Archive for May, 2008

Children’s Summer Reading Program, Get in the Game at Your Library!

Children ages infant -14 may sign up at the Youth Services Information Desk or the Hoffman Estates or Hanover Park branches. Program begins June 1. Readers must read 10 books, and non-readers must have 20 books read to them. Prizes will be distributed through Aug. 31. We reserve the right to substitute incentives. For more information, call the Youth Services Information Desk at (847) 923-3439.


Aloha Summer! 2008 Teen Summer Reading Celebration

Teens going into grades 7 – 12 may participate in the reading program by picking up an ALOHA booklet with book review slips from the Readers’ Advisory Desk at the central library or at the Hoffman Estates or Hanover Park branch libraries. Teens may use completed slips to ‘purchase’ prizes. Program begins June 1. For more information, contact our Readers’ Advisory Desk at (847) 923-3189.

Adult Summer 2008 Reading Program – Globe Trekking!

Whether you’re an armchair traveler or travel with your books, plan for a summer filled with great reads.  Each participant in the reading program must read eight titles by the end of August.  Sign-up begins June 1 at the Central Library Readers’ Advisory Desk or at the branch libraries.  For more information, contact our Readers’ Advisory Desk at (847) 923-3189

Find Community Organizations

Looking for a group or club in the area to join? Find one that matches your interests – whether it is barbershop harmony, quilting, dogs, and much more. Need help with personal problems? Find an organization that can assist you. You can locate them in the STDL Community Organizations File. The file is searchable by keyword, subject or the name of the organization.

Movie Treats

Chef Rose Deneen will show you how to make your favorite movie treats including Whoppers, Cracker Jacks, Peanut Butter Cups, Gummy Bears, Raisinettes and Goobers. For more information or to register call the Information/Magazine Desk at 847-923-3347.
Thursday, May 29          7:30 – 9 P.M.           Rasmussen Room

Battery and Bulb Disposal Sites

Need to dispose of those used compact fluorescent bulbs or used rechargeable batteries? Want to donate a used working bicycle? Find places to do this and check out the latest environmental news in the STDL green blog Come to the Green Side.

Sign Up for STDL Electronic Newsletters

The library offers several electronic newsletters: Electronically Yours from the Reference Department for business information, Musically Yours from the Audiovisual Department,  Novel Ideas from Reader’s Advisory  and Parent Connection from the Youth Services Department. Sign up here.

Read in Harmony

View the latest library video promoting books, reading and libraries.

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