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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

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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:

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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 http://ebook.3M.com 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.

 
Downloadable audiobook bestsellers PDF Print

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.

 
Introducing AuthorCheck PDF Print

altNever miss a new release from your favorite author. Sign up for AuthorCheck, our new book alert service. As soon as your author's next book hits our shelves, AuthorCheck will automatically send you an alert email, along with a link to the item in our catalog so you can put it on hold. This free service is available for any author in our catalog. You can add, change, or end your alert subscriptions at any time. You'll receive alerts for audiobooks and large-type editions, too. Give it a try!

SIGN UP FOR AUTHORCHECK ALERTS »

 
Stay-at-home storytime fun PDF Print

Popcorn - MIss Sarah

Too cold to venture out doesn't have to mean no storytime. Have a stay-at-home storytime with songs and signing on-demand from your friendly Youth Services librarians.

Here are some of the fun things we do in Blast Off with Books for 2's and 3's:

Find more fun songs and fingerplays on our Youth Services video channel at http://vimeo.com/vapldyouthservices.

Find more early literacy tips, apps, and ideas at Miss Heather's blog, Little Literacy Librarian.

 
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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
View the complete list of holiday and special closings for 2014.

 

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