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Access the Library on your smart phone PDF Print

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LIBRARY INFO. A smartphone application and mobile website allow patrons of the Vernon Area Public Library to find books, DVDs, and other items using their Web-enabled mobile phone. The mobile website and its companion app provide quick access to search the catalog, place items on hold, renew checked-out items, or find upcoming events, register for library classes, or even contact a librarian. The mobile website is located at and works on any Web-enabled phone. iPhone and Android users can download the app by searching for “LibraryAnywhere” in the iTunes App store or Google Play.

DIGITAL LIBRARY CARD. 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. Find step-by-step installation instructions here:

E-BOOKS. Read and listen to e-books & audiobooks on the go or at home with OverDrive Media Console. The app is available for every major desktop and mobile platform, including Windows, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android phones and tablets, Kindle, NOOK, Windows 8 PC and tablet, Blackberry and Windows Phone. Visit to get started.

EASY-TO-USE e-BOOKS PLATFORM. The 3M Cloud Library offers an easy, no-hassle approach to e-book access. Simply download the 3M Cloud Library app at or the iTunes Store, Google Play, or the NOOK Apps Storefront. Note: at this time, the 3M Cloud Library is not available on Kindle e-ink e-readers.

AUDIOBOOKS. OneClickdigital provides easy access to downloadable audiobooks with no wait. Install the app on your iPod, iPhone, Android phone or tablet, or Kindle Fire. Get started here:

DIGITAL MAGAZINES. Access more than 90 enhanced content digital magazine subscriptions with Zinio. Read in your browser, or download the Zinio app for iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, or Blackberry Playbook

All listed apps are completely free and easy to use. A library card is required for some services.

Nearby Tax Aide Locations PDF Print

We have been informed by AARP that they are short on trained staff and will be unable to provide tax counseling at the Vernon Area Public Library this year. 

For a list of alternate sites in our area, look online at the AARP Tax-Aide LOCATOR, or call one of our librarians at 224-543-1485.

For more information on 2014 Income Taxes check out our subject guide at
Winter Reading Club Celebration PDF Print


All members of the youth Winter Reading Club can now sign up for our final celebratory program: Balloon Creations & Variety Show with RCJuggle.  This program will be held at the library on January 25 from 11am-Noon. Call (224.543.1486) or visit the Youth Services Desk to register.

New e-books for January 2014 PDF Print

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New "fastpass" ebooks added this month include: 


Bookmark Contest Winners PDF Print


All entries for the 2013 Annual Bookmark Contest, "Got Books?" are now available for your viewing pleasure. Join us in congratulating  to all the participants!

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New audiobook downloads - December 2013 PDF Print

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Check out what's new in downloadable audiobooks this month:

Your Vernon Area Public Library card enables you to download audiobooks to your computer or mobile device, whenever you want, wherever you are, via OneClickdigital by Recorded Books. Many OneClickdigital audiobook titles are always available; others are limited to one user at a time, like physical books or CD-audiobooks. OneClickDigital webinars for library patrons are offered monthly. This 45-minute online tour of the service will show you how to create an account, install the OneClickdigital Media Manager, search for content, manage checkouts, and download and transfer audiobooks to listening devices. Or check out the Digital Media LibGuide for quick start guides to downloading library e-books, audiobooks, music and magazines (and apps) to your computer or mobile 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 2014.


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