Monday, September 24, 2012
Library will remain open during construction project, which is expected to last until late November.
Re-construction of the Nichols Library roof began last week and is expected to last through Nov. 23, assuming there are no weather delays, according to the Naperville Public Library. Get news in your inbox. Sign up for the Patch newsletter. Like Naperville Patch on Facebook. The library will remain open during the construction, but the drive-thru book return may be closed periodically throughout the project. A few parking spaces will be blocked intermittently as well. “This is a complicated project,” said Nichols Library Manager Sue Prindiville in a press release. “The first step is the removal of the river rock covering the membrane of the old roof. This will be followed by three weeks of roof removal and installation of temporary …
Friday, December 30, 2011
The Naperville Public Library is ready to help new e-reader owners learn how to use their new toys.
Santa’s secret is out – lots of Naperville households got digital devices for the holidays! We’re talking Kindles, iPads, eReaders, tablets and smart phones. Not sure how to set up your device to download free library books, music and videos? The Naperville Public Library is here to help! You can get help right now by calling the Library 630-961-4100. We’ll try to help you over the phone. Would you prefer to bring your device in and get individual help? The first workshop is Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. Library staff members as well as representatives from Best Buy will help you figure out your eReader, tablet, Kindle, iPad and other devices. And if you’re thinking about buying a device with…
Monday, June 20, 2011
More than 5,000 people registered for the reading program during the first week.
It promises to be a sizzling summer – both with the temperatures and with the Naperville Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. Over 5,500 people registered during the first week, that’s 5,658 to be exact. “We’re thrilled with this first week response,” says Rashmi Mehrotra, Nichols Library Children’s Services Supervisor and Summer Reading Program coordinator. “We have a great theme this year, 'A Midsummer Knight’s Read' and we’re also inviting non-Naperville card holders to join the program. Now that schools out and summer’s really started, we’re expecting even more people to register. Don’t miss out on the fun.” Naperville’s Summer Reading Program is an all ages, eight-week long activity. There are four categories — the Rubber …
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
A look at news, events, announcements from yesterday, today and tomorrow.
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Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Neuqua Valley, Naperville North and Naperville Central are ranked among the top 75 high schools in the state by the Washington Post. Hold off your shopping for one more day. On Wednesday businesses and restaurants around Naperville will donate proceeds from their revenue to Naperville Responds to Our Veterans. Just look for the red, white and blue balloons at participating locations. You already read the news on Naperville Patch, now utilize Naperville Patch. Use our free service to list your garage and yard sales on. Just follow the easy directions as explained here. No more books and no more teachers for students in District 204; Tuesday is the last day of school. Students in District 203 have a couple more days as their last day is …
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Area college students offer free tax preparation.
About 25 students studying accounting at North Central College will be getting real life experience they can't get in a classroom, as they participate in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The students will be helping the elderly, non-English speaking individuals, and low-income families and individuals prepare their state and federal tax returns this tax season. The program is conducted in conjunction with the Notre Dame Alumni Club of DuPage County. "North Central College has been working in conjunction with the Notre Dame Club for about 10 years on the VITA program," said Alli Purcell Hayes, a C.P.A. and an assistant professor of accounting at North Central. "All accounting students are encouraged to participate in the…
Friday, March 4, 2011
Library will offer a variety of events from March 5-11
On March 11, 1986 the new Nichols Library opened its doors at 200 W. Jefferson Ave. On opening day it had 143,191 books, CDs, audiovisual materials, periodicals, and other items to serve the 67,371-member community. Today, Nichols holds over 360,000 materials and serves an over 145,000-member community. We’re celebrating this 25th Anniversary with special events and a sweet treat of a Hershey’s Kiss giveaway on Friday, March 11. We are also inviting the public to come in and sign our anniversary greeting card and see our special displays. Celebrate with us and share your memories! Event coordinator is Rohini Bokka, Technical Services Manager for the Naperville Public Library. From her office in the Nichols Library, she’s at ground zero …
Thursday, January 13, 2011
The board is no longer cutting fat and is considering furlough days, buying fewer materials and reducing its reader advisory budget to trim $350,000 from its 2011-12 budget.
Closing the library for furlough days, purchasing fewer materials and reducing the readers advisory budget are among the ways Naperville Public Library is considering trimming up to $350,000 from its 2011-12 budget. “For sure we’re cutting meat now,” said Library Trustee Jeff Davis. “I don’t think there’s any fat.” During a more than three hour-long workshop Wednesday night, the Library Board of Trustees debated possible areas to cut funding as part of a service analysis. In November and December the City Council conducted a similar exercise, and suggested the library do the same, said Karen DeAngelis, director of finance for Naperville. The extra scrutiny on the library budget though will have no affect on the city’s current $2.7 million …
Kids in grades kindergarten to third grade prepare yourself for an adventure as we travel and visit new and exciting locales around the globe.
Feel like taking a trip? Kids in kindergarten to third grade prepare yourself for an adventure as we travel and visit new and exciting locales around the globe. On Feb. 7, at 4 p.m. we’ll travel to Asia @ Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. There will be stories, folktales and fun activities as well as a craft. Future travels include March 29 at 1:30 p.m. to Australia @ 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr. and on April 12 at 4 p.m. to Africa @ Naper Blvd. Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd. Online registration and a Naperville Public Library card are required to attend this program. Register at www.naperville-lib.info or any of the Adult or Children’s Service desks at the three Library buildings. For more information about this and other …