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April 2024

No matter where you find yourself on the roadmap through life’s journey, libraries offer a place to connect with others, learn new skills, and be yourself. The library provides an inclusive and supportive community where everyone belongs. Celebrate libraries with us! Visit us in person or online, check out a new program, a new book, a new skill, or just say hello! We're with you every step of the way.

Sara Lock, Adult Services Specialist
March 2024

Addison residents speak English, Spanish, Polish, Urdu, Ukrainian, and many other languages. If your neighbor speaks a different language than you do, you may want to learn that language so you can talk to them. Or perhaps you’ll be traveling to another country and would like to learn a few vocabulary words in that country’s language before your trip. Learning another language also could help you get a job. Whatever your reason, the Addison Public Library has resources to help you build language skills.

March 2024

Did you know you can check out a memory kit from the library? March 21 is National Memory Day! Our interactive memory kits contain a mix of books, DVDs, music, and activities or games.

March 2024

Check out our reading tips for parents and caregivers of kids of all ages!

Sarah van der Heyden, Creative Services Coordinator
March 2024

Many of us think of the internet as permanent, but websites are just like businesses. Some websites go out of business. Some websites get bought out and merged with larger companies. And sometimes, outages happen. Which is why it’s important to remember the three main methods of back up: physical, local back up, and internet back up. Read to learn about the pros and cons of each method.

Sarah van der Heyden
February 2024

Come get inspired at our Maker Day on March 9, where we’ll have local clubs, training schools, and craft stations. It is the perfect opportunity to learn a new skill and find out how your local library supports the Maker Movement!

Sara Lock, Adult Services Specialist
February 2024

Get a behind the scenes look at how we put together our Book Boxes! Registration for our April Book Box is now open through Mar. 4. When you sign up to receive a Book Box, you’ll be surprised with a book and goodies selected just for you!

Angela Caringella, Adult Services Specialist
January 2024

What is mindfulness and why does it matter? Whether you are a beginner or have been practicing mindfulness for years, the Addison Public Library offers great programs and resources to help you on your mindfulness journey. Attend one of our upcoming programs, or check out a book to help get you started!

January 2024

Winter reading is all about cozying up with a book! Readers of all ages are invited to participate starting Mon., Jan. 8 and get a Winter Reading prize!

December 2023

For Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Mon., Jan. 15, the library will be hosting a Day of Service to help our community! We will be coming together, making a difference, and celebrating the power of unity! Learn more about the event and how you can help.

Elizabeth Freebairn, Adult Services Specialist
December 2023

Joining a book club is a great way to develop or reignite a passion for reading, explore different book genres, and connect with your community. The Addison Public Library can help you begin your reading adventure!

Patti Gebala, Community Engagement Assistant
November 2023

'Tis the season! We've rounded up a list of some upcoming holiday happenings in the suburbs for you to enjoy this winter.

November 2023

Starting Sat., Nov. 25, pick up a Shop Small neighborhood map from the library or from our participating businesses. Shoppers will earn a sticker on their map for each business they visit during the campaign (limit 1 sticker per business). For each sticker you collect on your map, you will be entered to win a prize!

November 2023

We have officially joined SWAN — a group of 100 libraries that share resources to give you access to more books, media, downloads, and research databases. What does that mean for you? Here are six helpful tips to know now that we joined SWAN.

November 2023

Join us for National Novel Writing Month (also known as "NaNoWriMo"). All ages are invited to stop by the library starting Nov. 1 to get your NaNoWriMo starter kit, inspiration to kickstart your project (of any length or style), and chances to connect with other local writers.

October 2023

On Tuesday, November 14, the Addison Public Library will be joining a network of 100 libraries called SWAN. We are very excited for this migration, and we can't wait for you to explore all of the benefits! Read more about what SWAN means for you and what's coming next.

October 2023

Each year, libraries across the country recognize Banned Books Week to both celebrate each person’s freedom to choose what they want to read and share information about censorship. During Banned Books Week (Oct. 1-7), we’ll have activities to celebrate your Freedom to Read and highlight the diversity of our collections. Come find out more about why books are being challenged and how a librarian can help you find the book that’s right for you.

Sara Lock, Adult Services Specialist
September 2023

In the library’s current strategic plan, one of our strategic focuses is to make the library a place that leads, reflects, and supports our diverse community. When we discovered a gap in our services to the community, we made it a goal to offer Spanish-speaking adults programs to prepare for GED en español courses.

September 2023

A change is coming for our eBook readers and listeners at the end of September: Axis 360 will become Boundless! Get ready for a new-and-improved digital reading and listening experience!

September 2023

The Addison Public Library is open today, Friday, September 15, 2023, after a second threat of violence this week prompted an emergency evacuation. Both threats this week were determined to be unfounded by law enforcement, and all patrons, staff, and community members are safe.

September 2023

You are invited to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) at the library! We have special events planned for all ages. ¡Le invitamos a celebrar el Mes de la Herencia Hispana (15 de sept.–15 de oct.) con la biblioteca! Hemos planeado eventos especiales para todas las edades. 

September 2023

The Addison Public Library was temporarily closed on September 12, 2023, due to a bomb threat received via our chat service around 2:00 p.m. Thank you to the extensive efforts and immediate response of the Addison Police Department and the DuPage County Bomb Squad, the library has since reopened and is safe for all to return.

Samantha Parkison, Communications & Marketing Coordinator
September 2023

September is Library Card Sign Up Month! Whether you are new to Addison or are a lifelong resident, we invite you to stop by, get your library card, and see what you can discover. Register for your library card between September 1-30 and you'll receive a gift!

Sara Lock, Adult Services Specialist
August 2023

Need someone to review your writing for grammar, structural, or other issues? Our library has the perfect tool for writing help for students and beyond. Brainfuse offers expert online assistance with writing and offers live online one-on-one expert tutoring for many subjects, including writing.

Elizabeth Freebairn, Adult Services Specialist
July 2023

Gather your family and friends for a fun summer gathering with our Library of Things! With our selection of outdoor lawn games, technology equipment, and more, you can create a fun, entertaining day for everyone!

Steven Slavick, Adult Services Specialist
April 2023

Our library has collected thousands of audiobooks, but over the past few years, we’ve added a newer format to our audio collection:

Samantha Parkison, Communications and Marketing Coordinator
March 2023

Tuesday, April 4 is Consolidated Election Day in Illinois and your vote is your voice!

The Library Board of Trustees Candidate Forum took place on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at the Addison Public Library. The forum was moderated by Missy Mouritsen, a professor of political science at the College of DuPage. Watch a recording of the candidate forum ...

Matt Williams, Business Services Specialist
March 2023

Are you a small business owner that is looking for ways to increase funding to support your business? Whether you have been in business for 40 years or are just starting out, businesses need funds to continue to grow and thrive. There are a few ways that businesses can get funding. Some are:  

Austin Nord, Adult Services Specialist
January 2023

Home to the coolest gadgets and awe-inspiring crafts, our Creative Studio is packed with a ton of potential for all patrons.

Emily Glimco, Communications & Marketing Coordinator
December 2022

Addison resident Laura McPherson has been writing professionally for over a decade, balancing her writing skills between both fiction and nonfiction.

Emily Glimco, Communications & Marketing Coordinator
December 2022

Computers, tablets, and email- oh my! Technology is overwhelming and always changing, but remains an essential part of everyday life in 2022. Good news: the library is here to help!

November 2022

The Creative Studio is often busy in the winter as crafters prepare for the winter holidays, so we are trying something new to make sure everyone has a chance to use our space: Open Labs! During Open Labs, you can drop in to the Creative Studio to get help from trained staff with your project.

October 2022

Shop local this holiday season! From Sat., Nov. 26 to Sat., Dec. 10, shoppers can pick up a Shop Small Passport from the library and from our participating businesses.

September 2022

Applying for a new job or starting a new career can be a challenge, but we’re here to help make it easier! Whether you need assistance reformatting your resume or need to learn a critical skill for a new career path, we have plenty of ways to help you achieve your career goals.

Lesley Cyrier, Business Services Specialist
September 2022

Did you know your business can get a library card?

Emily Glimco, Communications & Marketing Coordinator
August 2022

Make this school year your best one yet! Use your library card to get help with homework, complete school projects, and more.

Brittany Burns, Children’s Services Associate
August 2022

by Brittany Burns, Children’s Services Associate  August 2022

Emily Glimco, Communications & Marketing Coordinator
July 2022

You now have even more ways to find factual information online! With these online tools, you can explore news coverage from the past and present and even explore your family’s history.

Steve Slavick, Adult Services Specialist
June 2022

Picture this: you’re lying on the sofa or leaning back on your recliner, and you’d love for a novel to take you away to a distant (or future) time or place, but you can’t figure out what to read next. We'll show you a few different ways to find a book that will excite you!

Emily Glimco, Communications and Marketing Coordinator
June 2022

Make your next vacation your best one yet! We’re here to help you with every step of your trip. 

Steve Slavick, Adult Services Specialist
May 2022

Are you going on vacation and would love to take videos of the family, but you don’t have a camcorder?

Emily Glimco, Communications & Marketing Coordinator
May 2022

When Allen Polich first moved to Addison in the fall of 2020, he didn’t expect he’d become a regular visitor to the Addison Public Library. But after receiving the library’s newsletter and spotting an intriguing volunteer opportunity, everything changed.When Allen Polich first moved to Addison in the fall of 2020, he didn’t expect he’d become a regular visitor to the Addison Public Library. But after receiving the library’s newsletter and spotting an intriguing volunteer opportunity, everything changed.

April 2022

Did you know you can download our eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, TV shows, movies, and music straight to your smartphone, Kindle, tablet, or computer? When you borrow our digital materials, you can enjoy the library from anywhere in the world—or from the comfort of your couch.

February 2022

The Addison Public Library’s Board of Trustees voted on Tuesday, February 15 to update a circulation policy allowing middle school and high school students to get a Teen Restricted library card wit

Emily Glimco, Communications and Marketing Coordinator
January 2021

Debbie Spacko’s story starts like many Americans: in April 2020, she was furloughed from her job as a customer service representative. Networking soon led Spacko to the Addison Public Library’s job seeker services in the fall of 2020 after the library’s resources were shared at an event. She signed up for the Getting Addison Back to Work program and later used her new skills to land a great new job.

Emily Glimco, Communications and Marketing Coordinator
September 2021

On Monday, October 18, 2021 at 7:00pm, Addison resident Tony Szabelski will present Ghostology and Ghost Hunting in the Chicagoland Area with fellow paranormal investigator Jack Chavez at the Addison Public Library.

Emily Glimco, Communications and Marketing Coordinator
August 2021

Charlene English loves the Addison Public Library so much that she’ll talk enthusiastically about the library to anyone and everyone who will listen.

Emily Glimco, Communications and Marketing Coordinator
August 2021

Tania Viramontes has lived in Addison since she was just one year old and has been using the Addison Public Library for as long as she can remember.

Emily Glimco, Communications & Marketing Coordinator
June 2021

Rose Falcone, a resident of Addison for over 15 years, had been wondering what to do with her old 8mm and Super 8 film reels. Then one day, she opened the library’s March/April newsletter to find a promotion for the library’s film to digital converters, which she could use for free!

Emily Glimco, Communications and Marketing Coordinator
March 2021

El 6 de abril de 2021, los residentes de Addison votarán para llenar las vacantes para 4 puestos de miembros de la Junta del Distrito Escolar de Addison.

Emily Glimco, Communications and Marketing Coordinator
March 2021

On April 6, 2021, Addison residents will be voting to fill vacancies for 4 Addison School District Board Member seats.

In conjunction with the League of Women Voters, the Addison Public Library hosted a candidate forum via Zoom, where candidates answered questions selected by Addison community members.

Gaby Tafolla, Adult Service Librarian
December 2020

This article contains a list of community resources. If you are in need of SASS Services or experiencing a mental health crisis, please contact the CARES line at 1-800-345-9049.

Mary Medjo
December 2020

Our library values inclusion, respect, and diversity of thought. No one should ever feel that they aren’t welcome, whether it’s at the Addison Public Library or other spaces within our community. To build a space that is more just and welcoming to all, we are actively learning and unlearning through trainings and discussions that center on issues of race, culture, and equity. 

October 2020

One of the latest books on display at the Addison Public Library is the work

Emily Glimco, Communications & Marketing Coordinator
May 2020

Continue reading to learn more about the Census and why it should be completed by every household.

April 2020

Owning and operating a business is always a 24/7 job and the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19 has made that job exponentially harder. Here are some tools to help your business succeed:

March 2020

Looking for new volunteer opportunities? We can help! 

Join us on Saturday, March 28 from 10:00-1:00 and meet with local organizations to find something that sparks your passion.

December 2019

Whether you want to get into genealogy or are a seasoned pro, you can find the information you need at the library! Explore our tools and dive into the past.

November 2019

Whether you want to start your own business or you have plans to improve your business operations, your library card is a great tool! Your library card can also help you learn how to start investing with confidence.

Emily Glimco, Communications & Marketing Coordinator
October 2019

Efua Assan's Skirt(ADDISON, IL October 30, 2019) – The Addison Public L

October 2019

Did you know you can download our eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, TV shows, movies, and music straight to your smartphone, Kindle, tablet, or computer? When you borrow our digital materials, you can enjoy the library from anywhere in the world—or from the comfort of your couch.

October 2019

Hamdard and Library Staff Show Book BinsPatients at Addison’s

August 2019

Looking for a new job? Check out these upcoming fall workshops at the library!

August 2019

1. Borrow a Ukulele, Binoculars, Studfinder, and More!

Emily Glimco, Communications & Marketing Coordinator
August 2019

Emily Glimco, Communications & Marketing Coordinator
August 2019

Career Online High School GraduatesOn Saturday, July 27, the Addison Public Libra

Emily Glimco, Communications & Marketing Coordinator
June 2019

Your Addison Public Library card is like a passport: you can use

May 2019

On Tuesday, May 14, the Addison Public Library hosted its first ever On the Tab

April 2019

We're so excited to spend the summer telling stories and having fun with you! Check out what's happening this summer at the library.

Emily Glimco, Communications and Marketing Coordinator
April 2019

DIY projects can be daunting when you don’t know where to start, but we have the solution!

March 2019

Every year in April, libraries across the country observe National Library Week in order to celebrate the contributions of libraries and library staff and to promote library use and support.

Emily Glimco, Communications & Marketing Coordinator
February 2019

Wondering what to do with your kiddos while they're on spring break? We have tons of fun activities planned! Please register if you are planning to attend.

December 2018

It’s easy to make a New Year’s resolution, but they’re not always easy to keep. Luckily, your library can help you get started on your resolutions and find tools you can use to make them stick.