Posts tagged with "Library News"

Posted by daccurso on 06/28/10
Quilters An unexpected sight greeted people passing by the Hendrickson Room North on a recent day in June. The room was filled with sewing machines and members of the Northwest Suburban Quilters Guild of Arlington Heights. They were busily making quilts, using a quilt displayed in the front of the room as their pattern. This group is just one of many who use the Hendrickson Room to hold their meetings.  Find out more about how to book the Hendrickson Room and/or small conference rooms for your group. See Meeting Room Policies.
Posted by daccurso on 10/15/09
 ceta_food_pickup James Shatkus picked up a trunk full of boxes - 17  in all - containing  447  items for CEDA's food pantry. The items were collected as part of the Library's Read & Feed drive which continues through December 1. Food donations collected in November are going to the Wheeling Township food pantry. We are also collecting pet food and items for The Buddy Foundation. Click here to find out how you can participate.
Posted by ahml1245 on 09/14/10
ReadFeed_blog Once again the Library is sponsoring a “Read & Feed” food drive. It will run from September 1–December 1 at the Library and on the bookmobile to collect food pantry items for the Wheeling Township food pantry. The “Read & Feed” drive will also accept items for The Buddy Foundation to care for stray, abused and abandoned animals. Food donations can include unopened and unexpired cans or boxes of: • rice • dry beans/peas • meats • stews • soup • peanut butter • cereal • pasta • macaroni & cheese • fruits • vegetables • powdered or evaporated milk • pancake mix • jelly • paper goods - paper towels, toilet paper, napkins, household cleaning products, and diapers sizes 4, 5 and 6. Pet items to donate include: • dog food - canned or dry • dog treats • cat food - canned or dry • cat treats • scoopable cat litter. For more information about items to donate to the “Read & Feed” collection, please call 847-506-2613.

Posted by daccurso on 10/30/09
ReadFeed_blog (2) A three-month “Read & Feed” food drive runs from September 1–December 1 at the Library. Bookmobile and AH Senior Center, 1801 W. Central Road. We will deliver them to Northwest Suburban United Way, CEDA Northwest and Wheeling Township to restock their food pantries. And because many people out of work have had to give up their pets, the “Read & Feed” drive will also accept items for donation to The Buddy Foundation, which cares for stray, abused and abandoned animals. Donations may include unopened and unexpired cans or boxes of: • rice • beans • meats • stews • soup • peanut butter • cereal • pasta • macaroni and cheese • fruits • vegetables • powdered or evaporated milk • paper goods – paper towels, toilet paper, napkins and infant diapers. Pet items to donate include: • dog food – canned or dry • dog treats • cat food – canned or dry • cat treats • scoopable cat litter For more information about items to donate to the “Read & Feed” collection, please visit www.ahml.info or call 847-506-2613.
Posted by daccurso on 04/25/12

The May/June library newsletter is a little delayed due to problems at the mailing house. You should be receiving it in your mailbox within the next few days, but you can read it right now online.
 
 

Posted by daccurso on 07/06/10
2010Parade The Arlington Belle, the Library's Readerboat float, paddled its way to a first-place finish at the July 4 parade. It won First Place for Creativity. This makes four straight First Place wins for float builder (and IT Manager) Mike Driskell who creates the floats in his spare time with the help of his family and friends. And it is the seventh First Place win for the Library, the others being in the Best Theme and Best Performance categories. Readerboat.jpg 2 Joining the Readerboat were the Library's bookmobile, Junior Library Volunteers, staff members - including Executive Director Paula Moore, and Trustee Luis Ramirez-Alonso passing out washable tattoos promoting the summer reading program. The float was even shown briefly on TV parade coverage for Channel 7  news. See more photos.
Posted by daccurso on 01/17/11
A brand-new feature on our website is the Reading Suggestions page. It is a must-see for readers because of  its book blogs written by staff members. In addition to the Staff Choices blog (a carryover from our old site), there are four new blogs also written by staff members highlighting chic lit, thrillers, historical fiction and gems you might have missed.
 
Also on the page are:
  • Read-alikes lists for new books like Eat, Pray, Love and The Help
  • Ways to get books and other items that are not in our collection

Posted by daccurso on 05/01/12

Eyeglasses – During May and June, the library will once again be collecting used eyeglasses for use in medical missions to Third World countries. This year’s effort includes collecting prescription and reading glasses, as well as sunglasses. Children’s eyeglasses are especially needed. Look for a drop-off box near the Checkout Desk. Learn more about this humanitarian effort at www.eyeseemission.org.
 
 
Small Electronics – Help keep electronic devices out of our landfills by bringing them to the library for recycling. We are continuing to partner with Recycling Avenue, a nonprofit company run by a group of physically challenged young adults wanting to make a difference in their world. All donated items are tax deductible. Forms are on the bright blue bins near the Checkout Desk.
 
Complete list of accepted recyclables

Posted by daccurso on 05/16/11
 
Small Electronics Recycling
The Library is again collecting small electronics for recycling. We are working with Recycling Avenue, a nonprofit company run by a group of physically challenged young adults wanting to make a difference in their world. All donated items are tax deductible. Forms will be on the bright blue bins near the Checkout Desk.
 
Accepted Items
Cell Phones, Laptops, Inkjet Cartridges, MP3 Players, Digital Cameras, Handheld Games, GPS Devices, Radar Detectors, eBook Readers, Graphing Calculators, Gold, Silver, and Platinum.
 
Not Accepted
Appliances
Computer monitors/towers
 
EYEsee - Eyeglasses Recycling
For the month of May the Library will be collecting used eyeglasses for medical missions to Third World countries. Look for a drop-off box near the Checkout Desk. Learn more about this humanitarian effort.
 
For questions about the Library's recycling program, please contact Linda Mulford at 847-506-2628.
 
Recycling Batteries, Prescription Medications, Household Chemicals, Sports Shoes or CFL Bulbs
Learn about local sites and dates for recycling these items through the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC).

Posted by sclark on 07/03/14

Register for August programs and classes. 

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