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The public scanners at both our Cook Park and Aspen Drive locations now have outgoing faxing capabilities. Here’s the scoop: Facts: Charge for faxing is $1.00 per page, to be paid in cash. You can include a cover page if you wish, but it will cos...

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A patron asked, “Are there limits to what I can request on the library’s Suggest a Purchase form?” Great question! The answer is yes, and it’s helpful to know them so you can avoid submitting requests that can’t be considered. Jennifer Plohr, Collec...

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Hope you have been able to take advantage of some of our programs and events this summer! We are now proud to announce the line-up for Fall 2012. Our adult programs this time will include special features such as a collaboration with High School Dist...

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Take a look at our Auto & Home page to see several new databases you can access any time of day or night with your Cook Memorial library card number. The "Auto" part of the page isn't brand new, since we have had the terrific Chilton auto repair ...

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Have you been dreaming of your Summer Reading Club prize!? Don’t miss out on completing Dream Big! Read.  The final day to turn in your completed reading logs and receive your prizes (yes, plural!) is Wednesday, August 1st.  Beat the rush a...

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Our Instant Message/Chat product, Meebo Messenger, is no longer available. We will replace it asap. Meanwhile, if you have a reference question, please call us (847-362-2330), send us an email or visit us in person.

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To provide more convenience for patrons who desire flexibility regarding computer usage,  we are making the following changes as of Wednesday, July 11: Each library cardholder who logs in to one of our computers will have 3 hours of computer us...

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Have you visited the lower level of our Cook Park Library since the children’s department moved upstairs last year? Every week we still encounter patrons who are pleasantly surprised when they take the stairs (or elevator) downstairs to explore the a...

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Are you in a book club? If so, would you like to know how the library can help your club? If not, would you like to join one at the library? You’ll find everything you need to know at http://www.cooklib.org/fiction-movies-music/book-clubs, including...

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Libertyville Days is here again. That's a sure sign that summer has arrived. On Sunday, June 17, 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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To follow-up on last month's post about borrowing though the LINKin consortium items that Cook Memorial doesn't own, or that are currently checked out from our collection: Determining if an Item Can Be Requested  Only items with a status of A...

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Did you know that Cook Memorial Reference Librarians are available to answer questions online during all the hours the library is open? You can use instant messaging to contact us via our Meebo widget. It’s found at the bottom of every search page in...

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New content has recently been added to the catalog records of thousands of fiction and nonfiction books in the children’s, young adult and adult sections of the library. Links from our Novelist Select database now lead you to read-alike boo...

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People are asking about our plans for the 2012 edition of our annual Summer Reading Club. Here's the scoop: Dream Big: Read @ the Library This Summer Whatever your age or interest, you can dream big and win big at the library this summer....

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When you want to borrow a book or an AV item that's not owned by the Cook Memorial Public Library District, or any of our LINKin partner libraries, try our Interlibrary Loan service. Not sure how to place a request? See a demonstration.

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Sometimes you search our online catalog and discover that Cook Memorial's copies of an item you want to borrow are checked out. Or, maybe we don't own the item. In either case, you can click the   button on the right side of the screen to c...

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A new and advanced Automated Material Handling System, simply referred to as a Sorter, is being installed at our Aspen Drive Library this week. This system immediately checks in items returned by patrons and sorts them into different bins depending o...

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A patron wants to know, Is there a scanner available for public use at the library? Yes! There is a touch screen scanner located at the beginning of the second row of adult computers at our Cook Park Library. There is also one located in the compute...

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The Brainerd Avenue entrance at the Cook Park Library will be closed for a week beginning Thursday, April 12 for parking lot modifications. Please use the Church Street entrance to enter and exit the parking lot. Please use caution when driving ...

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This week a patron asked, How can I change the email address the library uses to send me notices about holds and overdues? To change your email address for notices regarding your account, you have three choices: Report the change at any of our Ch...