Library Update - Zinio, Holiday CDs, Teen Awards, and more

Elmwood Park Public Library

Elmwood Park Public Library Update - December 8, 2016

Library News & Services

Collection Spotlight: Holiday CDs

Need some festive music for baking, decorating, or parties this December?  Check out our holiday music collection, which has over 100 albums ranging from classic to contemporary, country to pop.  Here are the new 2016 additions to our holiday collection:




Salvation Army Angel Tree

The Salvation Army's Angel Tree program provides gifts to children in need during the holiday season.

Stop by Kids & Teens between now and Tuesday, December 13 to pick an Angel Tree Tag from our tree.  Once you have shopped for the requested item, return your unwrapped gift back to the Library by Tuesday, December 13 to ensure your gift gets delivered.

You may also visit the Virtual Angel Tree to get a tag online at


The Jingle Bell Express
by American Eagle Productions

Click to register • All ages
Monday, December 12 • 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Get in the holiday spirit with this fast-paced review of your favorite holiday songs.

This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Elmwood Park Public Library.


Reminder:  Letters to Santa

Don't forget that the Library can help you get that important letter to Santa Claus!

Just drop off your letter to Santa in our special box at the Kids & Teens Desk by December 17, and we’ll get that letter to the North Pole for you! Make sure to include your child's full name and address, and we’ll make sure the big guy himself sends a response.


New Digital Magazines Available on Zinio

Do you like reading digital copies of magazines? Have you tried Zinio?

With the Library's subscription to Zinio you can use your library card to check out and download digital magazines to your device, with no due dates. Both new issues and back copies (for as long as we've subscribed to that magazine) are available. It's easy to do, and the magazines look great on your device!

Recently we also added a few new subscriptions to our Zinio account. You can now check out the following:

  • Us Weekly
  • Rolling Stone
  • Midwest Living
  • Self
  • Yoga Journal

To give Zinio a try visit our website, look under eBooks & More, and click on Zinio (or try this link). For a complete, updated list of our Zinio subscriptions you can visit our Newspaper & Magazine page on our website.


Teen Volunteers Awarded Medals of Honor

We are proud to announce that three of our teen volunteers just received this year's Illinois Sheriff's Youth Services Medal of Honor.

Christian Caballero, Oliwia Ozog, and Abderrahman Timejardine-Zomeno each completed more than 100 hours of community service for the Elmwood Park Public Library. In addition, they all serve on the executive board of the Library's Young Adult Council, providing service to the Library and various charity projects throughout the year. They were honored at an award ceremony on December 1st. This is the second time both Christian and Abdo have received this medal and the third time for Oliwia. Thank you for all your hard work!



Winter Newsletters Available

By now you should have received in the mail our print Winter Newsletter for December, January, & February.  

But you can always access it, as well as our Spanish and Polish versions, online on our Newsletter archive page on our website.




Read, Watch or Listen to Something New!

Here are some new items to hit our shelves recently.  Just click on the image to find the item in the SWAN Catalog.


Adult Fiction



Adult Memoirs & Biographies



New Movies



Upcoming Library Classes & Events

Below is a highlight of upcoming classes and events. To see our complete schedule, take a look at our Online Calendar.

Thursday, December 08, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday, December 08, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday, December 08, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Friday, December 09, 2016 - 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday, December 16, 2016 - 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday, December 16, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Monday, December 19, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Elmwood Park Public Library
1 Conti Parkway, Elmwood Park, IL 60707
Phone: 708-453-7645

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