Friends of Cook Memorial Public Library District
The Friends of the Cook Memorial Public Library District are actively seeking volunteers committed to supporting the library through fundraising, programming, and raising awareness of library services. The Friends underwrite the costs of the library district's reading programs (the costs of supplies and prizes) and pay for equipment not covered in the district's budget. Here are some examples of what donations from the Friends have provided:
$10,000 toward 2003 Bookmobile
Tinted window film
Patio for library staff
Picnic tables for patio
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During October and November the State Library of Illinois is providing access to a wide variety of databases. This is a wonderful opportunity to use electronic resources the library doesn't subscribe to, and it's free. Go to TryIt! Illinois to see the list of databases available.
We are not permitted to put the login and password information online, but you can ask for it by visiting or calling the Adult Reference Desk (847-362-2330).Add a comment
Calculate the Value of Library Services
- Enter in the left hand column the number of times per month you or your family use each service.
- Estimated retail value of each service (if purchased) will be calculated on the right.
- Total value of your library use is shown at the bottom of the worksheet.
- Tip: Tab between entries and do not use commas.
This calculator has been adapted by the Illinois State Library from the downloadable spreadsheet, originally provided by the Massachusetts Library Association and then adapted for the web by Chelmsford Public Library.
Explanation and Values for Library Use Value Calculator
Register to Vote @ the Library
The last date for registering to vote in the November 6th General Election is coming up soon. Not sure if you are registered to vote? Go to Lake County's Voter Power page, enter your name, address and date of birth to find out. If you are registered, you will find out the location of your voting place, what will be on your ballot, and information about the voting by mail option. Want to find out about voting early? See the Voting Options page.
If you've moved within Lake County since you registered, update your information by mailing your name, old and new address, date of birth and signature to Willard Helander, Lake County Clerk, 18 North County Street, Room 101, Waukegan, Illinois 60085. If you have moved into Lake County since you registered, you will need to re-register with your new address. You must also re-register if you have changed your name.
You can register at the Reference Desk at either the Cook Park or Aspen Drive Library through Tuesday, October 9th. Bring two forms of ID with you. One must show your current address and could be a driver's license, a state ID, a utility bill addressed to you at your current address, or a personalized check. To be eligible to register, you must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old by the date of the election, and have lived in your voting precinct for at least 30 days by the date of the election. If you miss the registration deadline, there is a grace period during which you can register and vote at the County Courthouse in Waukegan.Add a comment