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Digital Library News for December

Go to hoopla Go to Kanopy December Movies Of The Month Check out hoopla’s Movies Of The Month collection for December. Check out the collection here. Myraid Holiday Collections hoopla has so much content to show off for the holidays, we simply can't describe them all!! eAudiobooks | eBooks | Movies & TV All Formats |… Read More

New Book Releases – December

December LibraryReads List Looking for something new to read? Check out the December LibraryReads List. LibraryReads is a monthly list of librarians’ top ten books. Explore previous lists for plenty of reading suggestions. Search our online catalog for these titles, and place holds on items available soon or checked out. Librarians at the Info Desk can help you learn how… Read More

Meet the Author: Pascuala Herrera

Pascuala Herrera, award winning local author, and the Franklin Park Library are pleased to announce her new book (available in English and Spanish editions): Life is a Garden to Cultivate: The ABC’s Towards a Better Life La vida es un jardín para cultivar: El abecedario hacia una vida mejor Franklin Park Library will be hosting… Read More

Winter Clothing Donation Drive

The Library is accepting donations for the American Legion Post 974’s Stand Down 2023. Beginning in November, the Library will begin accepting donations of new, unused winter clothing items. The public is welcome to drop off jackets, hats, mittens, scarves, blankets, sweaters, and other relevant items at the Circulation Desk. The collection efforts will be… Read More

Volunteers Wanted

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide makes it easier for older and low-income taxpayers to file their tax returns and get the credits and deductions that they’ve earned. The Tax-Aide service is run completely by community volunteers. Volunteers provide free, in-person assistance in local neighborhoods, including at the Franklin Park Library, and receive training and IRS certification each year. Find out… Read More

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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

Weekly Home Delivery from Your Library

Unable to get to the Library due to illness or disability? Consider our Homebound Service, where a librarian brings library books, DVDs, audiobooks, magazines, and other materials weekly to your home. Choose materials on your own or have librarians select materials to match your preferences. As a reminder, the program is offered exclusively to current… 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. Right now, the Library is not directly accepting donated materials. However, the Library’s bright green Better World Books bin is located on the southwest corner of the property, and ready for… 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