Today’s Monday Spotlight is a service provided by another governmental agency- Social Security Express! Social Security Express is a quick way to virtually meet many common social security needs. Apply for retirement or disability benefits, sort out card issues, estimate your benefits and more from home. Or, we have social security express bookmarked on all of the adult services computers for easy access at the library.
The book sale is back! Stop by the library entryway for a selection of used books. Didn’t find something the first time you looked at the book sale? Check in again, when books are sold new ones are added to the sale to take their place. Donate whatever you feel is a fair price for the books you take. All proceeds go to the Danville Library Foundation who supports library programing and projects.
Want a place to read the morning newspaper for free? Or somewhere with lots of outlets so that you can get some work from “home” done in a different setting. Welcome to one of the library’s newest spaces- the Newspaper Nook! The Stairwell on the first floor is now home to newspapers, our most popular magazines and seating with easy to access outlets and free Wi-Fi.
October 1 – November 30: Try-It! Illinois: The magical treasure-trove offered each fall and sponsored by the Illinois State Library is still available until the end of the month. Hundreds of databases are offered to try for free spanning all fields from Genealogy and history to business and science. Password is available at the Reference Desk. Call us at 217-477-5228. https://www.finditillinois.org/tryit/
Want to brush up on the Harry Potter books before Potterfest? You can read or listen to them all with no wait on Hoopla! In addition to the original seven novels hoopla also has the extended books like Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. hoopla even has all of the soundtracks to the movies to get you in the mood!
The library might be closed to the public on Saturday, but Hoopla is available 24/7.
October is medical literacy month! The library cares about all kinds of literacy, and health literacy is one of the most important. Merck Manuals are here to help! Want to know what all of the side effects of a prescription are? Merck has all of the frequently asked questions about a wide variety of drugs. Want to know how to put what you’re feeling into words? Merck has a dictionary of common symptoms, and suggests things to discuss with your doctor. Unsure about medical advice from friends or social media? Merck has expert facts and opinions on current medical topics.
Danville Public Library staff are not doctors and are unable to offer medical advice. We provide information from medical experts, but if you have concerns about your specific health needs only your doctor can diagnose and treat.