Posts tagged with "Library News"

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.r on 07/03/14

Register for August programs and classes. 

Remember to log in before you register. When you're finished, you’ll then be able to view a list of all of your registrations by clicking on Program Registrations on your account page.


Posted by daccurso on 09/28/10
vote Today, October 5, is the last day to register to vote before the November 2 general election.  You can register to vote here at the Library up until 7:30 p.m. Bring two forms of identification; at least one must show your current residence address. And you must be: • A U.S. citizen • At least 18 years of age by Election Day • A resident of the precinct at least 30 days prior to an election
Posted by daccurso on 08/12/10
drive_thru If you have a lot to do (and who doesn't these days?) and not enough time, use your computer and the Library's drive-up window to get what you need. Go online and reserve your books, movies and music. When they are ready, we'll email you, and you can pick them up at the drive-up window located in the underground parking lot. If you need to drop off materials, there's a book drop right next to it - perfect for a quick stop while out running your errands. Don't forget, the Library's drive-up window is now open Monday–Friday, beginning at 8 a.m., so you can pick things up before you go to work.
Posted by paichele on 10/27/14
 
Arlington Heights resident Isabel Frye celebrated her 9th birthday in a very fun and creative way on Saturday, October 25. Her parents planned a scavenger hunt and hid clues at five stops around town including the library. The 10 party goers descended on Kids’ World mid-afternoon and after some quick sleuthing on the computer, they discovered their next clue – a scroll hidden inside a children’s book featuring The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe. The cryptic message directed the kids to a different section of the library where a costumed Edgar (Isabel’s uncle) presented a very special and theatrical reading of Poe’s eerie poem to Isabel (pictured wearing blue bow) and friends. 

Posted by daccurso on 11/30/10
Does your book group need suggestions for books that prompt great discussions? Would your PTA group like to know about the latest books? Or maybe your women’s club would like to learn about literary fiction for women. These are just some of the book talk topics that library staff members can offer your group.
 
If your group meets in Arlington Heights, we will come to your meeting. That includes homes or public meeting places. We can also arrange for your group to come to the Library.
 
We prefer a minimum of ten attendees and that half of the attendees are A.H. residents. If you would like to schedule a book talk or want more information, contact Anne Harmel, Advisory Specialist, at 847-870-4117 or aharmel@ahml.info.

 
If your status is Confirmed Registration, your spot for the event is confirmed.

If registration for this event is full, you will be placed on a waiting list. Wait listed registrants are moved to the confirmed registration list (in the order of registration) when cancelations are received. You will receive an email notification if you are moved from the wait list to the confirmed registration list.

6.012 Patron-Generated Content

04/27/2011
The Library offers various venues in which patrons can contribute content that is accessible to the public.  These include, but are not limited to, blogs, reviews, forums, and social tagging on the Library’s website and catalog.  Any instance in which a patron posts written or recorded content to any of the Library’s venues that are accessible to the public is considered “patron-generated content” and is subject to this policy.
 
By contributing patron-generated content, patrons grant the Library an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual right and license to use, copy, modify, display, archive, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works based upon that content.
 
By submitting patron-generated content, patrons warrant they are the sole authors or that they have obtained all necessary permission associated with copyrights and trademarks to submit such content.
 
Patrons are liable for the opinions expressed and the accuracy of the information contained in the content they submit.  The Library assumes no responsibility for such content.
 
The Library reserves the right not to post submitted content or to remove patron-generated content for any reason, including but not limited to:
 
  • content that is profane, obscene, or pornographic;
 
  • content that is abusive, discriminatory or hateful on account of race, national origin, religion, age, gender, disability, or sexual orientation;
 
  • content that contains threats, personal attacks, or harassment;
 
  • content that contains solicitations or advertisements;
 
  • content that is invasive of another person’s privacy;
 
  • content that is unrelated to the discussion or venue in which it is posted;
 
  • content that is in violation of the Library’s Code of Conduct or any other Library policy