Posts tagged with "Family"

Posted by paichele on 05/05/15
Excitement filled the library's Marketplace on Monday night, May 4, as more than 150 Arlington Heights students, parents and teachers got a first glimpse at the 2015 District 25 Art Show. An annual event for 23 years, this year's show features 200 works of art curated from seven area elementary schools and two middle schools. Pieces range from illustrations and mixed media to self portraits and 3D art. 
"Each project has a concept or historical element attached to it," explains Brenda Miller, an art teacher at Westgate Elementary School and the team leader of the District 25 art teachers. "The students selected for the show are the ones who best grasped the concepts and their pieces display originality, craftsmanship and creativity. It is remarkable and wonderful to see what the kids produce when they have a steady diet of art. "
The children's efforts and talents fill ten colorful panels in the Marketplace and two display cases near the Dunton Street entrance of the library. The District 25 Art Show runs through the end of May.

Posted by aharder on 07/10/15
Arlington Heights has talent! We are looking for family-friendly acts to be part of a Community Talent Show on August 13 at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library. In-person audition times are available Tuesday, July 14 and Monday, July 20 in the Lindsey Room. Sign up for an audition time and view audition requirements here.
    ▶ The Community Talent Show is open to performers ages 6 to adult.
    ▶ Acts should be 5 minutes or less.
    ▶ Longer acts or those with children under 6 years old will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Email links to video auditions to before July 31 or sign up for a live audition.
Bring the following to the audition:

    ▶ A CD of recorded music required for your audition or your music player
    ▶ A list of your technical requirements for the night of the show - # of microphones, instrument cables. etc.


Posted by aharder on 06/08/15
Super heroes to the rescue! Just in time for summer reading, DC Comics and Vertigo are now available on hoopla. The Dark Knight Returns, All-Star Superman and Watchmen are among the thousands of comics, graphic novels and eBooks available. With hoopla, you can instantly borrow free digital content, 24/7 with your library card. Read comics, watch movies and listen to music using the hoopla app. eBooks and comics/graphic novels are checked out for 21 days, similar to hoopla audiobooks.
Ready to try hoopla? Create your account using your library card today: Click here to visit the Arlington Heights Memorial Library's hoopla collection.

Posted by aharder on 08/26/15
Did you catch our bookmobile out and about town this summer? It was a busy season for the bookmobile, which served at least 2,220 additional customers through outreach and community events.
The bookmobile attended regular Storytime in the Park sessions at both Pioneer and Frontier Parks. The program was extended to eight weeks, with storytimes and bookmobile visits every Tuesday and Wednesday. Bookmobile staff attribute this summer's great attendance to all that nice weather we had, serving at least 400 customers each month. On one day alone, the bookmobile saw 105 customers at Storytime in the Park events.
Our mobile library also visited four Arlington Heights Park District summer camps each month during June and July, giving campers an extra opportunity to grab a book for some summer reading.
You might have also seen the bookmobile at community events such as Picnic in the Park, the Centennial Park Annual Picnic, Pirate Party at Lake Arlington, National Night Out, Mane Event and Fiesta de Arlington.
The bookmobile will continue to make regular stops throughout Arlington Heights this fall. Click here for the schedule.

Posted by aharder on 07/31/15

Shared reading is the best way to help babies, toddlers, and preschoolers develop the important early literacy skills they need to learn how to read independently later on. The more books children ages 0–5 hear, the more prepared they will be to learn how to read. It’s never too early to start.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a reading program for young children. Although 1000 books sounds like a lot, it’s only three shared reading sessions a day for a year. So how does it work?

• Register online at or in Kids’ World.
• Start reading and counting!
• Drop by Kids’ World to check in and receive prizes. 
• The program continues until your child enters kindergarten. 
• Find more details at

Helping your child develop early literacy begins with cuddling up and sharing a good book. Research shows that children become readers on the lap of a caring adult. Join us as we reach for 1000!

How to Grow a Reader
  • Reading aloud to your child is the single most important thing you can do to help your child be ready to read.
  • We can help you find age-appropriate titles and topics for your child. Ask a librarian for help in choosing books for your baby, toddler or preschooler.
  • You are your child’s first and best teacher. Children learn best through playful interaction with a caring adult.
  • Talk, sing, read, write and play! Engaging in these five practices with your child will help him or her develop early literacy skills.
  • To learn more, sign up for our quarterly Ready to Read eNewsletter.

Posted by ahml1245 on 09/17/10
The big smiles on the faces of young and old as they walked through the doors of the Hendrickson Room for last weekend's LEGO train exhibit said it all. The exhibit, which drew 2,763 attendees, was a crowd pleaser for all ages. The attendance was 5% higher than in 2008 - the last time the train exhibit was here. The exhibit was put together by Northern Illinois LEGO Train Club members. Our next family event is Astronomy Night on Friday, October 15, at 7 p.m. in the Hendrickson Room. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Labs Solar System Ambassador Jim Kovac will present “Exoplanets: Worlds Beyond Our Solar System.” Then everyone is invited to go outside to the parking lot to look through powerful telescopes set up by members of the Northwest Suburban Astronomers Club. It's all free, and there's no registration.

Posted by aharder on 08/20/15
As part of their back to school preparations, approximately 40 new teachers to Arlington Heights School District 25 visited the Arlington Heights Memorial Library on August 20 to learn about library resources available to teachers, how to request classroom materials, upcoming author visits and fall programs students will be interested in. Teachers toured the library and heard a presentation by School Services Coordinator (K-8) Julie Jurgens.

The library serves all preschools, elementary, middle and high schools located in Arlington Heights or where Arlington Heights students make up at least 45 percent of the student body. For more information, visit

Posted by aharder on 10/05/15
The library’s new Tween Advisory Group (T.A.G.) hosted its first meeting with 26 very enthusiastic fourth- through sixth-graders on October 2.
During a team building game, the tweens made a yarn web that showed how much they have in common. The group decorated pumpkins as popular book characters for the Kids' World annual pumpkin display and made catapults and targets to be used during a Halloween event at the library.
The group plans to meet monthly over pizza to complete service projects, create programs for tweens and play games. Participants earn volunteer hours.
For more information, contact Tween Librarian Kerry Devitt at 847-870-3296 or

Posted by paichele on 03/10/15
It’s spring break, and we’re headed to Rio! Join us at 6 p.m. for fun activities and then stay to watch the movie Rio, which begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. Rated G, 96 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Date and time: Friday, March 20, 6–8:15 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

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.

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