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New e-books, new e-book platform PDF Print

You can now choose between two e-book providers when you use your Vernon Area Public Library card to check out e-books. Each platform has its advantages. Choose the one that is right for you -- or use them both for an even wider selection of content.

  3M Cloud Library MyMediaMall by Overdrive
Kindle Fire  x  x
Kindle Paperwhite    x
Nook  x  x
iPad, iPhone, iPod  x  x
Android  x  x
Easiest to use  x  
More titles to choose from    x
Potentially shorter holds  

Read on for a more details and to find out how to "cut ahead" in the hold list on MyMediaMall:

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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!

SIGN UP FOR AUTHORCHECK ALERTS »

 
Stay-at-home storytime fun PDF Print

Popcorn - MIss Sarah

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

altLibrary Apps

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.

 
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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Library receives national recognition PDF Print

3 starsThe Vernon Area Public Library is counted among America's Star Libraries for 2013, trade publication Library Journal announced this week. This distinction ranks Vernon Area Public Library among the top 30 libraries nationwide with a similar annual budget, and the top 3.5% of libraries in the U.S. overall. This is the third year that the library has received Star Library status. The rating is based on annual visits, circulation, program attendance, and public Internet access. We are honored to receive this national recognition for our service to our patrons.

 
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300 Olde Half Day Road
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Telephone 847-634-3650
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Friday 9:00AM-5:00PM
Saturday 9:00AM-5:00PM
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