Posts tagged with "Bookmobile"

Posted by daccurso on 06/15/09
bookmobile-at-track1 Bookmobile staffers Bev Hoffman and Al Piskorski are shown with the bookmobile as it made a stop on Saturday, June 13, at Arlington Park Racecourse for their Teacher Appreciation Event. The event honored teachers from area school districts, and included a book drive to collect books for the Library's Backstretch program. The bookmobile goes to the Backstretch on Fridays from 10:30 a.m.–1 p.m. through September 4. In addition, children from the Backstretch come to the Library to participate in the summer reading program. The bookmobile also goes out to block parties and other types of community events. If you would like the bookmobile to come to your event, contact Community Services Manager Joyce Voss, 847-506-2638, or Bookmobile Specialist Jose Maldonado, 847-870-3713.
Posted by daccurso on 07/22/10
bookmobile_blog Date and time: Saturday, July 24, 7:30 a.m - 1 p.m. Location: southwest corner of the Library's parking lot When you come to the Farmer's Market this weekend, be sure to stop by the bookmobile. It has the latest books, music and movies that you can check out for your weekend entertainment needs. And since it is just across the street, it will be easy to add it into your weekly shopping routine.
Posted by daccurso on 12/22/10
Can't get to the Library? Try the bookmobile. It comes right to your neighborhood bringing a wide variety of the latest materials for all ages, including audiobooks, paperbacks, CDs, DVDs, large print books, magazines and best sellers. Children's materials also include picture books, sights and sounds, and puzzles.
 
In addition, if there is a special library item you would like, you can reserve it online and pick it up on the bookmobile. Find out when the bookmobile will be in your neighborhood.

Posted by daccurso on 05/18/10
 2pt6MillionCHeckouts_Ne#418 The Library recently reached a new milestone. It was our all-time busiest year ever in the Library’s history – with more than 2.6 million items checked out and an average 2,600 visitors in our building a day.  And that doesn’t include our customers using the bookmobile in 26 stops around the Village or attending our programs at the A.H. Senior Center. 
Posted by daccurso on 03/29/10
bkmle Blog (2)   April 14 is National Bookmobile Day, but we are celebrating all month long. Stop by the bookmobile during April and check out all the latest books, movies, magazines and music. While you're there, register to win Barnes & Noble gift cards. Six things you might not know about the Library's bookmobile: 
  • It is one of 930 bookmobiles in the nation.
  • It carries approximately 3,500 items.
  • More than 6,600 items are checked out per month.
  • About 1,800 people visit it every month.
  • It makes as many as 61 stops each month at schools, neighborhoods, parks and other locations.
  • It utilizes new, green technology: bio-diesel fuel, battery packs and sun roofs.

Posted by daccurso on 05/14/09

The Library’s new bookmobile is making its rounds with a new look and great updates users will appreciate. The new color and graphics on the outside are just the beginning. It is three feet longer so it has more room to carry the newest books, movies, music and magazines. It also has a higher ceiling, additional skylights and better lighting. And with lower steps into the bookmobile, it is even easier to come aboard. In addition to the added space, it has a new “green” feature – a battery pack that helps save fuel by using the generator less. Check here to see when it is coming to a stop near you.

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Posted by daccurso on 05/10/10
bookmobile_winners In recognition of the first National Bookmobile Day in April, we celebrated all month long with a contest on the bookmobile. Entrants had to answer the question, "On average, how many miles does the bookmobile travel each week?"  There were three age groups - adults, teens and kids - and the two closest answers in each group won the entrants a $15 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble. Pictured above are some of the winners with Bookmobile Specialist Jose Maldonado on the right. Also shown are Eric Lueck, Sky Findlay and Matthew Feinberg. Congratulations to all of our winners! By the way, the bookmobile travels 74 miles a week on average. Click here to see the bookmobile schedule and find the closest stop to your house.
Posted by daccurso on 07/06/09
parade-2009 parade2-2009 The Library's new bookmobile made a grand entrance in the July 4 parade. It It rolled down the parade route accompanied by Library trustees, staff members and Junior Library Volunteers who spread the word, "Get the scoop at the Library," and passed out bottles of bubbles shaped like ice cream cones. The giveaways, which were a big hit with young parade goers, were generously funded by the Friends of the Library.