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Monday, November 16, 2009                 Issue No. 57


In this issue:
Macy's Museum Adventure Pass Program
Holiday Happenings @ the Library
Food for Fines Returns!
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Looking for free or discounted family fun over the holidays? Try the

Macy's Museum Adventure Pass ProgramMacy's Museum Adventure Pass Program

History and culture that excite and inspire, gardens that engage and soothe, hands-on discovery that educates and entertains - all of these and more are waiting for you!

Use your Wauconda Area Library card to receive a Museum Adventure Pass, presented by Macy's, and get free admission or a special discount at one of 17 Chicago area museums.

How to Obtain and Use the Museum Adventure Pass

  1. Passes are available first come, first served at the Circulation Desk.
  2. Please have your valid Wauconda Area Library card ready to check out a pass. Most passes admit between 2-4 people. Click here to view specific pass information and discounts by museum.
  3. Once the pass has been checked out, the Circulation Desk will print out the pass.
  4. Present your pass and library card to the museum within 7 days.
  5. Enjoy your day!

Some Restrictions Apply

  • Passes are limited to one per person.
  • Passes cannot be placed on hold or reproduced.
  • Passes cannot be used more than once during the 7 day checkout period.
  • Passes cannot be returned early.
  • Passes are available first come, first served to Wauconda Area Library cardholders only. If you have a library card from another library, you must obtain your passes from your home library. Click here to view a list of participating libraries.

The series runs September 1, 2009 - August 31, 2010 and is made possible by a generous contribution from Macy's in partnership with the North Suburban Library System.


The Library also has several programs in November and December for your holiday entertainment!

Advanced registration is required for library programs. Register online or call the library 847-526-6225.


Your Best Stress-Free Holiday Ever!
Sunday, November 22 at 1 p.m.

Are you ready for some football? (for grades 4-6)
Drop-in at the Children's Services Reference Desk for details.


Cedar Creek Christmas Bus Trip
Friday, December 4
Tickets are $73 per person

North Central O'Gaugers Holiday Express
Saturday, December 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Vintage Holiday Cookbooks
Tuesday, December 8 at 7 p.m.

Chicago Bronze Bell Ensemble
Sunday, December 13 at 1 p.m.

Drop-In Craft
Monday, December 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Magic Show*
Tuesday, December 29 at 2 p.m.
*Tickets required.

Team Wii (for grades 3-12)
Wednesday, December 30 at 1 p.m.

Holiday Movies

Santa Buddies

Movies for Kids
December 12

White Christmas

Lunch & a Movie
December 18

Four Christmases

First Feature Film
December 28


Food for Fines Returns!

Monday, November 30 - Sunday, January 3

The library will be accepting donations for the Wauconda/Island Lake Food Pantry in lieu of library fines on overdue items from Monday, November 30 through Sunday, January 3, 2010.  This promotion does not include late video/DVD fines or previous fines on your record

When you return your overdue items to the library, bring in non-perishable items or canned goods to clear your fines on those items.  New winter clothing will also be accepted.  The food pantry is in special need of Groceriesitems such as:

  • Large cans of sweet juice - apple, orange, pineapple
  • Sugar
  • Cooking oil
  • Peanut butter and jelly – average size jars
  • Pancake mix and syrup
  • Toilet tissue
  • Any kind of soap – bath soap, dish soap, laundry soap
  • Canned fruit
  • Cereal

Monetary donations will also be accepted (checks made out to the Wauconda/Island Lake Food Pantry).

The food pantry greatly appreciates your support during this holiday season!  


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