Tuesday, February 8, 2005

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No. 9  
In this issue

Hot e-Tip!
Reserve materials online!
Free Tax Assistance for Seniors

NEW!  Best of Broadband
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Library Catalog
New Books, Movies, and CD's
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Library Newsletter
Staff Picks
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Library Board
of Trustees

Tom Kern,
Library Director

en español



Wauconda Area Library Named
Library of the Year

       The Wauconda Area Library has been named Library of the Year by the North Suburban Library System (NSLS), a consortium of 650 academic, public, school, and special libraries in north suburban Cook, Kane, Lake and McHenry Counties.  This award was announced recently by NSLS and will be presented at the 2005 NSLS Annual Membership Awards Banquet in March. 

       The NSLS announcement states, "The Library of the Year Award is presented to one library in NSLS in recognition of its contributions to the development of the NSLS library community.  The Wauconda Area Public Library District has won this award because, while it has long been a good example in the community, this year the library has taken its unique mix of community focus, creativity, and collaboration to the next level of service excellence. The Wauconda Area Public Library District is 'the little library that DOES!'  The staff and administration are active contributors to system-wide and statewide projects."

      Library Director Tom Kern is pleased that the library has received this recognition for its many accomplishments.  He thanks and congratulates the entire staff "for all their great work, both as individuals and as a team – they should all be proud of themselves!  The library's trustees are also to be congratulated and thanked for the important role they have played in our achievements."  He notes that the Wauconda Area community and the NSLS library network have also played vital roles in the library's growth and success.  He views this award not only as a recognition of the library's many successes, but as a call for the continued excellence, creativity and hard work required to reach the library's future goals and objectives.


Hot e-Tip!   Reserve library materials from home or work!

So you’ve figured out what you want to read, but it’s already checked out.  You can get on the reserve list from home or from work!  Just call the library for a PIN (Personal Identification Number) if you don't already have one.  Then go to the Web-Based Library Catalog, find the item you want, and click on the "Request Item" button in the lower right corner of the screen.  Enter your library card barcode and PIN.  That item will now be held for you when it is returned to the library.  We’ll call you when the book is ready for pick up!

Free tax assistance for seniors @ your library

The Library offers free tax preparation by IRS-trained AARP volunteers.  This service is available at the library each Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., February through April 13 to retired persons who are at least 55 years of age.  Returns are filed electronically.  For more information or to make an appointment, please call the Adult Services Reference Desk at 847-526-6225, extension 204.

NEW SECTION!    Best of Broadband – NEWSEUM.COM

Broadband, high-speed access to the Internet can now be found in more than 30 million homes in the United States, and this number is growing rapidly.  Many of these users are looking for quality websites which take advantage of this high speed technology.  Future issues of Library e-News will highlight some of the best of these websites.  All the library's Internet workstations provide broadband access to the Internet.  High-speed wireless access is available throughout the library for wireless-equipped laptops.

Read all about it!

Anyone who enjoys reading the newspaper every day will want to bookmark this website.  Read today's front pages from more than 300 U.S. and international newspaper front pages.  Visit the "Cyber Newseum" and view multimedia online exhibits on many newsworthy topics from the past and the present.  Play "Newsmania", a news trivia game that draws its material from today's front pages.

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