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Attention teen filmmakers! Submit your films for the 2020 Teen Film Fest: Stay Home Challenge! Selected films will be screened at our virtual Teen Film Fest on August 14 where our awesome judges will provide their insights and feedback in front of an audience.

Plus, you could win up to $300 worth of prizes in categories like Best Acting, Best Screenplay/Story, Best Special Effects, Best Overall Film, and even an Audience Favorite!

If you’re a teen ages 12 to 18-years-old, please consider submitting a film.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: August 1 at 11:59 p.m. CST / ENTRY FORM

Visit our Teen Film Fest website for

 
Get ready to turn the first page and begin your reading journey - Page Turners is our 2020 Adult Reading Program where readers can track their reading and connect with others in the community! The program will go from July-November 2020.

Become a Page Turner and track the minutes you read through Beanstack. Complete three goals from a monthly list to be entered into a raffle drawing. Every month we will launch a new badge that will give Page Turners a chance to win a gift certificate to an Arlington Heights business. We will also be offering options for discussion

The Arlington Heights Memorial Library is pleased to welcome magician, artist and sensory illusionist Jeanette Andrews, our Artist in Residence for July 2020. We have an exciting lineup of interactive virtual events planned for you, including a performance, a workshop, meet the artist home studio visits, and Instagram Live coffee chats with exciting experts in diverse fields. https://www.ahml.info/residency

Each week find new blog posts and reading lists curated by the artist. Follow the @ahml Instagram page for exclusive content from Jeanette throughout the month of July, plus access to unique Instagram Live events with the artist all month long. We hope you will join

Explore resources available through the library such as books, eBooks, films, articles and more on the topic of anti-racism. On this page, also find resources around the web that AHML librarians have collected such as podcasts, websites and guides. Visit https://www.ahml.info/antiracism

TO ENTER THE LIBRARY
Please park in the exterior parking lot, if possible, and walk to the Dunton Ave. main entrance.
If you park in the underground parking garage, entry into the library building is available at the northeast corner of the parking garage (stair and elevator access). All customers over age 2 must wear a mask when entering and while in the building. If you cannot wear a mask for medical reasons and would like to visit the library, please contact library staff for accommodations at accessibility@ahml.info or call (847) 870-3642.

EXITING THE LIBRARY
Customers may exit the library building through the

Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White has awarded the Arlington Heights Memorial Library (AHML) with the Live and Learn Construction Grant in the amount of $50,000.

“My office is fortunate to have the opportunity to assist your library with this important infrastructure improvement project,” White stated in his letter to the library announcing the award. 

The Live and Learn Construction Grant provides funding to public libraries for the conversion of existing buildings not currently used for library services. AHML will use the grant toward the renovation of 112 N. Belmont Ave., formerly the Arlington Heights teen center,

The library’s Reading Room branch at the Senior Center is open, with limited capacity, for browsing and checking out materials from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  All Senior Center users will need to complete a health questionnaire and temperature check conducted by the Senior Center for admission to the building.  Screened visitors for the Reading Room will be admitted as space becomes available. When entering and while in the building, everyone must wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Although the Senior Center is now open, we are not offering hold pick up at that location.

Monday, June 15 - Sunday, August 9

Make every minute count this summer! Keep track of your reading and earn special prizes all summer long. Learn how you can complete the entire program online using Beanstack at www.ahml.info/summer. For youth ages 0-18 and their families.

Participating is easy. Keep track of how many minutes you read and record it in your Beanstack account. You can also print out your very own paper log to help you keep track. 

You can read anything you like! As you progress, you will earn virtual badges. With each badge completed, you unlock a special prize or activity. After completing the first five badges, you'll receive a

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Resources for Unemployed Individuals 

The Arlington Heights Memorial Library condemns all forms of racism, hatred, injustice, and violence. We grieve the death of George Floyd and others who have died as victims of racist acts.  

We are inspired by global protests of those who have marched to call for change. We too, are challenged to do more to eliminate barriers, support diversity, and listen and learn from every voice. 

We will continue to evaluate our library, our community, and increase our outreach to underserved populations, strengthen community partnerships, and diversify our collections. Curating a resourceful and supportive hub for everyone in our community is of utmost importance. 

As a public library, with materials and resources to inspire understanding