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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...

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To celebrate William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday on April 23, get thee to a library! Here’s a link to the 450 Shakespeare items in Cook Memorial's catalog, in formats ranging from print, to audio, to video, to ebooks. Or, use our Biography in Contex...

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You are probably aware of the popularity of “Selfies” these days, as smartphone-wielding folks enjoy photographing themselves in various settings. But have youheard of a related phenomenon called BookShelfies? Take a look: http://bookshelfies.tumblr....

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Here’s the latest database news: We are delighted to announce a new database for job seekers: Cypress Resume, an online resume builder that lets you create professional-quality resumes in three simple steps. You can find Cypress Resume under Jobs &a...

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We have an especially busy week-end coming up at our Cook Park location. Our annual Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held Friday, April 4 through Sunday, April 6 in the Cook Park Meeting Room. Here are the particulars: Friends Preview: Frid...

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How are you coming with your income taxes? Need some forms, instructions or publications? Here are some options for you: All federal tax forms, instructions and publications are available free on the IRS web site. As long as you have Adobe Reader in...

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  We are excited to announce that iPads were rolled out on February 1st  in the children’s departments at our Cook Park and Aspen Drive libraries.  With puzzles, math games, early literacy applications, eBooks and other fun learn...

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  Are you registered to vote? If you aren’t and you want to vote in the March 18th primary election, your last day to register @ your library is Tuesday, February 18. If you aren’t sure whether you are registered at your current address, check ...

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 We’re offering something new to brighten up this long, cold winter – weekly film matinees for adults. The films are screened at 1:30 pm and no registration is required. They are shown in our Cook Park meeting room on Thursdays and at Aspen Driv...