We're 4 for 4! For the fourth consecutive year, the library has received a five-star rating in Library Journal's national rating of public libraries, the LJ Index of Public Library Service 2011. Five stars is the highest rating that a library can receive. Only 85 libraries across the country received this rating which is based on the annual number of library visits, circulation, program attendance and public Internet computer use. Thanks for making us a 5-star library!
On Monday, August 15, long time library volunteer Joe Cesario was awarded the fourth annual Dr. Kenneth Hood Award by Village President Arlene Mulder at the Village Board Meeting. This special award is given by the Village's Senior Citizens Commission.
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.
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.
Susan Auld, the facilitator for the Poetry Place (the Library's writing group for poets), had her poem, Practicing the Art of Zen, featured on www.YourDailyPoem.com on June 8. Her poem first appeared on the Illinois State Poets Society Website. Congratulations to Susan!
The Library is continuing to collect small electronics for recycling - list of accepted items.