Library Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

Library Board of Trustees Meeting (online) with Library LogoThe Library Board’s next regularly scheduled meeting is Wednesday, October 21, 2020 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.

Introduciendo a Nora Jiménez durante el Mes de la Herencia Hispana

In English, below.

¡Hola! Mi nombre es Nora. Mi lengua natal es el español y soy nacida en México, pero crecí en el sur de California. Trabajo en el Departamento de Servicios para Adultos en la Biblioteca y también estoy estudiando para obtener mi maestría en biblioteconomía e informática de sistemas. Además de trabajar y estudiar, dedico un día a la semana para mi servicio social en el Museo de Historia de Elgin. Mi interés profesional consiste de la investigación del patrimonio cultural hispanoamericano y la equidad en colecciones y archivos en los EEUU. Me encanta trabajar en un ambiente diverso, con gente de diferentes culturas y lenguas.

Me da mucho gusto en darle la bienvenida a la Biblioteca Pública de Warrenville. ¡Aquí encontrara mucho más que libros! Ofrecemos una variedad de recursos y servicios. El personal de WPLD se dedica a responder a las necesidades de información, culturales, educativas y creativas de la comunidad a través de servicios bibliotecarios, actividades artísticas y colecciones contemporáneas en un espacio público de libre acceso.

La colección de libros para adultos incluye una variedad de temas de ficción y no ficción. Los visitantes tienen acceso directo a todos los libros de nuestra colección. ¡También tenemos CDs, DVDs y revistas en español! La búsqueda de materiales se puede hacer en los catálogos electrónicos distribuidos dentro la biblioteca o vía remota a través del sitio web https://www.warrenville.com/.

¿Está iniciando su trámite de ciudadanía? Ofrecemos un Rincón de Ciudadanía con materiales que lo prepararán para sus exámenes escritos y orales. Su tarjeta de la biblioteca también le otorga acceso remoto a una variedad de bases de datos en línea para satisfacer sus necesidades de información.

También ofrecemos ayuda directa y personal a usuarios que buscan información. Esto requiere de la interacción entre el usuario, el bibliotecario y las fuentes de información que va más allá de la localización de los materiales en la biblioteca.

¿No tiene una tarjeta de la biblioteca? Si vive dentro de los límites del Distrito de la Biblioteca Pública de Warrenville puede solicitar una tarjeta de biblioteca hoy mismo. Todo lo que necesita es un comprobante de su domicilio; no requerimos ninguna prueba de ciudadanía.

Si necesita asistencia personal en español, me encontrara en el Departamento de Adultos. Mi trabajo en WPLD es establecer una participación pública activa más allá de la biblioteca y formular un plan para poder satisfacer las necesidades de la comunidad hispana con más eficaz. Apoyo el desarrollo de una programación que incorpora temas de equidad, inclusión y patrimonio cultural en las actividades educativas de WPLD. Espero seguir logrando avances en el desarrollo de servicios bibliotecarios en español. Me gustaría recibir sus comentarios o sugerencias sobre nuestra colección de libros para adultos, programación y recursos. ¡Si desea ver algo nuevo en la biblioteca esta es su oportunidad! Mándeme un correo electrónico a nora@warrenville.com o llámeme al 630/393-1171×106.

Introducing Nora Jiménez during National Heritage Month

Hello! My name is Nora Jimenez. My native language is Spanish. I was born in Mexico but I grew up in southern California. I work in the Adult Services Department at the Library. I am also studying to get my master’s degree in library and information science. In addition to working and studying, I dedicate one day a week to volunteer at the Elgin History Museum. My professional interest consists of researching Hispanic American cultural heritage and equity in collections and archives in the US. I love working in a diverse environment, with people from different cultures and languages.

I am delighted to welcome you to the Warrenville Public Library. Here you will find so much more than books! We offer a variety of resources and services. WPLD staff are dedicated to responding to the information, cultural, educational and creative needs of the community through library services, art programming and contemporary collections in a freely accessible public space.

The adult book collection includes a range of topics in fiction and nonfiction. Visitors have direct access to all the books in the collection. We also have CDs, DVDs and magazines in Spanish! You can search for materials using the online catalogs distributed within the library or remotely through our website at warrenville.com.

Are you starting your path towards citizenship? We offer a Citizenship Corner with materials to get you ready for your written and oral exams. Your library card also grants you remote access to a variety of online databases to meet your information needs.

We also offer personal reference help to users seeking information. This service requires an interaction between the user, a librarian and information resources. It is an involved process that goes beyond simply locating materials in the library.
Don’t have a library card? If you live within the Warrenville Public Library District boundaries, you can apply for a library card today! All you need is proof of residence; we do not require any proof of citizenship.

If you need personal assistance in Spanish, you will find me in the Adult Services Department. My job at WPLD is to establish active public participation beyond the library and to formulate a plan to meet the needs of the Hispanic community more effectively. I support the development of programming that incorporates issues of equity, inclusion and cultural heritage at WPLD. I look forward to continuing to make progress in developing Spanish language library services. I would greatly appreciate your comments or suggestions about our Spanish collection of adult books, programming and resources. If you want to see something new in the library this is your chance! Email me at nora@warrenville.com or call me at 630/393-1171×106.

Library Closed Saturday, September 19, 2020

The Library will be closed on Saturday, September 19 for a special event, Art on the Prairie. Learn more about this art and music festival at warrenvilleparks.org. Our drive-up book return in the lower level parking lot will remain open during the event.

Should the event get canceled prior to Friday, September 18 at 5 pm, the Library will open on Saturday and this blog post will be updated accordingly.

We made the decision to close the Library during this event based on concerns about lack of parking at our Stafford Place entrance, restroom cleanliness and capacity count of Library visitors.

Please visit warrenville.com on Saturday to access online databases, register for upcoming events or place holds on items through our catalog.

Public Hearing and Library Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

Library Board of Trustees Meeting (online) with Library LogoThe Library Board’s next regularly scheduled meeting is Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 7 pm. The meeting will begin with a public hearing for the budget and appropriation 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.

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.

Library Board of Trustees Regular Board Meeting

Library Board of Trustees Meeting (online) with Library LogoThe Library Board’s next regularly scheduled meeting is Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 7 pm. The agenda and information packet are available online. This meeting will be conducted entirely via electronic means, not at the Library. 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 865 8804 1557. Log on at zoom.us/join, or using the app. The direct Zoom link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86588041557. Instructions for submitting public comment are included on the agenda.

Library Board of Trustees Committee of Whole and Regular Board Meetings

Library Board of Trustees Meeting (online) with Library LogoThe Library Board’s next regularly scheduled meeting is Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 7 pm. The Regular Meeting will be preceded by a Committee of the Whole Meeting at 6 pm. The agendas and information packets for both meetings are available online. These meetings will be conducted entirely via electronic means, not at the Library. The public is invited to listen to the meetings by calling 312/626-6799 or using the Zoom app to connect to the meeting. The Zoom Meeting ID is 891 9556 6734. Log on at zoom.us/join, or using the app. Instructions for submitting public comment are included on the agenda.

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Library Board of Trustees Meeting (online) with Library LogoThe Library Board’s next regularly scheduled meeting is Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 7 pm. The agenda and information packet are available online. This meeting will be conducted entirely via electronic means, not at the Library. 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 156-466-873. The direct Zoom link is https://zoom.us/j/156466873. Instructions for submitting public comment are included on the agenda.

WPLD’s 40th Anniversary: Open House, Trivia Contest and More

It’s not every day a community gathering place turns 40. We want to show off a bit and take you for a walk down memory lane with photos, trivia and activities. On Sunday, April 7 we’ll be hosting an open house. Take a tour to see how far we’ve come in 40 years. Staff members will show off our spaces, features and amenities in our public areas and behind the scenes. Our tech gadgets and science kits will be on display. And we’ll have cake, too!

All week long, from April 7 through the 13th (that’s National Library Week!) we’ll run a trivia contest in the Library and on social media. Think you know literary events and pop culture through the past four decades? Give the correct answer to our daily trivia question and be entered to win a fun t-shirt and other prizes.

 

Warrenville Library’s 18,000-piece Puzzle Masterpiece

How does an everyday pastime turn into a work of art? When an 18,000-piece puzzle is completed by a few dozen community members then hung for all to admire.

What started as a playful addition to the Library’s jigsaw puzzle table soon became a challenge for our community’s puzzle enthusiasts. During National Library Week in April, the first quadrant of the Ravensburger Magical Bookcase puzzle was launched. Our regular puzzle people tackled the first section with gusto, taking on both the puzzle and the logistics of expanding and organizing the work space so multiple people could work on different areas of the puzzle at the same time. Word spread about the wonders of this puzzle with its wacky and inspiring book titles. The first 4,500-piece section was finished in early May well before anyone anticipated.

Once Magical Bookcase followers learned of plans to display all four quadrants of the puzzle in the Library, they became inspired to work more quickly so they could see the finished product. Frequent puzzlers invited their family and friends to participate. Before we knew it, August was coming to a close and the final piece of the puzzle was put in place.

In September the Library hosted “The Big Reveal,” an event to unveil and celebrate the completed puzzle. Regular puzzlers shared stories of putting the puzzle together—the intricate details, difficulties, favorite parts and quirky book titles. One even commented that “working on the puzzle allowed me to learn all the different services the library offers from what I observed sitting near the info desk.”

The finished puzzle is a source of amazement and amusement. Measuring 6’ x 9’, you have to see it to believe it. And guess what? It’s really a 17,999 piece masterpiece. The next time you visit Warrenville, we challenge you to show us where the missing piece belongs.