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Friday, April 9, 2010                 Issue No. 61


In this issue:
Celebrate National Library Week
April 11 - 17
Wauconda Area Community Website
Baseball Fever is Here!
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Celebrate National Library Week, April 11 - 17

Communities Thrive @ Your Library!

Diverse Community

National Library Week is a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries, librarians, and library workers, in schools, campuses, and communities nationwide - and the perfect time to discover how much the Wauconda Area Library has to offer.

This year, National Library Week will be celebrated with the theme, "Communities Thrive @ your library."

We invite you to help us celebrate during the week of April 11 - 17 by trying something new at the library!

  • Check out materials in a format that is new to you - Playaway, iPod, or downloadable audiobook.
  • Explore several of the library's online resources.
  • Bring your laptop to the library or check one out and enjoy the free wireless Internet access.
  • Introduce your preschoolers to the library's great new early literacy resources.
  • Try a new selection of coffee or tea from the dozens of flavors at the library's Cozy Corner Cafe.

In these tough economic times, as well in the best of times, we provide free access to books, computers, CDs, DVDs, homework help, assistance with resumes and job searches, child, teen and adult education courses, and much more.

Additional National Library Week Contests and Programs

  • Stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up a "Why My Library Materials Were Late" essay form. Essays must be at least 25 words long and are due on April 19. Return your overdue items with your essay and we will waive the fines (maximum $20).
  • Sign up for the LIBRARY ELF e-mail notification service for free and receive a Cozy Corner Cafe beverage coupon or a $4 DVD fine waiver.
  • Use the self-checkout machine to to check out 3 or more items and receive a Culver's Free Scoop coupon or a $4 DVD fine waiver.
  • Bring in a friend or neighbor to get a library card and receive a Culver's Free Scoop coupon.
  • Children who sign up for their first library card will receive a special "A Visit to the Library" activity book and a case for their library card (must be at least 5 years old).
  • Stop by the Children's Department for fun activities all week long!


Wauconda Area Community Website

Community Website

In light of this year's theme for National Library Week, we invite everyone to check out the Wauconda Area Community Website at, a portal providing easy web-based access to information of interest to the residents of Wauconda, Island Lake, Lake Barrington, Port Barrington, Lakemoor and Volo. This site is the most comprehensive online gateway to these communities, all of which are located fully or partially within the library district.

The Community Website is a service of the Wauconda Area Library and is maintained and updated using information contributed by many organizations throughout the community. This service is facilitated in part by the United Partnership for a Better Community, a group of local community leaders and volunteers that coordinate partnerships designed to improve the quality of life in the Wauconda Area.


Baseball Fever is Here!

Wrigley Field

There are still tickets left for the summer Cubs trip on Wednesday, July 21.

Chicago Cubs vs. the Houston Astros at Wrigley Field! Bus departs at 10 a.m., and tickets are $65 per person. Click here for more information or call the Adult Services Reference Desk at 847-526-6225 ext. 203.

You also won't want to miss two author events in April!

Never Put Ketchup on a Hot DogNever Put Ketchup on a Hot Dog
Monday, April 12 at 7 p.m.

Celebrate the Chicago Cubs home opener with a visit from Bob Schwartz, author of Never Put Ketchup on a Hot Dog and Senior Vice President of Vienna Beef. Enjoy an "insider's view" of the legendary Chicago style hot dog, including stories and histories of famous hot dog stands in the city, suburbs, and around the country. You'll also be able to build and enjoy your very own Vienna Red Hot - Chicago style!

Wrigley Field's Last World Series
Wrigley Field's Last World Series

Monday, April 19 at 7 p.m.

Do you remember how good the Chicago Cubs were way back when? Does anyone know why they have done so poorly since then? Author Charles Billington presents a fascinating discussion on baseball's role in American culture of the 1940s. Watch rare film footage of the Cubs, including the 1945 World Series, which marked the end of a half-century of baseball success for Chicago's North Siders.

Please register online or by calling the Adult Services Reference Desk at 847-526-6225 ext. 203.

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