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Read Digital Magazines With Zinio

Now you can read over 40 full color, digital magazines for free with Zinio, the world's largest newsstand. National Geographic, Taste of Home, ESPN, O, The Oprah Magazine, US Weekly, and Readers Digest are just a few of the popular titles available. View the full list here.

If you have a Franklin Park Library card, you are granted unlimited, simultaneous access to complete issues that can easily be viewed on most Internet-enabled devices such as your tablet, mobile phone or computer. There are no holds to places or fines to worry about, and you'll be notified about new issues. Visit our Digital Library and click on "Zinio" to get started.

Questions? Visit either of our Information Desks, email info@fppld.org or call 847-455-6016 ext. 2.

Congrats to Our Summer Reading Prize Winners

Visit our Summer Reading Prize Winners page to see a list of the prize winners for our Summer Reading Program 2013.

Thanks to everyone who participated this summer. You helped to make it another fun and successful program!

Looking for LEGOs

We're planning a LEGO Club for kids that will start sometime this fall. Do you have any LEGO or DUPLO blocks you'd like donate to our collection?

If so, bring them to either of our Information Desks, and we'll gladly add them to our growing LEGO collection.

Endless Summer Reading Picks

While it's mid-July and our Summer Reading Program will be ending soon, there's still time to read in a cool place during these hot days. We've created a page for you listing our favorite links and lists for endless reading options.

If you'd like a more personal touch when selecting your next good book, head to one of our Information Desks. Our librarians can help you select titles to try depending on your reading tastes and preferences.

Want to try finding books on your own or when the library is closed? Check out these two resources in our Digital Library: Novelist Plus (adult and teen books) and Novelist K-8 Plus (for younger readers). Both offer plenty of reading recommendations for all ages.

Your Library Needs You...Apply to be a Library Trustee

Our Board of Trustees is seeking an appointee to fill a vacant Trustee position on the Library Board. The application deadline is August 30, 2013.

Read here for more info on being a library trustee and how to apply for the position.

J.K. Rowling's Newest Book

Have you heard? J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series and last year's The Casual Vacancy, published another book for adults this year under a pseudonym. Cuckoo's Calling is a mystery featuring a private investigator and his sidekick. The author, Robert Galbraith, was said to be an ex-military man releasing his first novel, and the book is supposed to be first in a series. Read this article for more details.

We own a copy of Cuckoo's Calling, but it's checked out now. You can place a hold, or we can place one for you at our Info Desk.

Help Name the Kids' Room

Calling all kids! We need your help in giving the Kids' Room an official name. We will be collecting your suggestions, putting them on a ballot, and inviting the entire community to vote for their favorite name. The winning name will be announced at our End of Summer Reading Party on Saturday, August 3.

Library Awarded Grant

The Library was awarded an Illinois State Library Back to Books Grant in the amount of $4,200 for our project entitled “Science Fair Superstars.” The funds are to be used to update the children's collection in subjects that middle schoolers need for their science fair projects such as anatomy, astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, and physics.

Look for these new selections to begin appearing on the nonfiction shelves in the Kids' Room by the time the new school year begins. We're hoping these grant-supported collection updates will further support the kids in our community when science fair project time comes around.

Passport Game - Week 4

Last week, we visited London and Neverland through the Kids' Information Desk. This week we take off to a location closer to home: Canada (aka the Local History Room). Be sure to stop by the Local History Room to get your passport stamped and pick up a Canadian souvenir (available while supplies last) from June 24-30, 2013.

Wondering how to get your very own library passport? Come to one of our Information Desks and sign up for our Summer Reading Program. Learn more here. We're traveling around the world during June and July, and we'd like you to travel with us.

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