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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 2014. 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.

Having Problems Accessing Our Digital Library?

Recently, some links in our Digital Library became blocked by Google. You may see a warning proclaiming "Phishing Ahead!" when you try to access our Digital Library resources. To get around this, follow these steps:

  1. On the warning page, click on the "Advanced" link.
  2. Click on "Proceed At Your Own Risk."
  3. You will see our normal remote access screen. Enter your library card number and PIN like usual.
  4. Login to your selected resource.

Please note that all resources in our Digital Library are always safe to access and trustworthy to use. Remote access to our Digital Library is reserved for Franklin Park card holders. That's why we require your Franklin Park Library card number and PIN when you go to login.

Need help? Email info@fppld.org, and we'll try to guide you. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to have our Digital Library restored to normal soon!

Mark Johnson Memorial Food Drive

MarkThe Library is collecting items for donation to the Food Pantry at Resurrection Lutheran Church. The collection is 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, 2014. Please bring nonperishable food, toiletries and cleaning supplies; all are needed. Your donations can be dropped off in our bin near the Information Desk in the center of the Library.

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