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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Need legal forms?

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.)

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Transfer you old home movies to DVD - FREE

Preserve old memories here at the Library!

Roselle Public Library patrons can 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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Friday, February 17, 2017

Reading for the "print impaired"

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

The Center's collection contains over 130,000 items including Talking Books, Braille books, magazines, foreign language material, descriptive videos, old time radio shows, and more. Patrons receive a free digital talking book player compatible with book cartridges and downloaded digital audio and braille materials from the online Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) catalog.

Users can download the BARD mobile app to Android devices, including 2nd generation Kindle Fire devices, or Apple devices 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.

Give the gift of reading to yourself or someone you know. For information about talking books, contact info@illinoistalkingbooks.org, call 1.800.426.0709, or check out their website today.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Got a Question? World Book Online has the answer!

When you need fast, reliable information for homework, reports, or just a lingering question, World Book Online is the place to go.

Choose from a suite of databases geared toward your age and ability, from kids to teens to adults.
Approachable articles, colorful illustrations and pictures, maps, audio files, videos, games, research tools, ebooks, activities, educator tools, primary source documents, and more!

World book Online is accessible on your computer, laptop, or tablet.

World Book Online, at your fingertips. All you need is your Library card and PIN. Try it today!

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Notary service available at your Library!

Need something notarized?  A Notary Public is usually available at the Adult Services Reference Desk whenever the Library is open?
This is a free service from your Library, but please call to confirm that a notary is available before you come in.
Roselle Public Library is located at 40 S. Park Street, Roselle, IL. Call 630-529-1641 x *211 for more information.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Learn how to Tweet, Blog, Podcast, 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, February 13, 2017

What should I read next?

A librarian can help! Librarians are knowledgeable in "readers advisory" - helping you find your next favorite book. but if you can't get into the Library for personal help, try NoveList, the ultimate readers advisory website for fiction lovers.

NoveList is all about fiction! With feature articles, booktalks, book discussion guides, and author read-alikes, NoveList can help you discover what you should read next.

NoveList is available anytime, anywhere, with your Roselle library card and PIN.
Try it today!

And if you have kids, try NoveList K-8.

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

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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Friday, February 10, 2017

Shopping help from the experts

What do humidifiers, refrigerators, vacuum cleaners, mattresses and SUVs have in common?

They are the featured products on ConsumerReports.org right now. If you're planning on hitting the President's Day sales next weekend or have some extra cash on hand this month – say, a tax refund, maybe? – and you're looking to spend it wisely on some needed products, you can make your money go farther by checking out ConsumerReports.org.

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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Thursday, February 09, 2017

Find it in the Tribune online

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 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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Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Print to the Library... from anywhere!

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:
http://www.printeron.net/rpld/webprint

Roselle Public Library is located at 40 South Park Street, Roselle, IL 60172. See the Computer Resources page on our website for more information.

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Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Be like ... Warren Buffet

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 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!

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Monday, February 06, 2017

Share an online storybook today!

Anytime is a great time to share stories and games with your kids! TumbleBooks, online picture books, stories and games for kids is a great place to start.

"Click here for Tumblebooks" or click on the TumbleBooks icon on the Youth Services page of the Library's website.

What Tumblebook will you share today?

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Saturday, February 04, 2017

LaunchPad tablets for kids!

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 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.”

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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Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Employment Opportunity - Maintenance Technician

Work with us! Roselle Public Library is looking for a full-time Maintenance Technician who is responsible for general maintenance and repairs of all aspects of the Library building and grounds, maintains the HVAC system, and more. Must be willing to work a flexible work schedule including evenings and weekend hours as needed.

For more information about the position and contact information, please see the Employment Opportunities page on the Library's website.

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