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These days everyone’s looking for free – or at least low cost. We’re all looking for ways to make our dollar farther or maybe not even need to spend a dollar at all! This is where the library comes in. We are the home of free and low cost entertainment.
DVDs are a good place to start if you’re looking for low cost. Are you a “Downton Abbey” fan? We own the entire series. Want to watch the 4th season of “Castle,” the TV show? We have 3 copies. And if you want to have a marathon, we also own the other 3 seasons as well! These DVDs are available for a $1 rental for 2 weeks since these sets have more than 3 discs.
The fees mentioned for the above titles are for adult DVDs. All the children’s DVDs are free! This includes lots of Disney titles like “The Little Mermaid,” and “Brave” as well as titles from other studios like “The Lorax.” We have educational children’s DVDs, too, like the non-fiction, “African Cats” or “Addition” a sing-a-long DVD that helps 6 to 9 year-old students with math.
What about starting a low-cost holiday tradition and watch Academy Award winners? Revisit your own childhood– watch the Academy Award winners from when you were growing up. The $1 fee plus the cost of grocery store popcorn certainly beats local movie theatre prices. Best of all your kids can tease you about the hairdos and clothes!
For the younger ones, the Disney interactive books are available for download! These books can now be downloaded to iPads. In fact, you’ll find that many of our download titles now operate on better terms with Apple products. If you’re having trouble, call us at 630-961-4100, ext. 2201 and we’ll try to help you over the phone.
Speaking of downloads, we recently increased the number of additional copies we’ll buy for our downloadable titles based on the number of holds. We listened to the comments from discouraged library members who had to wait a long time for their hold. Try again now that we’re adding to that collection.
There’s no need to worry about finding entertainment sources this holiday season. Come to one of our three buildings - Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave.; Naper Boulevard Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd. or 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr. – and pick up a video. Or visit our website, www.naperville-lib.org, and download an e-book, e-audiobook, video or e-music. The Naperville Public Library is the home of free and low cost entertainment.
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About the Naperville Public Library
The Naperville Public Library serves a population of more than 142,000 at the Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave., the Naper Boulevard Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd., the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr.; and our website, www.naperville-lib.org. The Library’s collection of more than 830,000 items includes magazines, newspapers, large-type books, CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, books on CD, eBooks, downloadable audio books, music and movies; online resources, and, of course, books. The Naperville Public Library supports all residents of Naperville in their lifelong pursuit of learning, enjoyment and inspiration by providing excellence in public library services, resources and programs. For more information visit www.naperville-lib.org.