Posts tagged with "Library News"

Posted by daccurso on 04/26/11
It was May of 1967 when Dick Frisbie became a library trustee. On April 21 he retires after 44 years of serving on the Board of Library Trustees. He is the longest serving library trustee, and he leaves a legacy of inspiring leadership and dedicated service to the Arlington Heights community.
 
He has seen great changes over the years. During his tenure, the Library's circulation grew to over 2.6 million items, and the Library received national recognition, earning Library Journal’s 5-star rating for three straight years.
 
He has held every office on the Board, including serving as president for eight years. He is a passionate advocate for libraries and intellectual freedom. In 1992 he was elected President of the Board of Directors for the Illinois Center for the Book, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting books, reading and libraries. He also served as President of the Board of the North Suburban Library System.
 
In 2004 the Illinois Library Association named him Library Trustee of the Year and also honored him with its Intellectual Freedom Award. As he once stated, “For a writer, a good library is as important as a hospital is to a doctor. Also, free public library service is important to democracy.”
 
An accomplished author, Frisbie has written seven books and 400 magazine articles. He joined the celebrated Society of Midland Authors in the 1970s, and held nearly every office on that board as well. In May of 2000, the group honored him with a “lifetime of literary achievement” award for his years of service to their organization.
 
We, too, honor him and thank him for his profound dedication to the Arlington Heights Memorial Library. “Dick Frisbie has shown a dedication that is both rare and remarkable in volunteer service to the Arlington Heights community,” states Executive Director Paula Moore. “Staff and trustees alike have benefited from the intelligence, courage and humor he has brought to his role of trustee. It's hard to imagine our board without his presence, but we are all so grateful for his many years of helping to guide our 5-star library.”

Posted by lmulford on 11/02/13

Are you considering purchasing an eReader or tablet this holiday season? Stop by our Tech Bar and try out a variety of devices.  AH cardholders can check out a Nook HD tablet or Nook Simple Touch eReader for two weeks.  Once checked out, our Tech Help Desk can assist you in loading the titles of your choice from our 3M Cloud Library or OverDrive eBook collections.  

Posted by aharder on 02/29/16
 
The library continued its celebration of all things fairy tale by welcoming tween fairy tale author Liesl Shurtliff to the library on February 25. Shurtliff, the author of Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin and Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk, talked with a group of more than 150 fairy tale fans about myths and legends, where they come from, how they change and what they mean to us today. More than 40 tweens joined Shurtliff for a writing workshop earlier in the day for fourth- to sixth-grade students.
 
Please join us for an upcoming fairy-tale themed program or visit Kids’ World's Once Upon a Time…Exploring the World of Fairy Tales interactive play exhibit for children ages 3 to 10 that runs through March 26. The exhibit is made possible by a gift from the Friends of the Library. To learn more about the Once Upon a Time exhibit and fairy tale programs for all ages, including family movie screenings nights, puppet shows and plays, book discussions, crafts and more, visit ahml.info/fairytales.

Posted by daccurso on 06/18/09

Two library services that began in the 1980s, Night Owl Reference Service and Library Cable Network, are being retired as of June 30.

 

Night Owl Reference Service

This service offered answers to questions from Arlington Heights residents after library hours via the phone. The service was discontinued due to a decreasing number of participating libraries and questions answered.

 

Night Owl paved the way for the next generation of reference service: the Ask Away online chat, which is available 24/7 to Arlington Heights residents. You can also ask a question at the Library by phoning 847-506-2634 and text-messaging.

 

Library Cable Network

Arlington Heights was a charter member of the Library Cable Network (LCN) Channel 24 which featured videos of programs taped at the Library and its three partnering libraries. In the current economy, the cable production studio could no longer generate enough income to keep the studio operating.

 “In the 1980’s, creating a cable TV studio for library programs was visionary,” remarked AHML Director Paula Moore. “Our library was a founding partner in this innovative service designed to make our residents aware of library services. But the times have changed with the arrival of web sites such as YouTube and the hundreds of cable channels now available. It was a business decision to retire the channel and direct our resources to other library services. The Board of Library Trustees and staff thank you for your viewership over the past twenty-six years. It’s been a long and gratifying run.
Posted by daccurso on 04/22/10
PaulaAndUkrainians A group of delegates representing the leading library networks of Ukraine visited the Library on Wednesday, April 21, as part of the Open Worlds Program sponsored by the Library of Congress. The group is spending eight days in the Chicago area familiarizing themselves with the work of their American colleagues. While here, they toured the Library and got an overview of our services and collection. In addition, they met with our volunteer coordinator,  Information Services manager, and Kids' World manager who briefed them on their departments and answered the delegates' questions about library services here.
Posted by daccurso on 08/23/10
language_lineUsing the Library can be daunting for those with limited English skills. To make things easier, the Library has instant access to an interpreter through a Language Line telephone located at the Answer Center. The phone connects patrons with an interpreter who can translate their requests and convey them to a staff member. The Language Line service has professional interpreters for 150 languages, and it is available any time the Library is open.
Posted by daccurso on 05/20/09

This year is the 30th anniversary of the Library’s volunteer program. At our annual recognition luncheon, generously funded by the Friends of the Library, we celebrated this milestone and honored all our dedicated volunteers who contributed 26,606 hours of service in 2008. Click here to see photos of volunteers who received special recognition.


Posted by daccurso on 04/11/11
During April, we honor our 250 dedicated library volunteers. They range in age from 14 to 90 and can be found assisting staff in the Library, on the bookmobile and at the Senior Center. Last year they provided 27,009 hours of service.
 
Our knowledgeable and talented volunteers are staffing the Shackley Genealogy Room, teaching computer classes, leading book discussions and current events discussions, helping people improve their English, staffing the Reading Room at the Senior Center, helping with library programs, working in the Kids' World office and assisting our reference staff. And everywhere our volunteers work, they are adding value in the lives of our entire community.
 
We thank all of our volunteers for their many contributions over this last year and would like to recognize the following volunteers for this year's service awards:
 
500 Hours
Judy Clemens, Autumn Corrado, Roz Eisner, Terry Gavin, Harriet Hollett, Peg Kurka, Charlotte Leventhal, Joyce Lynne, Sue Mueller, Anne Spratt, Barb Vieth, Kathi Wise
 
1000 Hours
Mary Buchheit, Erv Campbell, Jack Carbery, Julia Denne, George Galvan, Hope McFadden, Ticky Scheck
 
1500 Hours
Suzette Douglas, Jo Ryan, Elaine Sharp, Mary Anne Vestal, Don Wright
 
2000 Hours
Dave Mills, Xuan Nguyen, Josephine Perez, Walter Vestal
 
2500 Hours
Sandy Kaempen
 
3000 Hours
Jim Anderson, Carol Friedman, Don Hartung Cindy Viti
 
3500 Hours
Carol Egan, Jack Muldoon, Mary Stains
 
4000 Hours
Bonnie Romanowski
 
4500 Hours
Joan Huff
 
7000 Hours
Myrla Brand
Linda Cesario
 
7500 Hours
Linda Cesario
 
8000 Hours
Linda Cesario
 
9000 Hours
Pat Dennehey
 
9500 Hours
Pat Dennehey
 
10,000 Hours
Fran Boyd

Posted by paichele on 05/05/15
 
A little rain couldn't dampen the enthusiasm of the dedicated volunteers who received a "shower of thanks" on Tuesday, May 5, at the annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon funded by the Friends of the Library. In 2014, 452 volunteers contributed 28,498 hours of service to the library and their efforts were recognized by library trustees and staff. 
 
"I'm in awe every year when I come to this event," said Executive Director Jason Kuhl who welcomed the crowd and presented the volunteer service awards. "We appreciate everything you do and all the hours you put in contributing to the library."
 
And put in hours they do. Ranging from 500 hours up to 15,000 hours of service, nearly 40 volunteers were honored for their contributions in all areas of the library including genealogy, ESL, Friends of the Library and the bookmobile. Years of service were also recognized and spanned from 3 years to 25 years of volunteering. Special honorees included Don Hartung and Jim Anderson who received the President's Lifetime Service Award by each contributing more than 4,000 hours of service. Jim volunteers as a Great Books book discussion facilitator, and Don assists with maintaining the toy collection in Kids' World.
 
The top honor of the day went to Terry Gavin who was named Volunteer of the Year. This is a one-time award that is given to the volunteer who has contributed the greatest number of hours during the previous year but has not previously received the award. Terry earned Volunteer of the Year for contributing 421 hours of service to the library in 2014 volunteering as an instructor for the computer program at the library's Senior Center.
 
"I love helping people, and I enjoy working with everyone at the senior center," said Terry who began volunteering at the library in 2006. "It's fun. They've given me more than I've given them."
 
 

Posted by paichele on 05/07/15

Leaders from eight governmental entities, including Arlington Heights Mayor Tom Hayes, pictured, participated in the community conversation on Wednesday, April 29 at the library. Each took to the stage and presented current projects and significant developments that impact the village, area schools and park district. Watch State of the Village now.
 
Read about State of the Village in the Daily Herald.  The event will also be broadcast on Channel 6 on WideOpenWest, Channel 17 on Comcast and Channel 99 on U-Verse.

 
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