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Monday, August 29, 2016

"Check out the Internet" at Roselle Public 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.

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, August 26, 2016

Library Closed for Labor Day, Sept. 4 & 5

Roselle Public Library is closed Sunday and Monday, September 4 & 5, for Labor Day. We will re-open on Tuesday, September 6, 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 25, 2016

Closed Tomorrow for Staff Training

Don't forget - the Library will be closed all day tomorrow, Friday, August 26, for staff training.
We will re-open Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m.

Stop in today to load up on books, music and movies!

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 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 eAudiobook or an eBook.
Link to Tumblebooks to read picture books and play games with your kids.
And there's more!

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

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Transfer your old VHS tapes to DVD @ Your Library

Now you can preserve old memories here at the Library!

Roselle Public Library patrons can now 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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Tuesday, August 23, 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, August 19, 2016

Library closed next Friday for Staff Training

The Library will be closed all day Friday, August 26, for staff training.
Stop in now to load up on books, music and movies!

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 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 eAudiobook or an eBook.
Link to Tumblebooks to read picture books and play games with your kids.
And there's more!

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

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

20s & 30s Book Group meets next Thursday

Join fellow 20 & 30-somethings once a month for good food, good fun, and a great discussion on the books you want to read!

At the August meeting, we'll discuss Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. As always we'll meet at a local restaurant. Come join us on Thursday, August 25, 6:30 pm - ???

For more info (and the name of the local restaurant) contact Matt Wieck, mwieck@roselle.lib.il.us or call 630.529.1641 ext.*211.

Whether or not you can attend our next meeting (especially if you cannot attend), join our Goodreads Group and share your comments in the online discussion.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

More New Tech for Kids at Roselle Library

We are excited about two of the most recent additions for children in our Youth Services Department: the Krayon iPad Kiosk and Playaway Launchpads!

Since the popular Krayon Kiosk was installed last month, children have been making it their first destination when they visit the Youth Services Department upstairs at the Library. The Kiosk has two iPads attached, each featuring the award-winning ABCmouse app. The ABCmouse curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-7+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse is 100% educational with 5,000+ learning activities across all major subject areas- reading, math, science, social studies, art and music. Best of all, kids love it!

“The Krayon Kiosk is a great companion to the AWE early learning station,” said Leann Skeens, Youth Services Department Manager. “More children have the opportunity to participate in educational and fun computer activities in the Library. The experience is positive and they want to come again.”

And if the iPads are in use... not to worry! Patrons can use their own smart phone, tablet or laptop on the Library's Wi-Fi, to access ABCmouse whenever - and wherever they are - in the Library by browsing to http://abcmouse.com/library_account.

The Playaway Launchpads are new at the Library, too. The 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 for a week to explore and discover the various apps.

Executive Director Samantha Millsap said, “With touch screen devices becoming more present in our lives, in and outside the home, it is exciting to offer our young patrons these tablets which are just for them and full of interesting and educational games.”

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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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

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, August 15, 2016

Fall edition of Library Lights is online now

The Fall issue of Library Lights, the Library's quarterly newsletter, will be delivered to your mailbox soon, but why wait for the mailman? Read the latest issue online now.


As always, Library Lights includes information about fall storytimes, upcoming programs for kids, teens and adults, and much, much more. 
Read about Library Card Sign-up Month in September. 

This issue also includes information about "On the Same Page," the Library's annual "community read" coming up in October. This year the featured title is The Coast of Chicago by Stuart Dybek. The Library is partnering with neighboring libraries in Itasca and Bloomingdale to bring you a great selection of Chicago-related programs and events at all three locations, including a visit from the author at Roselle Library. 

Read the current issue of Library Lights online, bookmark it, and refer to it throughout the Fall season. 

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

They Read for the Win!

Read for the Win? Yes they did!
More than 120 prizes were awarded to summer readers at the conclusion of the 2016 Summer Reading Programs.

Grand prizes went to:
- Lynn R. (Adult program)
- The Bartels Family (Family program)
- Emma D. (Teen program)
- Emma C. & Timothy J. (Kids program)

Many additional prizes were also awarded, and, of course, everyone who finished their program received a "completion" prize.

Thanks for reading with us this summer! Come in a read with us all around the year!
Roselle Public Library is located at 40 S. Park Street, Roselle, IL. Call 630-529-1641 or visit our website for more information.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Register to vote at the Library

November 8, 2016 is Election Day. Your vote is important!

Did you know that residents of DuPage and Cook County who are 18 or older may register to vote at the Library?
Proof of identity and address are required.

Contact the Circulation Department (630-529-1641, x *222) for more information.

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Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Find Your New Job with 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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Friday, August 05, 2016

Donation from Roselle Public Library Foundation

The Library Board and Staff would like to extend our gratitude to the Directors of the Roselle Public Library Foundation for its donation this month of $5,000 toward the cost of renovating the Youth Services Department, which was completed in Spring. 

We replaced carpeting, flooring, stair treads, and furniture through the upstairs; focusing on the spaces utilized by our young patrons and their parents and caregivers.

The Library Foundation has been a strong support system for the Library District by assisting us financially to accomplish projects, host great programs, and updates to our facility as our community grows. 

To learn more about the Foundation: visit its page on our website.

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Thursday, August 04, 2016

I read it in the Tribune...

Trying to remember an article you read? Looking for an obituary?

Your Library subscribes to The Chicago Tribune, a searchable database provided by Proquest. It includes full text articles from the past 30 years - from Jan. 1, 1985 to the present. You have access to not only top news stories but also the information contained on the various sections of the paper, including obituaries and death notices to help find ancestors, relatives, and notable figures.

You'll be amazed what you can find. All you need is your Library card and PIN.
Try it today!

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