record your books, pages and/or minutes.

Remember - all programs have rewards and incentives, and people who complete their program(s) are entered for a chance at the GRAND PRIZE DRAWINGS!

So, come on in. The Library is located at 40 South Park Street, Roselle, IL. 630-529-1641. We'll be looking for you!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

MyLibrary @Home!

"Library's are great... if I just had the time to visit."
Now that's not a problem!
Visit the Library booth at Taste of Roselle and find out about  
"MyLibrary @Home"
Borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks, download music, discover your family history, create and maintain your stock portfolio, learn Japanese (or French or Azerbaijani), find out how to fix up your car, and more, all from the comfort of Home!
MyLibrary @Home... all you need is your Roselle Public Library card and PIN!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Free Music Downloads! from your Library

It's here and ready for you to explore and enjoy - Freegal Music!

• 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,

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Watch This Space! - Free & Legal music downloads coming soon!

Music lovers rejoice! Coming soon from your Library straight to you - free and legal music downloads!

Freegal® is s new online service offering access to about 7 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 28,000 labels with music that originates in over 80 countries. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions.
Download music any time, anywhere you connect to the Internet, All you need is your Library card & PIN.

Follow your Library on Facebook and Twitter or visit our website for more information!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

What are your neighbors reading this summer??

...Find out in the new Books & More blog from Adult Services!

The Books & More blog is getting off to a great start by publishing book reviews that patrons have submitted as part of their Summer Reading program participation.
You can have your review published, too, and have a chance to get rewarded. Adults participating in Summer Reading who submit an original review of one of the books they've read will be entered into a special prize drawing. To find out more, stop by the Reference Desk, or simply email a review of at least one paragraph in length to:

For news, views and reviews from Adult Services, subscribe to the Books & More blog, follow the Library on Facebook or Twitter, or find us on the Library's website.

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 positions and for contact information, please see the Employment Opportunities page on the Library's website.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Summer Reading: fun and good for you, too!

One review of the impact of summer reading loss found that children can lose up to 60 percent of their skills during a summer vacation!


Don't let that happen to your kids! Come in and sign your kids up for a Summer Reading program. You can join one too! and saving those skills is not the only benefit. Everyone who finishes their program receives a completion prize and is entered into drawings for even more prizes.

Hurry in and start summer reading now!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Library closed Monday, June 30 for generator repair

The Roselle Public Library will be closed on Monday, June 30, 2014 due to the replacement of the ATS (automated transfer switch) in the Library's emergency systems generator.  This repair requires the electric service to the Library to be shut off while the work is done.  The Roselle Public Library will reopen on Tuesday, July 1, at 9:30 a.m.   If you have any questions contact Amy Cawley, Executive Director at 630-529-1641 ext. *311  or  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Interior rejuvenation Project Update - Monday, June 16 - Demo Day

Work has begun on the first phase of the interior rejuvenation project with demo of the carpeting and a bit of tiling in the Circulation Workroom.  This will continue through tomorrow, June 17, as the area behind the Circulation Desk is cleared of old, worn, carpet.

Please be patient with us during this process, as Circulation Staff have moved to temporary work stations located in front of the Circulation Desk to serve your needs to return, renew, or check out materials, and renew or obtain a Roselle Public Library Card.

All Library services continue through the interior rejuvenation project.  Any questions about the work going on, please contact Amy Cawley, Executive Director, or call 630-529-1641, ext. *311. 

"Garden Art" at the Roselle Public Library

The Roselle Park District Garden Club has placed three pieces of "Garden Art" by the front windows of the Library to help bring some color and excitement to the landscape.  "Garden Art" is made from "found objects" - plates, cups, glass rings and such, secured to a glass bottle set upside down so that it can be put on a post.  The Garden Club also planted the annuals in the garden area and in the flower pots near the Library's front door. The Library appreciates the efforts of the members of the Roselle Park District Garden Club to help the Roselle Public Library look inviting to those who visit us to Read, Play, Learn, and Discover.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Interior Up-dating Project Phase One Begins ....

The first phase of the Roselle Public Library's Interiors Up-dating Project begins on Monday, June 16 in the Circulation Department Workroom and behind the Circulation Service Desk.  Demo of the flooring in these areas is expected to be done on Monday, June 16, followed by installation of rubber tile behind the Service Desk and new carpet tiles in the Circulation Workroom.  The current flooring is from the most recent renovation in 1997, and is now extremely worn - all the way to the concrete beneath the carpet.  As this is a safety issue for employees and others, we are very pleased to have this be "Phase One" of the project.  

Please "PARDON OUR DUST" as we go through this process.  The Library will be open as usual - Circulation Services will be located in front of the Service Desk, with Meeting Room B serving as the Circulation Department Workroom for "behind the scenes" work.  This portion of the project is expected to be completed by June 26.  Please be patient with us during this process, and continue to visit your Roselle Public Library - the best place to Read, Play, Learn, and Discover, all summer long.

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Fizz! Boom! READ!

Fizz! Boom! READ!
Summer Reading registration is in full swing at your Library! Have you registered yet?
Get your reading (or listening) on this summer and collect incentives and prizes along the way. People who finish their program(s) are entered into drawings at the end of Summer Reading.

Reading! Fun! Prizes!

There is a program for everyone - Adults, Teens, Kids and Families. Enter more than one for even more fun!
Come in and register now!

The Roselle Public Library is located at 40 South Park Street, Roselle, 60172. Call 630-529-1641 for more information, or visit our website.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

"What's Up With Kids!" this Summer?

The Summer 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, July 24, 6:30 p.m., in the Youth Services Storytime Room. No experience necessary. No registration is necessary. Just be there!

Library Foundation's Antique Appraisal

Don't forget to mark your calendar for
The Roselle Library Foundation's Antique Appraisal
Saturday, June 7, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Library
Entrance Fee: $3.00
Additional Appraisal Fee: $5.00 each item
(please bring a picture of large items)

Come enjoy coffee, generously donated by Roselle Starbucks, and donuts, generously donated by Dunkin’ Donuts, 169 E. Lake Street, Bloomingdale.

Learn about the current antique market and how an appraiser values an item.
Bring your glassware, coins, collectibles, jewelry, art, watches, etc., and have them appraised.

Appraisals donated by Leonard Auction, Inc., of Addison, IL.
All proceeds will benefit the Library.

Monday, June 02, 2014

Did we see you at the parade? (Before the downpour!)

Library Board members, staff and supporters had a great time marching in the Rose Parade on Sunday! Did we see you there? There are some photos of the Library's float on our Flickr site (before everything got wet and soggy!):

Don't forget that registration begins today for Summer Reading programs for all ages - Adults, Teens, Kids and Families. Stop by the Library and get started now! Summer Reading programs continue through Thursday, July 31.
The Library is located at 40 South Park Street, Roselle, 60172; call 630-529-1641 for more information or visit our website.

Be sure to patronize the many businesses and organizations that make Summer Reading programs at Roselle Public Library possible.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

See You at the Parade!

It's finally almost here! Look for the Library's float in this year's 55th Annual Rose Parade, held on Sunday, June 1, with the step off at 2:00 p.m. Our float will feature this year's Summer Reading theme "Fizz! Boom! READ!" so keep a look out for robots, mad scientists, and crazy experiments!
Be there to show your Roselle pride! We hope to see you there.

55th Annual Rose Parade
Sunday, June 1, 2014
2:00 p.m.

For more information about our 2014 Summer Reading programs "Fizz! Boom! READ!" stop by the Library at 40 S. Park St., Roselle, or visit the Library's website.
Registration for Summer Reading Programs for all ages - Adults, Teens, Kids and Families - starts Monday June 2!

Friday, May 30, 2014

One Stop to Discover the Status of eBooks

Is it available? Is it out? Is there a long list of holds?

Discover the availability of the Library's eBooks and eAudibooks right in the Library catalog.
Now, there is just one single place to find out the status of the digital title you want, whether it is in our eMediaLibrary collection or in eRead Illinois - no more visiting several sites to see if your title is in, out, or on hold.

Find your title in the Library catalog, then just click the convenient orange button. It will take you to the item in eMediaLibrary or eRead Illinois to borrow immediately (Download) or to put your name on the hold list (More Options).
Note that if you see two records for the eBook, one is from eMediaLibrary and one is from eRead Illinois - doubles your chance of finding an available copy of the title you want!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Summer Reading is coming! Thanks to...

A very special "Thank You!" to the businesses, individuals and organizations who offer their time, money, energy, and prizes for the Library's Summer Reading Programs. Their support means that we can once again offer wonderful incentives and prizes for your participation in the Programs.

Please show your support for these sponsors with your continued patronage!

Registration for Summer Reading programs for all ages - Adults, Teens, Kids and Families - begins Monday, June 2nd. Come in, register, READ!

Roselle Public Library is located at 40 South Park Street, Roselle, IL 60172. For more information call 630-529-1641, press 2, or visit our website.

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