Jump to Navigation


Banned Books Week 2012

Celebrate the Freedom to ReadEach year, Banned Books Week (9/30-10/6) celebrates our freedom to read. Both our online slideshow and our in-house display highlight popular and classic titles which have been challenged or banned at libraries across the United States. We've included the reason for a challenge or ban, and the call numbers of the books just in case you'd like to see what the fuss is all about!

To get an idea of how many books are challenged or banned, here's a list of frequently challenged books from the past decade. There's also a Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out occurring on YouTube with people reading from their favorite banned books. For more info on banned books and your freedom to read, ask a librarian at the Reference Desk.

BBW graphics reprinted by permission of the American Library Association

Buy Local - The 3/50 Project

Which three local businesses would you miss most if they disappeared? How can you help prevent that from happening? The Village of Franklin Park is encouraging residents and local business owners to participate in the 3/50 Project, which aims to deliver a significant financial benefit to our local economy. Simply choose 3 businesses to support and commit to spending a total of $50 per month in one or more of those establishments.

Visit the Village of Franklin Park's webpage where they explain this program in greater detail and link to the 3/50 project itself.

Maximizing Your eBook & Audiobook Checkouts

eMediaLibraryeBooks and audiobooks from eMediaLibrary can now be borrowed for up to 21 days. The new option is listed when you go to checkout an item. (14 is the default, and 7 is the other option).

While you may enjoy the longer checkout period for certain items, you may want to return finished items sooner depending on your device and the content type. You can use your device's app, Adobe Digital Editions and/or Overdrive Media Console to return items. Usually this is done by clicking or tapping on an item, and then choosing to return and/or delete.

For more info, ask a trusty librarian or find your device on the Overdrive help page.

Enter Our Gift Card Drawing

the smartest cardla tarjeta

Use your Franklin Park library card or register for one anytime during September 2012 to be entered in our gift card drawing. All ages can enter, and everyone gets one chance to win! See the Circulation Desk for details. Bonus: kids who apply for their own library card will receive a book from the Youth Services Department.

62 Reasons to Use Your Library Card

  1. Plenty more than books. While we have new and old books, your library card grants you access to a variety of services and programs, too. Discover our offerings such as the fantastic resources in our Digital Library and the equipment and skilled librarians that will help you produce a video or record music with our Digital Media Lab.
  2. Save money. How much can you save by getting and using a library card? Learn the amount with our Value Calculator. Fill in the numbers, click the button and let the savings be revealed!

We Miss You, Mark

MarkThe Library is collecting items for donation to the Food Pantry at Resurrection Lutheran Church. The collection is being organized by library staff members to honor the memory of Local History Librarian Mark Johnson, who passed away August 27, 2011.

Donations will be accepted until August 30, 2012. Please bring nonperishable food, toiletries and cleaning supplies; all are needed. Your donations can be dropped off in our bin near the front of the library.

Our Newest Online Resources

Whether you are back in school or you graduated years ago, it's never too late to learn something new. Let us help with our two new online resources that you can access with your Franklin Park Library card number and PIN:

  • Transparent Language Online will help you learn over 80 languages and take ESL courses. Join its language learning communities on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Download the app to your phone or tablet for learning on the go. Learn more.

  • Universal Class provides over 500 online, non-college credit courses to supplement your educational needs or just for fun. Take up to 5 courses at a time with the support of an online instructor, and complete work at your own pace. Learn more.

  • Both resources ask you to create a simple account. Ask at the Reference Desk for more info. Visit our Digital Library to get started today!

    Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon

    This is a funny and heartwarming story. Gramma runs the family, but doesn't give the love that is needed. Self esteem: everyone needs it! The story deserves to be award-winning.

    Submitted by: Mary Ann O'Donnell


    Subscribe to RSS - blogs

    Main menu 2

    by Dr. Radut