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Early Literacy PDF Print



Where is bear? from Vernon Area Public Library on Vimeo.

You are your child's first teacher. Even before they go to school, kids are building their reading skills.  Five simple activities you can do together will get you off to the right start: talking, reading, singing, writing and playing.   For library programs designed to build early literacy skills, contact Youth Services at (224) 543-1486.



The VAPL Youth Services librarians recently enjoyed recording some of our favorite songs, fingerplays, rhymes and read alouds, perfect for sharing.

Click here to see all the Early Literacy videos.


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. 

Sign up for email newsletters PDF Print

Two new e-newsletters make it easy to keep on top of library news and events just for you. Sign up for one or both:

Library e-newsletter
Library programs, special events, and other highlights -- right to your inbox. This is the best way to make sure you don't miss out on the many great resources your library has to offer. For all audiences.
 » Sign up for Vernon Area Library e-newsletter

Library Services for Schools & Teachers e-bulletin
A monthly(ish) email highlighting library resources for schools and teachers.
 » Sign up for Library Services for Schools & Teachers e-bulletin

Freegal - Free music downloads with your library card PDF Print

Did you know you can download music for free 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.


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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 2015.


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