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When the weather outside is frightful, get all your books and audiobooks from the comfort of your own home by downloading cloudLibrary. The cloudLibrary allows you to borrow and read eBooks and eAudiobooks from your local public library for free. This app includes a fully functional reader allowing library cardholders to read eBooks directly in the app, as well as bookmark and save the position of your book across devices.
Browse and check out eBooks and audiobooks from our cloudLibrary web portal or from your device.

Download the cloudLibrary app (iOS, Android, Nook HD/Samsung, Kindle Fire, Windows, ChromeOS)

Cloud Library support | Video Tutorial (with printable instructions)

Learn more about books, audiobooks, magazines and more available for download from the Arlington Heights Memorial Library here

Join us every Thursday evening for family fun. The theme changes weekly, but the family time together remains the same. Ages 0-6; siblings welcome. Space is limited; tickets are given on a first-come, first-served basis at the Kids' World Desk before each program begins.
Jammin' in My Jammies
Thursday, March 28, 6:30–7 p.m. / Lindsey Room
Put on your favorite PJs and get ready for fun.

AHML is ready for the snow! We have snow brushes available for check out.
They are on the rack with the umbrellas near the Express Reserve shelves.
Like the umbrellas in our collection, the loan period is one week.
The Library of Things at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library is a collection of unique items—from board games to wireless hotspots. The collection offers opportunities for learning, creating, and finding inspiration. Whether you want to explore new skills—or simply try something before you buy it—the Library of Things has something for you. Visit our display in the first floor Marketplace or go to ahml.info/lot to browse the collection and suggest items for the library to add.

Arlington Heights cardholders have access to Kanopy, a collection of over 30,000 films from over 1,000 top producers, such as Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, PBS, Media Education Foundation, Stanford Executive Briefings, New Day Films, Cohen Films, California Newsreel, Collective Eye and more. Sample feature film titles include Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon, Jean Cocteau’s Beauty and the Beast, Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times, and the documentary Grey Gardens.
Kanopy launches on average 500 new releases per month, ensuring the collection is fresh with the new content. You can watch up to eight videos per month and never need to place a hold. 
The link to Kanopy is on the library's Downloads page or you can bookmark http://ahml.kanopystreaming.com. Once you're there, click on the "Sign Up" link and create your profile (you'll be asked for you AHML card number).

If you're still looking for Valentine's Day gift ideas, look no further than our new Creativebug database. Creativebug provides access to more than 1,000 award-winning DIY classes that are perfect for any occassion. It is also a great resource for patterns, templates and recipes. From painted chocolate hearts to festive holiday cards, there is plenty to learn while using Creativebug, which is a must-have resource for DIYers of all ages. Find out more and beginning crafting today at ahml.info/onlinelearning.

Adults, Family
Instantly borrow free digital movies, music, eBooks, eComics and more, 24/7 with your library card and hoopla. Bringing you hundreds of thousands of movies, full music albums, audiobooks and more, hoopla offers Hollywood blockbusters to bestselling artists and authors – not just the hits, but the niche and hard-to-find as well.
Ready to get started? Click here to visit the Arlington Heights Memorial Library's hoopla collection.

Adults, Family
Our newest collection, the Library of Things, is full of the unexpected – from board games and guitar pedals to a sewing machine and wireless hotspots. The library has received many requests for non-traditional items in recent years, and this new collection allows customers even more ways to learn, create and save money at the library.
•              Capture your next snowboarding or snorkeling expedition with a GoPro.
•              Beachcomb on Lake Michigan with a metal detector.
•              Race your visiting cousin in Mario Kart with an extra Nintendo Switch Pro Controller.
•              Play new games like Code Names, Truth Bombs or Settlers of Catan
•              Keep your blades from dulling with a knife sharpener.
•              And so much more!
The Library of Things will continue to grow based on your feedback. Visit the display in the first floor Marketplace or browse the collection online and suggest items for us to add.


Looking for preschool or childcare information? Choosing the right preschool or childcare that fits your family’s needs is a big job. Whether you’re looking for all day childcare or a preschool, we can help.

Every January, the Arlington Heights Memorial Library hosts a Preschool and Childcare Information Night. Directors and teachers from Arlington Heights, as well as surrounding areas, gather to share information about their programs. Some even have summer camp options for school age children.
This year, we had 44 different facilities participate in our open house. If you were unable to join us, we have pamphlets and brochures from all the participants. Stop by the Kids’ World desk anytime to take a look at the Preschool and Childcare Information binder.

AARP Tax-Aide Program offers free help

The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program offers free tax preparation help at the library with special attention to those over the age of 50 who cannot afford a tax preparation service. This free service is offered through the AARP Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program. Appointments are required and run from early February through mid-April. Register for an appointment, in person at the Info Desk or call 847-392-0100, beginning Wednesday, January 2.

If you have broker statements, please make your appointment for late March or early April. All returns will be e-filed, and you will receive a paper copy of your return. If filing a joint return, both spouses must be present, or bring a signed Power of Attorney.

Bring the following items to your appointment:

• Picture ID and Social Security card, or SSA-1099. 

• Copies of all your W-2, 1099-INT, 1099-DIV, 1099-R, 1099-B forms for 2018.

• Copy of your 2017 federal and state income tax forms filed in 2018.

• Receipts and information for all planned itemized deductions (medical and dental expenses, taxes and interest paid, gifts to charities and other deductions). Total your receipts before coming.

• Real estate tax bills for property taxes paid in 2018.

• Closing statements for any real estate sold in 2018, including original cost of property and cost of any improvements.
• Social Security SSA-1099 for 2018.

• Railroad retirement forms for 2018, RRB-1099 and RRB-1099R.

• Any Affordable Care Act Forms (i.e. 1095).

• Check from your bank for possible direct deposit or direct debit information.

• If using Power of Attorney, you must bring a copy of the official form.

Adults, Seniors
Students from the local homeschool co-op H.E.A.R.T. recently created more than 150 personalized bookmarks for our Library Delivery Services, which takes books, and other library items, to Arlington Heights residents who are homebound and unable to visit the library in person. Sixteen students worked together to create the beautiful bookmarks including the Payne sisters of Arlington Heights. In a letter to the recipients, 9-year-old Adley Payne wrote:
Dear Reader,
My class made these bookmarks hoping they would add a little extra fun to our reading.
We like reading and the library too. Enjoy your book!
The Project Club Class at H.E.A.R.T. School
The bookmarks are already bringing joy to local residents who receive deliveries of books, movies and music from the library each month. If you or someone you know lives in Arlington Heights and is unable get to the library, we can bring the library to you. Learn more about Library Delivery Services.


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