Smart Solution$ Display
Stop by our new display (3rd floor) on smart money management.  Find resources to help you take control of and safeguard your money.
-Browse personal finance books.
-Pick up free brochures on scams, credit and debt, budgeting basics, and savings and investing.
-Read the FINRA Investor Education Fact sheets.
-Take a Financial Knowledge test or Identity Theft quiz.
- Search the Smart Solution$ site for links to consumer protection tips and tools.
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It’s time for the Niles Public Library’s annual Teen Read Week Art Contest! Your original header art could decorate the library and our blog.  Art may be done in a variety of media – including digital – and must fit the dimensions of the blog header above (700 x 225 pixels).

 First place will also win a $50 gift card! To enter you must be between ages 12 and 18 as of October 26, 2012. Entries will be judged by the library’s teen advisory board. Submit your art at the A/V or Reference desks, or by email to dblock@nileslibrary.org.

Click here for all the details.

Questions? Contact the library at 847-663-6434 or dblock@nileslibrary.org.

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Hey teens, you have until August 31 to register and read to earn prizes through our summer reading program!  After the 31st, the names of everyone who’s completed at least one reading log will be entered in our raffle prize drawing.  The grand prize is an Apple iPod Touch, and we have other prizes including Target and Starbucks gift cards to give away, too.

Don’t miss out, Sign up here!

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Join us at the Niles Public Library this Saturday (July 21) for a performance of an original play that has been written and produced by local teens! The Dinklebergs: Road Trip to Nowhere is a 30-minute comedy about a family road trip gone awry. Teenage hipster Brent introduces us to his quirky family: Mom’s obsessed with Twilight, his sister Melissa is obsessed with his best friend, Grandma and Grandpa (or Glozelle & Papa G, as they prefer to be called) refuse to act their age, and Dad doesn’t care about anything. Soon they’re stuck in the car on the way to a family reunion in far off Ar-Kan-Sas, and the GPS is acting a little strangely…

When: July 21, at 11:00am
Where: Large Meeting Room, 6960 W. Oakton St. Niles.

Click Here to Register!

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July 19: Smart Solution$ Kick-off Breakfast and Program: To Your Credit. Enjoy a continental breakfast while learning about our new Smart Solution$ initiative—one-stop shopping for unbiased financial and investor information. While topics are targeted to the consumer aged 50 and better, all are welcome. At this program, learn the purpose of a credit report and how it is used, how to order a free copy, and read and dispute errors. Speaker is an educator with the Consumer and Family Economics Division, Univ. of Illinois Extension Services. To register, go to http://www.nileslibrary.org/calendar.
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Job Seekers: Looking for postings? Check out ReferenceUSA—an internet–based service with information about U.S. businesses that includes jobs openings. Find one or more companies by location, keyword, industry, etc. and open the detailed profile to find open positions for that business. These postings  link to indeed.com for fast application. Use also to find information prior to an interview or create and download custom lists of potential employers.
 

Online access is easy—all you need is your Niles Library card!   At http://www.nileslibrary.org/, choose Virtual library, then select Business and People Directories. No card is needed to access this resource in person at the Library.

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A new study, Libraries, Patrons, and e-books done by the Pew Research Center found that many Americans do not know that libraries have eBooks.  They found that 62% of the people asked didn’t know that eBooks may be borrowed from libraries and only 12% of readers borrowed an eBook from the library in the last year. 

You can check out eBooks from home with your Niles Public Library card through My Media Mall. The eBooks are compatible with the Sony Reader, Nook, Kindle, iPad, and many other eReaders and tablets available.

There are also apps available for many mobile devices:
Android via Google Play
iPhone/iPad via iTunes
Windows Phone
Blackberry via Blackberry App World

If you need individual help with checking out eBooks from the library, submit the eBook Help Form and we will contact you to make an appointment.

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