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Friday, May 27, 2016

Library Closed Sunday & Monday

Just a reminder that Roselle Public Library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Sunday and Monday, May 29 & 30, 2015. The Library will re-open on Tuesday, May 31, at 9:30 a.m.
A list of the Library's observed holidays can be found on our website.

Remember that many Library services are available on our website even when the building is closed: the catalog, information resources, downloadable eBooks, eAudiobooks and music, and lots more!
Visit our website and explore.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Library Closed for Memorial Day Holiday

Roselle Public Library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Sunday & Monday, May 29 and 30, 2016. The Library will re-open on Tuesday, May 31, at 9:30 a.m.
A list of the Library's observed holidays can be found on our website.

Remember that many Library services are available on our website even when the building is closed: the catalog, information resources, downloadable eBooks, eAudiobooks & music, and lots more!
Visit our website and explore.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Welcome Executive Director Samantha Millsap!

The Roselle Public Library District Board of Trustees announced that Samantha Millsap has accepted the position of Executive Director of the Library with a start date of 25 May 2016. Millsap fills the position left vacant by the retirement of Amy Cawley.

Millsap has served for over five years in the public library field with a broad range of experience in library service including administration, adult services, long-range planning and budgeting. Millsap has a M.S. in Library Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. She has been active on the SWAN circulation advisory committee. Millsap is coming to Roselle after spending the last two years as the Executive Director at the Hodgkins Public Library District.
--press release issued May 13, 2016, Library Board of Trustees

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Roselle Park District Garden Club Plant Sale

Spruce up your yard and support the Roselle Park District Garden Club.
Their annual plant sale takes place Saturday, May 14, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Turner Park, 81 E. Devon Ave.
Find out more about the Roselle Park District Garden Club here.

Friday, May 06, 2016

Summer Library Lights newsletter online now

The Summer 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.

Mark your calendar for The Rose Parade on June 5th. Learn about Summer Reading programs for all ages! Sign up for Summer Reading begins Monday, June 6th, but there's more! Programs, events and storytimes are planned throughout the summer, including a Harry Potter Party in July to celebrate the newest book.
Read about them all in this edition of Library Lights.
Read it online and bookmark it!

If you must have a paper copy, go ahead and print it from the Library's website now... or you can wait for the mailman!
While you're online, check out the Roselle Public Library eNews, then subscribe to have this free, monthly newsletter delivered to your email account.

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Free Audiobooks! Yours to Keep! All Summer Long!

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens (and adults who like teen lit!).
Starting today, May 5,2016, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week - pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes. That's 30 free audiobooks!
Sign up for email or text alerts and be first to know when new titles are available to download at

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

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!

Monday, May 02, 2016

Spring into eBooks (and eAudiobooks!)

Spring is in the air - it's a great time to get outside in the sun and download an eBook or listen to an eAudiobook!

With over 45,000 titles available at eRead Illinois and eMediaLibrary, you're sure to find something you like, so charge up your eReader, tablet, phone and start downloading!

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

Friday, April 29, 2016

Can you make it a little bigger??

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.

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, or call 630-529-1641.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

I saw 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!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Wireless Printing for Tablets, laptops, and more

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.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Fax & 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.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Event April 30

(as seen in the News from the Village of Roselle)
The Village of Roselle is participating in the National Drug Prescription Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 30. Visit the Roselle Fire Station, 100 E. Maple Ave. (north side of building, off Prospect St.) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Residents are encouraged to safely dispose of accumulated unwanted, unused, and expired prescription and over-the-counter drugs during this event.

Medication should be taken out of the original container or packaging and placed in a zip-lock bag. Please recycle plastic vials at home. Liquids or syringes will not be accepted.

This is part of a national effort sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). For more information, call the Village Clerk's Office at (630) 671-2802.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

William Shakespeare: 400th Anniversary of his Death

“To be, or not to be”
“Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears”
“Parting is such sweet sorrow”
“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”
“A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!”
What do all these phrases have in common? They're all lines from William Shakespeare's plays.

According to tradition, the great English dramatist and poet William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-on-Avon on April 23, 1564. He died on April 23, 1616, making this the 400th anniversary of his death.

Today would be his 452nd birthday! Let's celebrate that and have some fun!

Learn to talk like Shakespeare with Mango Languages Shakespearean English course. (Mango says to be aware that the course derives its lessons from original Shakespeare text and may not be suitable for children under 12)

"Good morrow to you, sir, shall we talk like Shakespeare!" Today is Talk Like Shakespeare Day. Type anything into the Shmoop Shakespeare Translator to see it translated into super-authentic Shakespearean English.

Check out World Book Web to learn more about his life and work.

Check out the Library's catalog for Shakespeare-related books and movies. Click on "All About the Bard" on the landing page.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Garden Day at the Library

Master Gardener Help Desk – 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Get a head start a great gardening experience this spring with some help from the experts! The DuPage County Master Gardeners will be on hand in the library’s atrium today to answer your questions.
Create a Lego® Fairy Garden! – 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Kids in grades K-5 – Create your very own mini-fairy garden. Participants can bring their own mini Lego® figures/figurines to decorate their unique and imaginative gardens. Everything else this will be provided by the Library.
Register online, by phone or in person beginning Monday, April 4th.
Learn about Fairy Gardens – 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Adults and Teens in grades 6-12 – Discover the magical world of Fairy Gardening! This program will inspire you to create your own miniature garden (inside or out) where gnomes, fairies, elves and other wee folk can frolic. Learn about the folklore of this age old form of gardening, as well as ideas in design, construction, use of creative containers, plant material choices and accessories.
Register online, by phone or in person.
Create a Fairy Garden – 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Adults and Teens in grades 6-12 – Let your imagination go wild and create your own miniature garden. We’ll provide the supplies – you supply the whimsy!
Register online, by phone or in person.

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