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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.

Passport Game - Week 3

Last week, we visited Hawaii (aka the Information Desk). This week we embark on a jaunt to London/Neverland (aka the Kids' Information Desk). Be sure to stop by the Kids' Information Desk to get your passport stamped and pick up a British souvenir (available until supplies run out) from June 17 - 23, 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. Cheers!

Welcome, New Library Trustees

On Tuesday, June 11, 2013, Cook County Circuit Court Judge Terry Gallagher swore in the Library's newly elected Trustees. Frank Grieashamer and Michael Vallone are returning Trustees. Israel Rodriguez and Marzena Szubart are new to the Library Board. View photos of the swearing-in ceremony here.

Visit our Board of Trustees page for more info about the entire Board of Trustees, meetings and minutes.

Ravinia Tickets Are Here!

Thanks to a kind and generous donation from Ravinia Festival, we have some free lawn passes for select concerts this summer.

These passes are extremely limited, so we can only offer them to Franklin Park residents. Drop by the Information Desk with your Franklin Park Library card or ID and pick up your choice of passes. There is a limit of one pair per household.

Passport Game - Week 2

Last week, our summer reading journey began with the Airport (aka the Circulation Desk). This week we embark on a trek to Hawaii (aka the Information Desk). Be sure to stop by the Information Desk to get your passport stamped and pick up a Hawaiian souvenir (available while supplies last) from June 10 - 16, 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'll be traveling around the world during June and July, and we'd like you to travel with us. Aloha!

Passport Game - Week 1

Our Passport Game starts out with the beginning of any far-off trip, the Airport (aka the Circulation Desk). Drop by from June 3 - 9, 2013 to pick up your airport souvenir and get your passport stamped.

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'll be traveling around the world during June and July. Bon voyage!

New Museum Adventure Pass Partners

Our Museum Adventure Pass Program is even better than ever with the addition of two new partners:

The Museum Adventure Pass Program is just one of the great perks you receive by being a Franklin Park Library cardholder. This year-round program allows you to "check-out" a pass for various admission discounts or similar offers from local museums and attractions.. Ready to go out and explore? Visit one of our Information Desks to check-out a pass today!

Kids Room Collection

Notice something new about us?

This week the Kids Room shifted things around, and some of your favorite books now have a new shelf home. The new arrangement makes it easier for you to locate popular kids' materials, and highlights our special collections for young readers.

Come check it out and we will show you around!

Read & Discuss a Free eBook During the Big Library Read

Join a global reading event with the Big Library Read. From now until June 1st, 2013, eMediaLibrary, our digital library of ebooks and audiobooks, will offer a free ebook for everyone to download, read at the same time, and discuss online. The book is The Four Corners of the Sky by Michael Malone; preview a sample of the ebook here. If you'd like to finish reading the entire book, search in eMediaLibrary for "Four Corners," and download/transfer to your device as usual. Librarians at the Information Desk and Tech Help Drop-In are available to help you with this process.

There are many ways you can join the discussion including their Facebook page and Twitter feed. If you're tweeting, you can use the hashtag #BigLibraryRead. This is a great way to try out a new author, and participate in an online reading discussion.

Join in the live author chat with Michael Malone on Facebook on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 7PM.

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