To celebrate the holiday season, the Rochester Public Library is hosting a holiday party for children and their families on December 7th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Rochester Village Community Room. Take pictures with Santa, who is traveling all the way from the North Pole. Make a holiday ornament to take home and decorate delicious sugar cookies too!
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eRead Illinois brings the 3M Cloud Library to Illinois Heartland Library System Thanks to a very generous grant from the Illinois State Library, library patrons in Illinois now have more access to e-books than ever before. eRead Illinois is the name of this two year grant project in which the Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS) and Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) are working collaboratively to increase access to e-books for Illinois residents and grow e-book expertise among library staff, library system staff, and Illinois residents. IHLS libraries participating in the SHARE (Sharing Heartland’s Available Resources Equally) consortium now have access to the 3M Cloud Library. Library users will love the 3M Cloud Library’s user-friendly app and lending system. Plus, patrons can checkout e-books directly from each participating library’s online catalog. The 3M Cloud Library app is available from the iTunes Store, Google Play and the NOOK Store. 3M Cloud Library e-books are compatible with PCs, Macs, iOS devices, NOOK Tablets, Android devices, and the Kindle Fire. Users can download the app on up to six devices and can easily move from reading on a phone, to a tablet, to a laptop. The 3M Cloud Library shared collection for IHLS SHARE member libraries officially launched on November 18, 2013. Library patrons were greeted with an opening day collection containing over 2,900 titles, many of which are new releases and currently reside on best seller lists. The collection will only continue to grow and e-book lovers across the state will enjoy just how easy it is to check out e-books from their local library.
Are you an artist living in the Rochester Public Library District? We are looking for members to join the Art Display Committee. The Art Display Committee will be handling art pieces from artists living in the district to be put on display in the Rochester Community Room.
The next Art Display Committee Meeting will be held on December 13th at 6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m..