The Arlington Heights Memorial Library was recently cited in the American Library Association’s national report, The 2012 State of America’s Libraries. Here is an excerpt from the article:
A 2010 national study by OCLC (Online Computer Library Center) indicated that 4.4 million economically impacted Americans used the library for essential job-related activities…Case in point: Arlington Heights (Ill.) Memorial Library. Meeting the needs of job seekers and entrepreneurs can be difficult with decreased local and state funding. Arlington Heights Memorial Library has been able to expand services through the support of community partners such as the Rotary Club, which has given the library grants totaling $8,000 since 2010. The wide range of job search resources and services includes a professional consultant that comes twice a week to review résumés, with appointments booked up to a month in advance. The local Chamber of Commerce recognized the library as the 2011 Business of the Year for its invaluable contributions to the business community. Read the entire article here.