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Vote For the Next Big Library Read Title

Several times a year, eMediaLibrary, our digital collection of eBooks and audiobooks, offers the Big Library Read, an opportunity for you to check out and read the same eBook, and join in an online book discussion with readers worldwide.

The next Big Library Read is coming up in October, and you are invited to help select the next Big Library Read title. October’s title will be in the Young Adult category, and thanks to participating publishers, there’s a great selection to choose from.

To vote, simply visit this link.

The winning title will be announced along with more details about the October Big Library Read in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

Good Books to Read - August 2014

Every day, librarians here at the Franklin Park Library and nationwide evaluate book reviews and select upcoming titles for our collections. Our collective expertise is harnessed into LibraryReads, a monthly list of the top ten books that librarians across the country love.

View the August 2014 LibraryReads List, and then explore previous lists for past selections.

Search our online catalog for these titles, and don't be afraid to place a hold on a item! Librarians at the Info Desk and the Kids Crossing Desk are more than willing to help you learn how to locate items, place holds, and offer suggestions to match your reading tastes and interests.

Batman Week at Your Library

It’s Batman Week at FPPLD! Come celebrate 75 years of Batman with us!

Here's what's happening through 7/26/2014:

  • Check out our Facebook page and answer our daily trivia questions to win cool prizes!
  • Come into the Library this week with Batman apparel on and get a special prize!
  • Pick up some Batman papercraft, coloring sheets, and bookmarks near our service desks.
  • Browse our collection of Batman comics, books and movies at our front display table and in Kids Crossing. Search for "Batman" in our online catalog to view our holdings.
  • See what Batman is up to around the Library by checking out our Vine account!

Listen to Audiobooks With hoopla

Our hoopla collection is growing! Along with digital movies, tv shows, and music albums, you can now download a great selection of audiobooks, too.

As with the rest of our hoopla content, audiobooks are simultaneous access, meaning that there are no holds to place or any wait to listen. Audiobooks are loaned for 21 days, and there are no fines or fees. You can access this digital collection anytime, even when the Library is closed. Listen and view digital content on your computer or with the free hoopla app.

Create your own hoopla account with your Franklin Park Library card. Learn more about hoopla here. Questions? Drop by the Information Desk, call 847-455-6016 ext. 2 or email info@fppld.org.

Tech Training at Your Library

The Library provides free tech training at a variety of times. Training ranges from beginner courses to neat web resources. Sessions last approximately 60 - 90 minutes, and are limited to four participants.

During July, we are offering training on these topics: Excel 2007, Word 2007, Desktop Publishing 101, Facebook, Pinterest 101, and Google. Two special programs are Internet Security and Intro to LinkedIn. View our complete July 2014 Tech Training schedule.

Ready to sign up or have questions? Contact the Information Desk at 847-455-6016, ext 2 or email info@fppld.org. Have a suggestion for a new class? Let us know.

Good Books to Read - July 2014

Every day, librarians here at the Franklin Park Library and nationwide evaluate book reviews and select upcoming titles for our collections. Our collective expertise is harnessed into LibraryReads, a monthly list of the top ten books that librarians across the country love.

View the July 2014 LibraryReads List, and then explore previous lists for past selections.

Search our online catalog for these titles, and don't be afraid to place a hold on a item! Librarians at the Info Desk and the Kids Crossing Desk are more than willing to help you learn how to locate items, place holds, and offer suggestions to match your reading tastes and interests.

Good Books to Read - June 2014

Every day, librarians here at the Franklin Park Library and nationwide evaluate book reviews and select upcoming titles for our collections. Our collective expertise is now harnessed into LibraryReads, a monthly list of the top ten books that librarians across the country love.

View the June 2014 LibraryReads List, and then explore previous lists for past selections.

Search our online catalog for these titles, and don't be afraid to place a hold on a item! Librarians at the Info Desk and the Kids Crossing Desk are more than willing to help you learn how to locate items, place holds, and offer suggestions to match your reading tastes and interests.

Download & Read A Pedigree to Die For by Laurien Berenson

As part of the Big Library Read, Franklin Park Library card holders will be able to borrow and read the mystery eBook, A Pedigree to Die For, Book 1 of the Melanie Travis Mystery Series by Laurien Berenson, from June 3 - June 18, 2014. Preview a sample of the book here.

To borrow the eBook, visit our eMediaLibrary site starting on June 3. You can read the eBook on all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Nook®, Android™ phones and tablets, and Kindle® . Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and best of all, there are no late fees!

The Big Library Read is an international program that gives libraries and library patrons unlimited simultaneous access to a popular title during the program dates, creating a virtual, global book club. Learn more about the program, and find author Laurien Berenson on social media. Join in the book discussion here.

Questions? Contact the Information Desk at 847-455-6016 ext. 2 or email info@fppld.org.

Tech Training at Your Library - June 2014

The Library provides free tech training at a variety of times. Training ranges from beginner courses to computer applications to neat resources on the web. Sessions last approximately 60 - 90 minutes, and are limited to four participants.

During June, we are offering training on these topics: basic computers, tablets, desktop publishing, Excel 2007, Word 2007, Facebook, Pinterest 101, Goodreads, and Google. Our special program is Resume Review. View our complete June 2014 Tech Training schedule.

Ready to sign up or have questions? Contact the Information Desk at 847-455-6016, ext 2 or email info@fppld.org. Have a suggestion for a new class? Let us know.

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