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Friday, May 22, 2015

The Library will be CLOSED on SUNDAY and MONDAY!

Just a quick reminder!  The Library will be closed on Sunday, May 24 and Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day.  I'm sure you will be busy studying for finals, prepping for graduation, and heading out to a BBQ or two, but don't forget to grab what you need from the Library on Saturday!

The Library will reopen on Tuesday, May 26 at 9:30 AM!

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day!

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Sign Up for Summer VolunTeen Session starts NOW!

You've been waiting, you've been asking, and now it's finally here!!!  Sign up for the Summer VolunTeen Session has begun!!

So stop by the Reference Desk, peruse the Teen Zone, or check out the Teen website to get your summer session application!

Remember...Training sessions are required regardless of past volunteer work...and YES that means YOU! :)

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Friday, April 24, 2015


Saturday, May 2

We've got a ton of stuff planned for this year's Free Comic Book Day, starting with, of course, FREE COMICS TO GIVE AWAY!!!  We have comics for all ages, so bring your friends, bring your siblings, you can even bring your parents!

Plus, we will be screening an
in the Teen Area starting at 9:30 am
This is to celebrate the release of the new Avengers movie, Age of Ultron, which is released in theaters on Friday, May 1.  So if you aren't going to be able to make the opening night release, stop by the Library to catch up on your favorite Marvel movies!
 Do you have younger brothers and sisters??  No problem!  We've got something to keep them busy too!  Starting at 1pm, there will be a drop in story time for ages 2-9, featuring all sorts of fun stories about super heroes, and there is even a super hero craft for the little ones!

In between movies (or if you just need a movie break) we will be having two artists stop by the Library to show us some cool stuff, like how to create your very own comic from regular printer paper, and local artist Serena Guerra will be doing some quick drawing demo's to get you on your way to becoming the next Stan Lee!!!  (if you don't know who Stan Lee is, go look him up RIGHT NOW...or CLICK HERE)

Also, in case you forgot, or you didn't know, the Library has a TON of graphic novels and comics, in the Youth Services collection, the Teen Area (Graphic Novels, Manga, & Anime!), and even in the Adult Collection!  So while you are picking up your FREE COMIC BOOKS, make sure to check out what we have on our shelves.

So, now you know!  And if you have fun, LET US KNOW!!  YAY COMICS!!

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

How do you deal with the Rising Cost of College??

We all love money, right??  But I'm betting the number one problem most of us have is NOT HAVING enough money!  Not enough to buy a car (or put gas in it!), not enough to go shopping and buy that new pair of shoes, not enough to get the next best video game that is coming out, and especially not enough to cover the cost of going to college!!

But wait!

What if I told you the Roselle Public Library was having a program specifically for YOU to learn more about the rising cost of college and what YOU can do to make sure you can afford to go??  Would you jump up and down with joy?  Would you cry tears of relief?

Well don't worry, all you really have to do is sign up, show up, and learn all about it!

7-8 PM

Thomas J. Jaworski of Quest College Consulting is back, and he will share his expertise & insights on the rising cost of college.  In this presentation he will help with:
  • how to break down the cost of college
  • understanding the financial aid/scholarship aspect of the college search process
  • providing tips on how to maximize your dollar for college
This program, designed for both parents and students, is interactive so please bring your smart device (phone or tablet).

So no more excuses!  Bring a parent, bring a friend, and don't forget to bring your smart phone!

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Celebrate National Library Week!

It's that time of year again!  Time to celebrate your local Library and everything that it can do for you!

First, there are the AWESOME Teen programs that we are always hosting, from past programs like arm knitting and making magnets, to future programs like afternoon movie programs and tie-dye (coming this summer!), there is always something fun going on at the Library!

Second, did you know you can get FREE MUSIC at the Library??  We have this totally sweet online service called FREEGAL, and by using your Library card number and PIN, you have access to over 8 million songs.  Every week you can download 5 songs TO KEEP, FOREVER, FOR FREE!!  Did I mention this is free? :)  Like most cool things these days, you can access this through the Freegal app, or you can click on the link below to check it out on your computer

Third, Freegal is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to online services the Library provides for you.  There is eMediaLibrary, where you can download eBooks and eAudiobooks (yes, there's an app for that!).  IF you are into downloadable books and audiobooks, you might also want to check out eReadIllinois too!  You may be familiar with, providing access to free, live homework help.  Or how about Mango Languages if you need some help with learning another language!  The list goes on and on, but CLICK HERE to check it out for yourself.

Finally, during National Library Week, there will be some special activities throughout the week, including a Musical Sunday kick off to celebrate all the wonderful volunteers the Library has, and a "find the hidden gems" scavenger hunt.  So make sure to check out all the fantastic offerings at your Library today!


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Monday, April 6, 2015

And the Nominees Are...

So I know just a few weeks ago I was blogging about the 2015 Abraham Lincoln Award Winner (Yay Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell!), but that only means that the new list is out and I can gush about the awesomeness that is the 2016 nominee list!!

So you may be thinking that 2016 is a typo (because, hey! isn't it still 2015??), but really it's the nominee list for NEXT year!  Remember, I just announced the winner for 2015 a few weeks ago... :)

If you aren't familiar with the Abraham Lincoln Award, check out their website HERE.   Each year, they release a list of nominee titles (this year there are 20 titles on the list) that have been picked by a panel of teachers, librarians, and STUDENTS!

So without further is the most excellent line up this year:

Anderson, Laurie Halse
Impossible Knife of Memory
Ballard, Chris
**One Shot at Forever
Bracken, Alexandra
The Darkest Minds
Farizan, Sara
If You Could Be Mine
Hodge, Rosamund
Cruel Beauty
Kline, Christina Baker
Orphan Train
Kwok, Jean
Girl in Translation
Lange, Erin Jade
Lockhart, E.
We Were Liars
Mayberry, Jonathan
Rot & Ruin
McGovern, Cammie
Say What You Will
Nelson, Jandy
I’ll Give You the Sun
Quick, Matthew
Boy 21
Rawl, Paige
**Positive: A Memoir
Rowell, Rainbow
Saenz, Benjamin Alire
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Sales, Leila
This Song Will Save Your Life
Sanderson, Brandon
Sepetys, Ruta
Between Shades of Gray
Zadoff, Allen
I Am the Weapon

*denotes non fiction titles!

We own, or are in the process of acquiring, at least 2 copies of ALL of these books.  If you don't see them in the catalog just yet, don't fear!  They are ordered and on their way!  We even have audio books on CD and Playaways where they are available!  They are all on a special display in the Teen Area, so you don't have to hunt for them!  Not sure where to look??  Just ask a Librarian!

Did I mention that I LOVED the list this year (again!) ???  It is filled with books I've read and loved, or books that were on my to read list!  Now I have a great excuse to read them all!  So get in today to get a head start on the 2016 Abraham Lincoln Award Nominees this year.  If you read at least four of them, then you will be eligible to vote for your favorite (LPHS always does the voting!) to be the big winner next February.

Enjoy and happy reading!

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Friday, April 3, 2015

Library will be CLOSED on Sunday

Just a quick reminder!  The Library will be closed on Sunday, April 5 in observance of Easter.  I'm sure you will be busy coloring and hunting for eggs (and chowing down on some chocolate/jelly beans/peeps that the Easter Bunny brought you!) but don't forget to grab what you need from the Library on Saturday!

The Library will reopen on Monday, April 6 at 9:30 AM!

I hope everyone enjoyed their spring break and the wonderful mix of weather we had this week, and have a Happy Easter!

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