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Meet Our Genealogy & Local History Specialist

October is Family History Month, which means now is the perfect time to start researching your family tree. If you ever feel overwhelmed or get stuck during the process Gretchen, WPL’s Genealogy & Local History Specialist, can help! Get to know Gretchen a little better below, and don’t forget to visit our Genealogy and Local History pages to learn about the many ways the library can assist you with your research.


Audiobook Appreciation Month

Audiobooks are a wonderful way to consume books, whether on the go or relaxing at home. For Audiobook Appreciation Month, we wanted to highlight some of the ways you can access audiobooks through WPL.

Meet Our New Business & Career Specialist

Ready to start your side hustle? Looking to switch career paths? Meet Tricia, WPL’s new Business & Career Specialist! As the Business & Career Specialist, Tricia handles all things Ignite, our approach to providing resources and programs for business, career, and lifelong learning. Get to know Tricia a little better below, and don’t forget to stay up-to-date with all things Ignite by signing up for our newsletter.


National Library Week

There's More to the Story 

Join us in the annual celebration of libraries, their workers, and the many services they provide during National Library Week (April 23 – 29)! There is so much more to the story when it comes to libraries and what they offer, and this year’s NLW theme is all about that.

New Database Added

Just added! Consumer Health Complete is a new resource you can access from anywhere with your library card. Find authoritative information on health and wellness topics, prescription and over the counter drugs, and natural and alternative treatments. Whether you are looking to learn more about medical topics or completing a research project, you’ll find what you need. 

Don't forget to check out our Database page to see our full list of database offerings! 

Introducing Hybrid Programs

This March, WPL will start to offer some programs in a hybrid format with an in-person presenter and both in-person and virtual participants via Zoom. The library is very excited to have our patrons engage with programs again in-person!

What is hybrid programming?

Hybrid programming is where a program has an in-person presenter and audience, as well as a virtual audience. During the in-person program, library staff will stream the presentation via Zoom so audience members who would prefer to watch from home can do so.

Do you Roku?

The library recently added new content to our Rokus! Watch shows and movies on popular platforms like the Amazon Prime Channel, Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and Apple TV+. You’ll also be able to access over 1,000 movies through our Roku’s Vudu Channel. Please note a TV with HDMI and wireless internet at home are required to use the Roku.

Yep, you read that right! Watch shows like Bridgerton, Ted Lasso, and more with our newly refreshed Rokus.  

National Library Week

National Library Week (April 3 – 9) is a yearly celebration of libraries, the many services they offer, and their workers. This year’s theme is “Connect with Your Library,” which highlights libraries as a place to get connected to technology through broadband, computers, and other resources. Beyond technology, libraries offer many ways to connect through community, classes, clubs, books, and more. See below for some ways you can celebrate National Library Week with WPL, and for a list of tech resources and services we offer. 

Teen Library Council

Students in grades 6 – 12 can earn service hours at the library by joining our Teen Library Council! Our Teen Library Council meets monthly to discuss library and community projects, help plan programs, recommend books, and much more.

To register for an upcoming meeting, visit our online calendar. We ask that you fill out our Teen Library Council Application before attending your first meeting.

Questions? Give us a call at 630-868-7524.

AtoZ Maps

The library recently added AtoZ Maps to our database collection! AtoZ Maps is a great tool, whether you need it for a school project, or you're curious about the world now or in the past. Browse historical or current maps, flags of the world, and even try a few geography games. 

Curious what other databases the library has available? Browse our full database list.