Library is offering online help with homework and job search
The library is offering homework help (HelpNow) and job search assistance (JobNow) through the Online Resources page on our website. Click here to check out our Online Resources page.
HelpNow from Brainfuse is an all-in-one suite of tutoring services designed for a wide range of academic needs, whether it’s tackling a tough homework problem, mastering a particular topic, or writing a paper.
JobNow from Brainfuse offers assistance with building a resume, interview skills and career planning. The most useful feature of the service are the online coaches and experts to review resume submissions, practice mock interviews and discuss your career options over live chat.
Holiday Portraits November 28 and 29
Imagine a photo of your family gathered before the fireplace or in front of a beautiful tree. COVID-19 is affecting many holiday gatherings this year, so keeping in touch with holiday cards or a framed photo is especially important. The Evergreen Park Library Foundation will be offering two portrait sessions with photographer Jenna Harte-Wisniewski. The portrait sessions will take place in the library's festively-decorated Reading room on November 28 from 10 am to 4 pm and November 29 from noon to 4 pm. Pets are allowed on November 29.
For a $25 donation to the library foundation, you will receive as many professional digital photos as 20 minutes allows saved to your flash drive.
Sessions fill up fast. Starting November 1, schedule your holiday portrait set by calling 708-422-8522 to reserve your time. The Evergreen Park Public Library is located at 9400 S. Troy Ave.
Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence
The Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence poster exhibit is at the library. The Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) and the National Portrait Gallery have joined forces to bring you this exhibit celebrating the centennial of the 19th Amendment that secured women's voting rights in the United States. Votes for Women explores the complexity of the women's suffrage movement and the relevance of this history to Americans' lives today.
Click here to view the exhibit online or stop in before the end of November to view it at the library.
Check out a hotspot and take the Internet home! View the Mobile Hotspot Lending Policy.
What You Need to Know
The Evergreen Park Public Library mobile hotspot is an easy-to-use, Wi-Fi hotspot that keeps your tablet, laptop, and up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices connected to the Internet simultaneously.
How do I check out the device?
Stop by the Evergreen Park Public Library to check it out just like any other item.
Who can check out this device?
You must be 18 years or older with a valid Evergreen Park Public Library card in good standing (fees under $5).
How long can I keep it?
You can borrow it for 7 days. The overdue fine for a hotspot is $2 per day, not to exceed $10. Service will be deactivated after 3 days overdue.
Can I reserve a hotspot?
Yes. Hold requests may be placed on hotspots and become available on a first-come/first-served basis like all library materials. Borrower has 3 days from the date of notice of availability to pick up the hotspot.
Can I use the hotspot outside of the US?
No, the hotspots only work in the US.
Can I use the hotspot to send/receive text messages?
No. Texting/SMS messaging is not available.
How do I return it?
Hotspots can only be returned at the Circulation Desk, not in the book drop.
How do I renew it?
Hotspots cannot be renewed.
How much does it cost?
Borrowing and using the device is $5 for 7 days. Your library account will be charged for damaged or replacement equipment as follows:
What information about my Internet usage, if any, is tracked by the library or the service provider?
Can reciprocal borrowers check out a hotspot?
Our hotspots are available only for Evergreen Park Public Library cardholders.