What's all the hoopla about hoopla? Hoopla is a new digital media service that allows A.H. cardholders to borrow free digital video, music and audiobooks. It offers access to thousands of titles, available for instant streaming or temporary download to a smartphone, tablet or computer. There’s no waiting to borrow and hoopla digital’s automatic return eliminates all late fees. Highlights include:
- A.H. cardholders may borrow up to eight items per calendar month.
- Titles can be streamed or downloaded for a specific period of time and are automatically removed from your device when they expire.
- You can view/listen to items as many times as you'd like within the borrowing period.
- Borrowing limits are as follows:
Music Albums: 7 days
Audiobooks: 21 days
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
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
Bring your preschooler to our next Tales for Tots storytime at Mariano’s Fresh Market. We'll be reading Fran's Flower by Lisa Bruce. This storytime is for children ages six and under.
Location: Mariano's Fresh Market, 802 E. Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights
Register at the Mariano's customer service desk or call 847-253-5439. Sign up today! Space is limited.
The library is the perfect place on a snowy winter's day. Grab a magazine or newspaper and warm up by our cozy fireplace, generously funded by the Friends of the Library. While you're here, browse the Marketplace collection and see what's new and trending in the new year.
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.
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.