GLENCOE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE | 2011 COMMUNITY GUIDE
GLENCOE PUBLIC LIBRARY 320 Park Avenue 847 835-5056 www.glencoepubliclibrary.org
Executive Director: Peggy Hamil
• Personal computer work room. • Hammond Room meeting space for community groups. • Quiet space in the Forte Reference Room.
• Home delivery of materials to Glencoe residents who are unable to come to the Library.
BUILDING HOURS: Monday–Thursday: Friday:
• Cozy, bright reading room with fireplace and easy chairs—a favorite place for many Glencoe residents!
Sunday (Sept.–May): 1:00pm–5:00pm The Library is always open at www.glencoepubliclibrary.org
LIBRARY COLLECTIONS TRADITIONAL LIBRARY MATERIALS & THE NEWEST TECHNOLOGIES • Great reading for everyone, from picture books, to the latest fiction titles for teens, to challenging works of nonfiction, with multiple copies of the current best-sellers and a growing collection of e-books.
• Thousands of recorded books on CD and digital audiobooks for downloading to iPods and other MP3 players.
• Extensive collection of DVD’s, including feature and foreign films, classics, television series, instructional programs, and performing arts.
• CD collection of classical, jazz and popular music.
• Magazines and newspapers on a wide range of subjects. Many titles can be checked out. • Business and financial materials for investors.
SERVICE COMMITTED TO FRIENDLY, PERSONAL SERVICE • Readers’ Services desk for personalized reading, listening and viewing ideas.
• Individualized reference assistance from trained professionals. When the library is closed, email and chat reference assistance is available through AskAway 24-Hour Reference service.
• 24-hour access to catalog and full-text reference databases available at www.glencoepubliclibrary.org
. The website also allows you to renew materials, place your own reserves and email or instant message reference questions to reference librarians.
• “Book-a-Librarian” service. Sign up for an hour of personalized assistance in using the Internet, reference databases, digital materials such as audiobooks and other sources of information.
• Automatic email notification when materials become available and reminders to renew checked-out materials before they come overdue. Register for this service at the Checkout Desk.
• Internet access using Library computers or your own laptop (wireless access).
24 VILLAGE OF GLENCOE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, P.O. BOX 575, 847 835 3333, WWW.GLENCOECHAMBER.ORG
PROGRAMMING BOOK DISCUSSIONS, THE ARTS, MOVIES AND MUCH MORE • Book and film discussions led by professional facilitators.
• Reading programs with prizes and fun for all ages. • Art, theater, music, finance, and technology presentations.
• Monthly independent film series shown at the Woman’s Library Club. • “Programs on Demand” for groups and organizations.
CHILDREN’S SERVICES A SPECIAL DEDICATION TO OUR YOUNGER PATRONS • A large, inviting space devoted to serving the needs of children and parents.
• Research tools and online services carefully selected by professional librarians for Glencoe children.
• Programs designed for children from infancy into middle school.
• Guidance in selecting children’s reading materials for assignments or recreation. Our collection includes terrific picture books, beginning readers, chapter books and nonfiction of interest to children from birth through 8th grade.
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR LIBRARY ADVOCATES • Book sales three times each year.
• Classical music concerts twice each year.
• Recent generous gifts to the Library include sponsorship of film series, book discussions, premium database access, and summer reading programs.
For the latest information on Library programs and services, see Excerpts, the Library’s quarterly newsletter mailed to every home in Glencoe. Copies are also available in the Library and online at the Library website, www.glencoepubliclibrary.org
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