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Extended Due Dates for New Movies

Have Spring Break on the mind? How about a 3 day weekend coming up? Well starting this week, we have extended the due dates for New Release feature films to 4 Days! Enjoy award winners, action thrillers, and all your favorite stars for longer!



New Library Director Selected

Andrew Kim


(February 18, 2016)  At its February 17 meeting, the Glencoe Library Board approved the appointment of Andrew Kim as executive director of the Glencoe Public Library. Mr. Kim will step into the position on March 14, replacing Teri Hennes, a longtime library employee who has served as interim director since the resignation of Juli Janovicz in September 2015.

Mr. Kim is currently the assistant director of the Northbrook Public Library, a post he has held for two years.



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Book News 2016

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Success! Thank you to the attendees as well as our host, Books on Vernon Bookstore. We had another great turnout, over 50 people joined us in attendence to hear about the hottest books of 2016 so far. Our list comprised of wonderful works from coming of age character stories to page turning thrillers. Stay tuned for our next discussion coming in a few months. Our Book News presentation is welcome to anyone, and beverages and treats are provided as well. For the list of titles mentioned click January List

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Study Room Updates

Mini Projectors

Our study rooms are now offering supplies to help your group needs. Available for checkouts for Glencoe residents, are mini projectors. Can check one out for in library use or to take with you for 7 days. A dry erase whiteboard is now in the Hamil study room. Equipped with markers and eraser. 



Adult Winter Reading Club: Around the World in 56 Days!

Reading Club

Travel around the world without ever leaving home this winter by joining the Glencoe Public Library Winter Reading Club! The theme this year is Around the World in 56 days.

Sign up starting January 9, 2016 and read 6 books (or watch 6 dvd’s, or listen to 6 audiobooks!) by March 6th and a great finishing prize can be yours! Book lists will be available to help you choose your titles. There will be a sign up prize of a book light to help you read through the dark winter months and weekly prizes to keep you motivated. You do not have to live in Glencoe to participate


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Childrens Winter Reading Club: Polar Pages


Need a fun boost for the holiday reading to continue? How about some fun activities to entertain the family while on break? Join the Winter reading club, with this year's theme Polar Pages! Earn rewards for reading and doing fun actitivities at home and at at the library. Stop by the Youth Department to get started with your take home reading log and a sign up prize!

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Staff Picks of 2015!


Now Available, our Staff Picks of 2015! Highlighted are some of our favorties throughout the year. Still time to catch up and read one before the year ends, or start the new year off with a great suggestion. See something you like, browse our catalog or contact us to check availability.



Red Army Movie Screening with Director Q&A


Red Army Movie Poster

Join us Sunday, December 13th at 2pm as we welcome one of Glencoe's very own, Gabe Polsky. An award winning director/producer, who presents us with a screening of his critically acclaimed documentary Red Army. An inside look at the Cold War from the eyes of the USSR's famous hockey team. After the film, discussion and Q&A will follow. Can't make the film, then watch from home. For DVD availability click HERE. Information on this event can also be found on our event Calendar. Find other Gabe Polsky Films

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Change in Movie Rental Fees

Newly released feature films will still carry the small $1 fee per checkout, however all other titles are now FREE! 



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Excerpts is the library newsletter and comes out every three months. It is mailed to every Glencoe resident. Copies of the newsletter are available online (below) and at the library. Please be sure to check the library calendar for program updates.

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