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Memorial Day and Summer Hours

The library will be closed this Sunday, May 30 and Monday, May 31, in honor of Memorial Day.  We will remain closed on Sundays through the Labor Day Weekend.  Meanwhile, we are always open online!



New Excerpts Available Online

The June issue of Excerpts will be coming to your mailbox in the next week, but for those who cannot wait to see what exciting programs are going to be offered this summer, you can also access Excerpts online.  You'll see information about our Summer Reading program, a new From Page to Stage program, free Ravinia Tickets, Movies on the Green, exciting new kids programs and more, more, more!



Teen Study Break Lounge

Looking for a quiet place to study before Finals?  With free food and drinks and comfy chairs?  Why not come by the library for teen study break lounge?  The lounge will be running on May 28 (10 - 5), May 29 (10 - 4:30), June 1 (10 - 8:30) and June 2 (10 - 8:30).  While you're there, you can sign up for our YA Summer Reading Club.  You get a prize for signing up and another prize for reading 6 books by August 7.  You'll also get video rental coupons for each book you read and you'll be entered for a weekly drawing.  Free food and great prizes at the library!



Now Available: Downloadable Ebooks

We're excited to announce the addition of My Media Mall to our great list of databases accessible to Glencoe residents.  My Media Mall lets you "check out" and download ebooks to your computer or ereader, such as Sony Reader, Nook and more (not compatible with Kindle or Ipad).  In addition, My Media Mall lets you download audiobooks to your MP3 player, Ipod and computer.  We also still offer Netlibrary for audiobook downloads as well.  You can see more information on all of our options for downloadable audiobooks and ebooks here.  Also, be sure to mark your calendars for June 15th at 1:00 when we will be demonstrating how to download audiobooks and ebooks from My Media Mall.  We hope you enjoy this new way of checking out books!



Kill-A-Watt Meters Now Available

ComEd has provided the library with a Kill-A-Watt meter for check out.  Kill-A-Watt meters allow you to measure how much electricity your appliances use when they are turned off.  You may be surprised to learn how much electricity that HD television wastes when it is not being used.  It also comes with helpful energy-saving tips, tools and incentives that will save you money and reduce your carbon footprint.  Kill-A-Watt meters can be checked out for a week.  For more information, ask at the Circulation Desk.



Meet Otto Barnett!

Come by the library on Sunday, May 16 at 2:00 for a special presentation about Otto Barnett, one of the early community leaders in Glencoe. Mr. Barnett was involved in national politics and his experiences in Europe at the beginning of World War I made the national news. You'll also learn about early mid 20th Century life in Glencoe through Mr. Barnett's personal papers. This program is jointly sponsored by the library and the Glencoe Historical Society.



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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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