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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 or call 847-506-2613.
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 aharder on 02/13/17

The library was bustling with activity this weekend with a record-breaking number of visitors coming to see the amazing one-of-a-kind creations of the Northern Illinois LEGO Train Club on exhibit in the Hendrickson Room. More than 6,200 guests visited the exhibit Saturday and Sunday. Eleven train club members spent six hours assembling the main display. In addition to the Hendrickson exhibit, the library offered LEGO Club in the Marketplace, with large crowds on both days making models then displaying them at the library. Thanks to everyone who stopped by for all the LEGO fun! More photos in our Facebook gallery here. 

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 paichele on 08/18/16
To prepare for the start of the school year, nearly 40 new teachers to Arlington Heights School District 25 visited the library on August 18 and learned firsthand about resources available to teachers, how to request classroom materials and about upcoming library programs that will enhance student learning beyond the classroom. 
Following a before-hours tour of the library, District 25 Superintendent Dr. Lori Bein welcomed the group to the Hub where they also heard  a special presentation by the library's School Services Coordinator (K-8) Julie Jurgens. The teachers participated in two breakout sessions and also had time to explore on their own to learn about services like 3D printing and educational databases.
This is the third year that District 25 partnered with the library as part of their new teacher orientation. District 25 is comprised of seven elementary schools and two middle schools in Arlington Heights. The first day of student attendance is Monday, August 29. 

Posted by wtolan on 03/07/18
Support our Community Food Drive, offered in partnership with Wheeling Township Food Pantry, throughout the month of March. Acceptable items include canned fruits, veggies, beans and soup; canned meat; cereal; whole grain pasta and rice; peanut butter; crackers and cookies. This food drive is in conjunction with XOXO: An Exhibit About Love & Forgiveness.
Dates: Now through the end of March 2018
Location: Drop off donations in the collection bin on the library's first floor

Posted by lmulford on 05/28/13

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