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Have a Library Card? You Could Win a Prize!

Use your Franklin Park Library Card to check out an item during April 14 - 20, 2013, and you'll earn a chance to enter our gift card drawing. If you don't have a library card, sign-up for your very own library card from April 14 - 20, 2013 to be eligible to win a prize, too. We're awarding a $10 gift card to a lucky winner from these three groups: kids, teens, and adults.

Read up on how to get your own library card. Circulation Services is ready to check out your items, and sign you up for a library card every day we're open.

It's a great time to become a member of the Franklin Park Library, and begin taking advantage of all your library card offers!

A Thank You to the Franklin Park Woman's Club

Did you know that the Franklin Park Library was founded by the Franklin Park Woman's Club? Learn more about the role of Franklin Park Woman's Club in our history.

On Thursday, April 25, we'll be presenting the Franklin Park Woman's Club with a cake at their monthly meeting as a demonstration of our appreciation for their continued support.

If you're interested in finding out more about the Franklin Park Woman's Club and possibly joining, you can contact Patricia Maggio @ 847-458-1004 or pat.maggio@sbcglobal.net.

Food for Fines

Food for Fines returns for National Library Week!

From April 14 - 20, Circulation Services will accept non-perishable food items in exchange for library fines. $1.00 in fines will be waived per item. All donations are given to a local food pantry.

Donations cannot be used to pay for lost, damaged, replacement materials or those sent to the collection agency.

Looking for LEGOs!

Are your LEGOs no longer being played with and sadly gathering dust? Why not give them a second life by donating them to the Library?

We are looking for donations of new or gently-used LEGO and DUPLO sets to start a LEGO Club for kids. LEGOs aren't just fun to play with, but they also encourage creativity, cooperative play, fine motor skills, develop planning skills and help to focus concentration. Please consider giving your LEGOs and DUPLOs a new home at the Library! We will accept your donations at the Information Desk and the Kids' Desk.

Lending Policy Changes

These changes to our lending policy take effect from 3/1/2013 onward:

Renewals for most audio-visual materials

  • DVDs and VHS tapes may now be renewed. There are two exceptions - NEW DVDs may not be renewed, and if there is a hold on a DVD or VHS tape, it may not be renewed.

Decrease in fees when borrowing items

  • If you live outside Franklin Park, fees will only apply to NEW items (NEW books on CD, NEW music CDs, NEW DVDs).

Museum Adventure Pass Program

The adventure continues in 2013 with our Museum Adventure Pass Program. Use your Franklin Park Library card year round to receive admission or a special discount from a variety of area museums and attractions. Our newest museum partners are Legoland Discovery Center and Naper Settlement, and we still have favorites like Brookfield Zoo, Chicago Botanic Garden, and Cantigny Park. Read here for the complete list of participating museums and offers. Visit either the Info Desk or the Kids' Desk for details.

Read eBooks In Your Web Browser

eMediaLibrary, our digital library of ebooks and audiobooks, has a new look and expanded features. One of the most exciting improvements is OverDrive Read. Use your Franklin Park library card to access many eBooks by using a web browser, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari. Check out an eBook, and then read right in your web browser. Your eBooks will sync across multiple browsers and devices.

Consult the compatibility page for your device and browser. Right now, Nook and the original Kindle Fire browsers are unsupported, but are under development. Install a third-party browser app to use OverDrive Read on these devices.

Drop by the Reference Desk or come to our Tech Help Drop-Ins for more info.

Carnal Innocence by Nora Roberts

Caroline Waverly is a famous violinist comes home to Innocence, Mississippi to live in her grandmother's home. Caroline needs to have roots and peace from her life, parents, and hectic touring schedule. However, Caroline finds a quiet town with a few murders -- 4 to be exact. She also finds Tucker Longstreet, a neighbor who owns the plantation next store. The FBI come into town to help catch Innocence’s serial killer. What do the four women have to do with Tucker? What is Caroline’s real story? Will she stay in Innocence permanently?

I love Nora Roberts’s books. They are page turners with lovable characters, and this is a smart story that occasionally has twists that come out of left field -- like this book. Read it and you will like it.

Submitted by: Teresa Seed

Ali's Pretty Little Lies by Sara Shepard

I have been a huge fan of all of the books, but I really think Sara Shepard should move on to something new. I feel the last few books in the series have not been all that good and really rushed. However, I will still continue to read them. They are a quick read and still hold my interest long enough to finish in a few days. I also find it kind of fun to see what she takes from the show's writers and now incorporates it into her writing and character development. When I got to the end I did really still want more.

Submitted by: Jennifer Johnson

Into the Night by Suzanne Brockmann

A lot of information about how the SEALs train and why. Also some historical info about WWII and the original Frogmen. All this is mixed with the romance and current terrorist attack. Well done.

Submitted by: Darcy Geer


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