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July Preschool Storytime PDF Print

Preschool Storytime image (c) Emily Hernandez PhotographyThis drop-in program for ages 3-5 (without a caregiver) is offered at 10am and 1:30pm on four Thursdays in July. Children enjoy stories, songs, and activities that help create a strong foundation for a lifetime of reading. Join us for a half-hour of story fun featuring these themes:  

  • July 10: Wish Upon a Star
  • July 17: Count on Reading
  • July 24: How Does Your Garden Grow?
  • July 31: Letters Everywhere

There is no registration required for this program.

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


Youth Summer Reading Club signup starts June 8 PDF Print

Summer Reading Club 2014 - Retro Reads from Vernon Area Public Library on Vimeo.

The first day to sign-up for the Vernon Area Public Library Summer Reading Club is June 8th. But we know it's hard to wait! In the meantime, check out our totally cool stop-motion video about the Reading Club and other fun programs going on at the library this summer!

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.

New downloadable audiobook bestsellers - February 2014 PDF Print

New audiobook downloads include:

Your Vernon Area Public Library card enables you to download audiobooks to your computer or mobile device, whenever you want, wherever you are, via OneClickdigital by Recorded Books. Many OneClickdigital audiobook titles are always available; others are limited to one user at a time, like physical books or CD-audiobooks. OneClickDigital webinars for library patrons are offered monthly. This 45-minute online tour of the service will show you how to create an account, install the OneClickdigital Media Manager, search for content, manage checkouts, and download and transfer audiobooks to listening devices. Or check out the Digital Media LibGuide for quick start guides to downloading library e-books, audiobooks, music and magazines (and apps) to your computer or mobile device.

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Contact Information

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Vernon Area Public Library District
300 Olde Half Day Road
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Telephone 847-634-3650
Fax 847-634-8449


Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday 9:00AM-9:00PM
Friday 9:00AM-5:00PM
Saturday 9:00AM-5:00PM
Sunday 12:00PM-5:00PM
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