L. J Morse Construction Co. will start work the week of September 19th on the West Wing Renovation Project. Phase I of the project will begin the week of September 19th and end in December. Phase II will begin the week of January 6th 2017 and last until the end of June 2017. For more detailed information and updates as the project progressed please click on the “Renovation” tab on our website. Click here for an overview of the project.
The Library has partnered to bring Messenger Library cardholders free or discounted admission and other discounts to a variety of exciting museums and recreational facilities in the Chicago area. Library staff can assist you with selecting a museum by explaining the details for each pass, or you can see more information on the Museum Adventure Pass website. Stop in at the library’s Adult or Youth Services desks to pick up a pass for the museum or attraction of your choice. Passes are available on a first come, first served basis for North Aurora resident cardholders. Holds may not be placed on the passes. There are a limited number of passes for each museum or attraction, and each museum's page specifies dates when passes cannot be used or any other restrictions that may apply. Each pass is valid for one visit within 7 days from the date of issue. The Library can issue one museum pass per family, per loan period. When you visit your museum of choice, make sure to have your library card used to get the pass and a photo ID. Passes will be collected by the museum or attraction when you visit.
- Air Classic Inc. Museum of Aviation
- Bronzeville Children's Museum
- Brookfield Zoo (Chicago Zoological Society)
- Cantigny Park
- Chicago Botanic Garden
- Elgin History Museum
- Elgin Public Museum
- Illinois Railway Museum
- Lake County Discovery Museum
- Legoland Discovery Center
- Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
- Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
- Naper Settlement
- Oriental Institute Museum
- Pleasant Home Foundation
- St. Charles Heritage Museum
- The Children's Museum in Oak Lawn
The Library Board approved a contract and bid this fall with the L.J. Morse Construction Co. of Aurora Illinois to begin work on the West Wing Renovation Project. Kluber Architects and Engineers are under contract with the Library Board to oversee the construction work. Phase I of the project was completed in December 2016. Phase 2 of the project will start the first week of January and continue through the end of May 2017. Phase 2 will involve the creation of a new staff off desk work area and space, a new consolidated customer service point for staff and patron interaction, a renovated technology access space for library patrons, and a combined coffee bar and library browsing lounge area. During this construction phase staff will be assisting patrons at the new information desk and will be assisting patrons with the new self-check-out units at a new service counter. For more detailed information and updates as the project progresses, please click on the “Renovation” tab on our website.
The library provides materials for Messenger Public Library cardholders of any age that are unable to visit the library due to a temporary or long term disability. Materials are carefully selected by our librarians to reflect your interests, and you may also request specific titles. We will mail books, magazines, CDs, audiobooks, and DVDs directly to you.
Getting started is easy. Give us a call, and we'll conduct a simple interview to learn about your favorite topics, authors and interests. We'll mail an eligibility form to your home or residence. Return it to us by mail. When we receive it, we'll select your items and send them to you in the mail. Click here to fill out an online request form for service.
In addition to our Homebound Services, those with vision problems may qualify to receive titles available through the Voices of Vision Talking books program. Call 800-426-0709 or visit them at www.illinoistalkingbooks.org.
Did you know you can manage your Messenger library account with Shoutbomb? Shoutbomb is a service that allows you to renew eligible items, see available holds, view overdue notifications and will alert you when items will be due soon via text messaging.
All you need to use this service are a mobile phone and wireless service that allows you to receive and send text messages. You don't need a smartphone to take advantage of this service. There is no charge for this service, but standard texting rates will be applied by your cell phone's service provider.
You will need the barcode number on the back of your library card and the PIN associated with your account. (If you don't know your pin, contact the circulation desk at 630-896-0240 for assistance). To sign up using your phone, send a text message to: firstname.lastname@example.org. In the body of the message type SIGN UP and then send your message. Shoutbomb will reply asking for your barcode, PIN and then your email addess. An email address is optional, so if you don't want to supply it type NONE.
T-Mobile users must add email@example.com as a contact to your phone's address book. When prompted to reply to a Shoutbomb automated message please use your phone's saved contact instead.