Friday, May 30, 2008                 Issue No. 40


In this issue:
Summer is here!
Now Open on Sundays
Get in the Game!
From our website:
Library Home Page
Library Catalog
New Books, Movies, and CD's
eBooks and
Movie Theatre 
@ Your Library
Library Events
Community Information Network
Library Newsletter
Staff Picks
Just for KIDS

Although it may not feel like it yet,

Summer is here!

It's finally time to go outside and enjoy the sunshine.  Whether you're working in the yard, reading on the beach, fishing in the lake, or going camping, the library has what you need to make the most of your summer. 

Best of all, save on gas because we're close to home!

  Before you set to work in the yard, download an audiobook using MyMediaMall or check out one of our preloaded iPods or Playaways.

  Check out a hot bestseller before you hit the beach.

  Bring the family and enjoy the cool sounds of summer during our Wauconda Area Summer Concert Series, in partnership with the Friends of the Library and the Wauconda Park District.

 Staying close to home?  Browse our Illinois travel guides (or Wisconsin or Indiana).  Avoid the "Are we there yet?" question with these family travel and activity guides.

  Once it gets too hot to cook, try our no-cook, barbecue or outdoor cooking cookbooks.  Be sure to register for our summer cooking programs!

To preview all that that library has to offer this summer click here for the Focus newsletter

Registration begins on Monday, June 9 for Wauconda Area Library residents.



For the first time in the library's history, the library will be open Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. year-round.  Until this year, the library had always been closed Sundays through the summer months.

We are now able to be open on Sundays all year because of the great support we have had from the community.  Clearly, our community's need for information and entertainment extends beyond the school year, and Sundays have become one of our busiest days of the week.

We are very happy that we can accommodate the community's need for Sunday service through the summer.


Get in the Game

Join our summer reading clubs!
June 16 - July 26

For Toddlers through

This six-week program provides encouragement and rewards for reading or listening to books.  Reading logs will be available at the Children's Reference Desk starting on Monday, June 9th.

Club members who achieve their weekly goals will receive fun prizes.  Older kids can participate in special weekly challenges, such as the hole-in-one putt-putt challenge.  Younger kids can try their luck spinning the big prize wheel.

Complete all six weeks of reading and earn a "Reading Rewards Booklet" containing coupons for free admission to museums, sports events, arcades, theaters and more.

For Adults
 and Teens

Make the library a playground for your mind this summer!  Stop by the Adult Services Reference Desk to pick up a reading log starting Monday, June 9th. 

Win a prize every time you read or listen to two books.  By participating, you'll also be entered into a grand prize drawing for an iPod Shuffle and a $25 iTunes gift card.  The more you read, the better chance you have to win!

Teens who complete the reading goals will be eligible to receive the "Reading Rewards Booklet" containing coupons for free admission to museums, sports events, arcades, theaters and more.

Let the games begin!

All books must be checked out from the Wauconda Area Library. 

Sign up between June 9 - 15 to be entered into a drawing for Chicago Cubs tickets for the July 9th home game.

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