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Friday, April 28, 2017

What is Garden Day....??

"But if you never grieve your Bees,
Your Bees'll never grieve you."
R.K.
Dear Circ,

I read about Garden Day in the library. But I'm confused, is it about gardens? Or bees? And there's something about the Roselle Park District Garden Club. Is it one of your programs, or is it by the Garden Club? I think I'm interested, but I'd like more information.

Busby A. Piary


Dear Buzz,

Garden Day is one of our more popular programs these days. It's actually an event sponsored by both the Roselle Library and Roselle Park District Garden Club. It's a celebration of gardening and conservancy and this year the focus is on bees, because without bees, you might not have much of a garden. They are very important for pollination of all kinds of plants. So come join us at the library and learn about bees on April 29. We have a lecture on honey bees at 1:30 for the adults, a Youth Services program for the small ones at 1:30, and a project for adults at 2:30. It'll be as much fun as a whole jar full of honey. And if you can't come to a program, stop by, say hello, and make sure you take in the Garden Club display, right across from the Circ desk.

Circ

Dear Readers,
Are you wondering about the image above? No, this person is not "Dear Circ" and is not employed by the Roselle Public Library. Nor is he a patron of ours. The person above is a famous author, poet, and journalist and received the 1907 Nobel Prize in Literature "in consideration of the power of observation, originality of imagination, virility of ideas and remarkable talent for narration which characterize the creations of this world-famous author." Place your mouse cursor on the photo for the name of the author. Left click the image for an enlargement. For more information about this author, go here, here, and here. For items to check out, try our catalog.

Do you have questions about the Roselle Public Library? Want advice about how to manage your account? How to find things? Want to know more about what we can offer you? Or worse, are you just lost in library jargon, and not even sure what to ask? Here's our forum for how to get the most from us, your local library. You can submit questions online to Dear Circ, or, as always, in person, or by phone (630-529-1641). Posted questions will be anonymous. Responses reflect the policies and programs of the Roselle Public Library, and may have no relevance to the policies, services, and procedures at any other library.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

How do I register for a program...??

Dear Circ,

It's gardening season, it's my favorite time of year. I'm getting ready. I love my garden, the digging in the soil, the planting, the growing, and the best part, the eating. Some people think gardening is dirty, and messy, and just plain hard work, but I think it's an annual miracle, right in my backyard. I was in the library, and saw this sign for a program about tomatoes, and another one about bees, and I'd like to attend.

BUT, now the question is: How do I sign up? I want a seat!

Dirty Gertie


Dear Gert,

We agree, gardening is a wonderful experience. The best part is there are so many ways to do it, there's a way for just about anyone to be successful. But we digress....

To answer your question about how to sign up for a program, well, there are different ways to do that too. You can do it online, by going to our home page. At the top, under our name, in the middle of the bar, you'll see a category called Events. If you click on Events, you'll get to our online Events Calendar. You can page through the Events Calendar month by month. If you place your mouse cursor on a title of a program that interests you, you'll get a pop-up description of the program, what time it starts, where it will be, and whether there are openings. Or you can just left click on the title of the program that you'd like to attend, like "Growing Terrific Tomatoes" on April 26 or "Plight of the Honeybee" on April 29. You'll get a form to fill out. Above the form, there's more information about the program, everything that's in the pop-up description and more. Fill in the form with the requested information and left click on "Complete Registration." If you provided an e-mail address, you'll receive a registration confirmation by e-mail. That's all there is to it, and you can register any old time you want to.

Alternatively, you can call us at 630-529-1641. If you know what you want, we can register you over the phone. Or if you just want more information, we can connect you to the desk that is in charge of the program. If you're in the library, you can just stop by the Circulation desk. It's really easy!

Circ

Dear Readers,
Are you wondering about the image above? No, this person is not "Dear Circ" and is not employed by the Roselle Public Library. Nor is she a patron of ours. The person above is a famous author, actress, television personality and comedian. We don't know if she loves gardening, but we suspect she likes tomatoes and bees. Place your mouse cursor on the photo for the name of the author. Left click the image for an enlargement. For more information about this author, go here and here. For items to check out, try our catalog.

Do you have questions about the Roselle Public Library? Want advice about how to manage your account? How to find things? Want to know more about what we can offer you? Or worse, are you just lost in library jargon, and not even sure what to ask? Here's our forum for how to get the most from us, your local library. You can submit questions online to Dear Circ, or, as always, in person, or by phone (630-529-1641). Posted questions will be anonymous. Responses reflect the policies and programs of the Roselle Public Library, and may have no relevance to the policies, services, and procedures at any other library.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

What is Volunteer Appreciation Day....??

Photo courtesy of Brennan Gauthier
Dear Circ,

I saw a poster in the library lobby, talking about Volunteer Appreciation Day, and a long list of names. What's that about? Who are those people?

Curious Charlie


Dear Charlie,

Volunteer Appreciation Day is the day when we say a public thank-you to our volunteers and volunTeens, acknowledging their contributions and hard work through out the year. They contribute their time and skills, adding to our library in so many ways we can't even begin to write them all down. The long list of names you saw are all the people who have helped us out this year.

Volunteer Appreciation Day will be held on Sunday, April 23, 1:30 - 3 pm. We'll have refreshments and we have also scheduled Musical Sunday to coincide, so we'll have some festive music to add to the event. Don't forget to stop in at the book sale, organized by the Friends of the Roselle Library, another group of hard-working volunteers!

So come on in, and say thank-you to our volunteers. Because they help!

Circ

Dear Readers,
Are you wondering about the image above? No, this person is not "Dear Circ" and is not employed by the Roselle Public Library. Nor is he a patron of ours. The person above is a famous poet, author, playwright, and painter. He was also a famous volunteer, having served in WW I as a volunteer ambulance driver. Place your mouse cursor on the photo for the name of the author. Left click the image for an enlargement. For more information about this person, go here. For more information about famous literary figures as volunteers in WW I go here. For items to check out, try our catalog.

Do you have questions about the Roselle Public Library? Want advice about how to manage your account? How to find things? Want to know more about what we can offer you? Or worse, are you just lost in library jargon, and not even sure what to ask? Here's our forum for how to get the most from us, your local library. You can submit questions online to Dear Circ, or, as always, in person, or by phone (630-529-1641). Posted questions will be anonymous. Responses reflect the policies and programs of the Roselle Public Library, and may have no relevance to the policies, services, and procedures at any other library.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Are you having a book sale....??

Photo courtesy of Cecilia Bivald
Dear Circ,

I went out with a friend and she was telling me that you are having a book sale! I thought you were a lending library. Why are you selling books?

You're not closing are you? Or phasing out books? I'd be really upset about that!

I don't know what I'd do without you...

Imagining Imogene


Dear Genie,

Nope, we're not phasing out books, and we're certainly not closing. The Friends of the Roselle Public Library are having their semi-annual book sale. Through out the year, people donate used books and other items. We can't keep all the donations, so our Friends organize the materials and sell them at greatly reduced prices twice a year. The proceeds of the sale support the library in all kinds of ways. This spring the sale is scheduled for April 22 & 23, Saturday 9:30 am - 3 pm, and Sunday, 1 - 4 pm. What could be a better way for our friends to share our delight in books? So come on in, maybe you'll find a gem!

Circ

Dear Readers,
Are you wondering about the image above? No, this person is not "Dear Circ" and is not employed by the Roselle Public Library. Nor is she a patron of ours. The person above is not a famous author, at least not yet! She wrote her first novel about a woman who lands in a small town in the mid-west and starts a used book store, and well, we'll let you discover the rest... Place your mouse cursor on the photo for the name of the author. Left click the image for an enlargement. For more information about this author and her debut novel, go here, here, and here. For items to check out, try our catalog.

Do you have questions about the Roselle Public Library? Want advice about how to manage your account? How to find things? Want to know more about what we can offer you? Or worse, are you just lost in library jargon, and not even sure what to ask? Here's our forum for how to get the most from us, your local library. You can submit questions online to Dear Circ, or, as always, in person, or by phone (630-529-1641). Posted questions will be anonymous. Responses reflect the policies and programs of the Roselle Public Library, and may have no relevance to the policies, services, and procedures at any other library.

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter!!

From all of us at the Roselle Public Library,
Have a Speggtacular Easter!!
Dear Readers,

We're closed today. We're busy hunting eggs and having some Easter fun. We hope you have a great holiday, and we'll see you tomorrow!

Circ

p.s. We think that's our nisse peeping out the window. He likes holidays too!


Do you have questions about the Roselle Public Library? Want advice about how to manage your account? How to find things? Want to know more about what we can offer you? Or worse, are you just lost in library jargon, and not even sure what to ask? Here's our forum for how to get the most from us, your local library. You can submit questions online to Dear Circ, or, as always, in person, or by phone (630-529-1641). Posted questions will be anonymous. Responses reflect the policies and programs of the Roselle Public Library, and may have no relevance to the policies, services, and procedures at any other library.

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Friday, April 14, 2017

How much do the science kits cost....??

Dear Circ,

I was in this week with my little girl. She loved the carrots by the way. A library employee was telling me about National Library Week, and the celebration and the new science kits you all have. My daughter and I went upstairs, and while I was up there I took a look at the kits. My little girl may be just the right age for some of the "early" kits, certainly the insect and building kits. If not now, 6 months from now, they mature so fast at that age, and she's a smart one. Anyway, while I was in the library, I neglected to ask, how much do the kits cost? Right now, it might be difficult for us, if they're too costly.

Doting Dad


Dear Dad,

The kits don't cost anything to use. We're a lending library and we let you check them out, just like a book or a movie. You check out a kit for two weeks, and then return it. If there are no holds on the kit you have, you can renew it for two more weeks.

There is no cost to our cardholders unless something is returned late, or damaged, also just like a book or a movie. If a part for a kit is damaged, we'll assess the cost to replace the part. The late fee is hefty for the kits, $1 a day, primarily because we expect them to be in high demand, so remember to return them on time, take good care of the parts, and there won't be any cost to you. We hope you and your daughter have a great time!

Circ

Dear Readers,
Are you wondering about the image above? No, these people are not "Dear Circ" and are not employed by the Roselle Public Library. Nor are they patrons of ours. And neither of the people are famous authors. But it is an image from a famous movie, and the original story (from which the movie screenplay was adapted) was written by a famous children's author. Place your mouse cursor on the photo for the names of the actors, and the author of the original book. Left click the image for an enlargement. For more information about the author, go here, and for more information about the book, go here. For items to check out, try our catalog.


Do you have questions about the Roselle Public Library? Want advice about how to manage your account? How to find things? Want to know more about what we can offer you? Or worse, are you just lost in library jargon, and not even sure what to ask? Here's our forum for how to get the most from us, your local library. You can submit questions online to Dear Circ, or, as always, in person, or by phone (630-529-1641). Posted questions will be anonymous. Responses reflect the policies and programs of the Roselle Public Library, and may have no relevance to the policies, services, and procedures at any other library.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Can adults check out a science kit....??

By Maull & Polyblank
Dear Circ,

I came to the Open House on the 9th. Wow, I was impressed. What a great collection! I know the kids and teens are going to have a great time with the kits and learn a lot too. But I'm curious, can adults check out a science kit? Because I think I'd be interested in some of them. And while I'll admit to being a bit of an old dog, I think I still have a few new tricks left in me.

Victor Mature


Dear Vic,

You bring up a great point. Our kits are "cataloged" with some age groups in mind. But that aspect of cataloging is a guide to help parents, not a rule. And it doesn't mean that any of our patrons can't check the kits out and enjoy them. Learning new things is for everybody, no matter what their physical age. As one observant fellow pointed out at our open house, the librarians were having as much fun as the kids!

We should also point out that the science is changing about our brains and how to take care of them. One good way to keep our minds sharp is to exercise them by doing something new, something outside of our "comfort zone." Our brains make new connections, and just plain work better. So if you're thinking about doing things that you used to enjoy but haven't had time to pursue, or you want to get your toes wet with a new hobby and think a kit might introduce you to a new area, give it a go. There's a great big world just waiting for a new explorer to visit.

By all means, no matter who you are, you should feel free to use your privileges at our library. If you find a kit or three that you'd like to try, we say go for it!

Circ

Dear Readers,
Are you wondering about the image above? No, this person is not "Dear Circ" and is not employed by the Roselle Public Library. Nor is he a patron of ours. The person above is both a famous scientist as well as a famous author. Place your mouse cursor on the photo for the name of the author. Left click the image for an enlargement. For more information about this person, go here. For an absolutely fascinating collection of this man's work, including images of original writing, and some of his wonderful drawings, go here. For items to check out, try our catalog.


Do you have questions about the Roselle Public Library? Want advice about how to manage your account? How to find things? Want to know more about what we can offer you? Or worse, are you just lost in library jargon, and not even sure what to ask? Here's our forum for how to get the most from us, your local library. You can submit questions online to Dear Circ, or, as always, in person, or by phone (630-529-1641). Posted questions will be anonymous. Responses reflect the policies and programs of the Roselle Public Library, and may have no relevance to the policies, services, and procedures at any other library.

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