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Why do I need multiple accounts for books and eBooks?

In addition to books, DVDs and CDs, we offer eBooks, audiobooks, and online music and video titles. We subscribe to eBooks, audiobooks, and music and video through partnerships with various companies that host these titles. Each partner requires a separate account to use its service.

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Downloadable Books, Music and Videos

Q: I’ve never downloaded a book before. Where do I start? There are four types of electronic media you can download: eBooks, in Adobe ePub, Adobe PDF and Kindle formats. An eBook is text you read on a computer or mobile device. Audiobooks, in WMA and MP3 formats. Audiobooks are sound files you play on […]

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Awesomely Odd Books for Teens

Weird Picture of People in Witch Costumes in 1978

With cold in the air and ads everywhere for Halloween costumes and party supplies, you might be in the mood to read something a little strange. I've got five books for your weird mood, featuring strange characters - the sort of characters that would be (and in some cases are) at home in a sideshow, mad scientists or […]

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Dancing Through Books

dancer's feet in tondue

When I was young, I dreamed of being a ballerina. Not in a casual way-- was serious about it. (And by serious, I mean sort of a little bit obsessed.) And to this day, I will immediately grab any book that is a tiny bit about dance. Pointe shoe on the cover? Done. Street dancers mid leap? […]

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Celebrate Banned Books Week

We're celebrating the freedom to read with events across the city during Banned Books Week, September 21-27. This year's focus is on banned and challenged comic books and graphic novels. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) has released a free Banned Books Week Handbook to help fight censorship and…

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Roden Branch Makes Kids Informational Books Easier to Find

At the Roden Branch, we recently rearranged our informational books for kids to make it easier for our younger readers to find something good to check out. We've separated these books into three different areas based on reading level: Early, Beginning Reader and Elementary. Now it's easy to find nonfiction picture books. Our new arrangement…

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More Than 60,000 Children Read 1.5 Million Books As Part of Rahm’s Readers

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Library Commissioner Brian Bannon announced today that 60,232 children and young teens read more than 1,505,807 books as part of Rahm’s Readers, the Chicago Public Library’s summer reading program. “Reading provides children with a window to the world and a door to their imagination, and Rahm’s Readers encourages children and their…

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Books Meet March Madness

Rooster standing on a fence

March is almost upon us, and that means spring is just around the corner. For many that means the NCAA is gearing up for its big annual single-elimination basketball tournament. Not into basketball, you say? Not to worry. The online news magazine The Morning News has cleverly put together a friendly competition that has, for […]

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