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Addison becomes the 101st library in the SWAN consortium of libraries
We are happy to announce that the library has begun circulation in the network of libraries, bringing its library collection into the SWAN catalog. Addison Public Library cardholders are now able to access shared collections across the suburban area. One card, 100 libraries!
In December 2020, the public libraries Glenside, Roselle, and Warrenville joined SWAN, bringing the total membership in the network to 100 libraries. Here is the map for 2021 of the library service area SWAN encompasses.
We are happy to announce that our new libraries are ready for business in our SWAN consortium of 100 libraries. Wednesday, December 9th, 2020 marks our “Go Live” date. Library cardholders will be able to access resources throughout our entire network.
Visit our SWAN Libraries Membership page for a listing of all libraries and a map of locations. And enjoy some SWAN-spotting at Glenside Public Library District, Roselle Public Library District, and Warrenville Public Library District.
Three libraries are joining the SWAN network, bringing our total library count to 100. We welcome Glenside Public Library District, Roselle Public Library District, and Warrenville Public Library District to the SWAN family.
These libraries were awarded catalog membership grants from our regional Illinois library system, the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS). The grants support one-time costs associated with data migration and system set-up.
Our newest members will be migrating this fall to the SWAN network. We anticipate a go-live date of Wednesday, December 9, 2020. Welcome and congratulations to our 100 strong member libraries on our expanding network of resource sharing libraries.
Some SWAN libraries are now open for curbside pickup. Please refer to your local library’s website for more information and details on the curbside pickup process. Find your home library.
Curbside pickup is currently available to home library patrons only – if your library doesn’t offer curbside pickup, you won’t be able to get items from another library that does. In addition, delivery between libraries is not available yet, so it is not possible to request items for pickup from another library.
This information was last updated June 11, 2020 – dates are subject to change based on the Illinois Stay-At-Home order and public health recommendations.
Is your card expiring?
All cards expiring between January 1 and June 30, 2020 have been extended to July 4th.
Most SWAN public libraries now offer online cards that will give you access to your library’s digital resources, including eBooks, eAudio, databases, and streaming services.
If your library participates, you’ll see a “Sign Up” button on your library catalog.
With schools closing during the COVID-19 crisis, we have compiled a list of sites to assist patrons during this difficult time.
Scholastic “Learn at Home” : Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. Biblioboard : Digital books, images, videos and more from libraries, artists, authors and others from your community and around the world. CK-12 : This non-profit provides “open textbooks” for K-12 students all over the world. It offers free high-quality, standards-aligned, open content in the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). ScienceBuddies: Science Buddies offers thousands of free resources for learning STEM, including a collection of 160+ fun, hands-on STEM activities and videos. Each of our K-12 activities covers a specific STEM concept, can be done in an hour or less, and can usually be done with materials easily found at home. PBS Learning Media: WTTW and PBS have curated Free, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more. TumbleBooksLibrary: K-6 children’s ebook database Username: tumble735 Password: books TumbleMath:K-6 math ebook database Username: tumble2020 Password: A3b5c6 TeenBookCloud: 7-12 ebook database Username: tumble2020 Password: A3b5c6 AudioBookCloud: All ages audiobook database Username: tumble2020 Password: A3b5c6
Also, check your local library’s webpage and social media for virtual storytimes.
Childcare and Meals
For childcare, needs while you are working check with your local community centers and park districts also check out with the Illinois Childcare Assistance Program. If you are in need of meals during school closures check with your local school district.