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Study Room Updates

Mini Projectors

Our study rooms are now offering supplies to help your group needs. Available for checkouts for Glencoe residents, are mini projectors. Can check one out for in library use or to take with you for 7 days. A dry erase whiteboard is now in the Hamil study room. Equipped with markers and eraser. 



Adult Winter Reading Club: Around the World in 56 Days!

Reading Club

Travel around the world without ever leaving home this winter by joining the Glencoe Public Library Winter Reading Club! The theme this year is Around the World in 56 days.

Sign up starting January 9, 2016 and read 6 books (or watch 6 dvd’s, or listen to 6 audiobooks!) by March 6th and a great finishing prize can be yours! Book lists will be available to help you choose your titles. There will be a sign up prize of a book light to help you read through the dark winter months and weekly prizes to keep you motivated. You do not have to live in Glencoe to participate


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Childrens Winter Reading Club: Polar Pages


Need a fun boost for the holiday reading to continue? How about some fun activities to entertain the family while on break? Join the Winter reading club, with this year's theme Polar Pages! Earn rewards for reading and doing fun actitivities at home and at at the library. Stop by the Youth Department to get started with your take home reading log and a sign up prize!

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Staff Picks of 2015!


Now Available, our Staff Picks of 2015! Highlighted are some of our favorties throughout the year. Still time to catch up and read one before the year ends, or start the new year off with a great suggestion. See something you like, browse our catalog or contact us to check availability.



Red Army Movie Screening with Director Q&A


Red Army Movie Poster

Join us Sunday, December 13th at 2pm as we welcome one of Glencoe's very own, Gabe Polsky. An award winning director/producer, who presents us with a screening of his critically acclaimed documentary Red Army. An inside look at the Cold War from the eyes of the USSR's famous hockey team. After the film, discussion and Q&A will follow. Can't make the film, then watch from home. For DVD availability click HERE. Information on this event can also be found on our event Calendar. Find other Gabe Polsky Films

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Change in Movie Rental Fees

Newly released feature films will still carry the small $1 fee per checkout, however all other titles are now FREE! 



Read our December Excerpts Newsletter

Excerpts Sept15 coverOur quarterly newsletter is now available online! Don't miss all of the exciting programming planned at the library this Winter! Upcoming events include an author visit from Madeleine Plonsker to present a program on Cuba, our Writers' Open Mic series will feature two events dates, one in January and February. We also featured a new Glencoe Academy online training program to help you learn more about our resources at your own pace! We have a wonderful family program about the North Pole as well as a tasty event feature Chocolates from around the world! Glencoe residents will receive the next issue of Excerpts in the mail but you can access it online right now!



Friends of the Library Fall Musical Concert


Join us for live music performed by the Guadajnini String Quartet at the library Sunday November 15 at 5pm. The library will close early at 4pm, with the doors reopening for concert seating at 4:30pm. This wonderful fall musical event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 



Packed house for our Booknews Discussion


Thanks to all who came for our Booknews Discussion held at Books On Vernon Bookstore here in Glencoe. We had over 40 people visit us as we gave reviews on new and upcoming releases to keep an eye out for your next great read. We meet quarterly, with time beforehand for networking and conversations over appetizers before the presentation, roughly lasting an hour. Our next date has not been scheduled but stay tune for more info in the coming months. Couldn't make it to our event? No worries, the titles discussed can be found here   



Join us Halloween Day for our Haunted Library Fest!

BOO! Watch out for ghosts when you visit the library for a special Haunted Library festival! Drop in wearing your best costume for fun games, crafts, and activities, and be ready to be spooked! Fun starts at 2pm on Halloween Day Saturday Oct. 31st. For more info visit our EVENTS page or contact the library.



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Excerpts is the library newsletter and comes out every three months. It is mailed to every Glencoe resident. Copies of the newsletter are available online (below) and at the library. Please be sure to check the library calendar for program updates.

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