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"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.
 
 
 
It's quick and easy to search Google with your health questions, but sometimes the information you find there has not been well-researched and is even misleading. Instead, consider visiting the health databases section of the library's website (ahml.info > Research > Databases > Health) to find online sources that feature information vetted by health researchers and medical experts. Resources include:
 
Browse and search through authoritative articles and publications on thousands of diseases, conditions, drugs, tests and therapies.
 
Interested in alternative treatments, but worried about their safety and effectiveness?
 
To simplify access to our eBooks and eAudiobooks, we are making cloudLibrary our exclusive source for major publishers' titles, providing access to more than 150,000 eBook and eAudiobook titles, including recent releases and bestsellers. cloudLibrary is very easy to use; click here to get started.
 
OverDrive to be discontinued
On June 18, 2019, our OverDrive service-and the associated Libby app-will no longer be available. At that time, most of our small OverDrive collection will be transferred to cloudLibrary. Effective immediately, we are not adding new titles to OverDrive. Holds can be placed through May 1, but any
 
Fifth-grade students from Olive-Mary Stitt School became library employees for a day during their visit on Friday, March 15. The seven students were able to get actual work experience in the library's Circulation department and Kids' World. These students learned about checking in books and other items, assisting in the drive-up window and more. This experience was part of World of Work (WOW), a program that gives kids the opportunity to act as employees for a day for local businesses that interest them. This program was supported by 19 Arlington Heights businesses with 114 students from Olive-Mary Stitt School
 
Library parking lot full? Did you know parking is also available across the street from the library in the commuter lot on Vail Avenue? After noon on weekdays, and all day Saturday and Sunday, the Vail commuter lot is free. The commuter lot is located on Vail Avenue between St. James and Fremont. Enter from Vail Avenue or St. James.
 
 
On Tuesday, February 19, the Arlington Heights Memorial Library Board of Library Trustees adopted two policy changes, updating the current policy for Unattended and/or Unsupervised Children (7.002) in the library and adopting a new policy for Vulnerable Adults (7.0015) in the library. These changes are effective immediately.
 
Unattended and/or Unsupervised Children (7.002)
The Board of Library Trustees and staff of the Arlington Heights Memorial Library are committed to providing a welcoming and safe environment for all children who visit the library.  As a public facility, the library takes reasonable precautions to ensure the safety of children while they
 
Lauree Harp, a long-time resident of Arlington Heights, is organizing a group of volunteers who will donate their time as founding board members of the Arlington Heights Memorial Library Foundation. Joining her are Miriam Cooper, Betsy Kmiecik, Gary McClung, Michael Mulder, Claudia Starck and John Walsh.
 
"A library foundation can provide opportunities for a variety of revenue sources to supplement tax support," said Harp. 
 
The Foundation is a separate entity from the Friends of the Library. Foundation board members will focus on individual, foundation and corporate gifts, as well as planned giving opportunities. The group has applied
 
When the weather outside is frightful, get all your books and audiobooks from the comfort of your own home by downloading cloudLibrary. The cloudLibrary allows you to borrow and read eBooks and eAudiobooks from your local public library for free. This app includes a fully functional reader allowing library cardholders to read eBooks directly in the app, as well as bookmark and save the position of your book across devices.
 
Browse and check out eBooks and audiobooks from our cloudLibrary web portal or from your device.

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