More than 30,000 audiovisual items including CDs, audiobooks, DVDs, and Blu-rays are available. Streaming and downloadable digital video, music, and audiobooks are also available through the library's Premium Resource services.
Community Information / Local History
Community information files include maps, demographic information and other documents about the people, structures and businesses of the communities comprising the library district, Vernon Township and Lake County. Information about local school districts is also available. Local history resources include more than 30 bound volumes of oral history transcripts, and other documents.
English as a Second Language (ESL)/Literacy
Books, CDs and DVDs for learning or improving English language skills and for adults learning to read can be found in the Adult Services department. Materials are available to assist both ESL students and teachers. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) study guides and citizenship guides are also available.
World Language Books
Books for adults are available in Chinese, Korean, Russian, Polish, Hebrew, Hindi and Spanish.
Books for children are available in Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Russian, Polish, German, Spanish, French and Italian. Small numbers of books are also available in 18 additional languages.
The library’s collection focuses on superheroes, comic characters, and manga (Japanese graphic novels).
Large Type Books
The Large Type collection contains best sellers, romances, mysteries, biographies and nonfiction titles.
This collection contains information on child development, activities for and with children, and resources to enhance the school curriculum.
The library currently subscribes to more than 350 periodicals, newspapers, journals, and magazines, covering a wide spectrum of interests. Several foreign language publications are also available. Digital magazines are available through the library's Flipster service.
Multiple copies of current “in demand” DVDs and books may be found in the Adult Services department.
Puzzles and Board Books
Puzzles and board books are available in the Youth Services department for checkout and in-library use.
This is a browsing collection of current or popular titles, consisting of books written specifically for young adults, classics in literature, short story collections and adult titles with Young Adult appeal. The collection also includes Graphic Novels and audiobooks. Titles are selected to support school assignments and required summer reading.