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Love your library? Consider becoming a Trustee PDF Print

The election for Library Trustees may not be until April, but action is required now for those who wish to run. Prospective candidates for Vernon Area Public Library Trustee in the April 2013 Consolidated Election must pick up a packet of nominating papers, available at the library beginning September 17, 2012.

Use for homework support PDF Print

Summer is over and the school year has begun. Having trouble with an assignment? to the rescue! Use to connect with an expert tutor through an online chat and whiteboard. Tutors are available from 2-11pm for homework assistance.  Looking for  worksheets to brush up on math skills? There is also a Skills Resource Library, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with links to helpful websites.  You can use in the library, or at home using your Vernon Area Public Library card.  Give a try. 

Personalized Reading Lists for Teens PDF Print

Teens, looking for a great book to read?  We can help!  We will create a list of 5-10 books just for you!  Fill out this online form to get your own personalized reading list.  We will pick out books based on your answers. 

Customized book lists will be ready within two weeks of your request.  This service is for teens ages 13-19 years old. 

Freegal - Download or stream music free with your library card PDF Print

Listen to music anywhere, anytime for free when you log in to Freegal with your Vernon Area Public Library card.

 provides access to the Sony Music Entertainment catalog--more than 50 record labels and more than 100 genres of music. Hundreds of thousands of songs are available and new music is added daily. Choose from new releases or old favorites. Download music to your computer, then transfer to any iPod or MP3 device. Or stream straight to your desktop or smartphone.


New book return in Long Grove PDF Print

Library patrons have a convenient new location to return books, DVDs, CDs, and other library materials, thanks to the installation of a library book return box at Stempel Parking lot in Long Grove [MAP]

The new location supplements an existing drop box located in Buffalo Grove at the Grove Shopping Center, at the northeast corner of Lake-Cook and McHenry roads [MAP] Library materials can be dropped off at either of these remote return locations 24 hours a day, or at the library’s drive-up return located in the circle drive or walk-up return slots at the library’s entrance.

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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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