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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 computer lab at our Aspen Drive Library. You can use the scanners to convert documents and photos into PDF, Word or JPEG files, which you can scan to a USB drive, email, Google Docs, or printer. There is no charge for scanning. If you scan to the printer, the usual fee of $.10 per page for black and white and $.25 per page for color applies.

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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 through the lot and follow the directional signs.
  • We are planning for the drop boxes and drive-up window to be open during this time.
  • In the event of rain, this project may be postponed.

Also, just in time for spring, the Aspen Drive Library parking lot was restriped last week with a fresh coat of paint for crosswalks and parking spaces. This photo shows new stop signs the contractor installed in front of the building entrance. The stop signs should result in a safer environment for pedestrians entering the crosswalk, especially for our young visitors who are often obscured by cars idling in front of the building. Please note there is a stop sign to the south and north of the crosswalk.
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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 Check-Out desks
  • Call 847-362-2330 and ask for Circulation, or
  • Send an email from the new email address you want us to use to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Be sure to include your name and library bar code number in the message.

Not currently using email notification? Click here to learn what it is, how to sign up, and whether it’s right for you.

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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 you. If you live in our district, but don’t yet have a card, you can obtain one with a photo ID and proof of residence at our Check-Out desk. See more…

If you live in another Illinois library district, please obtain a card from your district library and bring it with you. Register it at our Check-Out desk, and from then on you will be able to log on to a computer with your card number and last name. Guest passes, for the use of occasional visitors from other areas, are available at the Reference Desk.

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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 temporary problems.

  • You may have noticed that there is no longer a correctly functioning catalog search box on the front page. We hope to have that restored soon. Fixed.
  • Links from the slides on the front page for program registration are currently not working. Fixed.
  • Some internal links were broken in the transition and we are in the process of repairing those as well.

Thanks for your patience as we resolve these issues.