Friday, December 3, 2004                 847-526-6225

No. 7  
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Try Self-Checkout!
HELP for the Holidays
Hot e-Tip!
HeritageQuest Online
Food for Fines!
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Tom Kern,
Library Director

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CHECK IT OUT!  Enjoy the convenience and privacy of self-checkout!

Now Easier
Than Ever!

In a hurry?  Long lines at the Circulation desk?  Use the self-checkout station located just left of the exit doors.  All you need is your library card in good standing and the books, DVD’s, or CD’s you want to checkout.  It’s as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Scan your library card barcode, which is located on the back of your library card.
  2. Scan the barcode on the item you are checking out.
  3. Desensitize your items.  Instructions are located at the self-checkout station that show you exactly how to do this.

You’re finished!  A receipt will print out at the end of your transaction.  It shows what items were checked out and when they are due back at the library. 

Join the hundreds of other users who the enjoy the same empowerment, convenience, and privacy of self-service at ATM's and stores such as Walmart, Jewel, and Meijer!!

If you have any questions or need assistance,
the Circulation Desk staff is always happy to help. 

Need HELP for the holidays?

The holidays are almost here. 
The relatives are coming, and there is shopping to do.  
But it’s cold, and the malls are crowded! 

Whether you need inspiration for planning a family outing or are looking for the perfect gift, try these online resources first from the comfort of your own home. – This winner of the 2004 Digital Edge Award for Best Entertainment Site contains all the current events happening around Chicago and the suburbs.  It includes reviews of restaurants, clubs, movies, and theater. – Click on Exploring Chicago to link to Chicago’s Cultural/Visitor Center.  The Cultural Center offers free brochures, concerts, art exhibits, city tours, and a unique gift shop.  The Travel & Transportation link has everything you need to know about using public transportation get to around the city and suburbs. – Tired of going from store to store looking for the best deal? has it all from name-brand sweaters to sporting event tickets to the latest in electronics.  They buy in bulk from retail stores and pass the savings on to you. – Dad wants a new TV, and you don’t know where to begin. has already researched reviews for you and put them on their website for a variety of products. was created as a place for home cooks to share their favorite recipes. Today, is the world's largest community of home cooks — over 10 million strong — and America's favorite destination for everyday and holiday recipes. Their collection features 26,000 of America's best recipes -- all created, tested and reviewed by home cooks just like you! – Yes, the Wauconda Area Library website.  We have hundreds of movies, CD’s, cookbooks, holiday decorating books and magazines, songbooks and holiday programs.  Best of all, we’re in the neighborhood, and it’s FREE!

NEW!   Hot e-Tip!    HeritageQuest Online

Heritage Quest Online
 is an online resource for census data, family records and local histories including banking and military records, genealogies, local histories, primary source materials, and genealogical and local history serials. New content is added weekly.  Access from home or at the Library.

Food for Fines!
December 1 through January 9

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