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The library blasted off into space at this year's annual Fourth of July Parade, where we celebrated with a custom-built spaceship float inspired by Summer Reading: It's Out There. Our parade entry also included the library's bookmobile and library sunglasses as giveaways. The parade float and the giveaways were made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Library. Special thanks to all of the library staff and volunteers, library board members, Kids' World interns, and our Summer Volunteer Squad who helped represent the library during the parade and passed out library sunglasses to parade goers. A

Summer started with a blast for more than 300 people on Saturday afternoon with plenty of space-themed activities and a first look at the library’s new Earth from Space exhibit.

All of the fun was part of the library’s Space Launch Party, which took place throughout the library and gave attendees of all ages the opportunity to explore space in many different ways.

Customers visited the Earth from Space exhibit on the first floor, worked as a team on a space-themed scavenger hunt, created buttons, enjoyed activities in Kids’ World, discovered space-related mobile apps, and learned about telescopes and tested

 
In 1919, Arlington Heights residents welcomed home their family and friends who served during World War I while also remembering the village’s fallen heroes during what is now known as Arlington Heights’ Memorial Day Parade.
 
100 years later, the Veterans Memorial Committee is busy getting ready for the parade’s 100-year anniversary, and there are plenty of big plans underway to commemorate those who have served, past and present.
 
This year the parade will begin at 9:30 a.m., Monday, May 27 at Sigwalt Street and Arlington Heights Road in front of the Village Hall.
 
Commemorative coins will
 
The Board of Library Trustees and the family and friends of the late Richard Frisbie gathered at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library on Monday evening, May 6, for the dedication of the Richard Frisbie Board Room. Frisbie, who served as a library trustee from 1967 to 2011, holds the distinction as the longest-serving trustee.
 
"Dick was a dedicated and gifted leader in our community and served on the library board for 44 years," said Joan Brody-Garkisch, vice-president and secretary of the Arlington Heights Memorial Library Board of Library Trustees. "During that time, he held every office on the
 
More than 700 people including parents, student artists, teachers and community members stopped by the library's Marketplace and Kids' World on Thursday, May 2 to celebrate the opening of the 27th Annual District 25 Student Art Show.
 
"The library is thrilled to again be hosting the District 25 Student Art Show," said Executive Director Mike Driskell. "Now in its 27th year, this is the longest-running partnership event in the library's history."
 
A live performance from the Thomas Middle School Jazz Band was enjoyed by all at the event. The opening night reception also featured plenty of refreshments
 
Our expert staff have a wide range of reading tastes and love to help connect readers to their next book. Let us help you pick your next read. You can even make your request without leaving home. Fill out your preferences online on our “Book Me” form and our advisors will send you a customized list of recommended books to read. Tell us what you really liked or didn’t like in books you have read. Based on your preferences, library staff will curate a list of at least 10 books they think you will enjoy. This is
 
It's National Library Week, a time to celebrate libraries and their workers! This year’s theme is Libraries = Strong Communities in recognition of the role libraries play in engaging and empowering the people they serve.
 
The Arlington Heights Memorial Library is proud to share its 2018 Annual Report during National Library Week. We invite you to take a look at our year in review and join us in celebrating Libraries=Strong Communities.
 
We want to know how your public library has had an impact on your life and your community. Do you have a library story to
 
"We need the help of all the amazing architects in this room to help build a better Arlington Heights Memorial Library," said Human Resources Manager Lisa Haack to a large gathering of volunteers at the library's Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon on Wednesday, March 27. The luncheon honored the library's 425 volunteers who contributed 28,298 hours of service in 2018.
 
"One thing that really stood out to me when I started working at the library was I didn't know who was a library staff member and who was a volunteer," Haack said. "We all wear the same nametag [and
 
Heading abroad over the summer? Make sure to learn the language. The library offers a number of free online language-learning tools including:

• Little Pim: Fun, easy lessons for kids, pre-K to 2nd grade. It covers Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Hebrew, English, German, Arabic, Russian.

• Pronunciator: Covers 100 languages. Many have “8-Week Travel Prep” lessons and scheduled “Live Conversation” sessions that let you talk in real-time with a Pronunciator representative. Kids can use their special “Young Learners” lessons. Pronunciator is an in-depth resource that includes a special evaluation tool to help improve your pronunciation skills.
 
 
Good news! Starting April 1, 2019, Arlington Heights Memorial Library cards no longer expire. As long as you continue to live in the Arlington Heights Library district, your Arlington Heights Memorial Library card will remain active. You no longer need to come in to renew your card every three years. We hope this makes your life easier. Learn more about getting a library card.