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You will soon miss seeing three familiar faces at the library.This week we are bidding adieu to our Director, Stephen Kershner. Long-time Children’s Librarian Eileen Sullivan retired a few weeks ago. Fiction, Movies and Music Manager Connie Regan wil...

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It's the season for many new grads and others to seek summer or permanent employment. While there are many online job hunting sites, your library can provide you with content that goes far beyond the usual. Here's the scoop on wha...

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Public libraries have begun expanding the kinds of materials they make available for check-out. Some lend gardening tools, novelty baking pans, or fishing poles. Here at Cook Memorial we have taken a more high tech approach to expanding what we lend....

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While it’s hard to imagine during the current deep freeze, spring is just a few weeks away. We all know that spring is the time of year when young people’s minds lightly turn to thoughts of… exams. Yes, ACT, SAT, and AP tests are just around the corn...

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  Did you ever get stuck when trying to place a hold on an item in our online catalog because you forgot the password you set for your library account? In the past, if this happened, you had to contact our Check Out Desk and ask to have your ol...

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 The season for income tax preparation is upon us once again. In the past, the library has been the community's primary source of tax forms. Each year we ordered dozens of boxes of popular forms and instructions from the IRS and k...

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If you have ever found parking at our Aspen Drive Library to be a challenge, you may want to attend the Library Board’s meeting on January 20. The board will discuss and vote on a proposal to expand parking at Aspen from 68 to 119 spaces. The new spa...

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To meet the further technology training needs of our patrons, we have added Lynda.com to the patron computers at both Cook Park and Aspen Drive Libraries. Using Lynda.com at the library may meet your needs if the technology classes we ...

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  Happy Thanksgiving! To celebrate this season of thanks and giving, Cook Memorial Public Library District is once again collecting food and books for distribution to those in need. Donated items will be given to the Libertyville Township and V...

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Parents – are you ever stumped when trying to help your child with a homework assignment? Do you ever wish you could ask an expert to explain a concept your child is struggling to understand? Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of Cook Memorial L...

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Every year as Halloween nears, our reference librarians find themselves fielding questions concerning Libertyville’s very own creepy urban legend: The Gate. Our intrepid local history librarians have taken on the challenge of investigating to find th...

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  Serious researchers take note: Thanks to the Illinois State Library, you temporarily have free access to hundreds of subscription databases above and beyond the ones always available to Cook Memorial card holders. The initiative is called Try...

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This month we invite you to take a short survey. It will give you a unique opportunity to be heard on key topics such as how and why you use the library, how satisfied you are with our collections and services, how well library spaces suit your needs...

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More and more patrons are enjoying digital music albums, movies, TV shows and eAudiobooks using hoopla. The truly terrific feature of this new eLibrary offering is that these items are always available. There are no waiting lists! Here’s the scoop: ...

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Two very welcome features have just been added to our online catalog! For some time you have been able to check out eBooks from the 3M Cloud Library directly from our catalog entries. Now, thanks to a recent upgrade, you can also see r...

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How long has the Foulds factory on Church Street been in business? The name C.H. Kaiser is on the building above Leggy Bird. Who was that? Where can I find historical photos of Libertyville? Whether you want to answer a specific question or jus...

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  Shining the spotlight on: Reference and Genealogy librarian Sonia Schoenfield, who gives us the scoop on family history resources for you to discover in Cook Park Library’s Lower Level: Come to the Genealogy Collection to find books to help ...

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  “Wow – I had no idea all this was down here!” Three years after the completion of the renovation of our Cook Park Library, we still hear words to that effect a few times every week. In addition to major parts of the library’s holdings (music ...

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Want to be “in the know” about upcoming library events and programs? Curious about the new books, movies, and music our librarians are recommending? Sign up for email updates to receive: News about Library events and programs, with registration l...

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If your children or grandchildren tell you that librarians can change a banana into a remote control, you can take their word for it. A team of our children’s librarians is currently in the midst of 55 visits to 17 local schools to promote summer rea...