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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Don't miss the Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale - Saturday & Sunday

There's something for everyone at the Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale.

Come see what you will discover? Saturday, April 22, 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.; Sunday, April 23, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Funds raised from this and other sales hosted by the Friends of the Library help support various Library programs, including Summer Reading programs for all ages and the popular Grandparents Got Game.

For more information about the Friends of the Roselle Public Library or this book sale, please contact the Roselle Public Library, 630-529-1641, or visit the Friends page on the Library website. The Library is located at 40 South Park Street, Roselle IL 60172.

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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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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Voter Registration at the Library

The April election is history, but there is always another opportunity to exercise your right to vote. The 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.

If you have not registered to vote, stop in. 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, April 18, 2017

Help with your iPhone and more!

Anytime is a great time to learn new skills or brush up on some old ones. Atomic Training, an online resource from your Library, is a video-based training resource covering social media, mobile apps and more than 500 of today's most popular software applications from Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, Google, and more, for both PCs and Macs.

You'll find:
  • All the latest offerings — Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, Google, and more. 
  • Valuable job training — Improve job skills with in-depth training on Excel and Photoshop, or learn valuable social media techniques with tutorials on Twitter, blogging, and podcasting. 
  • Mobile training — Learn how to use your iPhone, iPad and other mobile devices. 
All from the comfort of your home, or anywhere you have Internet access; anytime, at your convenience.
All you need is your Library card and PIN.
Try it today!

 If you prefer personal training, the Library offers one-on-one training on basic computer, email and internet skills. Call Marcia, 630-529-1641 x *211 to schedule a 45-minute individual session at a mutually convenient time.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

New Selection in Popup Picks

Access even more eBooks thanks to RAILS (Reaching Across Illinois Library System)! The same system that brought you eRead Illinois has partnered with Bibliolabs to give all Illinois residents access to titles not available through either eRead Illinois or eMediaLibrary - Popup Picks!

The Popup Picks collections change quarterly with new titles every 3 months selected by Illinois librarians.

The newly curated collections are here! From now until July 2017, check out Kids Only!, Young Adult, City Spotlight, On the Go, and many more! And just in time for C2E2 – fangirls and fanboys will want to peruse Comic & Graphic Novels. This might just be our favorite collection so far! Popup Picks is the first of its kind in the country. Check out our current batch of books before they’re gone! 

Download the apps for your Apple, Android or Amazon device, or read right on your computer. Check out Popup Picks now!

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Library closed today

Just a reminder that Roselle Public Library will be closed today, Sunday, April 16, for Easter.

We will re-open 9:30 a.m., Monday morning, April 17.

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Shopping this weekend?

What do lawn mowers and tractors, gas grills, ellipticals, cordless drills and tools, flooring, vacuums, pressure washers, room air conditioners, and sunscreens have in common?

These 8 products are typically discounted most deeply in April according to the experts at Consumer Reports. If you have some extra cash on hand this month–say, a tax refund–and are looking to spend it wisely on some needed products, you can make your money go a long way by buying the products that are on this list.

See ratings, shopping tips and insider information on - a free service provided by your Library.
All you need is your Library card and PIN!

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Got homework? Get help!

"awesome tutor, hope to have them again..." -- (Roselle 11th grader)

"I love this app. I get A's in math because of this." -- (Roselle 11th grader)

"The tutors at are great at what they do... Thank you, You guys rock!!!!!" -- (Roselle 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, where ever you have Internet access.

"Awesome tutor, very helpful. Instructed me on how i should strategize to get to my answer." -- (Roselle pre-college student)

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 to create an account and get started.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Library closed Sunday for Easter

Roselle Public Library will be closed Sunday, April 16, for Easter.

Stop in now and stock up.
Even one day without your Library is like a day without, uh... books, movies, music and more!

We will re-open 9:30 a.m., Monday morning, April 17.

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Thursday, April 06, 2017

Board of Trustees Vacancy

Following the April 4th Consolidated Election, a vacancy has occurred on the Roselle Public Library District’s Board of Trustees. An appointment will be made by the Board to fill the seat until the next regular election on April 2, 2019.

Residents of the Roselle Public Library District who are interested in applying for the vacancy should reply in writing to Sue Ellen Eichholz, President of the Board of Trustees, at 40 S. Park Street, Roselle, IL 60172. Please include the following in the letter:
  • Interest in the position
  • Qualifications and Experience
  • Availability for Regular Board Meetings and Committee Meetings
  • A brief statement regarding the role of the Library in the Roselle Community.
All letters of interest must be received by May 5, 2017, and will be reviewed by the Board. Candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Monday, March 27, 2017

I was so annoyed at the long wait lines for eBooks - then I discovered this...

You know all about eMediaLibrary, the Library's downloadable service from OverDrive.
You have no trouble finding the title you want to download but then you discover that you are the 156th person in the hold queue! So annoying!

Did you know that the Library has another downloadable service - with more titles and SHORTER WAIT TIMES?
Check out eRead Illinois!
With over 32,000 eBook and eAudiobook titles, eRead Illinois has nearly twice the selection as eMediaLibrary. Often, the title you want is actually available without waiting. Of course, you may have to put a hold on the most popular titles, but usually the wait time is shorter at eRead Illinois.

eRead Illinois has apps available for your computer, and for your Apple or Android tablet, phone, or eReader.

Savvy users place a hold on the title in eRead Illinois and eMediaLibrary (and on the print copy at the Library) then get the first copy available.

All you need to download eBooks and eAudiobooks from eRead Illinois is your Library card and PIN. Try it today!

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Roselle History Museum annual historical evening this Saturday

All Aboard!

Mark your calendar and plan on attending the Roselle History Museum's annual historical evening this Saturday, April 1, 2017 in the Trinity Family Life Center, 405 S. Rush Street, Roselle. 

The building of the Transcontinental Railroad was an impossible dream made possible by hand, arm, back, shovel, cart, horse, wood, iron, dynamite, brains and a whole lot of money. Learn about the events that paved the way to western expansion through the eyes of the people in this fast-paced, fact-based, musical tale brought to life by the award - winning duo - Amy Lowe and Megan Wells.

The evening begins with a wine and cheese reception at 7:30 p.m. featuring wine from Lynfred Winery followed by the program at 8:00 p.m. After the program, guests are invited to enjoy homemade cookies along with their choice of coffee or lemonade.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Roselle History Museum Office, the Roselle Village Hall, or from museum members at $15 for adults; students age 6-12 will be admitted free. Tickets purchased the night of the performance will be $18 for adults.

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Borrow a pre-loaded tablet

Playaway Launchpads are pre-loaded learning tablets created just for children by Findaway. Inc. Aimed at children 3-5 years old, each Launchpad tablet contains several apps on a specific theme – numbers, letters, transportation, and more.

Roselle Library card holders can check out a Launchpad tablet and take it home for a week to explore and discover the various apps.

See what's available and place a hold on a LaunchPad today!

Roselle Public Library is located at 40 South Park Street, Roselle, IL.
For more information, call the Youth Services “Ask Me” Desk (630) 529-1641, x*351.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Grandparents Got Game! Spring Break Edition next Tuesday

Spring Break isn’t just for the kids! You deserve a break, too.
Drop by the Library next Tuesday, March 28, 1:30-3:00 p.m. for Grandparents Got Game, the Spring Break Edition!
We’ll have special spring-related crafts to make, board games to play and snacks to share
We hope to see you and your grandchildren on Tuesday!
No registration required.

Roselle Public Library is located at 40 South Park Street, Roselle, IL. For more information, call the Ask Me Desk, 630-529-1641, x *351.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Southern Italy Travelog

Join us Thursday evening, March 23, from 7 - 8 p.m., for a Southern Italy Travelog.

 Tour Adriatic fishing towns, the Amalfi Coast, Napoli, Capri, and more with world traveler Ralph Danielsen. See perfect beach resorts, mighty Vesuvius, ancient Greek temples, and igloos built of stone.

Registration is required through our online calendar or by phone at 630.529.1641, press 2.

Roselle Public Library is located at 40 S. Park Street in Roselle.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Learn about investing with Morningstar

Learn about stocks and 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 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!

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