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3 starsThe Vernon Area Public Library is counted among America's Star Libraries for 2013, trade publication Library Journal announced this week. This distinction ranks Vernon Area Public Library among the top 30 libraries nationwide with a similar annual budget, and the top 3.5% of libraries in the U.S. overall. This is the third year that the library has received Star Library status. The rating is based on annual visits, circulation, program attendance, and public Internet access. We are honored to receive this national recognition for our service to our patrons.

Affordable Care Act Library Resources PDF Print websiteFind out the basics of the new healthcare law … what it does, how you can benefit, and how to enroll. Follow the link below for a simple guide to the resources available about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) signed into law March 2010:

Are you Flickr Famous? PDF Print



Take a look at our photo might be Flickr famous!  Albums include Early Literacy art programs, Reading Club events, Service Day projects, author visits and more. 
We'd love to hear your comments!


Never forget your library card PDF Print

Carry your library card on your phone instead of in your wallet when you install CardStar.

Available for iPhone and Android devices, CardStar allows you to store your library card barcode (and other loyalty and membership cards, too) right on your phone. Download the free app from App Store or Google Play right on your phone.

"Read more" for step-by-step instructions for installation and setup:

Digital Magazines PDF Print

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Enjoy unlimited access to popular magazine titles including Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, People, Sports Illustrated, US Weekly, and TIME. Browse high quality digital versions or search for topics of interest. Also includes back issues mid-2014 to date. Read in your browser or via the free Flipster app, available for iPhone/iPad, Android, Kindle Fire. Vernon Area Public Library card required.


Access digital versions of 50 magazines in a variety of interests including Economist, Billboard, ESPN, and Rachael Ray Every Day. Read online in your browser or via the free Zinio app, available for iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, and Blackberry Playbook. Vernon Area Public Library card required.


Early Literacy PDF Print


It’s never too early for storytime. Early literacy and reading starts at birth, so our programs do, too!
Our programs incorporate the five early literacy practices: talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing.  Using these practices as a base, our early literacy team crafts our programs to develop a lifelong love of the library and reading.  

Each program is carefully designed with consideration to the developmental needs of each age group. With that in mind, we ask that your child attend the program intended for his or her age. Once your child reaches the age threshold for that program, he or she can move to their new, more advanced group. If you are not sure which program is best for your child, please ask.
We look forward to getting to know you and your child!

For library programs designed to build early literacy skills, contact Youth Services at (224) 543-1486 or signup for our quarterly Early Literacy email newsletter.  Our current Early Literacy program calendar can be found here.

Looking for some catchy songs and fingerplays to share with your favorite little one? The Vernon Area Public Library Youth Services librarians have enjoyed recording some of our favorite songs, fingerplays, rhymes and read alouds, perfect for sharing.




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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


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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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