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Events and Services

  • National Library Week

    National Library Week will be celebrated the week of April 8th-14th,  and 2018 marks the 60th anniversary of this event, sponsored originally in 1958 by the American Library Association.  Building on the “Libraries Transform” campaign, this year’s theme is “Libraries Lead”.    This theme emphasizes the role libraries play in helping people achieve their goals and improving their quality of life.  At the Edwardsville Public Library, we strive daily to engage and inspire our community to life-long learning by creating experiences, connecting people, and opening minds.

    We have some special things planned at the library this week, including games, activities, prizes, and balloons.  We are also excited to announce the launch of Kanopy for our library card holders this week.  Kanopy offers streaming of more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films as well as collections from the Great Courses, PBS and independent filmmakers.  Cardholders may view up to 5 titles per month with a valid Edwardsville Pubic Library card.    

    During this week of celebrating libraries, we also ask people to get involved and show their support.  There are many ways you can join in and advocate for libraries.   For example, tell your friends and family why you value your library and ask them to come and visit if they have not been here lately.  You can also follow us on social media, because the Edwardsville Public Library posts events and updates on Facebook and Instagram.  Or, join the Edwardsville Library Friends.  These wonderful volunteers raise funds for library programs, run our gently used book shop and are dedicated to advocating for our library.  Most importantly, we ask you to come and visit our library this week.

  • Qello Concerts
    Qello Concerts is a new video service available for Edwardsville Public Library cardholders. You can stream classic and contemporary concerts, from Queen to Lady Gaga, on smart devices, your computer, and on your TV with streaming devices like Apple TV or Amazon Fire TV. Create an account and download the Qello Concerts app on your device.

  • 3D Printer
    We are now accepting submissions for 3D objects to be printed on the library's 3D printer, which was given to the library by the Edwardsville Library Friends. Please read the 3D printer policy and guidelines prior to submission. 3D printing limited to Edwardsville Public Library cardholders.

  • Consumer Reports
    Consumer Reports Online is now available through the library. Access Consumer Reports any time, anywhere with your Edwardsville Public Library card. Research new purchases with the newest ratings and reports for the newest consumer products.

  • Hoopla
    Hoopla offers access to digital movies, music, audiobooks, comics, and eBooks. All you need is your Edwardsville Public Library card. Look for the Hoopla app on your smartphones and tablets to use the service on the go. Read the latest issues of The Walking Dead comic on an iPad or listen to audiobooks on your phone.

  • Lynda
    Lynda provides thousands of online video courses to learn new personal and professional skills. There are courses for everyday applications like Microsoft Word and Excel. You can take courses on various social media services. You can learn to program new coding languages and even learn to make your own apps and video games with Lynda.

  • Mango Languages
    Learn a new language this summer with Mango! From Spanish and French to Icelandic and Urdu, there are 63 languages available on Mango--more than twice the number of languages on Rosetta Stone. We like Mango, and we think you will, too. Check it out!

  • With Illinois Funds E-pay, you can now pay your library overdue fees online. You will need to log into your account through the library's online catalog. To get there, click "My Account" at the top left corner of the page. Click here for instructions.

  • Telescope Lending
    Telescopes are now available to borrow with your Edwardsville Public Library card. See the moon and the stars in your own back yard! These telescopes are easy to transport and easy to use--and there's a guidebook included to help you find objects in the night sky. Reserve one now on our online catalog. Must be an adult (18+) Edwardsville Public Library cardholder to check one out. 

  • Wireless Printing Now Available
    At the top left of the library's website, you'll see a link for 'Wireless Printing.' Follow that link to send a print job to our black & white or color printer from your computer. If you're on a tablet or smart device, download the PrinterOn app from your device's app store. The cost is 10 cents per page for black & white prints and 25 cents for each color page. Our machine accepts coins and one-dollar bills. Your print job will remain on the print queue until the library closes on the day you send it.

  • Edwardsville Speaks is an oral history project co-sponsored by the Library and the Madison County Historical Museum & Archival Library. We are honored to present the stories and recollections of long-time Edwardsville residents. You can find our recorded interviews on SoundCloud.

  • Try 3M Cloud Library, our newest eBook service. The 3M Cloud Library automatically syncs to all your devices that have the 3M Cloud Library App downloaded to them. You can start reading on your iPad and continue later while waiting some where and reading from your phone - right where you've left off.