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Hoopla, a new online checkout service available at Arlington Heights Memorial Library, is revolutionizing the way libraries provide access to the newest titles or hottest TV shows and movies. Read all about it in this June 25 Chicago Tribune article.
 
Learn how to access hoopla.

Interested in learning how to use hoopla? The library will offer four classes in July and August with the next class on Wednesday, July 16, 10:30-11 a.m.  Visit the AHML calendar to register beginning July 1.
 
 



One of our goals at the library is to always strive to be the go-to place for residents to learn the tech skills they need for business, school and home. We are pleased to announce the pilot introduction of Treehouse, a new online resource for learning advanced tech skills such as coding, web design and app development. A.H. cardholders will be able to enroll in any of eight different tech tracks that can ultimately give the user the ability to create an online portfolio to show to potential employers.  Learn more about Treehouse here and get started today.
 


 
Congratulations to the Battle of the Recorded Bands contest song and prize winners. We had a number of bands who recorded songs in the library’s digital studio. The voting was close, but the winning song was Blame it on the Rain by Hannah K., Anna M. and Carly B. of the band Come February. Come February will receive Guitar Center gift cards and have been invited to play a live set at the library in July at the teen PaJAMa Jam Friday, July 18.
 
Thanks to the Guitar Center of Arlington Heights for teaching free teen music classes and for their generous prize donations. The winners of the Guitar center prizes are:
• Guitar and Guitar Stand: Carly B.
• Ukulele: Jared K.
 

(Pictured: Teen Advisor Evan Mather, Carly B., Guitar Center teacher Brandt Miller and Jared K.)

 


 
At the annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon, funded by the Friends of the Library, we get an opportunity to express our thanks to our amazing volunteers. The luncheon is also a time for us to recognize volunteers for their many hours and years of service. Pictured above are some of the volunteers who received service awards for volunteering from 500 hours up to 14,500 hours and from 3 years to 30 years here at the library. Also pictured is our Volunteer of the Year, Mark Ostrand, who contributed 410 hours of service last year.
 
Our volunteers are hard at work all over the library, at the Senior Center and on the bookmobile. We can't thank them enough for the valuable services they provide to us and to everyone who uses the library.



If you missed the State of the Village event held at the library on April 30, you can now watch the video of the presentation. Residents had the opportunity to hear from the park district, local school districts, the library and also the mayor, Tom Hayes, about highlights of the past year and details for what lies ahead. The presentation is also being broadcast this week on Channel 6 on WideOpenWest, Channel 17 on Comcast and Channel 99 on U-Verse. You can also read more about the event in this Daily Herald article.
 


Need to learn a new language? Want to refresh the language skills you already have? The library is pleased to now offer A.H. cardholders access to Pronunciator, a new tool for learning languages. With 80 foreign languages to choose from, Pronunciator offers users a full range of services, including interactive language lessons, virtual conversations, quizzes, downloadable MP3s and an available app. It also offers a large ESL curriculum in 50 different languages to help learn and improve English language skills.  Learn more

 

 



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Leave the winter blahs behind by learning something new.  Want to start your own business? Need to learn how to use Quickbooks for your job? Or maybe you just want to learn how to play the guitar. Our Learn4Life online classes can help you do all of this and more for free.These six-week classes are instructor-led with assignments, tests and discussions for subjects ranging from certificate health programs to college prep to tech topics. A.H. cardholders can take up to five classes per year.  Learn more 

 

 



The Arlington Heights Memorial Library is featured in the December 12 Chicago Tribune article, "Beyond the stacks: Libraries reinvent themselves for the 21st century." The article highlights many of the ways our library has redesigned its spaces and services for the way our customers are using the library. In its mention of AHML offering over 50 tech classes each month, Executive Director Jason Kuhl says, "It's more about learning the tool than just providing the tool." It reflects the commitment we've made to continue to respond to the changing needs of our residents in the most relevant ways. Read the entire article.


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For the sixth consecutive year, AHML has received a five-star rating in Library Journal's national rating of public libraries. Five stars is the highest rating that a library can receive and a recognition achieved by only 1% of the nation's libraries. Star ratings are based on the annual number of library visits, circulation, program attendance and public Internet computer use.

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.

 


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04/27/2011
The Library offers various venues in which patrons can contribute content that is accessible to the public.  These include, but are not limited to, blogs, reviews, forums, and social tagging on the Library’s website and catalog.  Any instance in which a patron posts written or recorded content to any of the Library’s venues that are accessible to the public is considered “patron-generated content” and is subject to this policy.
 
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