Letter: Supporting the Yorkville library

To the Editor:

Libraries do so much more than provide books for checkout. Because our library is a member of the Prairie Cat network, books not available at our library can be requested from many different libraries in Illinois, either at the library or on your home computer or tablet. Digital books can be ordered from the online library for your Kindle or other device just by using your library card. The library staff will guide you through the process just like they did for me. CDs and DVDs are also available for checkout.

The Friends of the Library have an on going Lobby Book Sale with lots of books selected for your reading pleasure. Both fiction and nonfiction are available, as well as children’s books. Books are very reasonably priced and make lovely gifts.

Programs for preschoolers through adults are offered year round. Lots of great choices are available on the Yorkville Library’s website. The Summer Reading Programs for youth and adults started June 1 and go through July 31. You can sign up in the library or on their website. Challenges are provided weekly and prizes will we awarded at the end. These reading programs encourage us to keep reading through the year.

Computers are available for youth and adults even if you don’t have a library card. The staff asks for a two-hour limit on computers at this time. Assistance is available as needed, and copies can be made for a very nominal fee.

Become a “Frequent Flyer” at the Yorkville Public Library and see all the possibilities, including a relaxing place to read in a quiet atmosphere with friendly staff members at the ready to help you. Our library is a vital part of our community.

Nancy Aschauer