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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Thanksgiving hours

On Wednesday, November 22rd, the Library will close early at 5:00 p.m.
The Library will be closed all day Thursday, November 23th, for the Thanksgiving holiday.
We will re-open Friday, November 24th, at 9:30 a.m.

Drop in before Thursday to stock up on books, movies and music for the holiday weekend - and remember, your Library is always open at http://www.roselle.lib.il.us.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our members, friends and families!

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Friday, November 03, 2017

November; Day-by-Day with Tumblebooks


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November 1: National Family Literacy Day
Why do libraries matter? That is a simple question to answer, but there are so many reasons you can list, it would be hard to write them all down!!
But write them we did - some of them, anyway! On Family Literacy Day, read all about WHY LIBRARIES MATTER and how they are a core resource, and form the backbone of community literacy.

November 4: King Tut Day
King Tutankhamun - or "Tut" for short - was an Egyptian Pharaoh who lived c.1341-1323 BCE.
Crowned at age 9, he ruled until his death at 18. He was buried hastily in a smaller-than-average tomb for a ruler of his stature, and was lost to history for several millennia.
Until, November 4th, 1922, when archaeologist Howard Carter discovered Tut's tomb in the Valley of the Kings!
*Note that "Kids Who Rule" is available in TumblePremium subscriptions only.

November 13-17: World Nursery Rhyme Week
There are many reasons why we're called TumbleBooks.
One big reason is that we don't do things like everyone else!
This is perfectly illustrated in J. Otto Seibold's classic "Other Goose"!
You want Nursery Rhymes? We have Nursery Rhymes that will curl your hair and make you spit milk out of your nose!
(The good thing about ebooks is that you can wipe your screen after!)

November 8: National STEM Day
STEM stands for "Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math."
There are MANY different fields of study encompassed in these 4 areas.
Like microbiology! Read "A Moldy Mystery" and find out what happens when a hapless younger brother makes a mistake with his elder brother's science experiement and does everything he can to make it right.

November 11: Remembrance Day (CAN) / Veteran's Day (USA)
Every year on November 11th, the world pauses to commemorate those who sacrificed their lives, and their youth for their country and the world.
We wear poppies over our hearts to honour WWI and WWII vets in particular.
In addition to honouring those who fought, we also honour people like Hana: people whom the Nazi regime imprisoned and killed for no reason other than that they were "different".
Millions of Jewish people - like Hana and her family - were killed during the war, as well as other non-Aryan Eastern Europeans, Romani, disabled people, and LGBT people.

November 13: Born this day... Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)
Happy Birthday, Robert Louis Stevenson!
If he were alive today, he'd be 167 years old!
Treasure Island is one of the most beloved adventure tales of all time. Enjoy!

November 13: World Kindness Day
It doesn't take much to show kindness to another.
A kind word, subtle encouragement, a pat on the back.
Ramon, in "Ish" is discouraged because even though he LOVES to draw, something his brother says stops him cold.
That is, until his little sister Marisol shows kindless and reignites Ramon's inspiration with a single word.

November 14: Born this day... Claude Monet (1840-1926)
Happy Birthday, Claude Monet!
If he were alive today he'd be 187 years old!
Monet was a prolific painter in his time, finding the beauty in nature, and capturing a moment in time as big as a scenic vista, or as small as a pond full of water lilies.
Join him as he paints a day!

November 16: National Day for Tolerance
There's a lot to be said for Tolerance.
To tolerate something or someone, it's best if you learn more about them, try to put yourself in their shoes, and show them the respect you would like shown to you.
In Enemy Pie, one little boy learns how to tolerate and to make friends with the least likely person.

November 19: World Toilet Day
At first glance, it's got a funny name, but World Toilet Day is more about addressing and raising awareness for a global crisis: waste water and sanitation issues around the world.
What can you do at home? You could try to conserve water by flushing only solid waste. Or, you could install high efficiency toilet that uses less waste.
While you're considering what you can do to help, read "Toilet Tales" and consider what it would be like if the animal kingdom used toilets like we do!

November 20: National Child Day (CAN)
Commemoration of National Child Day began in 1993 in honor of the United Nations' two declarations for children's protection and civil rights.
We're presenting "When I Was Eight" for this day, as a reminder of how far we've come.
Olemaun is an indigenous child who was sent to a residential school many years ago, and just as many other indigenous children experienced, Olemaun was mistreated while she was there. The people who ran the school tried to erase and replace her cultural heritage, and caused great suffering in the process.
While celebrating the steps we've taken to prevent things like this from ever happening again, we must still work towards reconciliation and healing.

November 21: First Free Balloon Flight
On November 21, 1783, the first free balloon flight took place in Paris, France!
Though not to the same scale, we hope you enjoy this tale of a wayward balloon and its far-flung adventure.

November 23: Thanksgiving (USA)
Happy Thanksgiving, USA!
Today is a day to give thanks for the privileges and good fortune (no matter how big or small) we have in our lives.
So, enjoy your turkey, your mashed potatoes, stuffing, and sweet potato pie!
But remember to help out the chef! Otherwise, who knows... they may eat dinner all alone!

November 24: Origin of Species first published (1859)
After finishing his journey to the Galapagos Islands on a ship called "The Beagle", Charles Darwin had many new - and controversial - ideas!
In one word? Evolution!
He published "Origin of Species" on November 24, 1859.
Today, you can learn more about his journeys and go exploring through the natural world with him in "One Beetle Too Many"!

November 24: Born this day... Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924)
Happy Birthday, Frances Hodgson Burnett!
If she was alive today, she'd be 168 years old!
She wrote many beloved children's books, including "The Secret Garden", and "A Little Princess".

November 27: Happy Birthday Kevin Henkes! (1960)
Happy Birthday, Kevin Henkes!
Born in 1960, Kevin is an award winning, and best selling author of several children's books, including TumbleBook favourite "The Year of Billy Miller"!
*Note that "The Year of Billy Miller" is available in TumblePremium subscriptions only.

November 28: Red Planet Day
Red Planet Day honours Mars!
Next to the moon, Mars is our closest celestial neighbour.
Mars has long held humans' interest: inspiring more than science, it's found its place in literature, film, music, art, and more!
Check out TumbleBooks' National Geographic video on Mars!

November 29: Born this Day... Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)
Happy Birthday, Louisa May Alcott!
If she was alive today, she'd be 185 years old!
She wrote many beloved young adult books, including "Little Men", and "Little Women".

November 30: Happy Birthday, Tony Fucile! (1964)
Happy Birthday, Tony Fucile!
Born in 1964, Tony is an award winning, and best selling author and illustrator!

November 30: Born this Day... Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942)
Happy Birthday, Lucy Maud Montgomery!
If she was alive today, she'd be 143 years old!
Montgomery is the author of Canada's most beloved heroine: Anne Shirley!






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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Model Railroad Showcase this weekend!

The Model Railroad Showcase returns to Roselle Public Library on Saturday, November 4, from 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 5, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Join us  for an entire weekend of model railroading fun!

Model railroading enthusiasts display collections, running layouts and railroad memorabilia at this popular family event. The Showcase features an extensive running layout operated by the Midwest Division of Train Collectors Association, layouts created by the Northwest Trainmasters and the British Train Society, exhibits and collections from the Illinois Railway Museum, the Chicago & Northwestern Historical Society, the Milwaukee Road Historical Association, and running layouts owned by several local hobbyists.

Learn about train and railroad crossing safety with Metra representatives.

Drop in anytime Saturday or Sunday, registration is not required.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Planning your November? Don't forget the FREE programs at your Library!

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

It's a busy month from the Model Railroad Showcase the first weekend of November to Celebrate the Season on the last weekend (including the Village's 2nd Annual Cocoa Crawl!) with lots in between! Mark your calendar now for storytimes, book discussions, Teen Clubs and more.

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.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

On the Same Page in October

Join us for a month-long community reading event featuring Eric Weiner's The Geography of Genius.

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.

Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions by Chris Barton 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, Friends of the Roselle Public Library, Rotary Club of Bloomingdale-Roselle and Salerno's Rosedale Chapels.


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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

There's still time... to get a Library card!

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month! There is still time to get your card.


Kids who get a new Library card during the month of September receive a complimentary book and are entered into a drawing for additional giveaways! Kids who *use* their Library card during September have opportunities for more giveaways!

We haven't forgotten the adults... the first 50 adults to sign up for a Library card receive a complimentary copy of The Geography of Genius by Eric Weiner, this year's "On the Same Page" book.

Sign up for your card today! (You can get started online: http://www.roselle.lib.il.us/about/circulation_OBRAgree.php)

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

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Shopping this weekend?

What do digital cameras, printers, lawn mowers and tractors, computers, snow blowers, and trees, flowers and other plants have in common?

These seven product areas are typically discounted most deeply in September according to the experts at Consumer Reports. If you have some extra cash on hand this month 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 ConsumerReports.org - a free service provided by your Library.
All you need is your Library card and PIN!

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

It's Amnesty Month at the Library



Just a reminder that September 2017 is Amnesty Month at Roselle Public Library!



Do you have a fine balance on your Library card?
Stop in at the Circulation Desk anytime during September. We’ll gladly clear your late fees!

Do you still have long overdue items checked out?
Bring them back this September. We won’t charge any late fees!


Clear your fines, return overdue items, and rediscover all your Library has to offer this September!
Not included are fees for collection agency and replacement costs for items that have not been returned. Please note, refunds will not be given for previously paid fines.

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Friday, September 15, 2017

What's the smartest card you can have in your wallet?

A Library card! September is Library Card Sign-Up Month! Do you have yours?


Kids who get a new Library card during the month of September receive a complimentary book and are entered into a drawing for additional giveaways! Kids who *use* their Library card during September have opportunities for more giveaways!

We haven't forgotten the adults... the first 50 adults to sign up for a Library card receive a complimentary copy of The Geography of Genius by Eric Weiner, this year's "On the Same Page" book.

Sign up for your card today! (You can get started online: http://www.roselle.lib.il.us/about/circulation_OBRAgree.php)

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

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Tuesday, September 05, 2017

September is Amnesty Month at the Library



September 2017 is Amnesty Month at Roselle Public Library!



Do you have a fine balance on your Library card?
Stop in at the Circulation Desk anytime during September. We’ll gladly clear your late fees!

Do you still have long overdue items checked out?
Bring them back this September. We won’t charge any late fees!


Clear your fines, return overdue items, and rediscover all your Library has to offer this September!
Not included are fees for collection agency and replacement costs for items that have not been returned. Please note, refunds will not be given for previously paid fines.

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Friday, September 01, 2017

Library closed Sunday and Monday for Labor Day

Just a reminder that Roselle Public Library is closed Sunday and Monday, September 3 and 4, for Labor Day. We will re-open on Tuesday, September 5, at 9:30 a.m.

Roselle Public Library is always open at http://www.roselle.lib.il.us!

Visit us online to check the catalog; review your account; renew things you have checked out, put things "on hold," and more.
Browse the online resources 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 and eRead Illinois to download ebooks. And check out Freegal Music! Free music downloads and streaming!

Visit us online and see what's available to you... even when the building is closed!

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

Library Card Sign-Up Month starts tomorrow!


Kids who get a new Library card during the month of September receive a complimentary book and are entered into a drawing for additional giveaways! Kids who *use* their Library card during September have opportunities for more giveaways!

We haven't forgotten the adults... the first 50 adults to sign up for a Library card receive a complimentary copy of The Geography of Genius by Eric Weiner, this year's "On the Same Page" book.

Sign up for your card today! (You can get started online: http://www.roselle.lib.il.us/about/circulation_OBRAgree.php)

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

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

September is a busy month at your Library!

Don't miss all of the great programs & events at Roselle Public Library during September!

The September email newsletter was recently sent out to subscribers with information on Library Card Sign-Up Month, Amnesty Month, and more. Book discussion groups, Musical Sunday programs, and storytimes resume, and read about the new programs for children. There is a lot going on in September at your Library! 

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 fresh, new eNews, then sign up to receive the next issue in your email inbox.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Do you know What's Up With Kids this Fall?

The Fall 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!" is Thursday, October 12, 6:30 p.m., in the Youth Services Storytime Room. No experience necessary. No registration is necessary. Just be there!

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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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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Library closed Sept. 3 & 4 for Labor Day

Roselle Public Library is closed Sunday and Monday, September 3 and 4, for Labor Day. We will re-open on Tuesday, September 5, at 9:30 a.m.

Roselle Public Library is always open at http://www.roselle.lib.il.us!

Visit us online to check the catalog; review your account; renew things you have checked out, put things "on hold," and more.
Browse the online resources 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 and eRead Illinois to download ebooks. And check out Freegal Music! Free music downloads and streaming!

Visit us online and see what's available to you... even when the building is closed!

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