Welcome to the Adult Department!
The adult department plans programs, selects books and media, and assists with computer and ebook one-on-one instruction. Click the links below to learn more about what we offer adults in the Sugar Grove community.
SUMMER READING PROGRAM FOR Adults
To participate, pick up a packet from the Reference Desk starting Saturday May 26.
How it Works:
1. Read one book = receive one raffle entry
2. Challenge Sheet = receive one prize book* & five raffle entries
3. Activity sheet = receive one raffle entry
- Kindle Fire
- One Dozen Decorated Cookies
- Five Prize Books
New This Year:
- Win a PRIZE BOOK when you complete a challenge sheet!
When Does This Program End?
- Packet pick up begins Saturday May 26
- All entries must be turned in by 8:00 pm on Wednesday July 25th. Winners will be drawn on Thursday July 26th.
- A list of winners will be available online.
Stay in the loop about upcoming programs, news, and new book alerts. Never miss a fun event when you register for our email newsletter. Click to signup now!
Do you need some assistance with email, ebooks, computers, phones, or tablets? Whether you need a walk-through of your new device or you are having a technology issue, let us assist you. Search the online library calendar for available Tech Time appointments. Or, you can contact the Adult department via email by clicking here or call 630-466-3951.
The computer lab is open for you to use. Login to a computer using your library card number, or obtain a guest pass from a service desk.
New SWAN Catalog
On May 1 we will be joining the SWAN library consortium. You will soon have access to almost 10 million items in a shared catalog with almost 100 libraries! Click here to view the libraries that are a part of this consortium.
- April 18-May 1, 2018 – Partial Catalog Freeze
During this period, our library cannot add new material to the library catalog. This means you will see a delay in adding the latest Best Sellers on the shelf. Other than availability of brand new materials for you to check out, this freeze should have minimal impact on you.
- April 28-May 1, 2018 – “Checkout-Only” Period
During this time, you can check out material, but that activity will not be reflected immediately in My Account in the online catalog. Please do not return items during this time.
- Will my PIN change?
- PINs will transfer exactly as they currently are within MAGIC if your PIN is numeric.
- What email address will my notifications come from?
- Email notifications are sent from email@example.com. We recommend allowing any email from *.swanlibraries.net to be accepted by your mail system.
- Will my checkouts be the same if I borrow from another library?
- The number of items you can check out is determined by your library. Which items you can checkout and the period of time for the loan, as well as fines, and auto-renewals are determined by the library you check the item out from.
- How will I find out about my holds?
- Hold pick up notices go out several times a day. Depending on your preferences for text messaging, automated phone message, email, or print, these notices will be delivered to you soon after your hold is filled. Pick up a brochure on notice preferences available at the circulation desk, and watch this video.
- What should Shoutbomb users know?
- Shoutbomb has been a great system for many library patrons but is not supported in the SWAN consortium.
- Instead notification preferences for bill, overdue, hold pickup notices can be managed through the library catalog My Account > Personal Information > Set Up Text Messaging > Edit SMS Notification. You can also enable manual messages and general announcements from your library to be directed to your text message enabled phone.
- Will the checkout history that I currently see in My Account > Checkout History still be available?
- On May 1st, after the system is live, we will be migrating any lists that are currently saved in your online catalog account. Please note that while the titles will be retained in your list, you may find that Author and book images do not transfer. You can add the title with author and book cover images again by searching for the title in your list and adding it to your saved list.
- Can I sign up for notifications in different languages?
- Currently email and print notices are generated in English, Spanish, and Polish. The language selected is determined by your preferred language setting. By default, this language is English. If you would like to select Spanish or Polish, please contact someone at your library to change your language preference setting. This setting must be changed by library staff.
- How many libraries can I borrow from now?
- Our library will be part of a much larger network of sharing libraries. There will be 91 public libraries to request material from or visit with your library card. SWAN also has collections from special and unique libraries such as the Sterling Morton Library at the Morton Arboretum, National University of Health Sciences, and The Theosophical Society in Americ
- Does this affect eBooks?
- No, your eBook usage should not be affected by your library transition to SWAN. There might be some disruption during our circulation system switchover from April 28-May 1, 2018 when we switch everything over, but everything should end up working as it has for you. Your barcode and authenticate for eBooks will remain the same once we have transitioned to the SWAN consortium.
- Do I have to get a new library card? Will it still work at other libraries?
- You can keep using your same library card. It will work with all of the other libraries in the SWAN network as well. Your library barcode and PIN will remain the same.
- Will this change the delivery schedule? How long will I have to wait for a book, now?
- Items requested from other libraries all follow the same process of moving to a central hub through the delivery system. This means that items coming from a longer distance do not necessarily take longer to arrive at your local library than a nearby library. On average it takes three days for an item to arrive at your library once it has become available.
- How will I be notified of holds for pick-up?
- Consortium-side there will be no more notices printed for holds. Patrons can receive hold pick up notices via text message, voice automated phone call, or email. These notices run periodically throughout the day so that you will be notified as soon as possible when your holds are ready for pick up. And, of course, take advantage of viewing My Account to see the live status of your holds at any time.
- What is SWAN? Why do I see so many libraries in my search now?
- SWAN is an organization formed by Illinois libraries and run by Illinois libraries. Its roots go back to 1974 when the network started with nine public libraries. Over the decades, the network has grown. The concept of SWAN is simple: every library has something unique or popular to share.