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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

    A Cry In the Night by Mary Higgins Clark

    Jenny, an artist with two daughters, lives in poverty. She meets a man who she hopes can take her to a better life. Did she make a mistake? Read the book!

    Submitted by: Michael Banakis

    The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

    I enjoyed this book; the details of it are great! I had tears in my eyes almost every chapter. It also gave me a feel of what it was like back in the 1900s.

    Submitted by: Patricia Kapan

    The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan

    After these three days of heat we've had, the dust storms of America's High Plains were even more horrible. Hiding in basements, sealing windows to keep out the dust ... like the depression wasn't enough!

    Submitted by: Mary Ann O'Donnell

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