Library News


Looking for your copy of our latest newsletter? Read it online
02/26/14

Looking for your copy of our latest newsletter?  Residents should receive the library's March-April issue of the newsletter in the mail within the next day or two, but it can also be viewed on our website.
 

Tales for Tots at Mariano’s Fresh Market - Mar 21
02/11/14

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.

 
Date and time: Friday, March 21, 10 a.m.
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.

Get Cozy and Read
01/01/14

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.  

AHML featured in Chicago Tribune article, "Beyond the Stacks"
12/14/13

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.

Thank you for making us a 5-star library for the sixth year in a row!
11/08/13
 
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.

 

Try out an eReader and more at the library's Tech Bar
11/02/13

Are you considering purchasing an eReader or tablet this holiday season? Stop by our Tech Bar and try out a variety of devices.  AH cardholders can check out a Nook HD tablet or Nook Simple Touch eReader for two weeks.  Once checked out, our Tech Help Desk can assist you in loading the titles of your choice from our 3M Cloud Library or OverDrive eBook collections.  

Log in to your account before you register for programs
11/01/13

We’re listening. Based on feedback from you, we’ve made our online program calendar more user-friendly and have added convenient features to your online account. Now you can keep track of all your program registrations in one convenient location. Before you register, be sure to log in to your account. When you're finished, you’ll be able to view a list of your registrations by clicking on Program Registrations on your account page.

 

Have you had a great experience at the library? Tell us about it.
09/30/13

We like to hear from our customers about the great experiences they have at the library, including the services they were surprised to find we offer. Read some of our favorite stories featured on our new testimonial webpage.
 
We'd love to hear from you. Tell us about a great experience you had at the library, or something new you discovered that the library has to offer. Share your experience with us here.

Take Our eBooks and eReaders Survey
09/17/13

Do you use eBooks or eReaders? If so, please fill out our survey. We would like to hear from you. 
 

Book Drops at Camelot and Frontier Parks Continued, Camelot Book Drop Is Relocated
09/12/13

Thanks to the support of library users in the northern part of Arlington Heights, we have decided to continue the book drops at Camelot and Frontier Parks after a successful pilot program with the Arlington Heights Park District this summer. The Camelot Park book drop has been relocated to the south entrance of the tennis courts on N. Brighton Place due to construction. The Frontier Park book drop will remain at 1933 N. Kennicott.