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Date and time: Tuesdays, through July 27, 10 a.m.–noon (Sign up for 15-minute session) Location: Kids' World Desk Young readers ages 5–8 are invited to practice their reading skills at the Library this summer. Come in and read to one of the Junior Library Volunteers. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
Date and time: Friday, June 11, 8–9:30 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Finals are over. You are looking for a release ... something different. We’ve got it for you, and you won’t stop moving once you get in the door at the Library’s first Techno Dance Party with magnetic new music handpicked by teens. We’ll be raffling off iTunes gift cards during the event. You’ve never seen the Library like this! For teens going into high school in the fall and older. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
Did you know that the Library subscribes to 911 different magazines? The current copies are located on the first floor in the News Stand by the cafe. You can find back issues on the second floor adjacent to the Shackley Room. All back issues can be checked out for one week and renewed for one week. Take a look at the complete list of magazines the Library subscribes to and the newest additions to the collection. We also have magazines for kids and parents in Kids' World and magazines for teens in the Teen area near the Checkout Desk.
Library volunteers Nancy Clancy and Joan Toomey joined Library staff member Carol Prescott in serving a free continental breakfast at Senior Health and Fitness Day at the Arlington Heights Senior Center. The breakfast was provided by the Library and the A.H. Park District. The Library also sponsored Fit Links classes taught by staff member Rose Osebold (pictured above with one group) and volunteer Joe Cesario.
Beginning June 1, the Library and its grounds will be smoke free. While smoking is currently not allowed in the Library, customers had been allowed to smoke outside of the building. This change is part of an update to the Library's Code of Conduct which was put in place to "provide and ensure a welcoming environment, including quiet areas for study and work." New signs indicating this change will go up on June 1 in the parking lots and near Library entrances.
Date and time: Saturday, June 12, 9:30–11:30 a.m. Location: Hendrickson Room South Have your resume reviewed by a senior-level employment professional and receive their personal help, suggestions and hints for improving your resume. Increase your professional presentation and enhance your job search activity with the one-on-one help of people who review resumes for a living. Resume improvement will focus on: Current preferred style Keyword friendly Targeted Focused accomplishments Clear and conscise Improved first impression Drop in.
The Library recently reached a new milestone. It was our all-time busiest year ever in the Library’s history – with more than 2.6 million items checked out and an average 2,600 visitors in our building a day. And that doesn’t include our customers using the bookmobile in 26 stops around the Village or attending our programs at the A.H. Senior Center.
On May 11, the annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon, funded by the Friends of the Library, was held to honor our dedicated group of library volunteers. We celebrated their combined contribution of 25,382 hours of service to the Library. What a difference our 248 volunteers make each day to help expand our services and add value to the lives of our residents! They work throughout the Library, on the bookmobile and at the Arlington Heights Senior Center. Volunteers assist staff with a mulitude of tasks, including helping out at library programs, staffing the Reading Room and teaching computer classes at the Senior Center, sorting books for the Friends' book sales and helping residents improve their English. We'd like to thank all of our volunteers for their many contributions.
Volunteers receiving special recognition for 500-9500 hours of service include John Ivory, Gene Taylor, Dorothy Roser, Sandy Kaempen, Stanley Stec, Pat Dennehey, Marsha Balster, Bonnie Romanowski, Cindy Viti, Dorothy Hlavacek, Tom Dooley, Florence Combs, Joan Toomey, Joe Cesario, Jerry Westfall, Nancy Clancy and Jack Muldoon.Special congratulations go to Joan Huff, our Volunteer of the Year. This is a one-time award that is given to the volunteer who has contributed the most hours during the previous year and who has not previously received it. Joan was awarded the Volunteer of the Year for her contribution of 495 hours of service to the Library in 2009.
Looking for Consumer Reports? You can browse the current issue and get product ratings and reviews on our website. Go to the Databases A-Z page in our Research section and then select Consumer Reports. A.H. cardholders will need their library cards to use this database outside the Library. If you have a card from another library, you can sign up for remote access at the Library's Welcome Desk.
In recognition of the first National Bookmobile Day in April, we celebrated all month long with a contest on the bookmobile. Entrants had to answer the question, "On average, how many miles does the bookmobile travel each week?" There were three age groups - adults, teens and kids - and the two closest answers in each group won the entrants a $15 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble. Pictured above are some of the winners with Bookmobile Specialist Jose Maldonado on the right. Also shown are Eric Lueck, Sky Findlay and Matthew Feinberg. Congratulations to all of our winners! By the way, the bookmobile travels 74 miles a week on average. Click here to see the bookmobile schedule and find the closest stop to your house.