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					Books in various formats:
       Audio books on CDs and cassettes
       Downloadable – via the library website or in the library
       Print – regular and large type
       Playaways
       E-books via the library website

For the 5th year, library ranked in top 10% of US public libraries in its population category

Library designated a Favorite Place on Google (less than 1% of US businesses are Favorite
Places).

Feature films, documentaries, and PBS programs on DVDs

Downloadable videos

Travel guides and DVDs

College directories and test study guides

Music CDs

Current and archived local and national newspapers

Current and back issues of magazines

Large print books & magazines

Newsletters with library program and service information: Discover (sent to all households), AT
LARGE (for visually impaired), Bookworm News (elementary students), Middle School Buzz, By
The Way (for teens)

Free WIFI

Free public access computers for internet and Microsoft programs

Free scanner

145 online information databases

Self-check stations

Color copiers

Free computer classes – how to use internet, library resources, online resources, software

Reference service via texting, computer, fax, phone, IM, and online chat

Financial services and business directories

Small business information
Spanish language collection

Car repair manuals online and in print

Local history collection (includes High School yearbooks and telephone directories)

Digitized local historical documents and information about local historic buildings

Online community organization directory and calendar

Personalized reader’s advisory services; suggested reading lists and online guides (such as
BookLetters, You’ve Got to Read This, Beginning Reader Books)

Job search resources – test study guides (online and in print); resume, cover letter, and interview
preparation; jobs outlook

Business databases for information on companies and careers

Programs: Author events, poetry slams, children’s book characters, story times, story tellers,
summer reading programs for children, teens and adults, biennial Literature Festival

Book discussion groups for children, teens and adults

Meeting rooms of various sizes

Small group study rooms

Quite spaces for individual study

Tutor area for local tutors and students

Volunteer opportunities: Friends of the Library, Junior Friends, Teen Volunteers, St. Charles
Public Library Foundation

Book sales

24/7 access to information resources, e-books, downloadable books, reading lists, patron
accounts, via the library web site

Monthly Writer’s Group with moderator

Two concert series: classical and popular

Recitals by local music students

“Great Decisions” discussions of foreign policy issues with moderator

“TnT” programs for people in their 20’s and 30’s

Lyric Opera series: programs on current operas by a Lyric Opera docent
Financial programs (Investing, Estate planning, etc.)

Gaming events for middle schoolers and teens

Camp Library (overnight reading)

Free notary service

Voter registration

State and federal tax forms

Live Homework Help: free online help from read tutors

Interlibrary loan from libraries around the state and country

Off-site book drops

Local artist of the month displays

Annual “Imagination” exhibit of District 303 student art

Librarian visits to schools, preschools, and local organizations

Scout programs and publications

Home Schooling resources and programs for parents

Literacy Volunteers – Fox Valley (offices at Library)

Facebook and Twitter

Blogs: reading and gaming




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