Posts tagged with "libraries"
A Day at the Library
Posted by daccurso on 02/11/10
Putting on a puppet show in Kids' WorldOn February 10, libraries across the state took photos of the happenings - big and small - at their libraries. It was part of an intiative by the Illinois Library Association to show how valuable libraries are to their communities. Putting on a puppet show is just one of the things that you can do at the Library. Click here for a quick look at some other ways the Library is used every day.
A Genealogist Goes to the Library
Posted by daccurso on 09/28/09
Date and time: Wednesday, October 7, 2 - 4 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room South There are many types of libraries that could help you with your family history research. Learn about the different types and the genealogical materials they hold. Two genealogy librarians will discuss how to “research” a library before you go and what to do once you get there. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
Book a Display Case
Posted by daccurso on 07/23/10
Do you have an idea for a display? Whether your nonprofit group wants to share its story, or you want to display your artwork or collection, we have display cases that you can use. You can book them for a month at a time. The cases are located on the first floor near the Checkout Desk, in Kids' World and outside the Hendrickson Meeting Room. It is easy to book a case - either online or by contacting Susie Clark at 847-870-3785. Find out more about the cases Learn about policies and procedures for booking displays
Bringing the Library to You
Posted by daccurso on 12/22/10
Can't get to the Library? Try the bookmobile. It comes right to your neighborhood bringing a wide variety of the latest materials for all ages, including audiobooks, paperbacks, CDs, DVDs, large print books, magazines and best sellers. Children's materials also include picture books, sights and sounds, and puzzles.
In addition, if there is a special library item you would like, you can reserve it online and pick it up on the bookmobile. Find out when the bookmobile will be in your neighborhood.
Caddy Stacks Event Scores a Hole in One
Posted by daccurso on 03/12/10
For one night, it was like the Masters at the Library, or at least the masters of mini golf. The Library was turned into a very unique mini golf course featuring our extensive collection. The Caddy Stacks mini golf event was a fundraiser for a new aquarium for Kids' World and a chance to see the Library in a whole new way. From the big blue monster that welcomed all to Kids' World to the stunning floral display from Sylvia's Flowers, the entire building was transformed. We'd like to thank our participants and sponsors for their support of this event. Local businesses and individuals who made contributions include: Arlington Heights Management Group Arlington Heights Park District Arlington Park Arlington Theaters Brian Properties Birch River Grill California Pizza Kitchen Drost Kivlahan McMahon & O'Connor LLC Friends of the Library Javier's Sabor Mexicano & Agave Bar Meredith Carlton Kramer Metropolis Performing Arts Centre Northwest Speech and Hearing Center Ltd. Picket Fence Realty Rolling Green Country Club Sue Dawson, Attorney Sylvia's Flowers 3D Interior Remodeling Tuscan Market & Wine Shop U Keep Us in Stitches, Inc. Village Bank & Trust Arlington Heights Visualedge Creative Services, Inc. See all the fun in these event photos.
Census Assistance @ the Library
Posted by daccurso on 03/29/10
The Library has census forms available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Russian. You can stop in and pick one up near the Answer Center on the first floor. From March 21-April 19, a census worker who speaks English and Spanish will be in the Library at the following times to assist patrons in filling out the forms. Mondays - noon-4 p.m. Tuesdays - 4-8 p,m. Saturdays - noon-4 p.m. Sundays - 1-4 p.m.
Check Out our New Research Collection
Posted by daccurso on 03/18/10
Think books like the Encyclopedia of the Renaissance or the Encyclopedia of Popular Music can only be used in the Library? Think again! We've made over 5,000 of our specialized dictionaries, indexes and encyclopedias part of our new Research collection. These books can be checked out, renewed and even requested online. Come in and check it out!
Congrats to Bookmobile Contest Winners
Posted by daccurso on 05/10/10
In recognition of the first National Bookmobile Day in April, we celebrated all month long with a contest on the bookmobile. Entrants had to answer the question, "On average, how many miles does the bookmobile travel each week?" There were three age groups - adults, teens and kids - and the two closest answers in each group won the entrants a $15 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble. Pictured above are some of the winners with Bookmobile Specialist Jose Maldonado on the right. Also shown are Eric Lueck, Sky Findlay and Matthew Feinberg. Congratulations to all of our winners! By the way, the bookmobile travels 74 miles a week on average. Click here to see the bookmobile schedule and find the closest stop to your house.
Drive-Up to Open Even Earlier
Posted by daccurso on 02/15/11
Beginning February 28, the drive-up window will be more convenient than ever. It will be open at 7 a.m., Monday–Friday, so you can stop by before work, before school, before starting the rest of your busy day.
Dryden Students Learn About Libraries
Posted by daccurso on 05/20/11
Dryden School's "World of Work" program had fifth-grade students TJ and Kevin working at our drive-up window and Jessica and Colette shelving books in Kids' World. AHML was one of 26 AH locations welcoming students to get "hands on" work experience in their community.