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Thursday, September 29, 2016

What to do in October? Check out the email newsletter

The October email newsletter was recently sent out to subscribers with up-to-the-minute news of upcoming programs and events this month.

Find out all about On the Same Page, this year's collaborative community read featuring Stuart Dybek's The Coast of Chicago with programs, events, movies, and, of course, book discussions at Bloomingdale Public Library, Itasca Community Library and Roselle Public Library. Mark your calendar now for LEGOs and Halloween events in Youth Services. Discover opportunities to support your Library by supporting the Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale and the Friends fundraising dinner at 1913 Restaurant and Wine Bar.

In addition to Library programs and events, learn a little bit about Roselle history in the Pic from the Past feature from the Roselle History Museum Digital Archive.

You, too, can stay on top of all your Library has to offer and learn about your community's past. Take a look at the current eNews, then sign up to receive the next issue in your email.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

On the Same Page

Join us for a month-long community reading event featuring Stuart Dybek's The Coast of Chicago.

The public libraries in Bloomingdale, Itasca and Roselle are collaborating on this event and hosting a series of book discussions, movies, programs and events throughout October. Check out the October email newsletter for programs at Roselle Library or see the program brochure for a complete listing of events at all three participating libraries.

Be sure to "Like" the On the Same Page Facebook page for even more information.

The Sixty-Eight Rooms by Marianne Malone is the featured title for children. Book discussions and programs for children are also planned at each library.

"On the Same Page" is sponsored by Itasca Bank & Trust, Friends of the Bloomingdale Public Library, Rotary Club of Bloomingdale-Roselle and Salerno Rosedale Funeral Chapels.


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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

TODAY IS NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY!
COME INTO THE LIBRARY TODAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE!
 



The Roselle Public Library is a part of National Voter Registration Day #VoterRegistrationDay.
Today, September 27,  extra registrars will be available all day from 9:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Library. In order to register to vote, an individual must be a citizen of the United States; reside in their precinct for 30 days as of the next election; be 18 years of age by election day; and bring 2 forms of ID, one with current address.


Monday, September 26, 2016

Register in September to #vote in November! Get registered at our National Voter Registration Day event tomorrow, on September 27th.
The Roselle Public Library is a part of National Voter Registration Day #VoterRegistrationDay .


On September 27, extra registrars will be available all day from 9:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Library. In order to register to vote, an individual must be a citizen of the United States; reside in their precinct for 30 days as of the next election; be 18 years of age by election day; and bring 2 forms of ID, one with current address.


Fall into a good eBook or eAudiobook

There's a chill in the air, leaves are falling - no better time to curl up with a great eBook or eAudiobook!

Check one out today. Read (or listen) on your computer, tablet, phone, or eReader.

With over 40,000 ebooks and eAudiobooks available at eRead Illinois and eMediaLibrary, you're sure to find something you like...

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

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

"Check out the Internet" at Roselle Library

Users of Roselle Public Library rely on their Library to borrow books, movies, music, and more – and now, users can even check out the Internet! Thanks to a donation from TechSoup & Mobile Beacon, library card holders can borrow a portable mobile hotspot for free home Internet access for a week.

The hotspot is small enough to fit in a pocket, but powerful enough to connect up to 10 Wi-Fi devices simultaneously – smart phones, notebook and tablet computers, printers, cameras, e-book readers, etc. – for up to 10 hours of continuous use with bandwidth comparable to in-home high speed internet service. Smart phone and tablet users can save on roaming charges and minutes by using the Wi-Fi setting on their device to connect to the hotspot. The 4G LTE hotspot connects via the Sprint network so users enjoy long-range Wi-Fi, both indoors and out for hours of connectivity while on-the-go.

"This is the easiest technology ever," said one enthusiastic user.

Roselle Library card holders can check out the mobile hotspot for a week at a time. Place a hold on the hotspot through the Library catalog, or call 630-529-1641 for more information.
Roselle Public Library is located at 40 S. Park Street, Roselle, IL.

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Friday, September 23, 2016

"Oh, the things you will see!"

Have you ever struggled to read a letter or an important document? Do you miss the details in family photos? Thanks to a generous donation by The Roselle Lions Club, your Library can help!

A 22 inch HD monitor Video Magnifier is available to use whenever the Library is open - no appointment necessary. Just stop in and give it a try.

"Oh, the things you will see!"

Roselle Public Library is located at 40 S. Park Street, Roselle, IL. For more information about the Roselle Public Library, our programs and services, check our website http://www.roselle.lib.il.us, or call 630-529-1641.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Register to Vote at the Roselle Public LIbrary!

Have you recently moved?
Have you changed your name?



Come into the library to update your voter registration!


The Roselle Public Library is a part of National Voter Registration Day #VoterRegistrationDay . On September 27, extra registrars will be available all day from 9:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the library. In order to register to vote or change your voter registration, an individual must be a citizen of the United States; reside in their precinct for 30 days as of the next election; be 18 years of age by election day; and bring 2 forms of ID, one with current address.


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Fax and 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.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Need Legal Forms?

Access FREE legal forms 24/7 courtesy of 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.)

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Exercise your constitutional right! Register to vote at the Roselle Public Library

Exercise your constitutional right!

Register to vote at the Roselle Public Library!


"Taxation without representation is tyranny"- James Otis, 1761

"The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridges by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude", section 1 of the 15th Amendment, passed in 1870.

"The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation", 19th Amendment, passed in 1920.


"The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age", section 1 of the 26th Amendment, passed in 1971.

Celebrate Democracy in America by registering to #vote on September 27!

The Roselle Public Library is a part of National Voter Registration Day #VoterRegistrationDay .

On September 27, extra registrars will be available all day from 9:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Library. In order to register to vote, an individual must be a citizen of the United States; reside in their precinct for 30 days as of the next election; be 18 years of age by election day; and bring 2 forms of ID, one with current address.


Talk like a pirate!

Ahoy mateys! Be ye ready for some swashbucklin' and carousin'?

It be "Talk Like a Pirate Day!" You can "be wise in the ways of pirate parley" with Mango's Pirate Language course!

Available temporarily, access Mango Languages in the Library or at home and select "Pirate" from the list of courses. You'll be learnin' the proper way to hail yer cap'n and get yer landlubbin' scalleywags a-sailin' smartly on the high seas!

Of course, if you prefer, you can select one of the other 44 languages and learn to speak that language like a native.

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Power Towers in the Carrels

It's hard to update an old building for today's technology needs. There are never enough electrical outlets or USB ports for your devices. But we are trying.

Four of the study carrels now feature "power towers." The towers add 2 electrical outlets and 2 USB ports to each space and outlets to plug in the under-shelf lighting.

Use them and let us know what you think. We'll continue to try to update our space to meet your needs.

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Friday, September 16, 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 info@illinoistalkingbooks.org, call 1.800.426.0709, or check out their website today.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

April 4, 2017 Consolidated Election



ROSELLE PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT ANNOUNCES TRUSTEE OPENINGS FOR ELECTION IN THE 2017 CONSOLIDATED ELECTION


The Roselle Public Library District announces three (3) full four- year term positions open for election to the Roselle Public Library District Board of Trustees during the April 4, 2017 Consolidated Election.  Candidates must be registered voters residing within the boundaries of the Roselle Public Library District.  Candidate information and form packets are available beginning Tuesday, September 20, at the Reference Service Desk (on the main floor of the Library), Roselle Public Library District, 40 S. Park Street, Roselle, IL, during the hours the Library is open.

The first date to circulate nomination petitions to be a candidate for a Library Trustee position on the Roselle Public Library District Board of Trustees is Tuesday, September 20, 2016.  Candidates must file completed forms and petitions during the filing period beginning December 12, 2016 at 9:30 a.m., through December 19, 2016, at 5:00 p.m.

For more information about the elected position of Library Trustee for the Roselle Public Library District, please contact Samantha Millsap, Executive Director, at 630-529-1641 x*311, or email smillsap@roselle.lib.il.us.


Musical Sundays Resume at the Library

Welcome back to Musical Sundays! September's Musical Sunday features singer/songwriter Kraig Kenning. Kraig, who is a National slide guitar champion, performs contemporary folk, blues, roots rock, American Fingerstyle and more! Join us from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m., September 18th for the first Musical Sunday of the 2016-17 season.

Musical Sundays are held in the atrium of the library on the first floor. Enjoy a cup of coffee and cookies while you listen to the program or go about your usual library activities. No registration is required.

Roselle Public Library is located at 40 S. Park Street, Roselle, IL. Call 630-529-1641, Press 2 for more information.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Register to Vote at Roselle Public Library

In 2008, six million Americans did not vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn't know how to register.
Celebrate Democracy in America by registering to #vote on September 27!

The Roselle Public Library is a part of National Voter Registration Day #VoterRegistrationDay .

On September 27, extra registrars will be available all day from 9:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Library. In order to register to vote, an individual must be a citizen of the United States; reside in their precinct for 30 days as of the next election; be 18 years of age by election day; and bring 2 forms of ID, one with current address.


Monday, September 12, 2016

Books 'n' Popcorn books discussion group 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, September 19, 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 Danger! Tiger Crossing, the first book in the Fantastic Frame series by Lin Oliver. 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.

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