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Visit us at Harvest Fest!

Harvest FestLibrary staff will be out and about at Glencoe’s Harvest Fest in Kalk Park on Saturday, October 3. Be sure to visit our table between 2-4pm for fun games and prizes for all ages. See if you can “Stump the Librarian” with your challenging questions, or try your luck with a duck in our “pond.” Sign up for our email newsletter and be entered to win a Kindle Fire HDX! This community event is free for all ages, and we hope to see you there! Visit Glencoe's community page for more more information!

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Author Visit: Fern Schumer Chapman visits GPL

Fern Schumer Chapman, author of the middle school historical novel Is It Night or Day? and adult novel Motherland, visits the library to talk about writing and her newest book, Like Finding My Twin, a story about compassionate eighth graders who reunited two Holocaust refugees. To learn more click here

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Library Board Announcement

Juli Janovicz, Executive Director of the Glencoe Public Library, resigned her position on September 17. Teri Hennes, former manager of library's Adult Services and Electronic Resources, will serve as interim director while a search is conducted for a new director.



Let's Do Launch - Celebrate our New Website!

Website Open House graphic1A freshened-up, more highly functioning website will be the star of an open house event at the Glencoe Public Library on Saturday, September 12. Library patrons of all ages are encouraged to drop by between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for orientation sessions, one-on-one assistance, and treats.

Two half-hour presentations about the website will be presented at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the library’s Hammond Room (the program on the mezzanine level). There will be stations throughout the library on the subscription-only databases available free to Glencoe cardholders, demonstrations on how to download e-books and e-audiobooks, and one-on-one help with managing your library account.

Cake will be served in the Young Adult area on the main level. The first 100 adults and 100 children to sign up for the new e-mail version of the library’s newsletter will receive a pair of sunglasses!

For children, there will be a craft and individualized instruction on the homework help available through the site. Those who don’t make it to the September 12 event will want to go to the library’s website (www.glencoepubliclibrary.org) and look under Digital Content – Homework Help. There, they’ll find premium online resources (encyclopedia, reference databases, information on hot topics, biographies), links to the full text of articles from the Chicago Tribune from 1849 to the present, NoveList book suggestion lists, animated talking picture books, language learning programs, and many more helpful links.

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