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New e-books for February 2014 PDF Print

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The highlights below represent e-books that are available to Vernon Area Library cardholders on an expedited basis under the "Advantage" program. To view or download Advantage e-books, you'll need to first log in to MyMediaMall by OverDrive with your Vernon Area Library card. Your PIN is the last 4 digits of your phone number. 

Even if the holds list appears long, as a Vernon Area Library cardholder, you will jump to the front of the line (or close to it), thanks to extra copies we have purchased exclusively for our patrons. The newest Advantage titles added to our catalog include:


Introducing AuthorCheck PDF Print

altNever miss a new release from your favorite author. Sign up for AuthorCheck, our new book alert service. As soon as your author's next book hits our shelves, AuthorCheck will automatically send you an alert email, along with a link to the item in our catalog so you can put it on hold. This free service is available for any author in our catalog. You can add, change, or end your alert subscriptions at any time. You'll receive alerts for audiobooks and large-type editions, too. Give it a try!


Stay-at-home storytime fun PDF Print

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Too cold to venture out doesn't have to mean no storytime. Have a stay-at-home storytime with songs and signing on-demand from your friendly Youth Services librarians.

Here are some of the fun things we do in Blast Off with Books for 2's and 3's:

Find more fun songs and fingerplays on our Youth Services video channel at

Find more early literacy tips, apps, and ideas at Miss Heather's blog, Little Literacy Librarian.

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.

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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
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