Love Your Tech in 2022!

Did you receive a new device as a holiday gift, or upgrade with a great year-end deal? Maybe you've resolved to get more comfortable with technology in 2022. Your library is here to help!

In January, we're offering classes to help you get the most out of your technology, whether you're a beginner who wants to master the basics, or you want access to thousands of books, videos, music and more, 24/7 with your library card! Classes are taught by Digital Literacy Librarian Kenny Duray, and you can attend in-person or online. Click the class link to register, or call the Adult Services department.


Beginner Basics

Don't know how to use a computer, tablet or smartphone? Have questions about your device, or another tech-related topic? Our Tech With Kenny classes are for you! Classes are held Wednesday mornings from 10-11 a.m. Each session includes a half-hour lesson, followed by a half hour for Q&A and practice time.

January 5: Using The Mouse and Keyboard - learn basic mouse controls and keyboard keys

January 12: The Internet - learn about browsers, how to search, create a bookmark, and tips for online safety

January 19: Email - Learn to create an email account, send an email, and attach to an email

January 26: File Management - Learn to organize your files for easy access later



Your Library On The Go!

ebook and headphonesCheck out and download books, video, music and more, any time, any place, with your library card! Learn about our digital library apps and discover the fun and convenience of ebooks, eaudiobooks, digital video, magazines and newspapers. Classes are held Monday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m., in person or online.

January 10: AAPLD Library Apps - Learn about the services you can access through our apps, plus how to install and use them.

January 17: Downloading Ebooks and Audiobooks - Ebooks and eaudiobooks are convenient, portable, and perfect for travel, commuting, or enjoying from the comfort of home.

January 24: Downloading Movies and TV Shows -  Stream movies and TV shows, documentaries, indie hits, and selections from around the world, including shows from the popular BBC and Acorn TV networks.

January 31: Downloading Magazines and Newspapers -  Find your favorite magazines and newspapers, including international publications, in multiple languages.


Home Delivery Service Brings the Library To You

Do you or a loved one enjoy reading, but aren’t able to come to the library because of illness, disability or lack of transportation? Let Algonquin Area Public Library District’s Home Delivery Service bring the library to you each month!

Give us a list of specific book titles you’d like, or if you’re not sure, we are happy to do the selecting for you. Let us know your favorite authors and the types of books you most enjoy, and once a month, you’ll receive a bag of hand-selected materials based on your preferences. If you are interested, we can provide large print, and audiobooks. In addition to books, we can also provide movies, TV series, music CDs and magazines.

If you enjoy crafting, we will also bring you a take-and-make craft kit from our Makerspace, delivered with your library items. A Home Delivery Service specialist brings all this, plus a smile, right to your door.

Signing up is easy and the service is free! AALPD cardholders can apply for Home Delivery Services online, or pick up a paper application at the Adult Services desk. If you need a library card, we can verify that you live in our district and issue one for you. (If you don’t live in our district, most libraries offer home delivery service for their cardholders.) Your Home Delivery Service will begin the following month.

Questions? Stop by or call the Adult Services desk at 847-458-6060, x-143.