Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The Friends of the Algonquin Area Public Library will host the sale Thursday through Sunday at the library's Eastgate location.
The Friends of the Algonquin Area Public library will be hosting a spring book sale this Thursday (March 14) through Sunday (March 17) at the library's eastgate location, 115 Eastgate Drive, according to the library's website. Books will be available for 25 cents to $1 and there will also be CDs, vinyl records, DVDs, video tapes and books on cassette and CD available for sale, according to the library's website. On Sunday, all items will be half-priced. The first night of the book sale, there will be a $10 entry fee and the sale will be open from 4 to 7 p.m. Adults only will be permitted the first night. There will be no entrance fee to the book sale Friday through Sunday. The hours of operation will be: Friday, 4 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
You can sign up the for Algonquin Public Library's early literacy program in early January.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Cardholders can show their library card at select Algonquin Commons stores through the month of September to receive discounts.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Children and parents participate in a life-size chess game at the Algonquin Public Library Main Branch on Monday evening.
Thursday, March 24, 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 …
Friday, March 11, 2011
This week we've found one freebie and four great discounts in Algonquin and an incredible amount of items discounted in Cary.
1. The Barn Nursery and Landscape Center, Cary Deal: Kitras art glass - 20 percent off, glass bird baths - 25 percent off, gazing globes & stands 20 to 50 percent off, Chicago sports garden gnomes - 50 percent off, bird baths, statuary & fountains- some select items up to 75 percent off, monogram stepping stones 70 percent off, Sloggers hats & shoes 40 percent off, wind chimes 40 percent off. Good through: while supplies last – see their weekly deals here 2. Chicos , Algonquin Deal: For every $100 spent receive a $20 "thank you" card. Good through: based on purchases made now through March 20. Cards can be redeemed March 21 through April 3 3. Taylor Stevens Spa, Algonquin Deal: $25 haircut for the guys with hot towel and scalp massage. …
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Algonquin librarians offer their 'must reads.'
Marjie Paredes, Youth Services Librarian Kids pick: Dinosaur vs. Bedtime, by Bob Shea Adult pick: Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen Tara Olson, Youth Services Librarian Kids pick: The Hundred Dresses, by Eleanor Estes Adult pick: The Thirteenth Tale, by Diane Setterfield Alice Woertendyke, Youth Services Kids pick: Radiance Descending, by Paula Fox Adult pick: Team of Rivals, by Doris Kearns Goodwin Jen Baker, Youth Services Librarian Kids pick: Swing, Otto, Swing and other Otto books, by David Milgrim Adult pick: Turtle Moon, by Alice Hoffman Alicia Parmele, Head of Youth Services Kids pick: Catherine Called Birdy, by Karen Cushman Adult pick: The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd Adult Librarian Picks: Amy Ketzer Art of Racing in…
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Algonquin Library Hosts "Be My Valentine" for children and parents to celebrate love and friendships with stories and activities.