2018 library card signup monthWhy have a Library Card?

Having a Library card is an INCREDIBLE resource for information, entertainment, job searching, homework help, and so much more!  With a Library card you have access to:

  • Books & other collections - Check out the usual books, movies, music, magazines, and video games.  We also have Kindles, bike locks, device charging cords, laptops, and tons of fun and useful stuff in our new Beyond Books collection.
  • Interlibrary Loan - Is what you want checked out? We can place holds on books and other items that we don’t own. On average it takes about a week, and it's free.
  • Computers & Internet Access - We have plenty of computers to use, free with your Elmwood Park Public Library card.
  • Online Resources for Research & Learning - Get online tutoring. Find full-text articles. Learn a new language. Find recommended reading. Research your family tree. Get career advice. We have a wide variety of online resources on our website that you can use with your Elmwood Park Public Library card.



library card eppl 3 400wSeptember is National Library Card Signup Month

This year, the Incredibles encourage you to unleash your superpowers by getting a library card! How do you get one of these powerful library cards? It's easy.

All you need is a photo ID with your current Elmwood Park address. That's it! (If your ID does not have your current address, then a second piece of identification will be required.  Click here for more information.) So just stop by the Circulation Desk and we'll sign you up!

Get a card in September:

This year when you get a new card during National Library Card Signup Month, you will be entered into a raffle to win some gift cards from local business and restaurants.   


beyond books collectionAlready have a library card? 
Check out our Beyond Books collection!

During the month of September, if you check out one of the INCREDIBLE items from our new Beyond Books collection, or some of our other INCREDIBLE items such as our Explore-to-Go Kits, Nintendo DS or Switch, or Vacation Bags, you will entered in to a drawing to win breakfast on us with a gift card from the coming-soon Eggsperience!


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