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Bookmark Contest starts October 1 PDF Print

Kids in grades K through 8, design an original bookmark using the theme "Cool Reads." You may create your bookmark using crayons, markers, colored pencils, or pen and ink. 

Use the practice sheet to draft your original design, then pick up the official bookmark entry form in the Youth Services Department starting October 1. Entries must be submitted by Thursday, October 30.

All bookmarks will be displayed on our library website and on digital frames throughout the library. Three winners will be selected from each grade. Winners will have their entry printed for distribution at the Vernon Area Public Library and will receive five for their own use. Good luck, and have fun!

On-demand movies, TV & streaming music PDF Print

New! We're pleased to announce a great new benefit for Vernon Area Public Library cardholders: free, on-demand feature films, documentaries, fitness videos, TV shows, music albums and audiobooks! 24/7. No waiting, ever. No late fees, ever.

Our new partnership with hoopla digital provides access to tens of thousands of movies, TV shows and music albums from NBCUniversal, MGM Studios, National Geographic, BBC America, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Universal Music Group and eOne Music. Stream now or download to your smartphone or tablet for offline use. Many of the video titles are not currently available on Netflix or Amazon Instant Video.

Look for the hoopla app in the App Store or Google Play, or visit to get started.

hoopla digital

Trustee packets now available PDF Print

Nominating papers for prospective Library Trustee candidates looking to run in the April 2015 election are now available for pickup. Ask at the reference desk.

Volunteer at the library PDF Print

Volunteer opportunities are currently available in a variety of areas and we are recruiting now for our upcoming training sessions. Check the calendar for the next monthly orientation for new and prospective volunteers. If you are considering sharing your time and talent as a volunteer at the library, please come an orientation to find out more, or fill out a Volunteer Application, available in the library at the checkout desk or online here


New e-books, new e-book platform PDF Print

You can now choose between two e-book providers when you use your Vernon Area Public Library card to check out e-books. Each platform has its advantages. Choose the one that is right for you -- or use them both for an even wider selection of content.

  3M Cloud Library MyMediaMall by Overdrive
Kindle Fire  x  x
Kindle Paperwhite    x
Nook  x  x
iPad, iPhone, iPod  x  x
Android  x  x
Easiest to use  x  
More titles to choose from    x
Potentially shorter holds  

Read on for a more details and to find out how to "cut ahead" in the hold list on MyMediaMall:

New easy-to-use e-book service PDF Print

3M Cloud Library

Vernon Area Public Library cardholders now have access to a new e-book service: the 3M Cloud Library.

The 3M Cloud Library offers an easy, no-hassle approach to e-book access. Simply download the 3M Cloud Library app at or the iTunes Store, Google Play, or the NOOK Apps Storefront. Note: at this time, the 3M Cloud Library is not available on Kindle e-ink e-readers.

Installation and login requires only your library card number. There is no extensive registration process or other software required.

Because the service is cloud-based, you can read when, where, and how you want, across all of your devices. Check out an e-book on your iPad, take notes while reading it on your PC, and finish up on your Android smartphone. Your bookmarks and reading position automatically synchronize across all devices, so you’ll never lose your place.

You can even browse and check out e-books from the 3M Discovery Station at the library without needing to have your device with you. When you get home, your Cloud Library e-books will be ready and waiting in the 3M Cloud Library app on your device or computer.

The 3M Cloud Library joins our slate of digital content services, which includes MyMediaMall by OverDrive (e-books and downloadable audiobooks), OneClickdigital (downloadable audiobooks), Zinio digital magazines, Freegal music downloads, and a number of premium resources such as Consumer Reports Online and Value Line Research, available free to Vernon Area Public Library cardholders.

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300 Olde Half Day Road
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
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Friday 9:00AM-5:00PM
Saturday 9:00AM-5:00PM
Sunday 12:00PM-5:00PM
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