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Library receives national recognition PDF Print

3 starsThe Vernon Area Public Library is counted amongĀ 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


We had some great programs this past summer at the library! Take a might be Flickr famous! Photosets include the programs "Fireman Fun", "Family Craft Night", "Painting Landscapes with Watercolors", "Animals in the Garden", Dave Rudolf's Dig it Show" , "Ocean Adventure" and many more.  And 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 fromĀ App Store or Google Play right on your phone.

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

Educational computer games for kids PDF Print

Located in the Youth Services Department near the computer alcove are two new AfterSchool Edge AWE computer stations.  These computers are pre-loaded with fun, educational games suitable for kids in elementary school. Among the 48 games are Diego's Safari Adventure, Kid Pix 3D, Oregon Trail, Sammy's Science House, World of Goo and many more. These computers join our two already popular Early Literacy Station AWE computers that are loaded with fun preschool-level games.  
A Vernon Area Library card is not required to use these computers.

Follow us on Pinterest PDF Print


Have you followed us on Pinterest yet? 

From book reviews written by our Adult and Youth Services librarians to free music downloads, we've got you covered. Award winners, authors and ebooks, all at your fingertips.  Let the repinning begin!

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Vernon Area Public Library District
300 Olde Half Day Road
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Telephone 847-634-3650
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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 2015.


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