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Monday, October 1, 2012
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The library branch at 115 Eastgate Drive was forced to close after its air conditioning went out.
The Algonquin Public Library Eastgate branch, at 115 Eastgate Drive, will re-open at 1 p.m. Wednesday, according to theAlgonquin Area Public Library's Facebook page. The library was closed for the past two days after its air conditioning went out. The information above was updated at 11 a.m. on June 20. ------ The information below was posted at 8 p.m. on June 18. Hot temperatures coupled with no air conditioning has made for a sticky situation at the eastgate branch of the Algonquin Public Library, 115 Eastgate Drive. The library has closed until further notice and patrons are encouraged to visit the library's main branch at 2600 Harnish Drive, according to the Algonquin Public Library website. The Daily Herald reports the air …
Monday, April 11, 2011
From April 10-16, the Harnish and Eastgate branches will celebrate National Library Week with a variety of festivities and special programs.
Every April since 1958, a week is set aside to celebrate America’s libraries. That week is National Library Week. This year there’s a special focus on Snapshot Day. Snapshot Day is, “like 24 hours in America,” with a special concentration on libraries, said Vicky Tobias, head of adult services at the Harnish location. The library will be collecting a variety of data–from statistics to photographs and customer comments–to illustrate how libraries contribute to the lives of Illinois citizens. She said she anticipates that the children’s programming will be the most popular, especially the Create-Your-Own-Book event. All activities take place at the Harnish Drive location unless otherwise noted. All Week: Create Your Own Book! Children can …
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
The Algonquin Area Public Library faces challenges in growing its digital collection.
While e-readers continue to grow in popularity, the Algonquin Area Public Library is in a bind when it comes to expanding its digital book collection. Earlier this month, HarperCollins, a major book publisher, changed its e-book lending policy, limiting the number of times a library can loan out a particular title. According to a formula decided upon by the publisher, the magic number is 26 times, or roughly a year. After that, the book will self-destruct and the library will have to buy the title again. What’s even more challenging for the library, is that two major publishers won’t sell their digital books to the e-book distributor that the library uses. Both Simon & Schuster and Macmillan do not license their books to OverDrive, the …
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Algonquin Library Hosts "Be My Valentine" for children and parents to celebrate love and friendships with stories and activities.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Interlibrary lending may have to be cut if the state does not provide area libraries with funding.
Area residents could soon lose a key inter-library lending service because of massive cuts in state funding. A shortage in state money to the library system that covers Algonquin and Huntley Area Public Library districts means that delivery of materials like books, CDs and DVDs among area libraries may be stopped in coming months. Both library districts serve Lake in the Hills residents. "This is the worst it's been," said Lynn Hammerlund, president of the Board of Trustees at the Algonquin Area Public Library District."Everybody has to figure out what they're going to do." The North Suburban Library System, or NSLS, serves the Algonquin Area and Huntley Area public library districts, as well as library districts in McHenry, Kane, Cook …
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Lynn Elam hopes for seamless transition in taking over for Randy Vlcek.
Incoming Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Library District administrative librarian Lynn Elam said she hopes patrons barely even notice her arrival. "I want to continue the tradition of excellent service," Elam said. "There is a strong foundation of services at that library." Elam is taking over for Randy Vlcek, who is retiring from the position after 25 years of service. Elam comes to Algonquin after leaving her position as executive director at the Hinsdale Public Library. Elam, who will take over in December, said patrons will not notice any changes in programs or service under her management. Still, Elam does have some improvements in mind. She said she wants to create two-minute videos for patrons on how to use different facets of the …