We’re dedicated to providing materials and resources for patrons of all ages and needs. We offer large print materials, unabridged audiobooks and Playaways and Nooks with accessibility options both in our building and on the Bookmobile. Our 3rd Floor Local History Room also houses a low vision machine used to enlarge the print of regular-sized books and documents. Closed-captioned DVDs are also available by request. For questions, please contact Outreach Services at 630.685.4230.
Virtual Activity Kits
Our Outreach Department has compiled an array of Virtually Activity Kits with our senior patrons in mind! These fun and interactive kits include eBooks, streaming movies, music selections, at-home crafts and virtual tours to keep you entertained at home using our eResources and Digital Collection.
Themes include Tales and Travel, Hooray for History, Mystery Madness, Incredible Inventions and much more! Explore on and keep your eyes open for many more to come! And if you want a new virtual activity made, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources Beyond the Library
Are you a senior who needs assistance with taxes, transportation, housing, finances or legal advice? Do you need help finding the right caregiver service or knowing what government benefits you might be eligible for? Our Outreach Department compiled a list of resources that can provide you with valuable information. Browse a variety of companies and organizations that offer services that can assist you with getting the help you need. Learn more…
Bookmobile & Library Express Van
Our Bookmobile is a full-service mobile branch of our library that offers scheduled stops around the community that are open to the public as well as visits to senior living facilities such as Greenleaf Apartments and McKenzie Falls. The Bookmobile is wheelchair accessible and welcomes patrons to come aboard to browse and check out books, large print books, magazines, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs. You can also apply for a library card and request to pick up your holds on the Bookmobile.
Our Library Express Van visits Heritage Woods, Meadowbrook Manor and Autumn Leaves Memory Care Center to provide residents with a variety of library materials and engaging programs such as book clubs, game days and more.
See our events calendar for a schedule of Bookmobile and Library Express Van stops.
Home Delivery Service
Our Home Delivery Service brings library materials and services directly to your door if you cannot physically come to the library for any reason. We provide this free service on a temporary or permanent basis, depending on your needs. Learn more…
Talking Books for the Visually Impaired
As of September 1, 2017, the Illinois Talking Book Outreach Center (ITBOC) has consolidated with the Illinois State Library Talking Book and Braille Service (TBBS) to provide services to Illinois residents who are unable to read standard print materials due to visual or physical disability. The Talking Book Library provides free digital, audio and braille formats of books, magazines and music. With an account through TBBS, you can request a digital player and access thousands of titles available via download from Braille Audio Reading Download (BARD).