Posts tagged with "Library News"

Posted by lmulford on 05/06/14

If you missed the State of the Village event held at the library on April 30, you can now watch the video of the presentation. Residents had the opportunity to hear from the park district, local school districts, the library and also the mayor, Tom Hayes, about highlights of the past year and details for what lies ahead. The presentation is also being broadcast this week on Channel 6 on WideOpenWest, Channel 17 on Comcast and Channel 99 on U-Verse. You can also read more about the event in this Daily Herald article.
 

Posted by daccurso on 07/05/11

The library's Flinstone mobile with Fred, Wilma, Barney, Betty and members of the Royal Order of Water Buffalos won first place for creativity (non-commercial category) in the July 4 parade. This is the fifth year that we can claim this distinction thanks to the talents of Information Technology Manager Mike Driskell and his family and friends who built the float.
 
Also participating in the parade was the bookmobile along with a group of our junior library volunteers, staff members and Trustee G. Victor Johnson. Our thanks to the Friends of the Library once again for generously funding the float and giveaways.
 
View more photos of the parade.

Posted by lmulford on 11/01/13

We’re listening. Based on feedback from you, we’ve made our online program calendar more user-friendly and have added convenient features to your online account. Now you can keep track of all your program registrations in one convenient location. Before you register, be sure to log in to your account. When you're finished, you’ll be able to view a list of your registrations by clicking on Program Registrations on your account page.

 

Posted by lmulford on 07/22/13

Did you know that now you can check whether the library has a book while browsing Amazon and other websites by using our new "Check AHML" bookmarklet?  The bookmarklet lets you know whether a title is available at the library and checks all the editions of the title, not just the edition you're looking at.  Get the "Check AHML" bookmarklet, and simply drag the button to your browser's "bookmarks" bar. It's that easy!

 

 

Posted by daccurso on 02/11/10
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Putting on a puppet show in Kids' World
On February 10, libraries across the state took photos of the happenings - big and small - at their libraries. It was part of an intiative by the Illinois Library Association to show how valuable libraries are to their communities. Putting on a puppet show is just one of the things that you can do at the Library.  Click here for a quick look at some other ways the Library is used every day.
Posted by lmulford on 01/18/12

There’s always something new you can learn at the library. Recently, three generations of an Arlington Heights family –grandma Dolores, mom Kathy, and daughter Jennifer – participated in our Eco-friendly Floral Design workshop. Here’s what they had to say about their library learning experience: “As a family, we are truly grateful for all the amazing resources our library offers, such as the workshop we recently attended. It was a learning experience for three generations!” Check our calendar for all of our learning opportunities.

Posted by lmulford on 04/09/12

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.

Posted by lmulford on 12/14/13

The Arlington Heights Memorial Library is featured in the December 12 Chicago Tribune article, "Beyond the stacks: Libraries reinvent themselves for the 21st century." The article highlights many of the ways our library has redesigned its spaces and services for the way our customers are using the library. In its mention of AHML offering over 50 tech classes each month, Executive Director Jason Kuhl says, "It's more about learning the tool than just providing the tool." It reflects the commitment we've made to continue to respond to the changing needs of our residents in the most relevant ways. Read the entire article.

Posted by daccurso on 02/16/09
Arlington Heights Memorial Library is given the highest rating – 5 Stars – in a national ranking called “America’s Star Libraries” released by the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service. Only 1.1% of public libraries in the nation were given this distinctive 5-star rating. The top libraries in each category—grouped by operating expenditures—get five-, four-, and three-star ratings. The ratings were determined by four reliable statistics that libraries provide to their states to illustrate how each library is used in these service areas: • How many times a year did the average person take out a book, audiobook, DVD or other item from the library? • How many times did they come to the library? • How many times did they attend a program? • How often did they use a public-access computer? “America’s Star Libraries index is based on the only kind of performance that matters: what services a library delivers to its users,” says Paula Moore, library director of AHML, where she has worked since 1991. “We are very proud to be the only single-facilty library in Illinois to receive the prestigious 5-star rating,” Moore adds. “It’s a tribute to the longstanding commitment of the library board, our outstanding staff, and the residents who value and visit the library. The people of Arlington Heights love their library and have made it the community treasure it is. This rating affirms our passion for providing unparalled customer service and adding value to the lives of our residents.” Other Illinois public libraries also named as 5-star libraries were the Schaumburg Township and Naperville District Libraries, which serve larger populations with their branch library systems. Receving a 4-star rating was Skokie Public Library, and receiving a 3-star rating were the Barrington District and Des Plaines Public Libraries. See the index of all 7,115 national libraries rated. To visit the What's Up at the Library blog homepage, click here.
Posted by daccurso on 08/11/09

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Three watercolor paintings of Chicago scenes, donated to the Library in memory of former volunteer and Friends of the Library president George Krueger, were dedicated at a recent event. The paintings by artist Sally Perfect Wallman were selected by the Friends of the Library Art Committee and are hanging above the foreign film DVDs on the first floor. Pictured are Krueger’s daughter, Christine; his wife, Irene and Friends’ president Allison Anderson. More event photos.