What's Up at the Library?
The library is one of the participants in the village’s new Idle Free Arlington campaign initiated to educate and raise awareness about the importance of turning off your engine when you’re just sitting in your car. Read our latest Green Choices blog entry to get more information about this new initiative.
For the past 20 years, the library has set aside the month of May for displaying student artwork from all nine District 25 schools both in the gallery area and display cases on the first floor. The works highlight the art units and artistic techniques that students have learned throughout the current school year. Children enjoy bringing their families to the library to view their masterpiece and those of their classmates. We invite you to stop by this month and see the students’ accomplishments.
Alliant Credit Union Foundation generously donated the first four seasons of Biz Kid$ to the Kids’ World department at the library. Biz Kid$ is an Emmy Award winning public television series that teaches kids about making and managing money.
Pictured above are Alliant Credit Union Foundation Vice President Wayne Rosenwinkel and Arlington Heights Memorial Library Public Services Supervisor Tina Martin.
On Monday evening, May 7, the Board of Library Trustees appointed Jason Kuhl as AHML's new Executive Director, effective June 16, 2012. Jason is currently AHML’s Library Operations Director. Read the full press release.
The Arlington Heights Memorial Library was recently cited in the American Library Association’s national report, The 2012 State of America’s Libraries. Here is an excerpt from the article:
For 11 years, Library Journal's Movers & Shakers list has been spotlighting librarians and others in the library field who are doing extraordinary work to serve their users and to move libraries and library services forward. This year, Digital Services Manager Richard Kong made the list as one of the tech leaders of 2012.
Now you can print from anywhere using the library's new wireless printing service. Send us documents from your computer, your phone, your tablet, then come to the library to pick them up. It costs just 5¢ for a black & white page and 50¢ for a color copy.
Wednesday, January 18, marked the 125th anniversary of the incorporation of the village of Arlington Heights, and the library played a key role in the village's celebration festivities.
"We're honored to receive this award from the business community. We value our opportunity to partner with them," says Deb Whisler, Director of Communications and Marketing.
Whisler was also an honoree. She received the 2011 President's Award from outgoing president Cindee Manaves for her mentoring and continuing contributions to the Chamber of Commerce.
In the coming year, three library staff members will have leadership roles in the Chamber. IT Manager Mike Driskell joins the Board of Directors, Business Librarian Shannon Scanlan will be Co-Chair of the Chamber's Professional Women's Council and Lead Cataloger Jennifer Nitch continues as Chairman of the Young Professionals. We look forward to a great year and continuing a successful collaboration with the business community.
See Daily Herald article.
There’s always something new you can learn at the library. Recently, three generations of an Arlington Heights family –grandma Dolores, mom Kathy, and daughter Jennifer – participated in our Eco-friendly Floral Design workshop. Here’s what they had to say about their library learning experience: “As a family, we are truly grateful for all the amazing resources our library offers, such as the workshop we recently attended. It was a learning experience for three generations!” Check our calendar for all of our learning opportunities.