New Friday Hours: the library now closes at 5 pm on Fridays

125th Anniversary Celebration Scavenger Hunt

Discover many of the unique and wonderful buildings and locations in Woodstock and the

Rural Woodstock Public Library District as part of the Library’s 125th Anniversary

celebration. And Discover, or rediscover, the Woodstock Public Library when you bring you

in your photos to claim your prizes.

 

Be Inspired as you locate and take a picture of yourself at or near the historic/iconic

locations included in our scavenger hunt. Five locations will be released once a week for five

weeks, a total of 25 locations. You don’t have to find all 25 to participate, though the more

you find, the better your chances of winning.

 

Each week we’ll have clues to help Connect you to five locations. We’ll post hints on our

Facebook page for the tough ones. Take your selfies (please be respectful of private property and

be safe while taking your photos), bring them in to the library and earn your prizes and entries.

 

SECOND WEEK CLUES!Figure out the location and take selfies-deadline: Friday Sept 30 at 4 pm

Friends of Woodstock Public Library Annual Mum Sale

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Friends of WPL Mum's the Word Fall Plant Sale

Thank you to all who volunteered and shopped at this year's Friends of WPL Mum & Fall Plant Sale.

 The Friends of Woodstock Public Library supports the library by sponsoring programs, materials, and services that the library would not be able to afford on a tight budget.

New Library Hours

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Summer Reading 2016 is a Wrap!

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Summer Reading Fun!

Thank you to everyone who helped make this the summer of reading!

There were over 750 readers (prechool to seniors!) who read 16,000+ hours and posted 289 reviews!

Tremendous thanks is especially owed to our team of wonderful volunteers and sponsors

 

 

 

125th Anniversary Celebration

 

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Library News

Friends of Woodstock Public Library Trivia Contest!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the first annual Friends Trivia Contest. A good time was had by all and congratulations to the first place team: The City Hall Encyclopedias:

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Download eBook Help!
Want to learn how to get free ebooks and audiobooks from the library's MyMediaMall Overdrive download service?  Come to one of our drop-in Download Help Sessions on Tuesdays 7:00-8:00 p.m. or Thursdays 10:00-11:00 a.m. If these times do not work, please call the library (815-338-0542) and ask for Martha or Beth to set up an appointment.

Library Entry Way Project Update

The concrete entranceway to the library has been deteriorating for a number of years. This week, thanks in part to a grant from the McHenry County Community Foundation, the concrete is being removed and will be replaced by permeable pavers. oject progresses.

Construction Notes: the project is almost complete. The temporary walkway has  been removed.

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Remote Printing Now Available

Printing to the library's public printers is now available for wifi and remote users. 

PrinteronWhether you are accessing the library's wifi on your own equipment or are at home you can send print jobs to the library's Reference Area Public Printer. The print job won't print until you are at the printer and enter your card number or name. To access or more information:  Print from Anywhere 

Print jobs must be retrieved within 12 hours or they will be deleted.

10 cents for grayscale / 50 cents for color. At this time, only letter-size, single-sided print jobs can be submitted.

Apps are available for tablets and smart devices.

 

MyMedia Mall Digital Book Service

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Download free eBooks and audiobooks from the library's MyMediaMall Overdrive download service.

Download Help Guides (Updated May 2015):

Downloading to smart devices, iPods, Kindle Fires, tablets, Windows 8 or 10, Chromebooks

Downloading to a computer, Kindle Paperwhite, eReaders, MP3 players

Overdrive listing of compatible devices

Need help figuring it out? Our reference staff are available to answer basic questions in person, on the phone, or by email. If you require extra assistance, please drop-in at the library for a how-to download lesson on Tuesdays 7-8 p.m. and Thursdays 10-11 a.m. If you are unable to attend one of these sessions you can schedule a one-on-one appointment at 815-338-0542 or email.

 

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