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Heading out soon for your summer vacation? A.H. cardholders can choose from over a hundred different magazine titles and have them delivered right to their PC or mobile device for free by using Zinio, the library's digital magazine service. Better still, there's no due dates or borrowing limits to worry about.  Visit our eBooks and Downloads page to learn more about using Zinio or we'll show you how at one of our tech skills sessions:
Zinio: Digital Magazines for Your Tablet and Computer
Dates and Times: Thursday, July 25, 9:30–11 a.m. or Monday, August 19, 1:30-3 p.m.
Location: Training Center
A.H. Cardholders Only

Drop by the Teen DIY exhibit in the Marketplace Exhibit area and see the imaginative creations made by teens in the Hub, featuring artwork, collages and DIY projects. Our Teen Services staff offers many hands-on opportunities for creative exploring using STEAM topics (Science, Technology, Engineering Arts and Mathematics) in an engaging way. 

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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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Enter our drawing to be featured in your own READ poster in Kids' World. Stop by Kids' World or email your name, age, and phone number to sgrandt@ahml.info by July 31 to enter. Winners get a copy to keep for themselves.


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.

Check out our new location for community information just inside the Dunton Street entrance on the wall near the Cardinal Room. We have many free community resources available to our customers such as consumer information, local bus schedules, and publications like the Windy City Times and Senior News.

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Today the library hosted a tour for 65 area library directors and staff to show how our redesigned spaces and services are a direct result of responding to the new ways our residents are using the library. If you know a local group that would like a similar tour of the library, please call Deb Whisler, Director of Communications and Marketing, at 847-506-2613.

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Walk, ride, or skip to the library to join us for a day of old-fashioned summer fun! Qualified bicycle technicians from Village CycleSport in Arlington Heights will be on hand to give your bike a safety check, offering minor repairs on-the-spot and recommendations for further maintenance. Family activities will include bubbles, sidewalk chalk, a bean bag toss, and other childhood favorites. For families. 
Date and time: Saturday, June 22, 1:30-3 p.m.
Location: Library Parking Lot
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Are you interested in creating a marketing video for your small business? We can help!  Contact Business Services Librarian Shannon Scanlan at sscanlan@ahml.info, or Business Services Advisor Julie Kittredge at jkittredge@ahml.info. Check out the new spotlight video created for local business, Paper Crown.Gallery. Learn more about our services for small businesses on our Business page.

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