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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...

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This week’s question: Do I need a library card to use a library PC? You do need to sign on to our PCs with the bar code number on the back of your card and your last name. If you forget to bring your card, ask a librarian to look up the number for y...

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Our web site was recently upgraded to a newer version of Joomla, the Content Management System (CMS) we use to create and update our pages. There are no changes to the organization or appearance of the site. However, the upgrade has caused a few...

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A patron asked, What are my options for renewing library materials? Renewals on most items are available for two additional loan periods, if no holds are pending and the item has not been billed for replacement. However, neither eBooks nor eAudioboo...

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Another question from last fall’s survey: Does the library have subscriptions to online encyclopedias, such as the Britannica? We do have the Britannica and several others available on our web site. To access them, Click Research a Topic on our fro...

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If you typically visit our Cook Park location, have you tried picking up your Holds at our Drive-Up Window yet? If you are ready to try it, just remember that you must specify the Drive-Up Window as your pickup location when you place the Hold. It’s ...

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This week's question: How can I make a list in the catalog that won't disappear when I leave the page? Each record in the catalog has an Add to Cart option. Use that to fill your cart with items you want to save, then click the My Cart link in the u...

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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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The General Primary Election in Illinois will be held Tuesday, March 20, 2012. 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, you will find ...