What's Up at the Library?
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:
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.
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!
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.
We like to hear from our customers about the great experiences they have at the library, including the services they were surprised to find we offer. Read some of our favorite stories featured on our new testimonial webpage.
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.
Local middle school student Josh M. spent the day shadowing the library’s Information Technology department. Josh discovered what a career in Information Technology entails in a library setting. They were connected through the Young Entrepreneurs Academy.
This is an honor for not only our staff and the Library Board of Trustees, but also for you, our customers. Thank you for making us a 5-star library once again. See Library Journal's 2013 Index of Star Libraries.
Are you considering purchasing an eReader or tablet this holiday season? Stop by our Tech Bar and try out a variety of devices. AH cardholders can check out a Nook HD tablet or Nook Simple Touch eReader for two weeks. Once checked out, our Tech Help Desk can assist you in loading the titles of your choice from our 3M Cloud Library or OverDrive eBook collections.