you are considering a move to Elmhurst, it may interest you to know that the Elmhurst Public Library has, for the second year in a row, received 3 out of 5 stars and a national ranking in the annual review by Library Journal.  Only 262 libraries (of the 7,513 reviewed) merited this rating.  The Elmhurst Public Library placed 23rd in the nation, and 6th in Illinois in the $5-9.9M category.

In a flagging economy, a good and up-to-date library can be a huge aid to a wide range of people.  Students can do a lot of research that may not be available if they can’t afford a computer at home, or if the sources they need are only available in hard copy.  This applies to students of all stages, from elementary school through college, and even graduate school.  It also helps if a student has a computer, but is away from home and needs Wi-Fi.  The same benefits can be reaped, of course, by people in business, homemakers, seniors, etc.

Now that many people choose to read on Kindles, Nooks, and other electronic devices, the Elmshurst library offers downloadable ebooks, audio books, and videos. Anyone with a library card can use the services right from home. You can check the library website for all the particulars.

Young children can be brought to a love of reading and learning with a judicious use of library facilities.  At the same time, older siblings and parents can take advantage of a large collection of books, recordings, movies and other resources.  You can probably find self-education materials on almost any subject.

When Johnny or Janie come home and wails, “I have to have this project on Cookie Cutter Sharks done by day after tomorrow!” you’ll know right where to go.  While you’re there, don’t forget to pick up the latest book on your favorite subject.  Whether it’s a murder mystery, a comic book or the latest technology in rocket science, you can find it at the Elmhurst Public Library.

Come check out our Public Library, and see if you want to live in beautiful Elmhurst. To see what’s available in the DuPage County area, just call me, Tom Makinney, at our home office, (630) 567-5902, or check out my website.