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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Voter Registration at the Library

The next General Primary Election is coming up in March 2018 and the next General Election in November 2018, for the election of Federal, State and County officials. Be ready to exercise your right to vote.

If you have not registered to vote, stop in at the Library. Registrars are always available when the Library is open.

To register to vote or change your voter registration, you must be a citizen of the United States; reside in your 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 your current address.

The Library is located at 40 South Park Street in Roselle. Call 630-529-1641, x *222 for more information. 

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Making plans for August...

Have you heard about the Friends of the Library Wi-Fi Cafe at Taste of Roselle, featuring Initiative Coffee Company? Read about it in the Library's August email newsletter.

The August email newsletter was recently sent out to subscribers with information on back-to-school programs in Youth Services and up-to-the-minute news of other upcoming programs and events, including our first-ever Wi-Fi Cafe at the Taste! 

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.

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 inbox.

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Browse Illinois Public Records

Roselle Library subscribes to Record Information Services (RIS) 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!

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Monday, July 24, 2017

What should I read next??

A librarian can help! Librarians are knowledgeable in "readers advisory" - helping you find your next favorite book. but if you can't get into the Library for personal help, try NoveList, the ultimate readers advisory website for fiction lovers.

NoveList's Read-Alike lists are great! Look up your favorite book and NoveList suggests similar titles. Hover over the book jackets and find out why these books are like your favorite.

NoveList is all about fiction! With feature articles, booktalks, book discussion guides, and author read-alikes, NoveList can help you discover what you should read next.

NoveList is available anytime, anywhere, with your Roselle library card and PIN.
Find your next favorite book with NoveList!

And if you have kids, try NoveList K-8.

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Measure your electrical usage

Borrow a Kill-A-Watt energy meter and find out!

Roselle Public Library has four Kill-A-Watt energy meters available for check-out. Use the meters to measure how much electricity your household appliances and electronics consume.

The meters are simple to use; plug the meter into a household outlet, plug your appliance or electronic device into the meter and read the screen. That's all there is to it.

The meters are available through a donation from ComEd’s Smart Ideas for Your Home program.

C'mon in and check one out!

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Job hunting? Check out AtoZ Databases

AtoZ Databases is the Premier Job Search, Reference, and Mailing List Database. The database includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, and much more. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!

And, guess what? Access it free - anytime, anywhere! All you need is your Library card and PIN.
Try it today!

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Transfer your old home movies to DVD - FREE

Preserve old memories here at the Library!

Roselle Public Library patrons can convert home videos to DVD for free! Preserve your precious memories and make it easier to share those memories with children and grandchildren. Library staff will help you get started and walk you through the process using the Library's in-house equipment so you can transfer home videos to DVD by yourself.
Copyright restrictions apply. Discs are available to purchase.

Call the Reference Desk (630.529.1641 x*211) for more information or to make an appointment to use the VHS to DVD transfer station.
Roselle Public Library is located at 40 S. Park Street, Roselle, IL 60172.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Employment opportunity: Public Services Assistant

Roselle Public Library District is looking for a part-time Public Services Assistant to work an average of 15 hours per week, primarily evening and weekend hours. This is a paraprofessional position in the Reference and Adult Services Department.

For specific requirements and contact information, see the position posting on the Library's Employment Opportunities page.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Print from anywhere... to the Library printers

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.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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

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Saturday, July 08, 2017

Check out a laptop for in-Library use

The Library has three laptops available for in-Library use by Roselle Library card holders.

The Windows 7 laptops are loaded with Office 2010 applications (Word, Excel, Access, Publisher and PowerPoint) and a choice of web browsers including Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. An external DVD drive is available on request. Internet access is enabled through the Library's Wi-Fi network. Printing is available via the Library's remote printing service. The laptops work just like our public Internet computers, except that you are not tied to a desk.

Stop by the Circulation Desk; check out a laptop and give it a try!
The Library is located at 40 South Park Street, Roselle, IL 60172.
Questions? Call 630-529-1641, press 2.

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Friday, July 07, 2017

Discover your roots...

Are family reunions or visits to the grandparents on your summer calendar? This is an ideal time to dig into your family history. Discover who's lurking in your family tree.

Once you have some information, your Library has everything you need to get started with your search. Come in, browse and check out a few of over 130 books, DVDs and magazines about genealogy. While you're here, type your surname into, the premier genealogical database, and see what comes up.

Or, sit back in the comfort of your home and search census information with the new and vastly improved HeritageQuest online.
Whether you are a beginner or an accomplished genealogist, your Library can help.

Roselle Public Library is located at 40 South Park Street, Roselle, IL 60172. For more information, call 630-529-1641.

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Thursday, July 06, 2017

Reading by Design Ice Cream Social

You like ice cream! We like ice cream! Let's get together at the Summer Reading Ice Cream Social!
Saturday, July 15, Noon-2:00 p.m.

Family fun for all ages! Design your own ice cream sundae and enjoy an afternoon of games, face painting, and fun!
Celebrate summer reading and get social at the Library!

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

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Wednesday, July 05, 2017

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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Sunday, July 02, 2017

Library closed Tuesday

Just a reminder that Roselle Public Library will be closed Tuesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. We will re-open Wednesday, July 5, at 9:30 a.m.

Your Library is always open at!

Visit us online to check the catalog; review your account; renew things you have checked out, put things "on hold," and more.
Browse the databases to find out how to repair your car, research your family history, manage your portfolio, learn a new language, delve into Roselle's past, and more!
Link to eMediaLibrary or eRead Illinois to download an audiobook or an ebook.
Link to Tumblebooks to read picturebooks with your kids.
And there's more!
Visit us online and explore what's available... even though the building is closed!

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Saturday, July 01, 2017

Check out a hotspot!

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! Library card holders can borrow a portable mobile hotspot for free 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. 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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