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Friday, August 26, 2011                 Issue No. 70


In this issue:
Library Card Sign-Up is back with FREEBIES AND DISCOUNTS!
Read Down Your Fines
Fall Program Registration starts September 3
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Library Card Sign-UpOur Annual Library Card Sign-Up Program is back!

Your library card is the most valuable card in your wallet! We want to make sure you know what a great resource your library can be.

In addition to borrowing books, DVDs, and CDs, you can visit the library to attend programs, attend a book discussion or author visit, and use library computers or high-speed Wi-Fi. Cardholders can also access information-rich databases and download ebooks, eaudiobooks, and videos from our website at

Getting a library card is easy and free, but putting it to use is what counts. Last year, Wauconda Area patrons checked out 643,000 items and visited the library 256,000 times!

Do you know where your card is?

Lost cards will be replaced at no charge through September. We advise parents to make sure everyone in the family age 5 and older has a library AND knows where it is. Free key chain cards are available during September to all library patrons over the age of 16.


Library Card Sign-UpThis is the 13th anniversary of the library/business partnership. Your library card is your key to freebies or discounts at over 165 participating businesses throughout the month of September.

Booklets listing the businesses and their discounts are available at the library. The library is partnering with 165 local businesses to offer some great bargains when you show your library card around town.

Click here to view a list of participants and discounts.

Look for these signs at local participating businesses and show them the most valuable card in your wallet!

Check out and spin is back!

When you checkout 10 items (5 of these items must be books) at the Circulation Desk or 5 books at the self-checkout machine
, you can SPIN the wheel for great prizes from our local business partners, including:Spinning Wheel

  • Culvers "free scoop" coupon
  • Noodles & Company coupon
  • Free book from the Friends of the Library
  • Library Tote Bag or Lunch Bag
  • Library fine waiver
  • Cozy Corner Cafe beverage coupon
  • And more!

Read more about Library Card Sign-Up Month and other programs happening this fall in the Focus newsletter and take a look at some of the great ways to put your library card to good use!


Read Down Your Fines!Reading

Already have a card but owe fines on it? During September you can reduce your outstanding fines at no charge by reading! The more minutes you read, the more you will be able to reduce or eliminate your fines.

This offer is valid for kids, teens and adults and does not apply to lost or damaged items or collection fees. Reading logs and details are available at the Information Desk. This promotion is valid during the month of September only.


Fall Program Registration Starts Saturday, September 3

Fall 2011 Focus NewsletterFor Wauconda Area library district residents. Out-of-district registration begins on Saturday, September 10.

For Children

You may register in person or by calling 847-526-6225 ext. 212. After Friday, September 9, you may register online at

For Teens and Adults

For programs without fees, call 847-526-6225 ext. 203 or register online. Any program fees must be paid at the Adult Services Reference Desk at the time of registration.

Click here to preview the Focus newsletter.

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