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First Place! Yabba Dabba Doo!
The library's Flinstone mobile with Fred, Wilma, Barney, Betty and members of the Royal Order of Water Buffalos won first place for creativity (non-commercial category) in the July 4 parade. This is the fifth year that we can claim this distinction thanks to the talents of Information Technology Manager Mike Driskell and his family and friends who built the float.
2012 Holiday Book Drive a Success
The holidays will be brighter for many families thanks to the generosity of our library users and community partners. We were able to donate 826 books to Wheeling Township’s holiday Adopt-a-Family program. We would like to thank everyone who contributed. Special thanks go to Rolling Green Nine-Hole Golf League, American Legion Auxiliary Post #208; and our community partners: Tuscan Market & Wine Shop, Mariano’s Fresh Market, California Pizza Kitchen, Northwest Speech and Hearing Center at Northwest Community Hospital, California Pizza Kitchen, and the Chamber of Commerce Professional Women’s Council.
Since we have started the book drive in 1998, we have donated 13,111 books to children in need. Thanks for helping provide the gift of literacy in our community during the holidays.
A Day at the Library
AARP Tax Assistance
Seniors, age 60 and older and disabled persons of any age can get free tax counseling. Register at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100, or online. Appointments are available Monday mornings February 13–April 16 at 9:30, 10:30, or 11:30 a.m. in the Hendrickson Room.
AHML - A Learning Value for Three Generations
There’s always something new you can learn at the library. Recently, three generations of an Arlington Heights family –grandma Dolores, mom Kathy, and daughter Jennifer – participated in our Eco-friendly Floral Design workshop. Here’s what they had to say about their library learning experience: “As a family, we are truly grateful for all the amazing resources our library offers, such as the workshop we recently attended. It was a learning experience for three generations!” Check our calendar for all of our learning opportunities.
AHML Cited in National Report by the American Library Association
The Arlington Heights Memorial Library was recently cited in the American Library Association’s national report, The 2012 State of America’s Libraries. Here is an excerpt from the article:
AHML Named “5-Star Library”
Art Dedication Honors George Krueger
Three watercolor paintings of Chicago scenes, donated to the Library in memory of former volunteer and Friends of the Library president George Krueger, were dedicated at a recent event. The paintings by artist Sally Perfect Wallman were selected by the Friends of the Library Art Committee and are hanging above the foreign film DVDs on the first floor. Pictured are Krueger’s daughter, Christine; his wife, Irene and Friends’ president Allison Anderson. More event photos.
Bees Give Summer Reading Theme New Meaning
Before You Buy an eReader
You can check out a Nook, Kindle or Sony Reader from the Library for two weeks to give them a test run.
You can come to the Library's Welcome Desk to try them out and talk to staff members about the features of each. For questions about eReaders, call the Welcome Desk at 847-506-2640.
The Library has eBooks that you can download for free from My Media Mall on our website. The eBooks are compatible with most eReaders except the Kindle. Click here to learn more about which eReaders are compatible with My Media Mall.
In January you can drop by the Welcome Desk on Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. to learn how to use your eReader to download the Library's eBooks