Posts tagged with "Library News"

Posted by daccurso on 06/15/09
bee-swarm Who knew that our summer reading theme, "Read on the Wild Side" would be so popular? Even  bees are swarming to the Library to participate. Apparently this is the season for honey bees to swarm and find new places to live, and one such group chose a tree in the Library's parking lot  for a rest stop. An alert group of shelvers spotted the bees on their way to work on Friday evening, and contacted Security staff members John Beres and Chuck Watson who roped off the area. Exterminators were called, but since this was a group of honey bees, they instead contacted beekeeper Ken Haller. bee-removal bees-on-a-stick Haller owns Viking Honey Farm and is the volunteer beekeeper at River Trails Nature Center. He came on Saturday afternoon, and with the help of maintenance worker Tom Scuderi, removed the bees. He estimated that it was a swarm of 20,000–30,000 bees. After spraying them with sugar water, he removed surrounding branches and finally the branch that held the bees and shook them into a box that he had brought. bee-box Haller assured the group of onlookers(who were expecting to see him in protective clothing) that swarming bees rarely sting people - especially on a sunny day. The bees swarm temporarily while they search for a permanent nest site. This particular group will now have a new home at the River Trails Nature Center. And proving his assertion that the bees would not sting, Haller calmly placed them in his car and drove them to their new home - leaving the Library just a little less "wild" this summer.
Posted by daccurso on 12/06/10
Thinking of getting an eReader this holiday? Here are some things you might like to know:

You can check out a Nook, Kindle or Sony Reader from the Library for two weeks to give them a test run.

You can come to the Library's Welcome Desk to try them out and talk to staff members about the features of each. For questions about eReaders, call the Welcome Desk at 847-506-2640.

The Library has eBooks that you can download for free from My Media Mall on our website. The eBooks are compatible with most eReaders except the Kindle. Click here to learn more about which eReaders are compatible with My Media Mall.

In January you can drop by the Welcome Desk on Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. to learn how to use your eReader to download the Library's eBooks

Posted by daccurso on 07/27/09
best_of_chicago Best Freebie in Arlington Heights is the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, according to the "Best of the Best" awards in Chicago Magazine's August issue. Highlighted values are the Library's extensive DVD and foreign films collection, new best sellers, and bargain books sold for 25 cents at Friends of the Library's sales. Recently named a "5-Star" Library by Library Journal earlier this year, Arlington Heights Memorial Library is open 79 hours weekly.
Posted by daccurso on 04/14/11
Arlington Heights Memorial Library is proud to have one of its own named one of Library Journal's "Movers and Shakers of 2011." Reference and Virtual Services Supervisor Bill Pardue (seen above) was recognized as a "change agent" for his innovative work with virtual reference and his initiative encouraging librarians to log onto Q&A websites to respond to questions.
Bill is one of only 50 librarians from the U.S., Canada, Australia, Singapore and the UK to receive this honor. Congratulations, Bill! 
Got a question you need answered? Ask Bill or any of our knowledgeable reference librarians. Contact us online by clicking on the chat box to the right, call us: 847.392.0100, or text us: 847.701.4275.

Posted by daccurso on 12/15/09
blu_ray_blog Thanks to a generous donation from the Friends of the Library, we now have Blu-ray Discs available for checkout.  Blu-rays have greater storage capacity than regular DVDs and offer a high-definition viewing experience.  Blu-rays cannot be played in regular DVD players—you do need to have a Blu-ray player (or a PlayStation 3 console) in order to use them.  This new collection is located with the “New DVDs” and is available to AHML cardholders only.  They may be reserved, and there is a limit of two per cardholder.  The checkout period for blu-rays—like regular DVDs—is one week.  You can see a list of those we own by searching Blu-ray as a subject in the online catalog.
Posted by daccurso on 07/23/10
displays_blog Do you have an idea for a display? Whether your nonprofit group wants to share its story, or you want to display your artwork or collection, we have display cases that you can use. You can book them for a month at a time. The cases are located on the first floor near the Checkout Desk, in Kids' World and outside the Hendrickson Meeting Room. It is easy to book a case - either online or by contacting Susie Clark at  847-870-3785. Find out more about the cases Learn about policies and procedures for booking displays
Posted by lmulford on 06/24/13

Library users living in the northern part of Arlington Heights now have the added convenience of returning their library items at book drops located at Camelot and Frontier Parks. In partnership with the Arlington Heights Park District, this pilot program will evaluate library service in this area and will continue through September 3.  It was initiated now to take advantage of the high traffic at the parks during the summer swim season and to save busy families from having to make an extra trip to the library.

All library items can be returned at our book drop outside at Camelot Park, located at 1005 E. Suffield, or Frontier Park at 1933 N. Kennicott.

Posted by sclark on 09/12/13

Thanks to the support of library users in the northern part of Arlington Heights, we have decided to continue the book drops at Camelot and Frontier Parks after a successful pilot program with the Arlington Heights Park District this summer. The Camelot Park book drop has been relocated to the south entrance of the tennis courts on N. Brighton Place due to construction. The Frontier Park book drop will remain at 1933 N. Kennicott.

Posted by daccurso on 06/28/10
BookDiscussionShelf1 When your book group is looking for the next book  to read, come to the Library. We have sets of books that you can check out for six weeks at a time, so everyone will have time to read them. You can browse the collection yourself. Come in and see which titles we have, page through the books and read the blurbs on the cover before you make your choice. The book sets are located behind the elevators on the first floor just before you enter Kids' World. You can check out all of the books yourself, or tell your club members to call the library or reserve a book online. See the complete list of titles with links to the catalog and information about each book.
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.