Tonight (4/2/12) is the very first Family Storytime at WPL! Don’t miss it! All ages are welcome. Join us from 7-7:30pm in the Lower Level Large Meeting Room for books, music, and fun. No registration necessary.
Have you checked out our Children’s Chatter blog lately? It’s a great way to find out about new children’s books, programs, and more!
Find the perfect gift for book and art lovers of all ages. Much smaller in scale than the huge September sale, this event features like-new gift books, coffee table books, first editions, autographed books, collectibles, books in beautiful bindings and truly unique items. We have tiny treasures, and exquisite pop-up books as well as wonderful bookmarks. Many of the books were donated for the recent book sale, but were just too special for that general sale.
In addition to books, you’ll love browsing through the art pieces that have been donated for this sale. Original watercolors and oils, reproductions of famous pieces, metalwork, antique prints…we’ve got them all!
This sale is on the library’s first floor where we transform the East Reading Room into a delightful book store. All items are individually priced at bargain levels. Sorry, no previews.
The Friends of WPL Book Sale is in full swing! Find new and used books, DVDs, video tapes, CDs, cassettes, vinyl, computer games, and more at super cheap prices. On Sunday, every item is 50 cents! Held in the Lower Level of the library.
As Wheaton’s students head back to school, WPL wants to make sure that all children have the most important school supply of all – a library card.
Owning a library card provides students the resources they need to compete academically. Most public libraries (89.6 percent) provide students free access to databases of news articles, encyclopedias and test preparation materials, as well as homework help and resources. In addition, public libraries are the number one access point for free Internet access, an important resource for families without access at home when 96 percent of school districts require students to use the Internet to complete their homework.
Getting a library card is easy. Wheaton residents just need to bring two forms of identification to the Checkout Desk to show proof of a Wheaton address. Children ages five through grade five may register for their library cards in the Children’s Department. A signature of a parent or guardian is required for anyone under the age of 18.
Library Card Sign-up Month is a time when the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country remind parents that a library card is the most important school supply of all.
For more information on how to sign up for a library card, visit Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross St., Wheaton, IL, in person or visit the library online.
The Friends of the Library are gearing up for their biggest event of the year–the oh-so-popular Book Sale. This year the sale runs from September 22-25, 2011. Starting August 15, you can bring in your donations of books, DVDs, VHS tapes, audiobooks, LPs, CDs, and cassettes for the sale. All donations need to be in a box or bag and may be dropped off at the First Floor Checkout Desk. If you are physically unable to get your items to the library, leave your name and phone number at the Reference Desk or call 630-868-7520 and we may be able to arrange a pick up.
In addition to the usual books and audiovisual items, again this year we are collecting framed and unframed art. We’ll sell the donated art at the November Collectibles and Gift Book Sale. Art was a huge hit at last year’s sale, so check under the bed and in the back of the closet and bring us what you no longer want to display.
The success of these Friends’ fundraisers depends on your donations. 95% of what we sell comes from you! Questions about the sales? See Carolyn in the Reference Department, call her at 630-868-7592, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Would you like to be involved in the Book Sale? Members of the Friends sort the donations, set up the Book Sale, and run it. To be involved, all you need to do is join the Friends. Membership levels are available for students, individuals, seniors, families, special friends, and best friends. Application forms are located at the Checkout Desk. Indicate on the application you would like to work on the Book Sale. We will have training sessions on sorting books August 22-24.
It is now officially Spring. Celebrate this great season with some fun and informative programs at Wheaton Public Library!
There are just two Genealogy Classes (Mondays 3/21 and 3/28 at 6:30pm) left in our series co-sponsored by the DuPage County Genealogical Society. Take a look at the brochure or contact the Reference Desk for more details.
On Tuesday, 3/22, Master Gardener Carol Sherby presents The Herb Patch. This program discusses information useful in selection, care, and uses of a variety of herbs. Pick up free tickets at the Checkout Desk.
On Wednesday, 3/30, learn about birds that appear in the Fox Valley in Birding the Midwest, a presentation by Bob and Kathy Andrini, educators and nature enthusiasts. Pick up free tickets at the Checkout Desk.
The Children’s Dept. has many great Spring Break programs planned for kids of all ages. Take a look at our Children’s Chatter newsletter for details.
Members of the Friends of the Wheaton Public Library are busy unpacking and sorting hundreds of donated books and materials for their biggest fundraiser of the year – their annual book sale. This year the sale is scheduled for September 24 through the 26th with a Members Only Preview Sale on Thursday, September 23. The “Book” sale actually includes cds, dvds, lps, audiobooks, computer games, and cassettes as well as like new and used books. An estimated 30,000 items were in the sale last year making this one of the biggest Friends Book Sales in the western suburbs. The sale draws a big crowd every year and brings in almost $20,000 for the organization. The money is then turned over to the library for special projects, programs, or to use as needed. Money raised in previous book sales funded the fireplace in the library’s Quiet Reading Room, the Story House Marsh mural, the popular outdoor concert series, and the Sunday Sampler concert series. More than 95% of the items in the sale are donated. The other 5% are discarded library items. More information about the sale is available on the library’s web site or by calling 630-868-7592. While book dealers are welcome at the sale, no electronic devices of any kind can be used at any time. Hours of the sale are as follows:
Thursday, September 23: Friends Members Preview, 6 – 9 pm