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Cook Park’s Lower Level Collections Area is about to undergo a make-over, thanks to the generosity of the Margaret Earnshaw Estate. New white shelving units, arranged in a more inviting way, will be installed December 12 – 14. Items will be removed f...

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Our schedule of Adult Programs for the winter season is now live. Take a look! You can register for events online as well as in person or by phone. From time to time folks ask how to check their registration status and possibly cancel a registration...
Are you an English Language Learner, or someone who likes to read books and view movies in languages other than English? Then take a look at two recent additions to the Languages and Literature section of our website. On the World Languages Communit...

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A patron asked, "Is there a quick way to see a list of the library's feature films in a specific language?" On our website, mouse over Books, Movies and Music and choose Movies and TV from the drop down menu. Or, make the Movies and TV page (http://...

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  The Cook Memorial Public Library District is proud to unveil our new cookbook, A Library of Recipes: Cook Park and Aspen Drive cooking together with recipes generously supplied by you, our wonderful patrons. Please join us for an evening of ...

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Friends Needed 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 ...

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This week Pew Research published its latest report from its Pew Internet & American Life Project. This report focuses on the reading and library use of Americans between the ages of 16 and 29. It finds that 8 of 10 people in this age group h...

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Enhance your computer and Internet skills! Use our new Computer Technology page to discover resources that help you learn technology skills for free online. The page also gives you tips for troubleshooting technology issues on your own. Give it a try...

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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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How much would you pay out-of-pocket for your 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...

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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,...

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School has started and families are solidifying their school year schedules, including making plans for library visits. We are always delighted to have children in the library, as long as they are supervised appropriately. For the littlest ones, this...

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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...