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September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, a time when the Franklin Park Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to promote the benefits of a free library card. Your Franklin Park Library Card is the ticket to a wide variety of materials, programs, services, our Digital Library, and much more.

Circulation Services is offering a plentiful assortment of incentives and prizes during September 2013. It's the perfect time to sign-up for your very first library card or use your current Franklin Park Library Card during the month to enter the raffles. Read all about the awesome giveaways from local businesses and organizations.

For more information, visit Circulation Services or call 847-455-6016 ext. 1. Learn more about getting a library card here.

Listen to Classic Audiobooks with OneClickDigital

OneClickDigitalOneClickDigital offers a selection of 200 audiobooks for you to download and listen to on your computer or gadget. You'll find works by Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Mark Twain, Louisa May Alcott and many more authors that will be of interest to readers of all ages. There are even children's classics such as Black Beauty, Treasure Island, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, A Little Princess, and others. These digital audiobooks are a great way to pass the time whether you're at home or in the car on a long drive.

Visit our Digital Library to begin. You'll need to create an account and install a piece of software to facilitate the download and transfer process. Click on the Help tab within OneClickDigital for videos, tutorials and how-to guides. If you require more assistance, come to either of our Info Desks, email info@fppld.org or call 847-455-6016 ext. 2.

New at Your Library: Auto Repair Reference Center

Find the answers to your automotive questions with our new Auto Repair Reference Center! This reputable online resource goes beyond our print automotive collection by offering auto repair information on vehicles from the 1950s - 2010. Search for a specific model or try out some of the other features. Watch videos to learn more about all things automotive with the Auto IQ feature, learn care and repair tips for your vehicle and discover the best troubleshooting methods.

Questions? Visit either of our Information Desks, email info@fppld.org or call 847-455-6016 ext. 2.

Friends' Bag O'Books Sale

Buy a Friends' canvas tote for $5 and fill it with children's books and videos from the Friends' Book Sale. Offer good while supplies last.

Pick up your bag and pay for it at the Circulation Desk. Then see how much you can fit in!

Read Digital Magazines With Zinio

Now you can read over 40 full color, digital magazines for free with Zinio, the world's largest newsstand. National Geographic, Taste of Home, ESPN, O, The Oprah Magazine, US Weekly, and Readers Digest are just a few of the popular titles available. View the full list here.

If you have a Franklin Park Library card, you are granted unlimited, simultaneous access to complete issues that can easily be viewed on most Internet-enabled devices such as your tablet, mobile phone or computer. There are no holds to places or fines to worry about, and you'll be notified about new issues. Visit our Digital Library and click on "Zinio" to get started.

Questions? Visit either of our Information Desks, email info@fppld.org or call 847-455-6016 ext. 2.

Congrats to Our Summer Reading Prize Winners

Visit our Summer Reading Prize Winners page to see a list of the prize winners for our Summer Reading Program 2013.

Thanks to everyone who participated this summer. You helped to make it another fun and successful program!

Tech Help Drop-In Offered On Mondays

If you need assistance with technology-related tasks such as email, ebooks, e-anything, and aren't sure where to begin, Information & Digital Services staff and volunteers are here to help!

Drop-ins are on Monday evenings, and are first come, first served. Check with the Info Desk for availability. Learn more about Tech Help Drop-In.

Looking for LEGOs

We're planning a LEGO Club for kids that will start sometime this fall. Do you have any LEGO or DUPLO blocks you'd like donate to our collection?

If so, bring them to either of our Information Desks, and we'll gladly add them to our growing LEGO collection.

Endless Summer Reading Picks

While it's mid-July and our Summer Reading Program will be ending soon, there's still time to read in a cool place during these hot days. We've created a page for you listing our favorite links and lists for endless reading options.

If you'd like a more personal touch when selecting your next good book, head to one of our Information Desks. Our librarians can help you select titles to try depending on your reading tastes and preferences.

Want to try finding books on your own or when the library is closed? Check out these two resources in our Digital Library: Novelist Plus (adult and teen books) and Novelist K-8 Plus (for younger readers). Both offer plenty of reading recommendations for all ages.


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