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American Library Association President Maureen Sullivan presented G. Victor Johnson with the ALA Trustee Citation, the highest honor given to public library trustees for distinguished service to library development. A longtime library leader, Vic served on the AHML Library Board of Trustees for 31 years and was president of both the North Suburban Library System Board of Directors and the ALA Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations. Currently, he teaches a library trustee orientation course at Dominican University in River Forest.

The award presentation was made at the ALA annual conference in Chicago, where Vic was also congratulated by AHML Trustee Deb Smart.

Library users living in the northern part of Arlington Heights now have the added convenience of returning their library items at book drops located at Camelot and Frontier Parks. In partnership with the Arlington Heights Park District, this pilot program will evaluate library service in this area and will continue through September 3.  It was initiated now to take advantage of the high traffic at the parks during the summer swim season and to save busy families from having to make an extra trip to the library.

All library items can be returned at our book drop outside at Camelot Park, located at 1005 E. Suffield, or Frontier Park at 1933 N. Kennicott.

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Drop by the library and see all the tech tasks you can now accomplish at our new SimpleScan Station near the Tech Help Desk. The station has free faxing capability replacing the fax service previously offered at the Checkout Desk. In addition to faxing, you can also scan documents, photos, and books to send to an e-mail address, save to a flash drive, send to our B&W and color printers, generate a QR code to download your scans to your smartphone, and even upload to your Google Drive account. Give it a try or feel free to drop by the Tech Help Desk and ask for a demonstration.


Congratulations to the prize winners at our Celebrate Your Library Day Open House. Prizes for these lucky AH cardholders were courtesy of the Friends of the Library:
iPad– Anna Lomeyko
Nooks–Edith Nagy and Michael Grafman
Barnes & Noble Gift Cards–Mark Hempel, Jennifer Lynn, Kristin Liegel, and Alan Camposagrado

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It was a grand night for showcasing the creativity of our local teens. Congratulations to our award-winning teen filmmakers in the 7th Annual Teen Film Fest that took place at the library on Friday, August 16. Twenty-six films were submitted and awards made in five different categories. There was a red carpet event for all the filmmakers before the film screening and even an after-party for teens to celebrate in the Hub when the film fest was over. 

Many thanks to our judges, Daily Herald film critic Dann Gire, Arts Commissioner Toni Higgins Thrash and Metropolis playwright Scott Woldman and also to our event partners, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre and the Arlington Heights Arts Commission.

Check out the winning films on our Teen page:

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Robert Kraybill for his film 'Ouija'

BEST MUSIC VIDEO: Lynnette Hartwell for her film 'One Way Ticket'

BEST ACTION VIDEO: Luke Mayo for his film 'Artifact'

BEST COMEDY: Abby Anderson for her film 'Alice the Fairy'

AUDIENCE FAVORITE: Robert Kraybill for his film 'Ouija'

BEST OVERALL: Riley Langefeld for his film 'Symphony'



Did you know that now you can check whether the library has a book while browsing Amazon and other websites by using our new "Check AHML" bookmarklet?  The bookmarklet lets you know whether a title is available at the library and checks all the editions of the title, not just the edition you're looking at.  Get the "Check AHML" bookmarklet, and simply drag the button to your browser's "bookmarks" bar. It's that easy!



The Japanese maple trees shown above were donated by the Friends of the Library in honor of Paula Moore for her exemplary service as Kids’ World manager and Executive Director from 1991–2012. You can see the trees on the north side of the library along Euclid Avenue.


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Thanks to the support of library users in the northern part of Arlington Heights, we have decided to continue the book drops at Camelot and Frontier Parks after a successful pilot program with the Arlington Heights Park District this summer. The Camelot Park book drop has been relocated to the south entrance of the tennis courts on N. Brighton Place due to construction. The Frontier Park book drop will remain at 1933 N. Kennicott.

Take a walk through the newly renovated library with this virtual tour.  It can assist you in planning your next trip to the library or help you locate the correct meeting room before you arrive.

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