Free Lunch at the Library for Kids 18 and Younger

Starting today, June 14th, and running through Friday, August 4th, the Broadview Library will be hosting a free lunch program for kids age 18 and younger. The lunches will be available from noon to 1:00 pm. The lunches are provided through the USDA.

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Automatic Renewal Coming Soon!

Starting in mid-June, eligible items (books, DVDs, CDs, etc.) will renew automatically, giving you more peace of mind as well as more time with library materials.

Here’s how it works:

♦ Two days before the due date, eligible items will automatically renew.
♦ Cardholders who have an email address listed on their account will get an email letting them know which items were automatically renewed, and which were not.
♦ Cardholders can sign up for email notifications by asking a staff member in person at the library, or by calling 708-345-1325 X10.
♦ Cardholders can always check due dates for all items using the “My Account” tab in the catalog.

If you have any questions about this change, please give us a call at 708-345-1325 x10, or ask at the library’s main desk.

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Summer Reading Is Here!

The Broadview Public Library District launches its Reading by Design summer reading program on Wednesday, June 14th. During summer reading the library will host a range of free activities for kids and adults to encourage and support a love of reading. Participants can win prizes for reaching reading goals throughout the summer reading program.

There’s also a serious side to summer reading. Research has shown that reading over the summer prevents summer reading loss. Studies also indicate students who read recreationally outperformed those who don’t. Students read more when they can choose materials based on their own interests. Libraries are committed to supporting lifelong learning and educational enrichment for all families for the summer and all year round!

To learn more about the summer reading adventure at the library, please call 708-345-1325 x15 or ask at one of the library’s service desks.

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Memorial Day Closing

The Broadview Public Library will be closed on Monday, May 29th, in observance of Memorial Day. We wish you all a safe and happy holiday!

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Holiday Closing

The Broadview Public Library will be closed Friday, April 5, 2017, in observance of Good Friday. The Library will reopen on its normal schedule on Saturday morning at 10:00 am. We wish you all a happy holiday weekend.

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Sign up for “1000 Books Before Kindergarten”

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is designed for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers who have not yet entered Kindergarten. To sign up:

1. Register at the Youth Services. Registration is open all year.
2. Choose a method to record each book (in a spiral notebook, online, check off or initial using a book list, etc.)
3. Collect small prizes starting at the 100th level.

Need help finding new books? Ask at Youth Services or Reference Desk. You may also request a book list of reading recommendations.

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Closing for In-service Training

The Broadview Library will close at 12:00 noon on Friday, March 17th, for staff training. The Library will reopen on Saturday morning at its normal time of 10:00 AM.

 

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Wham! Pow! Bam! Images in Black & White (and Three Primary Colors)

Monday, February 27 | 7 pm – 8:30 pm | Community Room

Have you watched the Netflix series Luke Cage, featuring
an African-American superhero? Did you know that there are many more and have been for years? Attend this talk given by Dr. Quincy Johnson which portrays a semi-serious/semi-critical look at the depictions of African-Americans and other People of Color in comic books and other entertainment. There will be laughs, gasps and guffaws because that is how comic books affect the child in all of us!

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MOBILE HOTSPOTS

The Broadview Public Library has begun checking out Mobile Hotspots to adult Broadview Library cardholders. A hotspot connects to cellular networks, just like a smartphone does, and then wirelessly shares its data connection with other nearby Wi-Fi-enabled gadgets. The hotspot lets you connect your laptop, smartphone, or tablet to the Internet anywhere in the United States where there is a cellular signal. For more information, call 708-345-1325 x18, or visit the one of the library’s service desks.

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African American History Month Opening Reception & Film Screening

Wednesday, February 1
6:30 pm – 7 pm
Community Room

Join us this evening to kick-off a month-long celebration of the African-American contribution to the world. Library staff, trustees, and documentary film producer Craig Dudnik, will be on hand to meet and greet you. Immediately following this reception will be a screening of Alice’s Ordinary People, produced by Mr. Dudnik. The screening will run from 7 pm to approximately 8:45 pm.

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