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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.

The Alchemy of Forever by Avery Williams

The Alchemy of ForeverThe immortal Seraphina must grapple with a wrenching truth: falling in love might mean succumbing to death.

5 out of 5 stars. It was a great love story and an even better sci-fi story!

Submitted by: Jaci S.

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.

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Divergent book coverIn a future Chicago, on an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

5 out of 5 stars. I absolutely adored this book! I couldn't put it down. Tris is an extremely relatable character. I like that she doesn't lack depth. Moreover, I think I fell in love with Tobias. I recommend this book for anybody who's into dystopian novels.

Submitted by: Jazmin B.

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!

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Across the Universe by Beth RevisTeenaged Amy, a cryogenically frozen passenger on the spaceship Godspeed, wakes up to discover that someone may have tried to murder her.

5 out of 5 stars. Across the universe is about 17-year-old Amy who has embarked on the adventure of a lifetime. She, along with another 100 Earth people, will be frozen and traveling through space for 300 years until they reach the new planet. But things don't go as planned, for Amy is unfrozen before they get to the new planet. The plot is so exciting and interesting that you can't stop reading. As you read. all types of question swirl around your head. The main character Amy is also very relate-able too. As the author describes her fears and experiences in the ship Godspeed. You can't help but feel like you're right there!

Submitted by: Adriana B.

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 with Your Ears this Summer!

From May 30 through August 21, listen to free audiobooks from SYNC! SYNC is a program that gives away two complete audiobook downloads–a current Young Adult title paired thematically with a Classic or Required Summer Reading title–each week to listeners ages 13+ while SYNC is in session. Former Abe nominee Carter Finally Gets It and Teens' Top Ten nominee The Raven Boys are on this summer's list of free downloads, as well as classics like Jane Eyre and Oliver Twist. Did we mention these and many more audiobooks are free? Click here for more information and to see the full list of downloads.


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