Library News

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Crissy Barnat is the library's new Head of Circulation.  Crissy was previously the Head of Circulation Services at the Eola Road Branch of the Aurora Public Library.  We are thrilled to have her on our staff!  Her desk is right on the Main Level of the library so be sure to stop by and say hello!

chpl card new smallThe library has snazzy new library cards that come as a combo pack that includes a regular card and a key tag card that can fit on a key ring.

Card holders can swap out their old library card free by waiting for when their current card needs to be renewed or they can purchase one of the new cards for $1.00.

Please note that when you get a new library card, you will be getting a new barcode number.

If you prefer your existing card (and existing barcode), you're welcome to keep using it. Hope to see you soon!


You can now have 10 items checked out and 10 items on hold at a time when using the library's Media on Demand service. The limit used to be 5 items checked out and 5 items on hold.  So enjoy checking out more ebooks, eaudiobooks and streaming video than ever before!

Some new features were added to the SWAN Online Catalog, in the hopes of making your search experience easier:

  • Fiction/Nonfiction Facets - Now when you do a search in the catalog, you can limit your results to be either fiction or nonfiction.  This helps you weed out unwanted results to better find what you're looking for. Find the Fiction/Nonfiction limiter on the left-hand side of the search results page. Please be aware that this new limiter only applies to books and audiobooks, and not to any visual formats. Also note that poetry, plays, mythology, and folklore are all considered nonfiction.
  • Lexile Numbers Added - The Lexile level number has been added to many kid and teen books.  You will find this information in the book's record under Reading Level.  (Please be aware that the Lexile information is not available for every book, as not every book has been evaluated for this leveling system.  For more information about lexiles, please visit