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Good Books to Read - October 2014

Every day, librarians here at the Franklin Park Library and nationwide evaluate book reviews and select forthcoming titles for our collections. Our collective expertise is harnessed into LibraryReads, a monthly list of the top ten books that librarians across the country love.

View the October 2014 LibraryReads List, and then explore previous lists for past selections.

Search our online catalog for these titles, and don't be afraid to place a hold on a item! Librarians at the Info Desk and the Kids Crossing Desk are more than willing to help you learn how to locate items, place holds, and offer suggestions to match your reading tastes and interests.

Wireless Printing at Your Library

Did you know that the Library offers a wireless printing service? Print virtually any document or web page from your mobile phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer from wherever you are to library printers. Black/white and color printing services are available, and you will print and pay at our Print Station. Documents will automatically be deleted after 3 hours. Go here to get started or check out the free app and your options below.

Mobile Phone and Tablet Printing

Laptop and Desktop Computer Printing

Questions? Contact the Information Desk at 847-455-6016, ext. 2 or info@fppld.org.

Tech Training - Sept 2014

The Library provides free tech training at a variety of times. Training ranges from beginner to advanced courses. Sessions last approximately 60 - 90 minutes, and are limited to four participants.

During September 2014, we are offering training on these topics: Basic Computers, Excel 2007, Word 2007, Facebook, Desktop Publishing 101, Goodreads, and Pinterest 101. We also offer Prerequisite Building, which will help you build your keyboard, mouse and other basic computers skills up so that you can sign-up for our group courses. View the complete September 2014 schedule.

Ready to sign up or have questions? Contact the Information Desk at 847-455-6016, ext 2 or email info@fppld.org about availability. Have a suggestion for a new class? Let us know.

Good Books to Read - September 2014

Every day, librarians here at the Franklin Park Library and nationwide evaluate book reviews and select upcoming titles for our collections. Our collective expertise is harnessed into LibraryReads, a monthly list of the top ten books that librarians across the country love.

View the September 2014 LibraryReads List, and then explore previous lists for past selections.

Search our online catalog for these titles, and don't be afraid to place a hold on a item! Librarians at the Info Desk and the Kids Crossing Desk are more than willing to help you learn how to locate items, place holds, and offer suggestions to match your reading tastes and interests.

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.

Free Webcasts About ReferenceUSA

ReferenceUSA is just one of the many tools in our Digital Library. It's a source for data about businesses & residents nationwide, and it is a useful tool for business owners, researchers, students, and job seekers.

There's plenty of ways you can use ReferenceUSA, and now there's an easy way to learn more on your own time. These informative and free webinars from ReferenceUSA will be held through September 2014:

To register, click on a link above, and then click on the link by "Register" to sign up for any or all of the free webinars.

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.

Good Books to Read - August 2014

Every day, librarians here at the Franklin Park Library and nationwide evaluate book reviews and select upcoming titles for our collections. Our collective expertise is harnessed into LibraryReads, a monthly list of the top ten books that librarians across the country love.

View the August 2014 LibraryReads List, and then explore previous lists for past selections.

Search our online catalog for these titles, and don't be afraid to place a hold on a item! Librarians at the Info Desk and the Kids Crossing Desk are more than willing to help you learn how to locate items, place holds, and offer suggestions to match your reading tastes and interests.

Batman Week at Your Library

It’s Batman Week at FPPLD! Come celebrate 75 years of Batman with us!

Here's what's happening through 7/26/2014:

  • Check out our Facebook page and answer our daily trivia questions to win cool prizes!
  • Come into the Library this week with Batman apparel on and get a special prize!
  • Pick up some Batman papercraft, coloring sheets, and bookmarks near our service desks.
  • Browse our collection of Batman comics, books and movies at our front display table and in Kids Crossing. Search for "Batman" in our online catalog to view our holdings.
  • See what Batman is up to around the Library by checking out our Vine account!

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