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We're responding to the changing ways that you are using the library. Our renovation project is about to get underway, and you will see some big changes as we create new spaces and services to reflect your changing needs. Find out more about the upcoming project on this video by Executive Director Jason Kuhl or read about it here.

 



Library News

A.H. cardholders can now check out an iPad to use in the library. Check them out at the Computer Help Desk for two hours at a time on a first-come, first-served basis. Each iPad will come loaded with apps to help you browse the Internet, read eBooks, play games, check on the latest news stories, create presentations and documents, watch videos, and learn new skills.



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.

Click on the links below to reserve a copy of Biz Kid$ from our catalog.
Biz Kid$ – Season 1
Biz Kid$ – Season 2
Biz Kid$ – Season 3
Biz Kid$ – Season 4




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:
 
A 2010 national study by OCLC (Online Computer Library Center) indicated that 4.4 million economically impacted Americans used the library for essential job-related activities…Case in point: Arlington Heights (Ill.) Memorial Library. Meeting the needs of job seekers and entrepreneurs can be difficult with decreased local and state funding. Arlington Heights Memorial Library has been able to expand services through the support of community partners such as the Rotary Club, which has given the library grants totaling $8,000 since 2010. The wide range of job search resources and services includes a professional consultant that comes twice a week to review résumés, with appointments booked up to a month in advance. The local Chamber of Commerce recognized the library as the 2011 Business of the Year for its invaluable contributions to the business community. Read the entire article here.



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.
 
Read about his technology innovations, including launching the Studio, our new digital media lab.
 
Congratulations to Richard!



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.
 
Learn more about this convenient new service.
 

 




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.
 
Thanks to the efforts of Local History and Genealogy Librarian Michael Mulholland and IT Manager Mike Driskell, an antiqued facsimile of the incorporation papers was displayed at the event. The two library staff members traveled to the Cook County archives in Chicago to scan the incorporation document which was then printed on paper that looks like parchment.
 
Pictured above at the celebration are Executive Director Paula Moore, Michael Mulholland, Mayor Arlene Mulder, Friends of the Library President Stephen Diedrich, Communications and Marketing Director Deb Whisler, and Mike Driskell.
 
Library staffers Deb Whisler and Mike Driskell were appointed to the Quasquicentennial Committee. The Friends of the Library are also supporting the effort through their purchase of two street banners and a decorated "train" to be displayed this summer at the library. Look for special historical programs this year as well that are funded by the Friends.
 
Link to Daily Herald article about the event.


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6.012 Patron-Generated Content

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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