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Friday, January 29, 2010                 Issue No. 59


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Celebrate the launch of the New Early Literacy Collection! - Change in Service Hours
AARP Tax Assistance
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Girl ReadingCelebrate the launch of the

New Early Literacy Collection!

Families with young children will be delighted to learn that the Children's Services department will begin circulating a new collection of Early Literacy resources on February 6.

In addition to books designed to help parents understand the developmental stages of literacy, the collection will contain thematic tote bags filled with picture books, audiovisual resources, toys, and activity guides that will encourage and enhance pre-reading and pre-writing skills.

A child-friendly computer workstation, loaded with early literacy software, will be available in the preschool area of the Children's department, along with a HD-TV that will show picture book videos and slide presentations that foster shape, letter, color, and pattern recognition.

Carole Peterson

Carole Peterson from Macaroni Soup

Saturday, February 6
at 1:30 p.m.

To celebrate the launch of all these Early Literacy resources, families are invited to attend a concert by musician Carole Peterson of Macaroni Soup on Saturday, February 6 at 1:30 p.m.

Carole's upbeat concerts are guaranteed to have kids wiggling and giggling, hopping and stomping and singing along! Refreshments will be served in the Children's department afterwards, and there will be drawings for award-winning board books, picture books and easy readers along with fun giveaways for all children who attend.

Call 847-526-6225 ext. 212or stop by the Children's Reference Desk to register. Tickets will be needed for admission to the concert. While they are "yours for a song" (actually, they are free!), these tickets will go fast as space is limited.


The hours of service for, also known as Live Homework Help, have changed to 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. starting February 1.

Not Just for Homework Anymore also now offers more than just live homework help. There is now a College Center and a Career Center to their Learning Suite, which offers the following:

College Center

  • Live tutor help, 7 days a week from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • GED Prep and practice tests
  • ACT, SAT, PSAT practice tests
  • Graduate school practice tests
  • Other practice tests for ASVAB, TOEFL, CLEP, NCLEX and more.

Career Center

  • Live resume review, interview prep, job search assistance, 7 days a week from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • SkillsCenter Resource Library available anytime with links to sample resumes and cover letters, financial literacy, and job search websites
  • Video workshops on topics like resume writing


AARP Tax Assistance

Tax FormsFree income tax assistance is available to seniors 60 and older on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, starting February 9 until April 7.

Appointment scheduling starts at 9:00 a.m. Appointments must be made at the Adult Services Reference Desk in-person or by calling 847-526-6225 ext. 203.

You must bring the following items with you:

  • a copy of last year's tax return,
  • 1099 forms,
  • W-2 forms,
  • estimated tax payments,
  • and property taxes paid with the Property Index Number (PIN).

If you are filing jointly, both parties will need to attend the appointment together. Click here for more tax assistance information.

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