Library News

07/29/11

On Friday, July 29, Farm Bureau members from Cook and Kendall counties toured the library with State Representative David Harris as part of the Farm Bureau's Adopt-A-Legislator program.
 
Farmers from rural areas are matched with city and suburban legislators and visit their districts to learn about the important issues for cities and suburbs. Legislators like Representative Harris then visit the rural districts for farm tours to learn about the issues facing farmers.
 
In addition to the library, the tour also included Village Hall, the downtown business area, Tuscan Market, Metropolis and the Backstretch at Arlington Park. According to Representative Harris, the library was chosen for the tour because "it is one of the leading libraries in the state," and he wanted to showcase the Business Center, a "great resource for the community."
07/05/11

The library's Flinstone mobile with Fred, Wilma, Barney, Betty and members of the Royal Order of Water Buffalos won first place for creativity (non-commercial category) in the July 4 parade. This is the fifth year that we can claim this distinction thanks to the talents of Information Technology Manager Mike Driskell and his family and friends who built the float.
 
Also participating in the parade was the bookmobile along with a group of our junior library volunteers, staff members and Trustee G. Victor Johnson. Our thanks to the Friends of the Library once again for generously funding the float and giveaways.
 
View more photos of the parade.
06/13/11
Thanks for helping others see the world more clearly by bringing in your used eyeglasses for our recent recycling event. Pictured with some of the 330 pairs of eyeglasses is St. Viator student and EYEsee rep Evelina Wozniak. The EYEsee organization facilitates the distribution of eyeglasses to third world countries through overseas medical missions.

The Library is continuing to collect small electronics for recycling -  list of accepted items.

05/20/11
Dryden School's "World of Work" program had fifth-grade students TJ and Kevin working at our drive-up window and Jessica and Colette shelving books in Kids' World. AHML was one of 26 AH locations welcoming students to get "hands on" work experience in their community.
 
05/02/11
On Sunday, May 1, recently retired Library Trustee Dick Frisbie was the guest of honor at a party sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Friends members, library staff and trustees, and village mayor, trustees and manager joined Frisbie family members and friends to celebrate Dick's historic 44-year tenure on the Board of Library Trustees.
 
A highlight of the event was Dick Frisbie's remarks which we share with you in this YouTube video filmed by his granddaughter, Nora Malone. Library Director Paula Moore and Paul Frisbie, Dick's son, also spoke.
04/26/11
It was May of 1967 when Dick Frisbie became a library trustee. On April 21 he retires after 44 years of serving on the Board of Library Trustees. He is the longest serving library trustee, and he leaves a legacy of inspiring leadership and dedicated service to the Arlington Heights community.
 
He has seen great changes over the years. During his tenure, the Library's circulation grew to over 2.6 million items, and the Library received national recognition, earning Library Journal’s 5-star rating for three straight years.
 
He has held every office on the Board, including serving as president for eight years. He is a passionate advocate for libraries and intellectual freedom. In 1992 he was elected President of the Board of Directors for the Illinois Center for the Book, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting books, reading and libraries. He also served as President of the Board of the North Suburban Library System.
 
In 2004 the Illinois Library Association named him Library Trustee of the Year and also honored him with its Intellectual Freedom Award. As he once stated, “For a writer, a good library is as important as a hospital is to a doctor. Also, free public library service is important to democracy.”
 
An accomplished author, Frisbie has written seven books and 400 magazine articles. He joined the celebrated Society of Midland Authors in the 1970s, and held nearly every office on that board as well. In May of 2000, the group honored him with a “lifetime of literary achievement” award for his years of service to their organization.
 
We, too, honor him and thank him for his profound dedication to the Arlington Heights Memorial Library. “Dick Frisbie has shown a dedication that is both rare and remarkable in volunteer service to the Arlington Heights community,” states Executive Director Paula Moore. “Staff and trustees alike have benefited from the intelligence, courage and humor he has brought to his role of trustee. It's hard to imagine our board without his presence, but we are all so grateful for his many years of helping to guide our 5-star library.”
04/14/11
Arlington Heights Memorial Library is proud to have one of its own named one of Library Journal's "Movers and Shakers of 2011." Reference and Virtual Services Supervisor Bill Pardue (seen above) was recognized as a "change agent" for his innovative work with virtual reference and his initiative encouraging librarians to log onto Q&A websites to respond to questions.
 
Bill is one of only 50 librarians from the U.S., Canada, Australia, Singapore and the UK to receive this honor. Congratulations, Bill! 
 
Got a question you need answered? Ask Bill or any of our knowledgeable reference librarians. Contact us online by clicking on the chat box to the right, call us: 847.392.0100, or text us: 847.701.4275.
04/11/11
During April, we honor our 250 dedicated library volunteers. They range in age from 14 to 90 and can be found assisting staff in the Library, on the bookmobile and at the Senior Center. Last year they provided 27,009 hours of service.
 
Our knowledgeable and talented volunteers are staffing the Shackley Genealogy Room, teaching computer classes, leading book discussions and current events discussions, helping people improve their English, staffing the Reading Room at the Senior Center, helping with library programs, working in the Kids' World office and assisting our reference staff. And everywhere our volunteers work, they are adding value in the lives of our entire community.
 
We thank all of our volunteers for their many contributions over this last year and would like to recognize the following volunteers for this year's service awards:
 
500 Hours
Judy Clemens, Autumn Corrado, Roz Eisner, Terry Gavin, Harriet Hollett, Peg Kurka, Charlotte Leventhal, Joyce Lynne, Sue Mueller, Anne Spratt, Barb Vieth, Kathi Wise
 
1000 Hours
Mary Buchheit, Erv Campbell, Jack Carbery, Julia Denne, George Galvan, Hope McFadden, Ticky Scheck
 
1500 Hours
Suzette Douglas, Jo Ryan, Elaine Sharp, Mary Anne Vestal, Don Wright
 
2000 Hours
Dave Mills, Xuan Nguyen, Josephine Perez, Walter Vestal
 
2500 Hours
Sandy Kaempen
 
3000 Hours
Jim Anderson, Carol Friedman, Don Hartung Cindy Viti
 
3500 Hours
Carol Egan, Jack Muldoon, Mary Stains
 
4000 Hours
Bonnie Romanowski
 
4500 Hours
Joan Huff
 
7000 Hours
Myrla Brand
Linda Cesario
 
7500 Hours
Linda Cesario
 
8000 Hours
Linda Cesario
 
9000 Hours
Pat Dennehey
 
9500 Hours
Pat Dennehey
 
10,000 Hours
Fran Boyd
04/06/11
Congratulations to Library Trustees Deborah Nelson, Debbie Smart, & David Unumb elected for a 6-year term to help lead our "5-Star" Library!
02/17/11
Congratulations to Javier Elias, winner of the "Young at Heart" Heart of Gold from the Village of Arlington Heights! Since 2002, Javier has volunteered at the Library - first as a translator on our bookmobile visits at Arlington Park Racecourse, then as a tutor teaching English as a Second Language to students in the Library. Javier was one of ten winners honored at the Hearts of Gold Awards Dinner on February 12. Celebrating the award with Javier are Paula Moore, AHML Executive Director; Katalin Zsupan, ESL/Literacy Specialist; and Caryl Medsker, Volunteer Coordinator.
 
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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.
 
By contributing patron-generated content, patrons grant the Library an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual right and license to use, copy, modify, display, archive, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works based upon that content.
 
By submitting patron-generated content, patrons warrant they are the sole authors or that they have obtained all necessary permission associated with copyrights and trademarks to submit such content.
 
Patrons are liable for the opinions expressed and the accuracy of the information contained in the content they submit.  The Library assumes no responsibility for such content.
 
The Library reserves the right not to post submitted content or to remove patron-generated content for any reason, including but not limited to:
 
  • content that is profane, obscene, or pornographic;
 
  • content that is abusive, discriminatory or hateful on account of race, national origin, religion, age, gender, disability, or sexual orientation;
 
  • content that contains threats, personal attacks, or harassment;
 
  • content that contains solicitations or advertisements;
 
  • content that is invasive of another person’s privacy;
 
  • content that is unrelated to the discussion or venue in which it is posted;
 
  • content that is in violation of the Library’s Code of Conduct or any other Library policy