Check out our expanding adult graphic novel collection. We have all your favorite genres from mystery to memoir. New to graphic novels? Ask a librarian for recommendations!

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Hoopla is a downloading service that offers access to movies, television shows, music, audiobooks - and comic books, too! Located under the Downloads/eBooks tab on the library's website (, it's available to residents of Alsip, Merrionette Park and Garden Homes. (You must have a current AMPL card that begins with 2114500. . . )  You can also access the site through Simply select Log In. and Sign Up Now!  Contact the Adult Services Department at 708.926.7024 for additional information.

Sign up for our Online Book Club and get a chapter each weekday! Dear Reader also offers a monthly SelectReads eNewsletter with listings of the latest books in your area of interest.

Grab your mobile device, and try our new BookMyne app to search the SWAN catalog for library materials, or to check your AMPL account.  If you have an iPhone or iPad, you can find BookMyne in the Apple App Store. For most other phones and tablets, get the Android app from Google Play. On your hand-held device, you'll find BookMyne easier to manipulate than the web-based version of SWAN for computers. Try these step-by-step instructions, or consult the Adult Services Department for assistance at 708.926.7024.