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Downloadable audiobook bestsellers PDF Print

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.

 
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!

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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 http://vimeo.com/vapldyouthservices.

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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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: http://vapld.info/component/content/article/17-blog/523-never-forget-your-library-card.

E-BOOKS, OPTION 1. Read and listen to e-books & audiobooks on the go or at home with OverDrive. 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 http://app.overdrive.com to get started.

E-BOOKS, OPTION 2. The 3M Cloud Library offers an easy, no-hassle approach to e-book access. Simply download the 3M Cloud Library app at http://ebook.3M.com 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. Downloadable audiobooks are available on OverDrive, 3M Cloud LibraryOneClickdigital and our new hoopla streaming service. Visit our guide to downloadable audiobooks to get find which app(s) are right for you.

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

MUSIC. Download or stream — whatever your mood, all you need is your Vernon Area Public Library card for commercial-free, instant access to the top artists you want. Learn about the library's two channels for digital music

STREAMING MOVIES & TV. New! Some are calling this "Netflix for libraries'—your Vernon Area Public Library card is your pass to free, on-demand streaming feature films, documentaries, TV series, fitness videos and more. Visit our guide to streaming movies at the library to get started.

All listed apps are completely free and easy to use. A valid Vernon Area Public Library card is required.

 
New e-books for January 2014 PDF Print

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New "fastpass" ebooks added this month include: 

FICTION

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Bookmark Contest Winners PDF Print

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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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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
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