Adult Services

What’s all the Hoopla?

Posted December 12, 2014 | Posted in Adult Services,Front Page

2014-12-05-hoopla-450x250You are now able to download the free hoopla digital mobile app on your Android or Apple IOS device (or use your computer to visit the Library’s website and connect to hoopla) to begin enjoying thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading.  You may download twelve (12) items per month.

Head of Adult Services, Sean Birmingham, stated “patrons can borrow this content free of charge.  There is no waiting period for popular titles and hoopla’s automatic return means no late fees”.

For more information, contact Mr. Birmingham at 630-834-1164, Ext. 119.

New Display: The Royal Family

Posted December 7, 2014 | Posted in Adult Services

The royals are coming! Next week the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William will be making a visit to New York City. Join in on the fun and learn more about the couple and other members of their family by checking out our new display – The Royal Family. Here you will find biographies of your favorite current royals from Will and Kate to past rulers, such as Richard III. Some of the titles on this display include:

New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2014

Posted December 5, 2014 | Posted in Adult Services

It’s that time of year again…the time for the best of 2014 lists! One of our favorites here at VPPL is the New York Times 100 Notable Books list. To see the fiction and non-fiction titles on this list make sure to stop in and check out our new display. We can also order you a copy of any of these notable books we do not own. Books on this display include:

Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi

The Empathy Exams: Essays by Leslie Jamison








New in History: Thirteen Days in September

Posted November 21, 2014 | Posted in Adult Services

Wright, author of Going Clear, takes us through each day of the Camp David conference when President Carter persuaded Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian president Anwar Sadat to sign the first peace treaty in the modern Middle East.

New Display: Holiday Sweets

Posted November 19, 2014 | Posted in Adult Services



Holiday Sweets


Whip up a batch of cookies or try a new dessert this Holiday Season.  You’ll find lots of ideas in cookbooks from our new display: Holiday Sweets.  Need more suggestions?  Stop by the Information Desk and ask a librarian!  You may also call us at 630.834.1164.

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