Digital Library News for May

Go to hoopla Go to Kanopy May Movies Of The Month Check out hoopla’s Movies Of The Month collection for May. Check out the collection here. Enjoy music on your Roku Download the hoopla app for your Roku TV or Roku Streaming Box to enjoy audiobooks, movies, TV and now music on your TV. Celebrate AAPI… Read More

Tax Prep

Tax Day was Monday, April 18. 2022 IRS 1040 Tax Forms (in English and Spanish) and booklets (in English) are no longer available behind the Info Desk (last updated May 30). Los formularios de impuestos IRS 1040 y 1040-SR de 2022 están disponibles detrás del Info Desk (último cambio el 30 de mayo). 2022 Illinois… Read More

Meeting Rooms Are Now Available!

At long last, we are pleased to announce that our two meeting rooms are available for booking by Franklin Park residents, organizations, and local businesses. Please check here for details. Direct any inquiries by email to or by phone to the Information Desk at 847-455-6016 ext. 229. Read More

Summer Reading Challenge coming soon!

The Summer Reading Challenge is almost here! This year’s theme is “Find Your Voice!” Summer Reading begins on Saturday, June 3 with our Kick-off Party and runs through Saturday, July 22. We will have more information about registering and participating here. Read More

Local Artist Donates Artwork to Kids Crossing

The Library is thrilled to accept an artwork donation from long-time Franklin Park resident and award-winning artist Sandra Reibscheid. Her oil painting, entitled “Nora and Nadia,” depicts a mother and daughter reading together. The painting was on display at the Library in March 2006, and now it will be displayed in Kids Crossing for all… Read More

Magazines are now available digitally

Libby and eMediaLibrary now include digital magazines! You’ll find popular magazines like Newsweek, Reader’s Digest, Money, Rolling Stone, Food Network, HGTV, Us Weekly, and plenty more. There’s no wait, checkouts are unlimited and titles are loaned for up to 3 weeks. Look for Magazines on the Libby app or by visiting our catalog. Read More

Subscribe to our weekly eNewsletter

Want to be notified of everything happening at your library by email? If so, then you should signup for our weekly eNewsletter. We'll email you every Sunday to let you know what programs and events for kids, teens and adults will be taking place or available to you. You don't need a library card to… Read More

Reminders About Donations To The Library

When cleaning and decluttering, many people think of the Library as a place to donate old books, movies, and other items. While we are glad to have your donations, we want to remind you to please be thoughtful about what you drop off for donation. It requires librarians’ time to sort through and evaluate all… Read More

Statement about Children’s Access to the Library’s Collection

In the spirit of public libraries everywhere, the Library’s collection provides access to materials to serve the community’s needs. Widely diverse points of view will be available in the collection. Responsibility for children’s (children are defined as ages 17 and under) access to both physical and digital library materials rests with their parents and/or legal… Read More

Library Receives Donations in Memory of Beloved Staff

The Library would like to thank the families and friends of Mary Ann Dohse and Pat Peterson for the generous donations made in their memories. Mary Ann and Pat were former library employees who both sadly passed away in 2020. Mary Ann could be found promoting the library’s services at the Info Desk and running… Read More

New STEAM Kits

Our STEAM Kit collection is growing! We have added nine new and exciting Penworthy STEAM to GO! Kits to our Kids Crossing shelves. Each kit includes various educational toys and tools, books, and resource guides, all packaged in a handy carrying case for you to take home. Topics to explore are: “All About Dinosaurs” “Sounds,… Read More

Book Match

Are your favorite authors not writing fast enough? Are you are re-reading the same books? Or are you in the mood for something different? Let us suggest some books for you! Fill out the Book Match form so we can figure out what books are best for you. Try filling out the entire form for… Read More

Have Used Books, DVDs, or CDs?

If you are spring cleaning at home, you may need a place to drop off small quantities of gently used books, DVDs, and CDs. The Library’s bright green Better World Books bin is located on the southwest corner of the property, and ready for acceptable book and media donations. Acceptable items include: Hardcover and paperback… Read More

Learn Chess with Brainfuse

Feeling bored during this pandemic? Want to master chess and compete with friends/family? Check out Brainfuse HelpNow’s new Live Chess Tutoring service. They have tutors ready to help you learn and improve your chess skills.  Your chess tutors are certified professionals (high Elo ratings of 2000+) with either past experience as tutors or masters of the game.… Read More

Curbside Service

When placing a request on the online catalog, the SWAN app, through email or by calling, you will need to specify to the Circulation Department when your hold is available that you would prefer Curbside Service. Curbside service is an easy, contactless way to get library items. The service is for all SWAN library cardholders.… Read More