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Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Need a form? 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, public users should consult an attorney for serious legal matters.)

Monday, August 03, 2015

Read It Right Now!

Let's see what's most popular and available right now in the Library's eBook collection on eMediaLibrary:


Of course, by the time you look, they may be already checked out. But, no worries! It's easy to find out the most popular eBooks that are available now.

Sign in to your eMediaLibrary account.

1. Make a selection in the top menu - All Fiction under eBook Fiction, for example.
2. When the results appear, use the "Sort by" drop-down menu to select "Most Popular"
3. Select "Available Now" on the left sidebar menu

And now you have a current list of the most popular eBook titles that are available for you to borrow right now!

Check one out now - before someone gets it first!

Saturday, August 01, 2015

See you at the Taste!

Stop by and say "Hi!" to your friendly Roselle Librarians and trustees during Taste of Roselle
Friday, July 31, to Sunday, August 2

(We're next to Dippin' Dots and across from
Toasty Cheese. What a great location!)

Roll a 7 or 5 on the lucky dice for a prize in honor of the Library's 75th Anniversary of service to the community!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Illinois Talking Book Outreach Center

Do you know someone who is unable to read due to visual or physical limitations? The Illinois Talking Book Outreach Center can help!

In addition to book cartridges used with the talking book machine, digital audio and braille materials are available for download from the online Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) catalog.

The much anticipated BARD Mobile app for Android was released in June. BARD books can also be downloaded to iOS (iPhone Operating System) devices. These free apps allow patrons to create a personal, portable library on their smartphones or tablets. Patrons may also download books to a flash drive for use with the digital talking book machine.

If you or someone you know would like information on talking books, contact, call 1.800.426.0709, or check out their website.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Employment opportunity - Graphic Artist/Marketing Coordinator

Roselle Public Library District is looking for a Part-Time Graphic Artist/Marketing Coordinator who is able to work independently, yet gets along well with others, has the ability to meet deadlines, and is able to produce visually appealing designs.
For specific requirements and contact information, see the position posting on the Library's Employment Opportunities page.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Summer Reading Programs end soon

All Summer Reading programs end this Friday, July 31, at 5 p.m. There's still time to meet your goal and finish your program, just be sure to stop in and record your books, pages and/or minutes.

Remember - all programs have rewards and incentives, and people who complete their program(s) are entered for a chance at the GRAND PRIZE DRAWINGS!

So, come on in. The Library is located at 40 South Park Street, Roselle, IL. 630-529-1641. We'll be looking for you!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Learn how to tweet, blog and podcast...

Anytime is a great time to learn new skills or brush up on some old ones. A new online resource from your Library will help you get your technology skills up to speed. Atomic Training 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.

Monday, July 27, 2015

August eNewsletter is online now...

Filling out your calendar for August? Don't forget all the free programs available at your Library!
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 this month.

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.

Online storybooks - fun for parents and kids

Summer is winding down and the kids will be back in school soon.
Now is a great time to take a look at TumbleBooks, online picture books, stories and games for kids.
"Click here for Tumblebooks" or click on the TumbleBooks icon on the Youth Services page of the Library's website.

Type "school" into the TumbleSearch for lots of books about "back-to-school!"

What Tumblebook will you share today?

Friday, July 24, 2015

Share your Library story

The Library is celebrating 75 years of providing services to the Roselle community. People have used the Library in so many different ways during all those years.

Perhaps you have found a new job or learned something new using Library resources. Maybe, like Andrea, the Library has helped you to instill a love of reading in your children. Or maybe, like Candi, a Library book inspired a life-long love of reading.

Read Andrea's story and Candi's story and then  Share your story! We'd love to share your memories and hear what makes the Library important to you, your family, and your community.

We're looking forward to hearing from YOU!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

20s & 30s Book Club meets next Thursday

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

In July, we're reading The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye J. Walton. As always we'll meet at a local restaurant. Come join us on Thursday, July 30, 6:30 pm - ???

Want more info (and the name of the local restaurant)? Contact Marcia Bose, 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.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Knitting at the Library

Knitting Circle donations to Project LinusAdult knitters and crocheters of all skill levels are invited to join the Knitting Circle at Roselle Public Library. This is not a knitting class; it is an opportunity for yarn enthusiasts to get together and enjoy each others company.

Bring your own project.

No current project? Yarn and needles will be supplied to work on collaborative projects for Lutheran General’s neonatal and cancer wings.

The Group meets July 25th and then every other Saturday at 1:30 pm in the Library's Conference Room.
See the Library's Calendar of Events for more information.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Got ETFs?

Learn about stocks & 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 robust yet 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!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Free music! Download yours today!

Free music! Really! And it counts toward meeting your Summer Reading Program goal!
Download and enjoy - Freegal Music!

• Thousands of songs and artists to choose from
• Download 5 songs per week (MP3 files)
• No returns - you keep the songs and build your personal library!
• Stream up to 3 hours a day (create playlists)

Available anytime, anywhere! All you need is your Library card and PIN!

Try it today! 

Questions? See the Freegal FAQ page.

For more information, see the Library's website or call 630-529-1641, press 3.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Ask a Master Gardener

What's eating my tomatoes? Why are my annuals and perennials refusing to bloom? Help! My hostas wilting! This summer get your questions answered and have a great gardening experience with some help from the experts! The DuPage County Master Gardeners will be on hand in the library’s Conference Room this Monday, July 20, 6-8 p.m., to provide answers and gardening guidance. Information on annual and perennial flowers, trees, lawn care and other horticultural issues will be available.

Master Gardeners are volunteers trained by University of Illinois Extension educators to provide a network of gardening and horticultural programs to educate the public. All information provided is based on research from the University of Illinois.

If you can't make to on July 20th, don't worry. Master Gardeners will be back one more time, August 17th.
Let the Master Gardeners help you have the garden of your dreams... bring your questions to Roselle Public Library, 40 South Park Street, Roselle, IL.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Who are the people in your neighborhood?

Your Library can help you find out!
Roselle Library subscribes to Record Information Services 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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