Library News

11/30/10
 
The Library's drive-up window is now open Monday–Friday, beginning at 8 a.m., so you can pick things up before you go to work.
 
The drive-up window can also save you time throughout the day. Use your computer and the drive-up window to get what you need. Go online and reserve your books, movies and music. When they are ready, we'll email you, and you can pick them up at the drive-up window located in the underground parking lot. If you need to drop off materials, there's a book drop right next to it - perfect for a quick stop while out running your errands.

 
11/29/10
Want a reminder when it is time to sign up for the next cooking program? We can alert you via email to upcoming Library programs for adults. And you can choose what interests you – author visits, cooking programs, musical performances, health and wellness information and much more. Sign up on the events page of our web site. Enter your email address under event announcements on the right side of the page and click on go to see a list of the types of programs you wish to sign up for. You can also fill out a form at the Reception Desk on the Library's second floor.
10/22/10
Pictured are Samantha Onnen, Carley Berowski, Erin Fitzgerald, Leah Cooke, Lizzie Seibert, Lydia Schultz, and Grace Nykol of South Middle School Cadette Troop 41075. Absent from the photo is Marina Santicola.The Library's "Read & Feed" drive just got a big boost from the sixth-graders of South Middle School Cadette Troop 41075. As their community service project, the troop organized a food drive to contribute to the Library's drive. Troop leader Tracie Santicola said the girls were concerned about so many people needing help in this economy, so they planned a two-part food collection. They collected food at their school, and also collected at Mariano's Fresh Market on Saturday, October 16. 

 "People were so generous in donating groceries or cash to buy groceries, and many shoppers said they recognized the girls from school, scouts, church and neighborhood functions," said troop co-leader Donna Fitzgerald. 

Many thanks to South Cadette Troop members for their hard work to help their neighbors! 

The Library will continue the "Read & Feed" drive until December 1. Your donations of food pantry and pet food items, as well as new children's books, are welcomed. All items will be delivered to Wheeling Township for their food pantry and "Adopt-a-Family" holiday baskets. For more information on donating, call Deb Whisler at 847-506-2613.
10/05/10
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For the third year in a row,  the Arlington Heights Memorial Library has received a five-star rating in Library Journal's national rating of public libraries, the LJ Index of Public Library Service 2010.  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. 

More than ever in these difficult economic times, people realize the value of their libraries. Our annual circulation is at an all-time high, and free programs, like our job seekers programs, money talks and cultural programs, have filled our meeting rooms with capacity crowds. We greatly appreciate the support of our community!

09/14/10
ReadFeed_blog Once again the Library is sponsoring a “Read & Feed” food drive. It will run from September 1–December 1 at the Library and on the bookmobile to collect food pantry items for the Wheeling Township food pantry. The “Read & Feed” drive will also accept items for The Buddy Foundation to care for stray, abused and abandoned animals. Food donations can include unopened and unexpired cans or boxes of: • rice • dry beans/peas • meats • stews • soup • peanut butter • cereal • pasta • macaroni & cheese • fruits • vegetables • powdered or evaporated milk • pancake mix • jelly • paper goods - paper towels, toilet paper, napkins, household cleaning products, and diapers sizes 4, 5 and 6. Pet items to donate include: • dog food - canned or dry • dog treats • cat food - canned or dry • cat treats • scoopable cat litter. For more information about items to donate to the “Read & Feed” collection, please call 847-506-2613.
08/23/10
language_lineUsing the Library can be daunting for those with limited English skills. To make things easier, the Library has instant access to an interpreter through a Language Line telephone located at the Answer Center. The phone connects patrons with an interpreter who can translate their requests and convey them to a staff member. The Language Line service has professional interpreters for 150 languages, and it is available any time the Library is open.
07/30/10
Every day around 2,200 people visit our Library. They come here to look for jobs, get help for their small businesses, check out books, movies, music and magazines, learn to use technology, ask questions and do research, attend programs and much more. Our library one of 16,600 public libraries in the United States. Click here to learn a few of the ways that public libraries stack up and how they are helping meet the critical needs of our communities.
07/23/10
displays_blog Do you have an idea for a display? Whether your nonprofit group wants to share its story, or you want to display your artwork or collection, we have display cases that you can use. You can book them for a month at a time. The cases are located on the first floor near the Checkout Desk, in Kids' World and outside the Hendrickson Meeting Room. It is easy to book a case - either online or by contacting Susie Clark at  847-870-3785. Find out more about the cases Learn about policies and procedures for booking displays
07/06/10
2010Parade The Arlington Belle, the Library's Readerboat float, paddled its way to a first-place finish at the July 4 parade. It won First Place for Creativity. This makes four straight First Place wins for float builder (and IT Manager) Mike Driskell who creates the floats in his spare time with the help of his family and friends. And it is the seventh First Place win for the Library, the others being in the Best Theme and Best Performance categories. Readerboat.jpg 2 Joining the Readerboat were the Library's bookmobile, Junior Library Volunteers, staff members - including Executive Director Paula Moore, and Trustee Luis Ramirez-Alonso passing out washable tattoos promoting the summer reading program. The float was even shown briefly on TV parade coverage for Channel 7  news. See more photos.
06/28/10
Quilters An unexpected sight greeted people passing by the Hendrickson Room North on a recent day in June. The room was filled with sewing machines and members of the Northwest Suburban Quilters Guild of Arlington Heights. They were busily making quilts, using a quilt displayed in the front of the room as their pattern. This group is just one of many who use the Hendrickson Room to hold their meetings.  Find out more about how to book the Hendrickson Room and/or small conference rooms for your group. See Meeting Room Policies.
 
If your status is Confirmed Registration, your spot for the event is confirmed.

If registration for this event is full, you will be placed on a waiting list. Wait listed registrants are moved to the confirmed registration list (in the order of registration) when cancelations are received. You will receive an email notification if you are moved from the wait list to the confirmed registration list.

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