What Happens When I Place a Hold? The Choice Is Yours!

Now that our library is open for Grab & Go Service, we want to make it convenient for you to pick up the items you place on hold.

Beginning August 3, you’ll have a choice between in-library pickup or a scheduled curbside pickup.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Place your item on hold (see options at end)
  2. Receive an email or phone call when your item is available.
  3. Choose the pickup option that works best for you:
    1. Call to schedule a curbside pickup, OR
    2. Come into the library during Grab & Go Service hours, find your item on the Holds shelf and use the self-checkout station.

Placing holds and scheduling a curbside pickup are currently available to Warrenville Public Library members. Reciprocal borrowers are welcome to visit the library and borrow materials during Grab & Go Service hours.

How do I know when my item is ready for pickup?                                                     

When your item is ready for pickup, we will contact you by your preferred notification method on your library account; you will either receive an email notification or a phone call/voice message. At this point, if you would like to pick up your item through our Curbside Service option, you will need to call our Member Services Desk to schedule a pick up time: 630/393-1171 x100.

How do I pick up my item IN the library?                                                                

After you receive notification that your item is ready for pick up, visit the library during our Grab & Go hours. Enter at the Stafford Place entrance. Your item will be on our Holds shelf next to our Member Services Desk. Please maintain a 6 foot distance from others. Look for your last name, first initial. Touch and take only your item. Finally, check out your item at a self-checkout station near the Member Services or Youth Services Desk.

Note: If you choose our Curbside Service option for pickup, your item will not be available on the Holds shelf.

How long do I have to pick up my hold?                                                                 

Your requested item will be on our Holds shelf for 7 days. After 7 days, your hold will be released back into our collection for other members to check out.

I prefer curbside pickup. What should I do?                                                        

When you receive your hold notification, call our Member Services Desk to schedule a curbside pickup at 630/393-1171 x100.

Not sure if you are signed up for email or phone notices?                                        

Call or email our Member Services Desk to confirm and update your contact information: 630/393-1171 x100 or memberservices@warrenville.com

How can I request items/place an item on hold?

  • Place your items on hold through the library’s catalog. You will need your library card number and PIN (mmdd, 4-digit month and day of your birthdate).
  • Call the library at 630/393-1171 x121 to speak to a staff member to put items on hold for you. If someone is unavailable to take your call, leave a voicemail message and we will respond as soon as we can.
  • Email adultservices@warrenville.com or youthservices@warrenville.com to request specific items. Include your first and last name and the last 4 digits of your library card number. You will receive a response about the status of your request or if we have any questions.
  • Complete a Discover Your Next Read form and we will make selections for you. You will receive an email response that includes our recommended selections and further instructions for you.

The following items are not currently available for check out because they require more in-depth cleaning than we can safely perform at this time:

  • Science kits
  • Discovery packs
  • Board books
  • Puzzles
  • Some mobile devices: green screen, photo lights, photo tent/light box, projection screen and in-library use laptops

To request magazine issues, call the Adult Services Desk 630/393-1171 x121.

Hours as of July 27, 2020:

The Other Americans by Laila Lalami

Book– One critic described The Other Americans and National Book Award Finalist work as, “the next great American classic.”

Nora, a jazz composer, returns to her small desert town of Mojave, California following the news that her father Driss was killed. She informs Detective Coleman she doesn’t believe his death was an accident. An undocumented witness’s reluctance to come forward causes complications. Maryam, Nora’s mother, still pines for another life, while her sister struggles to keep up the facade of the successful daughter, living the “good” life. Nora’s encounters with former school mates, one a former Iraq War veteran, lead to unexpected consequences.     

Written by Laila Lalami in first-person perspectives The Other Americans is a timely, brilliant novel of fiction and mystery, giving depth and voice to characters as diverse as the people of this country. I am kicking myself for not having read this sooner. You will, too.

Grab & Go at the Warrenville Public Library District

Updated 8/4/20 with “Pick up items placed on hold’ added to Available Services and Tómalo y Llévatelo, debajo.

Updated 7/28/20 with reciprocal borrower Q&A at end.

It’s time to come back to the Library! Things will look and feel a little different as we welcome back our community. Please review this information carefully so you know what to expect when you visit us. Before you visit, be sure your library card is in good standing by visiting My Account, emailing Member Services or calling 630/393-1171 x100.

As of July 27, our building will open to the public with limited hours for Grab & Go service.

Grab & Go Library Hours

Vulnerable Population All Visitors
Monday 10 am–11 am 11 am–2 pm
Tuesday 2 pm–3 pm   3 pm–6 pm
Wednesday 10 am–11 am 11 am–2 pm
Thursday 2 pm–3 pm   3 pm–6 pm
Friday 10 am–11 am 11 am–2 pm
Saturday 10 am–11 am 11 am–2 pm

New requirements for in-library visits:

  • Do not enter if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or are sick
  • Wear a face covering at all times
  • Maintain social distancing (stand 6’+ apart)
  • Enter the building only at Stafford Place entrance (the lower level entrance will continue to be used for Curbside Service pick up and returns)
  • Limit visits to one hour per day (including computer use)
  • Use hand sanitizer frequently
  • Use self-checkout stations
  • Make reservation for computer use (details below)
  • Capacity limits for visitors and staff
  • No food or drink allowed
  • Restrooms for library users only

Available Services

  • Browsing and check out: books, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs and magazines
  • Pick up items placed on hold
  • Member Services Desk:
    • Library card registration, renewal and replacement
    • Check out mobile devices
    • Account payments accepted—prefer credit/debit card or check
    • Earbuds and flash drives available for sale
  • Reference and readers advisory at Youth and Adult Services Desks
  • Computer use—reservation required (details below)
  • Fax machine, scanner and copier (details below)
  • Wireless printing
  • Catalog computers in 3 locations to search for and place holds on library materials
  • Self-checkout stations in 2 locations
  • Read & Return paperbacks (now located in Adult Services near magazines)
  • Return items in building
  • Curbside Service for pick up and returns will continue while demand lasts

Unavailable Services and Features

  • Discovery Room
  • iPads in Youth Services
  • Teen Lounge
  • Study Rooms
  • Meeting Room
  • Quiet Room
  • In-person events
  • In-person Book a Librarian assistance (Email adultservices@warrenville.com or call 630/393-1171 x121 to discuss remote help options.)
  • Water fountains and water bottle refill stations
  • Vending machines
  • VHS conversion to DVD conversion
  • In-library laptops
  • Interlibrary Loans
  • Furniture and seating
  • Museum Adventure Passes

Unavailable Collections

  • Science kits
  • Discovery packs
  • Board books
  • Puzzles
  • Some mobile devices (green screen, photo lights, photo tent/light box, laptops)
  • Newspapers

Computer Use and Fax/Scan/Copy

WPLD cardholders may place a reservation by calling 630/393-1171 x121. Drop-in sessions, if available, may be requested at the Youth and Adult Services Desks.

Computer use is limited to one 45-minute session per day. No extensions. Computer use counts toward an individual’s daily hour-long visit.

Printing and copying costs $0.10 per page for black and white and $0.25 per page for color. We are unable to make change; please bring change and small bills suitable to the cost of your print/copy job.

The fax/scan/copy station is available on a first come, first served, drop-in basis.

What is the Library doing to keep visitors and staff safe?

The health and safety of our visitors and staff are of the utmost importance. The Library is following guidelines and best practices from the Centers for Disease Control, Illinois Department of Public Health and DuPage County Health Department.

  • Limited staff are working in the building at the same time.
  • Staff report to work only if they are healthy.
  • PPE and training on proper distancing and material handling has been provided to all staff.
  • Facial coverings are required for staff and visitors.
  • Plexiglass barriers have been installed at service desks and public use computers.
  • Hand sanitizer has been placed in several locations with reminders to use frequently.
  • The keyboards and mice on public use computers will be removed and replaced after each use; these items will be cleaned for later use.
  • Workspaces are regularly cleaned.
  • High touch areas will be cleaned more frequently.
  • Furniture and seating have been removed.
  • All returned items are quarantined for at least 3 days before they are checked in.
  • All books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks and magazines that visitors take from shelves but decide not to check out will be quarantined for 3 days.

What if I can’t wear a mask?

According to a recently adopted Library Use Policy, all visitors, except children under 2 years old, who enter the building must wear a face covering, including during vulnerable population hours. WPLD members who are unable to wear a mask are encouraged to use our Curbside Service option to pick up materials.

Will the Library still offer Curbside Service once you reopen?

Yes! Curbside Service will still be available for pickup and returns while demand warrants at our lower level entrance during designated hours. Now that our building is open for Grab & Go Service, you can also come into the library to pick up the items you place on hold. See details at: What Happens When I Place a Hold?

How can I return my books and other materials? Are the book drops open?

Our permanent book drops near our lower level entrance remain closed. You can return materials inside the building during Grab & Go hours or outside in our Returns bin during curbside service hours.

How can I use the Library if I don’t feel comfortable coming in yet?

Use our contactless curbside service to pick up and return library materials. Many of the library’s services are available digitally!

  • Get eBooks, magazines, movies, music and audiobooks digitally at our eMedia page—all you need is your WPLD library card and PIN.
  • Online databases are filled with professional development and learning tools to help you work from home, find a new hobby or hone a new skill. To locate these databases, click on the Reference tab at warrenville.com.
  • Email a librarian! If you have a reference question, need help using our eMedia collection or want a book recommendation, email adultservices@warrenville.com or youthservices@warrenville.com. You can also call us at 630/393-1171 x121.
  • Fill out a Discover Your Next Read form to get a list of personalized book recommendations.
  • Virtual events, either prerecorded or live via Zoom, are available to the public. For details, view our Events Calendar and Programs on Demand.
  • Sign up for eNews to learn about the latest virtual services and events.

How can I connect with you?

  • Email us at adultservices@warrenville.com or youthservices@warrenville.com and a staff member will respond as soon as possible.
  • Call us at 630/393-1171 x121 during Grab & Go hours or leave a voicemail after hours and a staff member will respond as soon as possible.
  • Look for us when you visit. Staff will be wearing yellow safety vests so they are easy to find when you need assistance.

I do not live in Warrenville but have a reciprocal account at WPLD. Can I participate in Grab & Go service at WPLD?

  • Yes! If you don’t live within Warrenville Public Library District but have a registered card at your home library, you can use that card to check out materials and utilize our public computers. If you don’t have a reciprocal account or your library card is expired, please visit or call our Member Services Desk at 630/393-1171 x100. You must show a photo ID and your home library card.

Tómalo y Llévatelo

¡Es hora de regresar a la Biblioteca! Las cosas se verán y se sentirán un poco diferentes para nuestra comunidad durante esta bienvenida. Lea a fondo la siguiente información para saber qué esperar durante su visita. Antes de visitarnos, asegúrese de que su tarjeta de la biblioteca esté vigente. Para revisar el estatus de su tarjeta visite Mi cuenta, envíe un correo electrónico a Servicios a los Miembros o llámenos al 630 / 393-1171 x100.
Comenzando el 27 de julio, nuestro edificio estará abierto al público con un horario limitado para el Servicio de Tómalo y Llévatelo.

Nuevos requisitos para su visita a la biblioteca:
• No entre si presenta algún síntoma de COVID-19 o si se siente enfermo
• Use una máscara/cubrebocas en todo momento
• Mantenga el distanciamiento social (6+ pies de distancia)
• Solo use la entrada en Stafford Place (la entrada del nivel inferior seguirá utilizándose para el Servicio en la Acera para recoger y devolver artículos)
• Limite su visita a una hora por día (esto incluye el uso de computadoras públicas)
• Use desinfectante de manos con frecuencia
• Utilice las estaciones de autopago
• Haga una reservación para usar la computadora por adelante (detalles a continuación)
• Tendremos límites de capacidad para visitantes y personal
• No se permitirá comida ni bebidas
• Baños públicos estarán disponibles solo para usuarios de la biblioteca

Servicios disponibles
• Navegación y préstamo de colecciones de libros, audiolibros, DVD, CD y revistas.
• Recoger los artículos colocados en espera
• Escritorio de Servicios a los Miembros:
o Registro, renovación y reemplazo de su tarjeta de la biblioteca.
o Préstamo de dispositivos móviles
o Se aceptan pagos de cuenta: preferimos pagos con tarjeta de crédito/débito o cheque
o Audífonos y unidades flash disponibles para la venta
• Recomendación de referencias y lectura en los Escritorios de Servicios para Niños y Adultos
• Uso de computadoras públicas: se requiere reservación por adelante (detalles a continuación)
• Uso de la fax, escáner y copiadora (detalles a continuación)
• Impresión inalámbrica
• Computadoras designadas en 3 ubicaciones para buscar y reservar artículos de la biblioteca
• Estaciones de autopago en 2 ubicaciones
• Colección Lee y Devuelve de libros de tapa blanda (ahora se encuentra en el Departamento de Adultos cerca de las revistas)
• Devolución de artículos adentro del edificio
• El Servicio en la Acera para recoger y devolver artículos continuará mientras dure la demanda

Servicios y funciones no disponibles
• Sala de Descubrimiento
• iPads en el Departamento de Niños
• Salón de Jóvenes
• Salas de Estudio
• Sala de Reuniones
• Sala de Estudio en Silencio
• Eventos en persona
• Asistencia en persona del Servicio Reserva un Bibliotecario (envíe un correo electrónico a adultservices@warrenville.com o llame al 630/393-1171 x121 para explorar opciones de ayuda remota).
• Fuentes de agua y estaciones para llenar botellas de agua
• Máquinas dispensadoras
• Convertidor de VHS a DVD
• Computadoras portátiles para uso dentro de la biblioteca
• Préstamos interbibliotecarios
• Sillones y asientos
• Pases de Aventura en Museos

Colecciones no disponibles
• Kits de Ciencia
• Mochilas de Descubrimiento
• Libros para bebés con páginas de cartón
• Rompecabezas
• Algunos dispositivos móviles (pantalla verde, luces de fotografía, carpa de fotografía/caja de luz, computadoras portátiles)
• Periódicos

Uso de la computadora y fax/escáner/copiadora
Los usuarios con tarjetas WPLD pueden hacer una reservación para usar una computadora pública llamando al 630/393-1171 x121. Las sesiones sin cita previa, si están disponibles, se pueden solicitar en los Escritores de Servicios para Niños y Adultos.
El uso de las computadoras está limitado a una sesión de 45 minutos por día. Sin extensiones. Recuerde que el uso de las computadoras cuenta hacia el límite de su visita: una hora diariamente por persona.
El costo para imprimir y sacar copias es de $0.10 por página en blanco y negro y $0.25 por página en color. No podemos darle cambio; traiga suficiente cambio para poder imprimir/sacar copias.
La estación de fax/escáner/copiadora está disponible por orden de llegada.

¿Qué está haciendo la Biblioteca para mantener seguros a los visitantes y al personal?
La salud y la seguridad de nuestros visitantes y personal son de suma importancia. La Biblioteca sigue las recomendaciones de pautas y las mejores prácticas por los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC), el Departamento de Salud Pública de Illinois y el Departamento de Salud del Condado de DuPage.
• Un personal limitado está trabajando en el edificio al mismo tiempo.
• El personal se reporta al trabajo solo si está sano.
• Se ha brindado EPP al igual que instrucción sobre distanciamiento adecuado y manejo de materiales a todo el personal.
• Las máscaras/cubrebocas para el personal y los visitantes son requeridas a todo momento.
• Se han instalado barreras de plexiglás en los Escritorios de Servicio y las computadoras públicas.
• Hemos colocado desinfectante para manos en varios lugares con recordatorios para usar con frecuencia.
• Los teclados y ratones de las computadoras públicas serán reemplazados después de cada uso; estos artículos se limpiarán para su uso futuro.
• Los espacios de trabajo se limpian regularmente.
• Las áreas de alto contacto se limpiarán con mayor frecuencia.
• Se han eliminado los sillones y los asientos.
• Todos los artículos devueltos se ponen bajo cuarentena durante al menos 3 días antes de procesarlos.
• Todos los libros, DVD, CD, audiolibros y revistas que los visitantes retiren de los estantes, pero luego deciden no sacarlos bajo préstamo se pondrán bajo una cuarentena de 3 días.

¿Qué pasa si no puedo usar una máscara?
De acuerdo con una nueva Política de Uso de la Biblioteca recientemente adoptada, todos los visitantes, excepto los niños menores de 2 años, que entren al edificio deben portar una máscara/cubrebocas, incluso durante el horario para personas vulnerables. Le recomendamos nuestra opción del Servicio en la Acera para recoger sus artículos a los miembros de WPLD que no pueden usar una máscara/cubrebocas.

¿La Biblioteca seguirá ofreciendo el Servicio en la Acera una vez que vuelva a abrir?
¡Si! El Servicio en la Acera en nuestra entrada de nivel inferior seguirá estando disponible para recoger y devolver artículos durante las horas designadas mientras que la demanda continúe.

¿Cómo puedo devolver mis libros y otros artículos? ¿Los buzones de devolución están abiertos?
Los buzones de devolución de libros permanentes cerca de nuestra entrada en el nivel inferior permanecen cerrados. Puede devolver sus artículos dentro del edificio durante el horario de Tómalo y Llévatelo o afuera en nuestro contenedor de devoluciones durante el horario de Servicio en la Acera.

¿Cómo puedo usar la Biblioteca si todavía no me siento cómodo en visitar el edificio?
Use nuestro Servicio en la Acera sin contacto para recoger y devolver sus artículos de la biblioteca. ¡Muchos de los servicios de la biblioteca están disponibles digitalmente!
• Obtenga libros electrónicos, revistas, películas, música y audiolibros digitalmente en nuestra página de medios electrónicos; todo lo que necesita es su tarjeta de la biblioteca WPLD y su número PIN.
• Las bases de datos en línea están llenas de herramientas de desarrollo profesional y aprendizaje para ayudarlo a trabajar desde casa, encontrar un nuevo pasatiempo o perfeccionar una nueva habilidad. Para localizar estas bases de datos, haga clic sobre “Reference” en nuestro sitio web warrenville.com.
• ¡Envíe un correo electrónico a un bibliotecario! Si tiene una pregunta de referencia, necesita ayuda para navegar nuestra colección de medios electrónicos o desea obtener una recomendación para su próximo libro, envíe un correo electrónico a adultservices@warrenville.com o youthservices@warrenville.com. También puede llamarnos al 630/393-1171 x121.
• Complete un formulario Descubra Su Próximo Libro para obtener una lista de recomendaciones de libros personalizados.
• Los eventos virtuales, ya sean pregrabados o en vivo a través de Zoom, están disponibles al público. Para más detalles, vea nuestro Calendario de Eventos y Programas al Instante.
• Regístrese para eNews y reciba noticias sobre nuevos servicios y eventos virtuales.

¿Cómo me puedo contactarme con ustedes?
• Envíenos un correo electrónico a adultservices@warrenville.com o youthservices@warrenville.com y un miembro del personal responderá lo más antes posible.
• Llámenos al 630/393-1171 x121 durante el horario de Tómalo y Llévatelo o deje un correo de voz fuera de nuestro horario y un miembro del personal le regresara su llamada lo más pronto posible.
• Solicítenos durante su próxima visita. El personal portara chalecos de seguridad amarillos para que sean fáciles de encontrar cuando necesite ayuda.


The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali

The Stationery ShopBook-The Stationery Shop is a story of love that blossoms in 1953 Tehran. Roya and Bahman both 17, meet at Mr. Fakhri’s stationery shop, which has much more than paper and writing instruments. The owner stocks foreign language titles and books of poetry & is a refuge from the political unrest in the area. A coup to unseat the newly elected prime minister and give power back to the Shah of Iran causes tension and violence. Bahman is passionate about fighting for democracy and Roya’s father shares a similar political ideology. After meeting in the shop weekly, the couple fall in love and become engaged, despite the fierce displeasure of Bahman’s mother. Soon afterwards, Bahman and his family disappear. Heartbroken, Roya enlists the help of Mr. Fakhri who agrees to exchange letters between the two lovers, though he cannot reveal Bahman’s location. Through their correspondence, the couple decide to elope and meet in Sepah Square. Roya waits, but Bahman never arrives. Further communication reveals that Bahman has agreed to an arranged marriage with another. Having lost the love of her life and through the encouragement of her father, Roya and her sister Zari seize the opportunity for a university education in the United States. Fast forward to Roya at age 77, who is settled in America with an American husband. By chance, she discovers that Bahman is living in a retirement home nearby and decides to confront him. Misunderstandings and secrets are revealed, as the couple attempt to piece together their past.

This is a wonderful, historical story that moves at a leisurely pace. The novel depicts Iranian life in the 1950s, is rich with culture, and is punctuated with references to the comforts of Persian food.

The Stationary Shop is available in print and audiobook for checkout.

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

Cover image for The Kiss QuotientBook–Looking for an unexpected steamy romance? Look no further than The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang.

Stella’s experience with numbers led her to financial success. In the dating scene, however, she could use a little help. Stella has Asperger’s, which makes her feel slightly awkward when it comes to French kissing, romance and sex. She acknowledges the need to gain skills in that area and decides that sexy escort, Michael Phan is the best way to get started. Stella hires Michael to teach her how to kiss, along with a checklist of other sexual activities to prepare her for the dating world. She is determined to learn all there is to know, no strings attached, so her best option is a professional who knows exactly what he’s doing.

Stella’s request is very different than most of Michael’s clients, but he takes the job. Both are surprised to discover the partnership that develops between tutor and student. Funny, steamy and everything in between, this is a cute romance I read in one sitting and loved from start to finish.

The Kiss Quotient is available for digital download in eBook or eAudiobook through Hoopla Digital and Overdrive eMediaLibrary.

Do-It-Yourself Storytimes

Do your kids miss listening to books, learning new rhymes, and singing and dancing at Library storytimes? Our Do-It-Yourself Storytimes are the perfect way for parents to help their young children dream themselves into another place in the universe, go on adventures and learn a few new things about the world all from the comfort of home.

  Our DIY Storytimes include themed reading and listening resources from Hoopla, OverDrive, Tumblebooks and other online sites so that the fun and learning can go on, even while our building is closed. The best part for parents? You can share these stories with your kids at a time that’s convenient to you and at your own pace. You can also pick and choose what elements to include based on your child’s interests and comprehension levels.

Here is a list of DIY Storytimes with links to their resources:

Miss Diana’s Toddler Time
Snuggle Up
Earth Care
Jungle Fun Storytime and Rhyme Time
Under the Sea Storytime and Rhyme Time

More DIY Storytimes are listed under Programs On Demand at warrenville.com. 

If you have any questions, please contact our Youth Services Desk at 630/393-1171 x124 or youthservices@warrenville.com. 

Library Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

The Library Board’s next regularly scheduled meeting is Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 7 pm. The agenda and information packet are available online. This meeting will be held at the Library. Those who wish to attend should use the Library’s Stafford Place entrance to gain access to the meeting. All who attend the meeting must wear a face covering. Because of social distancing, public seating will be limited. Members of the public may be asked to view the meeting from an alternate location in the library. The meeting will also be broadcast live on Zoom. The public is invited to listen to the meeting by calling 312/626-6799 or using the Zoom app to connect to the meeting. The Zoom Meeting ID is 836 1694 6912. The direct Zoom link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83616946912. The meeting will be recorded and uploaded to the library’s YouTube page. Instructions for submitting public comment are included on the agenda.


Books on App

Thanks to Goodreads, our Books on App monthly book discussion is the next best thing to meeting at the local tap house to share thoughts on the pick of the month.

Goodreads is a free social media site that allows readers to connect with each other and share book recommendations, ratings and reviews. Each month we will select a book to read and post discussion questions related to the book on Goodreads.

The discussions are open until the end of each month, so you can read the book and contribute to the discussion on your own time. Books are available digitally through Hoopla or OverDrive/Libby with your WPLD library card. Non-members can participate but will need to secure the book through other sources.

All you need to participate in the conversation is a Goodreads account. Once you have created a Goodreads account, search for “WPLD Books on App” or simply follow this link to join: WPLD Books on App. 

Our book for July is Coraline by Neil Gaiman. Get more information about Books on App in our Events Calendar. Find Coraline in our catalog.

Make Books on App a part of your summer reading adventure—in July and August you can add these titles to your reading logs and participate in our Read for a Cause summer reading event.

August’s Books on App selection is Mr. Splitfoot by Samantha Hunt.

We hope to see you in Goodreads!

Rick Riordan Presents

Books – Calling all Percy Jackson fans! Are you ready to try a new mythological adventure? Rick Riordan has an imprint of books labeled “Rick Riordan Presents” highlighting great middle grade books based on culture and mythology from around the world.

Aru Shah and the End of Time

Hindu Mythology- Aru makes a dangerous mistake trying to impress her classmates and releases an ancient evil into the world. Aru journeys to find the legendary Pandava brothers; the only ones who can stop it!

The Storm Runner

Mayan Mythology- Zane has always been drawn to hiking the local dormant volcano, despite the challenges he faces having only one good leg. Little does he know, the volcano is actually an entrance to another world, where he has much more power than he realizes.

Dragon Pearl

Korean Mythology- Min wants nothing more than to join the space forces and explore worlds, but she must hide her inherited fox magic. Her brother mysteriously disappears, bringing her face to face with ghosts, pirates and magic.

Sal and Gabi Break the Universe

Cuban Mythology- How did a chicken get into Yasmany’s locker?! Travel through time and space with Sal and Gabi, as they try to avoid breaking the universe!

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky

African Mythology- After Tristan accidentally punches a hole into the Midpass, he joins African American gods in a dangerous battle and barters with the trickster, Anansi.

Race to the Sun

Navajo Mythology- When Nizhoni’s dad sends her a message that says “Run!”, she must connect with her Navajo heritage on a rescue mission, against the ancient monsters after completing dangerous trials based in nature.

Paola Santiago and the River of Tears

Based on the Mexican legend of La Llorona- available in August 2020!

Say Hello to a Fine Free Warrenville Library

On July 1, 2020, say goodbye to Extended Use Fees. Say hello to a Fine Free Warrenville Public Library. The Library will stop charging extended use fees for overdue items. We will clear all prior extended use fees from borrower accounts.

Fine free does not mean no responsibility. Our collection belongs to the entire community. We expect our members to respect this shared community resource by returning materials in a timely manner.

Why fine free?
Becoming a fine free library was identified as a strategic objective in 2019. Here are a few reasons why we are saying goodbye to fines:

  • Library fines can create barriers to library use, preventing access to our resources for individuals who need them most.
  • Studies have shown overdue fines have little impact on when library materials are returned.
  • Increased use of eBooks and other electronic resources means fines are no longer a sustainable source of library income.

Are there still due dates?
Yes. Items will still have due dates and you can renew items up to 2 times unless the item is requested by another member. To confirm due dates,

  • Log in to My Account,
  • Check the due date receipt you received at checkout or
  • Call the Member Services Desk at 630/393-1171 x100.

Are all fees going away?
No. You will still be charged for lost, damaged or incomplete items.

What incentive do members have to return their materials?
Borrowing and other library privileges will be suspended when an item is 14 days overdue. Privileges will be reinstated when the item is returned, renewed or paid for as lost.

What will happen if my items are overdue?
Although you will not be charged extended use fees, if your items are 14 days overdue your library card privileges will be suspended. Once the items are returned, renewed or paid for as lost your privileges will be reinstated.

Are there any other policy changes I should know about?
Yes. A few additional policy changes go into effect July 1:

  • DVDs will have a loan period of 2 weeks.
  • Current issues of magazines can be checked out.
  • Requested items will be held for 7 days.
  • WPLD items will be limited to 2 renewals.

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