You’ve purchased the pencils, notebooks, and other school supplies, but do your kids have their library cards yet?! September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and public libraries nationwide—including IPPL—want to make sure that every student has the most important school supply of all—a library card.
This September, kids who sign up for their first IPPL card will receive a specially-designed card just for kids, a kid-sized book bag, as well as a special Snoopy sticker and bookmark. Those renewing their card will also get a Snoopy sticker and bookmark.
For more information on signing up for a library card, stop by the library or visit ippl.info.
It is the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Check out some of these titles on the subject.
Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman was born this day 100 years ago.
On Sept. 1, we will launch our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program, encouraging families and caregivers to read 1,000 books with their children before they enter kindergarten.
Children who complete 1,000 books will receive a free paperback book to keep and will join the library’s 1000 Books Before Kindergarten “Wall of Fame.” Visit 1000books.ippl.info for more information. To register, visit the Kids & Teens Ask Us Desk starting Sept. 1.
Thank you to the Darien Rotary Club for their generous sponsorship of this program.
The 37 page Social Security Act was signed August 14, 1935 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Commemorating the end of the war in the Pacific.
We have some new emagazines available using our provider Zinio. Find information at e-magazines.ippl.info about free access with your library card and email address. New titles include:
- Cook’s Illustrated
- Men’s Health
- Mental Floss
- Road and Track
Take a look at the many other magazines available, too.
Have you shared your family’s story with IPPL yet? StoryShare is an oral history project in which community members are invited to interview family members while a trained IPPL volunteer operates the recording equipment. The interview theme is “family,” and sample questions can be provided. Participants will receive a CD of the interview while the library keeps a copy to preserve for future generations. For more information or to make an interview appointment, call Joe Popowitch at 630/887-8760 ext. 240.
IPPL cardholders can now learn software, creative, and business skills with Lynda.com!
Lynda.com has thousands of online tutorials taught by industry experts, and features courses for all skill levels. IPPL cardholders now have FREE, unlimited access – including desktop, mobile, and tablet access – allowing them to view as many videos as they want on different devices without losing their place.
• 3D & Animation
• Audio & Music
• Education & eLearning
Patrons can access Lynda.com from our website (ippl.info > research > Lynda.com). New users will need to create an account by logging in with their library card number and PIN, then entering their name and email address.
IPPL hosted The Sound, its third annual teen music fest, on June 20, and the winners were:
Best Band: Soma Holiday (pictured below)
Best Solo/Duo: Double Identity (pictured below)
Fan Favorite: Riptide
Local teens competed for the best solo/duo and best band awards and cash prizes. A panel of judges awarded the category prizes, and the fan favorite was chosen by text-in vote.
Read the Chicago Tribune/Doings Weekly recap here.
Thank you to all of the bands who participated, as well as our event sponsors: the IPPL Teen Advisory Board, The Gift of Carl Foundation, and the Friends of IPPL.