Have you used your library card today?
September is National Library Card Sign-Up month, and this is the 12th anniversary of the Wauconda Area Library's partnership with the business community. Approximately 165 library district businesses are partnering with the library to give you more ways to save with your library cards!
Show your Wauconda Area Library card at one of the participating businesses to enjoy freebies or discounts during the entire month of September.
In this tough economy, public libraries are used more than ever, and our library is no exception. Your library card is your ticket to opportunity - what other card in your wallet gives you free access to books, movies, music, magazines, the Internet, cultural and entertainment programs and all sorts of other resources that can change your life - or just make it a little more fun?
Checkout and SPIN is Back!
When you checkout 10 items at the Circulation Desk or 5 items at the self-checkout machine, you can SPIN the wheel for great prizes from our local business partners, including:
- Culvers token for a free scoop of ice cream
- Noodles & Company coupon
- $2 added to your Library Card to print, copy, fax, or scan
- Library fine waiver
- Cozy Corner Cafe beverage coupon
- Free book or library lunch bag
- And more!
Read more about Library Card Sign-Up Month and other programs happening this fall in the Focus newsletter and take a look below at some ot the great ways to put your library card to good use!
IT OUT! High-quality color or black-and-white copies and printouts!
IT OUT! Sign up for Library ELF - a FREE email and text message reminder service
Are you keeping track of all your family's
Would you like email reminders before your
library items are due?
Try our new
Library ELF Alert Service!
Library ELF is a free, web-based service for keeping
track of your library items, including what's due, overdue,
and ready for pickup. You can also use this service to
track one or more accounts in one place.
Library ELF is great for
families or anyone else who would like reminders before an
item is due.
Since the library began offering this service in 2007, 6410 individuals or families have signed up for Library ELF and have received about 35,000 pre-due or over-due reminders!
With Library ELF you
- receive free due date reminders
when you want them; for example, you could get a notice one
week before an item is due, then every day until it is
- view due dates in a convenient
- get notices as email, cell phone
text message or RSS feeds
- consolidate your accounts from
several different libraries
- consolidate the library accounts
of family members
an account today
To sign up, go
to the Library
ELF signup page for the Wauconda Area Library and follow
the instructions. Enter your name, email address,
library card number, and PIN as specified. If you do not
have a PIN, please stop by the Circulation Desk at the library
to set one up.
IT OUT! Enjoy the convenience and privacy of
Easy, Fast, and Convenient!
In a hurry? Long
lines at the Circulation desk? Use the self-checkout
station located just left of the exit doors. All you
need is your library card in good standing and the books,
DVD’s, or CD’s you want to checkout. It’s as easy as
- Scan your library card barcode,
which is located on the back of your library card.
- Scan the barcode on the item you
are checking out.
- Desensitize your items.
Instructions are located at the self-checkout station that
show you exactly how to do this.
A receipt will print out at the end of your transaction.
It shows what items were checked out and when they are due
back at the library.
Join the hundreds of
other users who the enjoy the same empowerment, convenience, and privacy of self-service
at ATM's and stores such as Walmart, Jewel, and
If you have any
questions or need assistance,
the Circulation Desk staff
is always happy to help.
Wauconda Area Library 801 N. Main St. Wauconda , IL 60084 847-526-6225