What is SWAN and Why Am I Going to Love It?

A. Introduction

SWAN—System Wide Automated Network—is a consortium of libraries in DuPage, Cook, Will and Kane counties that share a catalog of over 8,000,000 books, audiobooks, movies and music titles. 

On December 9, Warrenville Public Library District officially became the 100th library in SWAN. Our library cardholders have complete access to all SWAN shared resources!!!

You can now… 

  • Place an item on hold from any of 100 SWAN libraries for pick up at Warrenville Public Library or any SWAN library.  
  • Visit and check out items at any SWAN library. See listing and map.
  • Use the SWAN catalog or the SWAN Libraries mobile app to search for material, place holds and monitor your account.
  • Request text notifications for items ready for pick up, due soon or overdue.  
  • Search the catalog in Spanish by switching the language setting to español and receive notifications in Spanish through “My Account.”  

More Benefits

Automatic Item Renewals: Your eligible items will be automatically renewed two days before they are due. Items can be renewed up to two times unless another member has requested the title.

Improved catalog functions: The new SWAN catalog has the same look and feel as our current catalog, but with enhanced features. You will have options to go directly to new materials and guides for using the catalog and mobile app, including several videos like Library Catalog: Getting Started. 

Shorter wait times: Because we will be sharing resources with so many libraries, we anticipate shorter wait times for more popular titles (taking into consideration pandemic quarantine measures). Special note: WPLD cardholders will have priority status for items our library owns.

Easier checkout experience at SWAN libraries: Your library card is ready to use at 99 other SWAN libraries. You don’t need to register your card or have another library call us to confirm your status. Simply visit any SWAN library and check out items with your WPLD library card. See listing and map.

 

B. Library Card and PIN Use Beginning December 9

Your library card number is the same now that we’ve joined the SWAN consortium, but your PIN has changed.

PIN Use and Changes

You will need to know your PIN when…

  • checking out physical items at a self-check station
  • placing items on hold in the catalog
  • accessing online databases
  • logging on to a public computer at WPLD
  • downloading the SWAN mobile app

 On December 9, your PIN changed.

  • If you have a phone number on file, your PIN is the last 4 digits of your phone number.
  • If a phone number is not on file, a 4-digit PIN was randomly generated. You will need to go into “My Account” and use “Forgot my PIN” to receive an email to reset your PIN.
  • If your email address is not on file, you will need to contact our Member Services Desk during library hours to reset your PIN.

 C. Questions & Answers

We anticipate our library members will have many questions about our move to the SWAN catalog system. The details provided in this Q&A section apply on or after December 9, 2020.

 

Q. Will I get a new library card number with the change to SWAN?

A. No. Your library card number will stay the same. If you’ve lost or damaged your library card, visit our Member Services Desk during Grab & Go hours for a replacement card. The fee is $1.00. Bring a current photo ID.

 

Q. Will my PIN change in SWAN?

A. Yes. If you have a phone number on file, your PIN becomes the last 4 digits of your phone number. If a phone number is not on file, a 4-digit PIN will be randomly generated. You will need to go into “My Account” and use “Forgot my PIN” to receive an email to reset your PIN. If your email address is not on file, you will need to contact our Member Services Desk during library hours to reset your PIN.

 

Q. How can I place an item on hold?

A. Place an item on hold through our online catalog (available 24/7), in the SWAN Libraries app or by asking a staff member at our Youth Services Desk or Adult Services Desk. If you need help with the catalog functions, you can view easy-to-follow videos.

 

Q. Can I use the SWAN Libraries app?

A. You can download the SWAN Libraries app to an Android or iOS device to search the catalog and place items on hold, check due dates and item hold status and update your contact information.

 

Q. Can I sign up for text notifications?

A. Yes. This is a new feature with SWAN. Visit “My Account” and edit your preferences.

 

Q. Can I get text notices about items on hold and due dates through SWAN?

A. Yes. To sign up to receive text message notifications, go to “My Account.” If you have questions about notification options, contact our Member Services Desk.

 

Q. Will my items automatically renew?

A. Yes. Eligible items will be automatically renewed up to two times two days before they are due if they have not been requested by another cardholder. If you are signed up for email notifications you will receive a notice that your items have automatically renewed. You will receive a courtesy notice if an item could not be renewed.

 

Q. What email addresses will my notifications come from?

A. Email notices are sent from: sirsi@catalog2.swanlibraries.net and memberservices@warrenville.com. We recommend you allow any email from *.swanlibraries.net and *warrenville.com to be accepted by your mail system.

 

Q. Where do I pick up an item I placed on hold?

A. Once you receive notice that the item is available, you will pick it up at the library you designated when placing the hold, either WPLD or another SWAN library. We encourage you to check the website of the lending library for their hours and pick up procedures.

 

Q. How long can I borrow items checked out from the SWAN catalog?

A. If you check out items from our collection, WPLD loan periods and rules apply. If you check out an item from another SWAN library, loan periods, borrowing privileges and obligations pertain to the lending library. Due dates will display on your receipt and in your account. You can receive courtesy notices via email or text message two days before an item is due. You can also check due dates in the SWAN Libraries app.

 

Q. Do SWAN libraries have fines?

A. Many SWAN libraries are fine free like WPLD, but others charge for overdue items. Keep in mind: Warrenville Public Library cardholders are responsible for all borrowed materials. Any overdue, lost or damaged items may result in fines, fees and/or suspension of borrowing privileges until the items are returned and outstanding account balances are paid.

 

Q. What if I can’t find something in the catalog?

A. Use our item request form or contact our Youth Services Desk or Adult Services Desk. We’ll search for you and notify you with the status of your request.

 

Q. Are eBooks or other downloadable items impacted by the move to SWAN?

A. No. The authentication process for downloadable materials will remain the same. Note: Your PIN will change to the last 4 digits of your phone number. See other Q&A about PINs.

 

Q. Will I still get LibraryElf email notifications for all household members?

A. No. We are discontinuing the LibraryElf service as of December 1. However, you can receive text notifications about the activities on all household members’ library cards by visiting “My Account” to set up text messaging for each account. You can monitor multiple cards in the SWAN Libraries app.

 

If your question requires a detailed response, contact us:

Member Services Desk (library card, account info, PIN)

memberservices@warrenville.com

630/393-1171 x100

 

Adult Services Desk (place holds, readers advisory, research)

adultservices@warrenville.com

630/393-1171 x121

 

Youth Services Desk (place holds, readers advisory, research)

youthservices@warrenville.com

630/393-1171 x124

 

There are bound to be “growing pains” as we continue to learn and navigate our way through all the capabilities that exist for circulating over 8,000,000 items. We plan to make updates to this blog, possibly with additional key dates and activities as they arise, so check frequently to see if anything may have changed. We appreciate your continued support as we grow. Thank you!

 

¿Qué es SWAN y por qué le va a encantar?

A. Introducción

SWAN — System Wide Automated Network — es un consorcio de bibliotecas en los condados de DuPage, Cook, Will y Kane que comparten un catálogo de más de 8,000,000 de libros, audiolibros, películas y títulos de música.
El 9 de diciembre, el Distrito de Bibliotecas Públicas de Warrenville se convertirá oficialmente en la centésima biblioteca que se una a SWAN. ¡Los miembros con tarjetas de nuestra biblioteca tendrán acceso completo a todos los recursos compartidos por SWAN!

Ahora puede…
• Reservar artículos ofrecidos por cualquiera de las 100 bibliotecas que están unidas a SWAN. Recoger estos artículos en la Biblioteca Pública de Warrenville o en cualquier biblioteca de SWAN.
• Visitar y sacar artículos bajo préstamo en cualquier biblioteca de SWAN. Estudie el listado y mapa.
• Utilizar el catálogo SWAN o la aplicación móvil SWAN Libraries para buscar artículos, realizar reservas y monitorear su cuenta.
• Solicitar notificaciones de texto para estar atento sobre el estatus de artículos bajo reserva, fechas de vencimiento de sus préstamos o alertas antes de que se venzan.
• Realizar búsquedas en español. Ahora tiene la opción de cambiar la configuración de idioma a español y recibir notificaciones en español a través de “Mi cuenta“.

Más beneficios

Renovación automática: artículos elegibles serán renovados automáticamente dos días antes de la fecha de vencimiento. Sus artículos elegibles se renovarán hasta dos veces al menos que otro miembro haya solicitado el título.

Funciones de catálogo mejoradas: el nuevo catálogo SWAN tiene el mismo aspecto que nuestro catálogo actual, pero con características mejoradas. Tendrá opciones para ir directamente a nuevos materiales y leer guías para usar el catálogo y aplicación móvil, por ejemplo, varios videos como Catálogo de la Biblioteca: Introducción. (Nota: estos videos solo están disponibles en inglés.)

Tiempos de espera más cortos: debido a que compartiremos recursos con un gran grupo de bibliotecas, anticipamos tiempos de espera más cortos para recibir títulos populares (teniendo en cuenta las medidas de cuarentena durante la pandemia). Nota especial: los miembros con tarjetas WPLD tendrán un estado de prioridad para los artículos que son parte de nuestras colecciones.

Experiencia de pago más fácil en las bibliotecas de SWAN: el 9 de diciembre, su tarjeta de biblioteca estará lista para usar en todas las 99 bibliotecas de SWAN. No es necesario que registre su tarjeta ni que otra biblioteca nos llame para confirmar su estado de cuenta. Simplemente visite cualquier biblioteca de SWAN y saque artículos bajo préstamo con su tarjeta de biblioteca WPLD. Estudie el listado y mapa.

B. Uso de tarjeta de biblioteca y número PIN a partir del 9 de diciembre

Su número de tarjeta de la biblioteca sigue siendo el mismo ahora que nos hemos unido a SWAN, pero su número PIN ha cambiado.

Uso y cambios de número PIN

Deberá saber su número PIN cuando…
• retire artículos físicos en una estación de autoservicio
• ponga artículos bajo reserva a través del catálogo
• acceda a bases de datos en línea
• use una computadora pública en WPLD

El 9 de diciembre, su número PIN cambio.
• Si tiene un número de teléfono registrado, su número PIN se convirtió en los últimos 4 dígitos de su número de teléfono.
• Si no hubo un número de teléfono registrado, su número PIN de 4 dígitos fue seleccionado aleatoriamente. Si gusta cambiar su número PIN tendrá que ingresar a “Mi cuenta” y usar “Olvidé mi PIN” para recibir un correo electrónico con un enlace para cambiar su número PIN.
• Si su correo electrónico no está archivado, deberá comunicarse con nuestro Escritorio de Servicio a los Miembros durante el horario de la biblioteca para poder cambiar su número PIN.

C. Preguntas y respuestas
Anticipamos que los miembros de nuestra biblioteca tendrán muchas preguntas sobre nuestro cambio al sistema de catálogo SWAN. Los detalles proporcionados en esta sección de preguntas y respuestas se aplicarán a partir del 9 de diciembre de 2020.

P. ¿Mi número de tarjeta de biblioteca cambió cuando nos unimos a SWAN?

R. No. Su número de tarjeta de biblioteca sigue siendo el mismo.

P. ¿Ha cambiado mi número PIN?

R. Sí. Su número PIN se ha cambiado a los últimos 4 dígitos del número de teléfono que tiene registrado en su cuenta. Si no tiene un número de teléfono registrado, su número PIN de 4 dígitos fue seleccionado aleatoriamente. Si gusta cambiar su número PIN tendrá que ingresar a “Mi cuenta” y usar “Olvidé mi PIN” para recibir un correo electrónico con un enlace para cambiar su número PIN. Si su correo electrónico no está archivado, deberá comunicarse con nuestro Escritorio de Servicio a los Miembros durante el horario de la biblioteca para poder cambiar su número PIN.

P. ¿Cómo puedo poner un artículo bajo reserva?

A. Ponga un artículo bajo reserva a través de nuestro catálogo en línea (disponible las 24 horas, los 7 días de la semana), en la aplicación de bibliotecas SWAN o solicitando a un miembro del personal en el Departamento de Niños o el Departamento de Adultos. Si necesita ayuda con las funciones del catálogo, habrá videos fáciles de seguir a través de SWAN. (Nota: estos videos solo están disponibles en inglés.)

P. ¿Puedo usar la aplicación SWAN Libraries?

R. Puede descargar la aplicación SWAN Libraries en un dispositivo Android o iOS para realizar búsquedas en el catálogo y colocar los artículos bajo reserva, verificar las fechas de vencimiento y el estatus de los artículos bajo reserva, también podrá actualizar su información de contacto.

P. ¿Puedo solicitar notificaciones de texto?

R. Sí. Esta es una nueva opción por parte de SWAN. Ingrese a “Mi cuenta” y seleccione sus preferencias.

P. ¿Puedo recibir avisos por mensaje de texto sobre artículos bajo reserva y fechas de vencimiento a través de SWAN?

R. Sí. Para solicitar notificaciones por mensaje de texto, ingrese a “Mi cuenta“. Si tiene preguntas sobre las opciones de notificación, comuníquese con nuestro Escritorio de Servicio a los Miembros.

P. ¿Mis artículos se renovarán automáticamente?

R. Sí. Los artículos elegibles se renovarán automáticamente hasta dos veces dos días antes de la fecha de vencimiento si no han sido solicitados por otro miembro. Si ha solicitado recibir notificaciones por correo electrónico, recibirá un aviso cuando sus artículos han sido renovados automáticamente. Recibirá un aviso de cortesía si un artículo no se puede renovar.

P. ¿De qué correo electrónico recibiré notificaciones?

R. Los avisos por correo electrónico se envían desde: sirsi@catalog2.swanlibraries.net y memberservices@warrenville.com. Le recomendamos que permita que su sistema de correo acepte cualquier correo electrónico de * .swanlibraries.net y * warrenville.com.

P. ¿Dónde recojo artículos que he puesto bajo reserva?

R. Una vez que reciba el aviso de que el artículo está disponible, lo recogerá en la biblioteca que designó al realizar la reserva, ya sea WPLD u otra biblioteca SWAN. Si opta por recoger sus artículos en otra biblioteca que no sea WPLD, le recomendamos que consulte el sitio web de la biblioteca que ha prestado el articulo para conocer los horarios y procedimientos.

P. ¿Cuáles son los plazos de préstamo a través del catálogo de SWAN?

R. Si saca artículos bajo préstamo de nuestra colección, se aplicarán los períodos de préstamo y las reglas de WPLD. Si saca un artículo de otra biblioteca de SWAN, los plazos de préstamo, los privilegios de préstamo y las obligaciones serán establecido por esa biblioteca. Encontrará las fechas de vencimiento en su recibo y en su cuenta en línea. Tiene la opción de recibir avisos de cortesía por correo electrónico o mensaje de texto dos días antes de la fecha de que se venza su préstamo. También puede verificar las fechas de vencimiento en la aplicación SWAN Libraries.

P. ¿Habrá multas por parte de las bibliotecas SWAN si me retraso en devolver mis artículos?

R. Muchas de las bibliotecas SWAN no multan por retraso como WPLD, pero si hay unas cuantas que multan por retraso. Tenga en cuenta: Los miembros con tarjetas de la Biblioteca Pública de Warrenville son responsables de todos los materiales prestados. Cualquier artículo vencido, perdido o dañado puede resultar en multas, tarifas y/o suspensión de privilegios de préstamo hasta que se devuelvan los artículos y se paguen las multas pendientes de su cuenta.

P. ¿Qué pasa si no encuentro algo en el catálogo?

R. Utilice nuestro formulario de solicitud de artículos o comuníquese con el Departamento de Niños o Adultos para recibir asistencia. Nosotros buscaremos sus artículos y le notificaremos con el estatus de su solicitud.

P. ¿Los libros electrónicos u otros elementos descargables se ven afectados por el cambio a SWAN?

R. No. El proceso de autenticación para acceder a los materiales descargables seguirá siendo el mismo. Nota: Su número PIN cambiará a los últimos 4 dígitos de su número de teléfono. Consulte otras preguntas y respuestas sobre los números PIN.

P. ¿Seguiré recibiendo notificaciones por correo electrónico de LibraryElf para todos los miembros en mi hogar?

R. No. Hemos descontinuado el servicio LibraryElf a partir del 1 de diciembre. Sin embargo, puede solicitar notificaciones de texto sobre las actividades de cada una de las tarjetas de la biblioteca de miembros de su hogar. Ingrese a “Mi cuenta” para configurar los mensajes de texto para cada cuenta. Puede monitorear varias tarjetas a la vez a través de la aplicación SWAN Libraries.

Si su pregunta requiere una respuesta detallada, contáctenos:

Escritorio de Servicios a los Miembros (tarjeta de la biblioteca, información de cuenta, numero PIN)
memberservices@warrenville.com
630/393-1171 x100

Departamento de Adultos (reservas, asesoramiento a los lectores, investigación y referencia)
adultservices@warrenville.com
630/393-1171 x121

Departamento de Niños (reservas, asesoramiento a los lectores, investigación y referencia)
youthservices@warrenville.com
630/393-1171 x124

Es probable que haya algunos problemas inevitables mientras que nosotros continuamos aprendiendo todas las capacidades que existen para hacer circular más de 8,000,000 de artículos. Planeamos hacer actualizaciones a este blog, posiblemente agregando fechas y actividades clave a medida que surjan, así que visite este sitio a menudo para estar atento sobre los cambios. Agradecemos su continuo apoyo durante esta nueva etapa. ¡Muchísimas Gracias!

 

Library Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

Library Board of Trustees Meeting (online) with Library LogoThe Library Board’s next regularly scheduled meeting is Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 7 pm. This will be a virtual meeting. The agenda and information packet are available online no less than 48 hours prior to the meeting. Special instructions for those who wish to submit public comment or attend, view or listen to the meeting are included on the agenda. The meeting will be broadcast live on Zoom and will be recorded and uploaded to the Library’s YouTube page.

Universal Class: For homeschooling, hobbies and certifications

 

Universal Class is an online database with thousands of hours of courses on a wide variety of topics available for free to Warrenville Public Library members. It is more relevant than ever in this time of distance learning, which is undoubtedly stressful for students and parents alike.

Universal Class has over forty courses on schooling from home, covering topics from everyday vocabulary to Algebra to American History. These courses can be a useful supplement for students, but also for parents who have taken on added responsibility in their children’s educations. There are courses on stress management, confidence building and improving concentration, all of which address the other difficult components of learning from home.

If you have a little extra time at home these days, you might want to peruse Universal Class offerings if you are looking to start a new hobby or if you need certification for employment or education purposes.

Universal Class offers extensive courses in painting, calligraphy, knitting, baking, writing poetry and cake decorating, just to name a few. The courses are self-paced, so there’s no rush if you are trying to fit them in while working from home, Netflix bingeing or reading that latest page-turner. The courses also offer the option of video-only lessons or working towards a certificate in a particular discipline. The lessons move from those for beginners to more advanced content as you go along. In short, there is likely at least one course that will spark your interest and help you make the most of the increased time spent at home.

With their library card number and PIN, WPLD cardholders can explore Universal Class through the Online Learning menu option under the Research tab at warrenville.com.

If you have questions about using an online database, please stop by, call or email the Adult Services Desk: 630/393-1171 x121 or adultservices@warrenville.com.

Dr. Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement

WPLD offers many ways to open your mind and expand your knowledge on any topic.

As we approach Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (third Monday of January every year), learn more about his work and the civil rights movement through books, movies, the History Reference Center database and an upcoming library event.

Covering both U.S. and world history topics, the History Reference Center database, one of several new SWAN library databases accessible for free to WPLD members, allows you to search for quality content from the convenience of  home 24/7 simply by entering search terms. You will find a depth of sources on MLK and other civil rights activists. With your library card number and PIN, you can access this database at Databases A to Z under the Research tab at warrenville.com.

With our new SWAN catalog, WPLD cardholders have access to over 8 million items, including several on Dr. King. Click one of these suggested titles to place a hold on an item:

Adult book: The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Young Adult graphic novel: March by John Lewis

Youth book: Martin Luther King, Jr. by Riley Flynn

Movie: Selma

If you are still craving more information during the week of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s national holiday, join us for a special Zoom event when historian Clarence Goodman presents the turbulent times of the civil rights movement and Dr. King’s message during his visits to Chicago:

In the Belly of the Beast: Dr. King in Chicago

Thursday, January 21 at 7 pm

Ages 12 and up

Mr. Goodman will also discuss the rise of race issues around the city and share stories of how Dr. King took on Mayor Richard J. Daley to push for better living conditions.

For more information about our library resources or to register for this upcoming event, contact our Adult Services Desk at: 630/393-1171 x121 or adultservices@warrenville.com.

 

Filing Information for Library Trustee Candidates

Two trustees will be elected to serve six-year terms at the April 6, 2021 Consolidated Election. The Library Board of Trustees develops long-range plans and annual budgets, establishes and supports policies, and advocates for funding to meet the community’s needs. Candidate packets are available at the Greeter Stand inside our Stafford Place entrance during Grab & Go hours. Library Trustee candidates may file their nominating petitions at the Library on the following dates and times:

  • Monday, December 14 from 10 am-4 pm
  • Tuesday, December 15 from 1 pm-7 pm
  • Wednesday, December 16 from 10 am-4 pm
  • Thursday, December 17 from 1 pm-7 pm
  • Friday, December 18 from 10 am-4 pm
  • Monday, December 21 from 10 am-5 pm

For more information, contact Library Director Sandy Whitmer at 630/393-1171 x118 or director@warrenville.com. Prospective candidates can also refer to the 2021 Candidate’s Guide. The League of Women Voters of Wheaton has created a video called “Run for Local Office” that includes helpful information. Learn from other library trustees about their experience running for election and serving on a library board in “Running for Library Board of Trustees,” a video presented by the Aurora Area League of Women Voters and the Aurora Public Library.

Special Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Library Board of Trustees Meeting (online) with Library LogoThe Library Board of Trustees will have a Special Meeting at 5:30 pm on Friday, December 4, 2020. This will be a virtual meeting. The agenda and information packet are available online no less than 48 hours prior to the meeting. Special instructions for those who wish to submit public comment or attend, view or listen to the meeting are included on the agenda. The meeting will be broadcast live on Zoom and will be recorded and uploaded to the Library’s YouTube page.

Free, Remote Printing at the Library

Did you know you can submit print jobs remotely from your laptop, phone or other device for pick up in the Library? You don’t need to make a computer reservation or log in to a computer at the Library to print emails, documents, boarding passes or images.

ePRINTit is a convenient, safe option when you just can’t get to an office or when your home printer is out of paper or toner. Save yourself from the crowds at a big box store. Until further notice while we continue to navigate through pandemic safety concerns, all printing at the library is free.

Use the Library’s ePRINTit options for files, webpages, emails and content stored in cloud services such as Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, OneDrive and Office 365. Send the print job remotely, then stop at the Library during Grab & Go hours to print out your job at the printing station near our Adult Services Desk.

Below are easy-to-follow instructions for printing from a laptop/computer or through the ePRINTit app. If you have any questions about using our remote print options, please call our Adult Services Desk at 630/393-1171 x121 or adultservices@warrenville.com.

Start Printing in a Few Easy Steps

How do I print from a Laptop/Computer?

You can find a link to the ePRINTit web portal on our Library home page by clicking on Print From Your Phone or Laptop link. Tip: Bookmark the link for future use to reach the ePRINTit portal directly.

FYI: The WPLD ePRINTit web portal gives you the option to change the interface language. It has over 50 different languages! You can change the language using the drop down menu at the top right hand corner.

ePPRINTit Web Portal

1. Drag and drop the files you wish to print in the Select File section OR click on Select File to browse for desired files. Make sure the file format is supported.

Navigating the ePRINTit web portal

2. Edit print options as needed then fill out the required User Info

ePRINTit options

3. Click Submit.

4. Visit the Print Station located in the Adult Services area and enter the user info you used via the ePRINTit web portal. Note: If you used your library card number as your user info you can simply scan your library card at the print station.

How do I print from a mobile device?

Download the ePRINTit Public Print Locations app from the Google Play or Apple Store.

The ePRINTit app allows you to print from your Google Drive, Office 365, Dropbox, OneDrive, Box or email account. You also have the option to print Web pages and images saved to your device. Note: To print from your cloud service accounts, you will be asked to sign in and grant access to files.

ePRINTit App
  1. To begin, select what you would like to print and its location.
ePRINTit app

2. Search for Warrenville Public Library as your printing location.

3. Edit your printing options as needed.

ePRINTit app print options

4. Enter the required User Info.

5. Click Print.

ePRINTit app print selection

6. You will receive a message when your print job has successfully been received.

7. Visit the Print Station located in the Adult Services area and enter the User Info.

How do I print an email attachment?
  1. Forward the email containing your attachment to tbs-warrenvillepl-bw@eprintitservice.com (black & white) or
    tbs-warrenvillepl-color@eprintitservice.com (color)
  2. You will be sent a confirmation email with release instructions & user credentials to retrieve your print job.
  3. Visit the Print Station located in the Adult Services area and enter the user credentials you were emailed. Tip: User credentials will be the portion of your email address before the @ symbol.
How do I print a boarding pass?

From your Laptop/Computer

You have the option to print boarding passes from the airline webpages. If the airline allows you to save a copy of the boarding pass as a PDF file, then:

  1. Save the boarding pass as a PDF file to your device or laptop.
  2. Submit the PDF file using the ePRINTit app or web portal.
  3. Visit the Print Station located in Adult Services area and enter the User Info.

Or, from your email:

1. Forward the email containing your boarding pass to tbs-warrenvillepl-bw@eprintitservice.com (black & white) or
tbs-warrenvillepl-color@eprintitservice.com (color)

Forwarding emails

2. You will be sent a confirmation email with release instructions & user credentials to retrieve your printed boarding pass

Email confirmation

3. Visit the Print Station located in the Adult Services and enter the user credentials you were emailed. Tip: User credentials will be the portion of your email address before the @ symbol.

How do I print a Webpage?

For the best results, cost efficiency and for greater control over print options, we recommend saving the desired webpage as a PDF file. To do so, follow the steps below:

From a Laptop/Computer:

1. From the webpage you wish to print click on the browser Menu > Print

Print from browser

2. From the Print Preview you can edit print settings. Some webpages allow you to simplify the page. Simplifying a page often removes images. You can also scale up or down to your desired specifications.

Print Preview options

3. When satisfied, click on Print.
4. In the pop-up “Print” dialog box, choose the Print to PDF option under “Select Printer.”

Print to PDF settings

5. Edit Page Range as needed.
6. Click Print.
7. A “Save Print Output As” pop-up dialog box will appear. Name your file > choose a file location to save > then click Save.

Save File As

8. Follow the steps under ePRINTit Web Portal to finalize your print job.

Or, from a Mobile Device:

1. From the webpage you wish to print click on the mobile browser Menu.

Mobile Browser Menu

2. Click Share > Print

3. From the Save to PDF print preview edit settings as needed by clicking on the down arrow.

Mobile Browser Save As

4. Edit Layout & Page Range if needed.

Mobile Browser PDF Settings

5. Click on the Save PDF button. Tip: look for the button with a down arrow like the one below.

Mobile Browser Save PDF

6. Name your PDF and save to desired location (Cloud, Google Drive, device, etc.).
7. Follow the steps under Mobile ePRINTit App to finalize your print job.

Conozcan mejor a la Señorita Diana

 

Scroll down to read Meet Miss Diana in English.

¡Hola! Mi nombre es Diana Abraham, pero la mayoría de la gente me conoce como Miss Diana. He trabajado en la Biblioteca Pública de Warrenville ya casi 14 años. Me encanta tejer, hornear, ver deportes, especialmente mi club favorito los Chicago Cubs y el fútbol internacional. Ah, y por supuesto, me encanta leer. Dame un libro de dibujos de llamas o cualquier cosa escrita por Rick Riordan o Jason Reynolds, y seré una dama feliz.

Mi trabajo con los miembros más jóvenes de la biblioteca ha sido lo más excepcional de mi carrera. Leer y compartir buenos libros me permite educar y la educación es una de mis pasiones. Creo que mi deber es apoyar el desarrollo de nuestros jóvenes estudiantes y guiarlos hacia libros extraordinarios donde puedan descubrir tierras lejanas y apreciar una multitud de ideas. De esta manera tal vez puedan encontrar la carrera de sus sueños o un autor favorito. ¡El mejor regalo para nuestros hijos es el regalo del aprendizaje de por vida! Todos los niños merecen esta oportunidad.

Un reto personal es aprender algo nuevo todos los días. Sé que he aprendido muchas cosas de los niños que he conocido en la biblioteca. Veo la amabilidad que comparten con sus amigos durante la hora de los cuentos cuando saben que sus amigos están angustiados. Veo como los niños se alegran al cantar canciones familiares y escuchar libros favoritos. Me llena de alegría escuchar historias de niños tímidos que salieron de su caparazón porque asistieron a nuestras horas de cuentos. También me encanta asistir a padres primerizos en su búsqueda de libros para leerles a sus bebés. Estas oportunidades me permiten cumplir con mi responsabilidad de ayudar a que los pequeños se desenvuelvan en aprendices de por vida.

Búsquenme la próxima vez que estén en la biblioteca o si prefieren, llamenme o envienme un correo electrónico. Me encanta compartir nuestras colecciones y estoy feliz de hacer recomendaciones para todos los niveles de aprendizaje, desde libros ilustrados hasta libros de capítulos, ensayos y novelas para lectores adolescentes. También puedo hacer sugerencias para que puedan navegar las bases de datos de aprendizaje en línea con más eficacia. Si tiene pequeños, visite nuestra página web de Programas al Instante para explorar nuestros Cuentos Por Ti, Para Ti en español.

Finalmente, puedo ayudar a los residentes del Distrito de la Biblioteca Pública de Warrenville a completar su formulario de registro para recibir una tarjeta de la biblioteca.

Diana Abraham: diana@warrenville.com; 630/393-1171 x113.

 

Meet Miss Diana

Hello!  My name is Diana Abraham but most people know me as Miss Diana. I have been working at the Warrenville Public Library for almost 14 years. I love to crochet, bake, watch sports—especially my beloved Chicago Cubs and international soccer. Oh and of course, I love to read. Give me a llama picture book or anything by Rick Riordan or Jason Reynolds, I will be a happy lady.

My work with our youngest library members has been the highlight of my career. Reading and sharing great books allows me to teach and teaching is a passion of mine. I believe my duty is to support our young learners and guide them to quality books where they can discover far off lands and appreciate a multitude of ideas. They might find their dream career or a favorite author. What a gift to give our children, the gift of lifelong learning! Every child deserves that opportunity.

I challenge myself to learn something new every day. I know I have learned so many things from the children I meet at the library. I see the kindness they share with their storytime friends when they know their friends are in distress. I see the unfiltered joy of singing familiar songs and listening to favorite books. Hearing stories of shy toddlers breaking out of their shell because they attended our storytimes or new parents wanting book recommendations to read to their babies allows me to fulfill my responsibility of helping grow lifelong learners.

Please seek me out the next time you are at the library or feel free to call or email me. I love to show off our selections and am happy to making recommendations for every level of learning, from picture books to chapter books to essays and novels for teen readers. I can also make suggestions for our online learning databases. If you have little ones, please visit our Programs on Demand webpage to explore our Do It Yourself Storytimes in Spanish.

Finally, I can help Warrenville Public Library District residents complete their registration form to receive a library card.

Diana Abraham: diana@warrenville.com; 630/393-1171 x113.

 

 

Public Hearing and Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Library Board of Trustees Meeting (online) with Library LogoThe Library Board’s next regularly scheduled meeting is Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 7 pm. The meeting will begin with a public hearing for the tax levy ordinance. This will be a virtual meeting. The agenda and information packet are available online no less than 48 hours prior to the meeting. Special instructions for those who wish to submit public comment or attend, view or listen to the meeting are included on the agenda. The meeting will be broadcast live on Zoom and will be recorded and uploaded to the Library’s YouTube page.

Book Categories for Children

When children begin to read independently, where in our collection should they be looking for books? Often in more than one category at a time. As young readers become better and better at reading alone, remember the power of reading aloud and using books as a shared experience. Older siblings can read books to younger siblings; kids can read to pets; you can read or listen to chapter books as a family. Just keep it fun, and let us know when you need some new recommendations or a tour (socially distanced!) through these different sections!

Beginning Reader

Beginning Reader books help emerging readers gain skills and confidence. These books are a comfortable size, use limited and repeating vocabulary, and have illustrations that aid in comprehension. Books in this section range from having just a few words per page to having a couple short paragraphs per page. For more details about choosing beginning reader books, see our prior blog post.

 

Early Chapter Book (in Juvenile Fiction)

Stepping up from beginning readers, there are many great early chapter book series in our Juvenile Fiction collection. These chapter books help readers build stamina and get accustomed to reading slightly longer books with more text and plot and, generally, fewer illustrations. Classic, modern, mystery, humor, paranormal and princesses, you can find it all in early chapter books!

 

Chapter Book (in Juvenile Fiction)

Chapter books with more advanced plots and vocabulary, usually including few or no illustrations, make up the bulk of our Juvenile Fiction collection. The options can get overwhelming so make sure you ask a librarian for recommendations! We can guide you to a series that will keep a voracious reader busy, a fantasy that will open a mind to other worlds, realistic or historical fiction that explores other cultures and times, spooky or sports stories…we have them all!

 

Juvenile Graphic Novel

Did you know that in 2020 for the first time ever a graphic novel, New Kid by Jerry Craft, won the Newbery Medal? Graphic novels are more than superhero comics, although we still have plenty of those! Graphic novels are available at all levels and across all genres. Whether a reader is learning fun facts from a book in the Science Comics series or feeling all the feels with one of Raina Telgemeier’s popular titles, rest assured that reading graphic novels is still reading.

 

Juvenile Nonfiction and Biography

Our Juvenile Nonfiction and Biography sections are home to wonderful books on a huge variety of topics at all different reading levels. Whether you’re looking for facts, figures and photographs or a narrative that brings a person or event to life through a story, you’ll find both in this section.

 

We enjoy providing reading recommendations and helping young readers find the category or author that’s right them, whether in our physical collections at the Library or available for download for free through OverDrive/Libby or Hoopla. Just stop by our Youth Services Desk the next time you’re at the Library, or call or email us for suggestions.

630/393-1171 x124 or youthservices@warrenville.com.