Library News

04/17/14

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:
Movies/TV: 2 or 3 days (most are 3 days)
Music Albums: 7 days
Audiobooks: 21 days
 
You’ll find hoopla on the library’s ebooks and download webpage. There you can get the app for your mobile device or go straight to the hoopla website. Create an account, enter your library and card number, and you’re on your way to experiencing all kinds of entertainment.  If you find you need help, just give us a call at 847-392-0100.
03/13/14

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

 

 
03/11/14

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03/10/14
 
Tax Forms & Resources
Tax day is April 15, 2014. Please visit our new tax webpage which shows what tax forms we have available at the library, whether they are on order, or if we are out. Links to popular tax forms available online as a PDF download are provided.  We also have a list of helpful tax-related phone numbers.
 
AARP Tax Assistance
Any taxpayer with low to medium income with special attention to those over 60 can get free tax preparation at the library from AARP tax aides. Register at 847-392-0100 or online for appointments on Monday mornings, February 10–April 14, in the library's Hendrickson Room.  Please bring last year's tax return to your appointment.  
 
02/26/14

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 

 

 
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.
 
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.
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.  
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.
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.