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Friday, July 17, 2009                 Issue No. 52


In this issue:
Wauconda Township Historical Society Tour & Ice Cream Social
New Material Recovery Service
Wii Games are here!
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Andrew C. Cook HouseJoin us for a
Wauconda Township Historical Society Tour and Ice Cream Social!

Sunday, July 26 from 1 - 4 p.m.

Would you like to know more about the history of the Wauconda area? Have you ever wondered exactly what’s hidden in the Andrew C. Cook House – the first non-log cabin home to be built in town? Now’s your chance to find out!

On Sunday, July 26th, there will be an open house at the Cook House from 1 to 4 p.m. Members of the historical society will be on hand to answer questions. Afterwards, we’ll have an old-fashioned ice cream social in the library’s Genevieve Lincoln Room. There is no charge for this program.

Local History Resources

Did you know that there are many free online sources for your local history searches? Access census records, marriage, birth and death certificates, military records, photographs and more.

  • (in-library use only)
    Provides access to more than 2 billion names, census records, military records, court, land and probate records, and passenger lists. Content added daily.

  • HeritageQuest
    Assembles U.S. federal census, banking and military records, local histories, primary sourcematerials, and genealogical and local history serials.
  • Family Search
    Search over a billion names and images online.

  • DigitalPast
    Browse local history library and historical society collections in the northwest suburban area.

  • Illinois State Archives
    Search statewide databases for marriages, deaths, veterans, land tract sales and more.

  • Lake County Genealogical Society
    Compiles links to local resources including cemeteries, churches, court records, obituaries, and more.

  • Lake County History Archives
    As part of the Lake County Discovery Museum, find out how to access their archives both online and in-person.


Due DateNew Material Recovery Service

The Library recently began using the services of Unique Management Collection Agency to help recover delinquent library materials. The library board approved this new service to encourage patrons to return items by the due dates or to renew their materials for extended loan periods

This new policy was developed with fairness to all library patrons in mind.  When library materials are not returned, they are no longer available for others to use or borrow and often must be replaced.   Replacing non-returned items can be costly, using money that could have been used to purchase new materials. The Library will still notify patrons that their materials are overdue, giving patrons time to respond prior to being turned over for collection.

To receive free email alerts about when items are due, when a hold is ready for pick up and to renew items, sign-up with Library ELF.


Wii Games are now available!

Wii games are now available for checkout to Wauconda Area Library cardholders. Children's Services and Adult Services each have a starting collection of titles available for a one-week checkout with no renewals. Both collections have titles that appeal to a variety of ages, including:

View our catalog for a complete list of titles.

Enjoy the opportunity to play different games without spending a dime!

There are tickets still available for the Chicago Beautiful: Dinner and Fireworks Cruise bus trip on Wednesday, August 5. Bus departs at 4:45 p.m. Tickets are $70 per person.
For more information, contact the Adult Services Reference Desk at 847-526-6225 ext. 203 or at

Wauconda Area Library       801 N. Main St.       Wauconda , IL  60084      847-526-6225