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Are You Registered to Vote?

On Sunday October 5th, from 1 - 3 PM the Glencoe League of Women Voters will sponsor voter registration at the library. Come on by so you can make your voice heard on November 4th.



Come Read a Dangerous Book!

The Glencoe Public Library is proud to celebrate Banned Book Week 2008, the twenty-seventh annual celebration of the freedom to read. Come on in and pick up a reading list, a bookmark or even a copy of one of our dangerous books. You can find more information about Banned Book Week at the American Library Association's website.



Library Centennial Vehicle Sticker Design Contest

The Glencoe Human Relations Forum is sponsoring a contest to design a vehicle sticker that honors the Glencoe Public Library's upcoming centennial. The contest is open to kindergarteners through 8th graders who may work alone or in a team. The design will be reduced to 3" x 3" and reprinted in four colors, so you should keep the design simple. Also, "Village of Glencoe" and "2009" must appear in the design. Entry forms can be picked up at the library and must be returned to the library, Village Hall or your teacher by Tuesday, October 7, 2008.



Glencoe Public Library on TV

Library Director Peggy Hamil and Adult Services Librarian Michael Gershbein were recently featured on the cable program What's New in Libraries, discussing the library's acquisition of an Amazon Kindle. What's New in Libraries is produced by the North Suburban Library System and aims to showcase the events, programs and people that make libraries vibrant community centers. What's New in Libraries can also be seen in Glencoe on local cable. For more information, or to view the show online, please visit the North Suburban Library System's Library Beat site.



Library Closed Friday the 12th

The Glencoe Public Library will be closed on Friday, Sept. 12th for a staff development program. We will reopen on Saturday, Sept. 13th at 9:00 A.M. We apologize for any inconvenience.



Construction Update

Starting Friday, September 5th you will see extensive construction happening in the front of the library. With financial support from our very generous Friends of the Library, the library is starting a new facilities project to improve access and safety for people entering and leaving our building and to upgrade the main entrance. A new ramp will lead from the handicapped parking space directly to the library entrance, and the steps will be redesigned to eliminate the slippery slope toward the street. Additional lighting will provide greater security along all newly paved walkways.

After last year’s heavy snowfalls, we compared costs and methods of snow removal. Placing heated tubes under the new sidewalk will actually reduce the library’s snow removal costs while making the sidewalks safer. Ensuring that Glencoe residents will be able to visit the library with greater ease and safety is a high priority for library trustees and staff.

Unfortunately, this work will present temporary inconvenience. To maximize ease of entry for our visitors, this project will be implemented in two parts: access to the building will be from the east side while construction takes place on the west side; once the new ramp and steps are completed on the west side, visitors can enter from that direction while the east half is being built. Signs will be posted to keep our visitors informed throughout the project.

The Friends, Library Trustees, and staff are all very excited about the opportunity to offer new services by refurbishing the entrance to the library to make drop off and pickup of materials much easier for everyone. As ever, if any special assistance is needed, please phone the library at 847-835-5056 and ask for the reference librarian, who can provide updated information about access and also arrange for home delivery of materials for those who find it difficult to come into the library. We appreciate your support and will do everything we can to minimize the disruption of these projects.



Sunday Hours Resume

Starting September 7th, Sunday hours are back in effect and will continue until next Spring. We will be open from 1-5 on Sundays. We hope to see you here.



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