The Villa Park Public Library, beginning January 10, substantially increased the amount of available eBooks through a new digital media platform Axis 360.
The Library is participating in the eRead Illinois Program, designed to increase access to e-books across Illinois. In the past, the Library has provided ebook access through My Media Mall and will continue to offer these books to patrons.
Axis 360 provides libraries and their patrons with a state-of-the-art system for circulating digital e-books from the eRead Illinois shared collection for Illinois libraries. Patrons at libraries participating in eRead Illinois will use the cloud-based delivery across a number of devices including iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows, NOOK® and Sony ReaderTM devices, and many more. Instructional handouts are HERE.
For more information, visit our web site at www.vppl.info or call 630-834-1164.
If this holiday season is leaving you feeling frantic and out of sorts, stop into the Villa Park Library and take a look at our books we’ve selected for our patrons to check out. This selection may be perfect for the Jekyll & Hyde person, the one who sings Frosty the Snowman one moment and the next, ready to put the decorations away. It’s called Making Spirits Bright and has all kinds of stories, from heart-warming tales that tug at your heartstrings to mystery novels with murder found under the mistletoe. Whatever your fancy, stop in today and find something to take your mind off the mayhem for awhile.
Thanksgiving is just a couple of weeks away and we still have plenty of books available to fill you up this holiday. Come in to the Villa Park Library and “gobble, gobble” a selection of books, from fictional stories and mysteries to cookbooks and party planning tips. We are open every day up to Wednesday, November 27th to help you fill a cornucopia (or a book bag) with seasonal selections for your Thanksgiving Day(the Library is closed that day). And we’ll reopen at 9 a.m. on Friday, November 29th if you need to take a break from your post Thanksgiving shopping.
If You Want a Sneak Peek….
Thanksgiving: an American Holiday by Diana Karter Appelbaum
The Ghost at the Table by Suzanne Berne
A Quilter’s Holiday by Jennifer Chiaverini
Turkey Day Murder by Leslie Meier
Thanksgiving Entertaining by Williams Sonoma
The Ultimate Turkey Fryer Cookbook by Reece Williams
Have you been following the buzz about Stephen King’s new novel, Doctor Sleep? Or have you read it yet? If you haven’t read the story or read about it, it’s a follow up to The Shining and what has become of Danny Torrance, the little boy in that very scary story from long ago. Now Danny is a middle aged man, a recovering alcoholic, and now has to save a young girl from a marauding cult who want to destroy her because she has psychic powers. While you’re waiting to check it out, May We Suggest some of the following titles to keep you busy:
May We Suggest-Readalikes for Doctor Sleep
Heart-Shaped Box Joe Hill
The Red Garden Alice Hoffman
The Messenger of Magnolia Street River Jordan
77 Shadow Street Dean Koontz
The Demonologist Andrew Pyper
Hope your October is a frightfully wonderful month! When you come into the Library this month, be prepared to check out some scary books, from mild to wild, since Readers Advisory has set up a display featuring horror novels and true life ghost stories for a chilling read. If things that go bump in the night are your favorite read, keep reading for a tantalizing glimpse of the frights that await you……..
Ghoulishly Good Reads
The Drowning Girl Caitlin Kiernan
The Shining Stephen King
Grave Minder Melissa Marr
Mister Slaughter Robert McCammon
My Life Across the Table Karen Page
Your Neighborhood Gives Me the Creeps Adam Selzer
The House Next Door Anne Rivers Siddons