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New Vernon Library app PDF Print

vernonlibraryapp.jpgWant to renew a book or place one on hold? There’s an app for that. Library hours or locations? There's an app for that. Download an e-book? Find information fast? There's an app for that, too: the new Vernon Library app, available for free in any app store. 

From any smartphone or tablet connected to the Internet, you can instantly tap into library resources--anytime, anywhere. Search the library catalog, check your account, contact a librarian, find library events and more.

The app also includes a feature called "BookLook" that allows you to scan any book's ISBN barcode to find out if it is available at the library and to place a hold on it. 

To download the new app, search for "Vernon Library" in your mobile device's app store or visit http://vernon.boopsie.com

 

 
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 http://www.hoopladigital.com/register to get started.

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Book a Librarian PDF Print

Free advice for your device! Using your device to access library materials is easy and convenient. Let us help you get started! Vernon Area Public Library cardholders can book a 45-minute personal appointment with a librarian for help with library materials on your e-reader, tablet, iPod, smartphone, or laptop. 

Possible topics include: 

  • accessing library e-books
  • downloading audiobooks, digital magazines, or music 
  • accessing free on-demand movies, TV, or music with your library card
  • free library apps: get book recommendations, learn a new language, and more

Vernon Area Public Library cardholders may reserve up to two appointments per person per month. We regret we are unable to offer non-library-related troubleshooting or general maintenance assistance with your device. A reservation and a current Vernon Area Public Library card is required. To request an appointment, call 224-543-1485 or fill out a Free Advice for Your Device appointment request form

 
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

RSVP TO VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION »     ONLINE VOLUNTEER APPLICATION »

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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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Library Journal gives us 3 stars PDF Print

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The Vernon Area Public Library is counted among America's Star Libraries for 2014, Library Journal announced this week. Star Library status was awarded to just 20 public libraries in Illinois and 258 nationwide. This is the fourth year that the library has received this distinction. The rating is based on annual circulation, visits, program attendance and public Internet computer access. We are honored to receive this national recognition for our service to our patrons.

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

 

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