Posts tagged with "Library News"
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.
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.
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!
The holidays will be brighter for many families thanks to the generosity of our library users and community partners. We were able to donate 826 books to Wheeling Township’s holiday Adopt-a-Family program. We would like to thank everyone who contributed. Special thanks go to Rolling Green Nine-Hole Golf League, American Legion Auxiliary Post #208; and our community partners: Tuscan Market & Wine Shop, Mariano’s Fresh Market, California Pizza Kitchen, Northwest Speech and Hearing Center at Northwest Community Hospital, California Pizza Kitchen, and the Chamber of Commerce Professional Women’s Council.
Since we have started the book drive in 1998, we have donated 13,111 books to children in need. Thanks for helping provide the gift of literacy in our community during the holidays.
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.
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:
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.
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.