Library News

05/16/11
 
Small Electronics Recycling
The Library is again collecting small electronics for recycling. We are working with Recycling Avenue, a nonprofit company run by a group of physically challenged young adults wanting to make a difference in their world. All donated items are tax deductible. Forms will be on the bright blue bins near the Checkout Desk.
 
Accepted Items
Cell Phones, Laptops, Inkjet Cartridges, MP3 Players, Digital Cameras, Handheld Games, GPS Devices, Radar Detectors, eBook Readers, Graphing Calculators, Gold, Silver, and Platinum.
 
Not Accepted
Appliances
Computer monitors/towers
 
EYEsee - Eyeglasses Recycling
For the month of May the Library will be collecting used eyeglasses for medical missions to Third World countries. Look for a drop-off box near the Checkout Desk. Learn more about this humanitarian effort.
 
For questions about the Library's recycling program, please contact Linda Mulford at 847-506-2628.
 
Recycling Batteries, Prescription Medications, Household Chemicals, Sports Shoes or CFL Bulbs
Learn about local sites and dates for recycling these items through the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC).
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
How well you know your town? Friday afternoons on Facebook, look for our "Peg the Pic" photo of the week and see if you know where it is. It could be in the Library or anywhere in Arlington Heights. Post your guesses on the Library's Facebook page.
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!
03/29/11
As newspapers begin to charge for their online versions, consider reading them on the Library's website. Not only do we have links to individual newspapers, but we also offer ProQuest Newsstand, a database which gives you access to newspapers all over the country: Chicago Tribune (1989-current), Wall Street Journal (2009-current), New York Times (1980-current), Boston Globe (1987-current), and much more.
 
You can find links to individual newspapers and to ProQuest Newsstand on our Research page. Click on databases, then newspaper articles to select the one you wish to read.
 
Please call the Answer Center, 847-506-2633, with additional questions.
 
03/24/11
If you can't find a parking spot in the library lot, you can park for free in commuter lot S across from the library on Vail St. after 12 p.m. weekdays and all day on weekends.
03/03/11
Join the fun at a storytime sponsored by the Library at Mariano's Fresh Market. Your little one will love the story, song, activity and special treat for all who attend. Guest reader Nina Mariano will read Curious George and the Pizza Party.  Register in person at Mariano's Fresh Market's Customer Service Counter or call 847-253-5439 to register. For kids ages 3–6 with a parent.
 
Date and time: Friday, March 11, 10 - 10:45 a.m.
Location: Mariano's Fresh Market, 802 E. Northwest Highway