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Cook Memorial Public Library District is the proud recipient of this year's Demco Library Innovation Award. Children's Librarian and student services coordinator Jan Hastings accepted the award at this week's Illinois Library Association Co...

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If you are a Libertyville history buff, you may already be familiar with the Local History pages of our website. There you can find links to our obituary index, online essays and pictorial displays about Libertyville, digitized old phone books, ...

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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 s...

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OverDrive, the company our MyMediaMall consortium uses to provide eBooks and eAudiobooks, launched a new and improved media console for tablets and smart phones this week. Depending on your device, you may be prompted to download the new console...

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Teen Tech Tutors---a new one-on-one program at Cook Park Library, in which volunteer teen tutors help out patrons with questions about their computers, mobile devices, social media and downloading library books----has been a huge success this summer!...

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Perhaps you have noticed that now when you open our website on a mobile device, you see a new, slimmed down version of the site. Our regular website is difficult to navigate and read on a smartphone or any other device with a smaller screen. The new ...

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Our recent survey regarding digital materials yielded some useful patron feedback. Here are some highlights: An overwhelming majority (73.1%) of respondents think we should balance digital services and collections with traditional print and media....
We are proud to announce that we now have VITA, an online index for use in local history and genealogical research. Currently VITA indexes obituaries from the Libertyville Review and a small but growing number of articles from various Libertyville ne...

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  Announcing one more way to connect with us online! Check out the featured video above and go to our YouTube Channel to enjoy some of the numbers performed by the Encore! musical group at Aspen Drive on June 10th. More videos wi...

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Libertyville Days is here again. That's a sure sign that summer has arrived. On Sunday, June 16, our Cook Park Library will be closed. Our Aspen Drive Library will be open as usual, from 1 pm to 5 pm. Here a few seasonal reminders: Both of our lo...

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Your summer trip just got more entertaining! Thanks to Cook Memorial's Digi-Fare, you can take the library (books, audiobooks, music and magazines) with you wherever you go, without giving up precious space in your suitcase. Want an introdu...

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This year’s Summer Reading Club theme is Have Book…Will Travel. We want to know about all the places you read or listen to books, from the breakfast table to your car, to the beach and beyond. Read in 12 places and you’ll be eligible for prizes! Stop...

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A patron contacted Ear this week to ask how to email the Friends of the Library for information about donating books and DVDs for future Friends’ sales. The Friends have a brand new email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . More useful info: D...

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Question: What is the Early Learning Center all about? To answer this question, Ear turned to Melissa Henderson, Children's Department Manager. She responded with an explanation and an invitation: Thinkers as diverse and brilliant as Albert Einstei...

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Almost all of us could benefit from being smarter about money. Luckily, Money Smart Week is just around the corner. The purpose of MSW is to provide consumers with information that will help them manage their personal finances better. It was started ...

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Are you on Tumblr? If you are, you can follow the Cook Library Cinema Club to keep up with our movie news and suggestions. We’re at http://cooklibrarycinemaclub.tumblr.com/ That’s just the newest of many ways you can connect with us. Here are so...

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Are you planning to vote in the local election on April 9? Not sure whether you are registered? Look at the Lake County Clerk’s Voter Power page to check. The dates for registering at the library are past, but during the grace period you can sti...

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Question: Some books seem to have been moved at Aspen. What’s going on? Answer: Good observation!  Some categories of books have been moved at Aspen, in both the adult and children’s areas. The purpose of the change is to draw attention to...

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Our dedicated Readers' Advisors are always happy to give you book recommendations based on your own personal reading tastes and preferences. With our new online service, you can now receive this personal attention without coming to the...

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Have you tried our digital media offerings yet? Through March 24 you have an easy way to evaluate your experiences with them and offer your opinions. You will also be able to let us know what new technologies (such as photo editing sof...