FOOD * PRIZES * KIDS' CORNER
The Digi-Fare Festival is a showcase of all the digital materials your library offers:
• eBooks from 3M Cloud Library and MyMediaMall •
• music from Freegal •
• audiobooks & videos from MyMediaMall •
• magazines from Zinio •
Award-winning author and musician Jim Gill strums energetic rhythms on his banjo while the audience claps, sings, dances and even sneezes along to the silly and inspiring musical games he creates. Gill connects with children of all abilities in his engaging program. Libertyville Civic Center, 135 W. Church Street -- just south of the Cook Park Library.
The library’s Summer Reading Club isn’t just kids’ stuff; readers of all ages are encouraged to get in on the fun. Pick up your reader’s log at either library or on the Bookmobile beginning June 1. Read in 12 different places by August 1 to earn your reward!
Dress as your favorite book character and bring your favorite book featuring that character. We'll play some character games and end with a costume parade through the library.
Learn how to make Medicare work for you with a review of Medicare medical and pharmaceutical benefits. Get started on identifying additional benefit eligibility. REGISTER
The Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy organization is partnering with the library to provide specially trained dogs who listen patiently and without judgment. Children should have some level of independent reading. Reserve your 15-minute time slot to read aloud to a dog. (Limited enrollment.)
Get help at your own pace during weekly drop-in sessions.
Come with any question on any technology topic:
• email • Internet • digital pictures • word processing • eBooks • downloadable audiobooks • and more
Bring any device you’d like to know more about:
• iPad * Nook • Kindle • laptop • smartphone • digital camera • or any other portable device
Thursdays, June 20–August 8
10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
in Cook Park, off Church Street
New stories and perennial favorites each week. Accompany your little ones to their own Farmers’ Market stop.
Backing up critical data offsite is an efficient way to ensure your business is safe if anything happens to your building or equipment. Lisa Nelson of TurnKeyIT will discuss backup options. REGISTER
You can help make this summer's Friends of the Library Book Sale (June 21–23) a success.
* Donate your used books; look for collection bins at both Cook Park and Aspen Drive Libraries, now through June 23.
* Volunteer to help with the sale: hours are available for setup, during the sale, and after the sale. For information, contact Gaby Pantle at 847-362-2330 x1101.
Mondays, 3:40-4:30 PM
June 24, July 15, August 5
Cook Park Library Young Adult Area
A book club for guys, led by guys! Discover new, interesting reads and share the awesome things you’re reading. Grades 5-8. No registration required.
Author Will Schwalbe will discuss his bestselling memoir, The End of Your Life Book Club, chronicling the books he and his mother read and discussed during her battle with cancer. A son’s love letter to his mother and to the written word, the book was praised by Publishers Weekly as “astonishing, pertinent, and wonderfully welcome.” Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Lake Forest Book Store. REGISTER
Did you ever want to go on an adventure with Jack & Annie? Join us as we celebrate the Magic Tree House books with stories, crafts, and magical adventures. For children in grades 1–3. REGISTER
This year marks the 80th anniversary of The Lone Ranger; the fictional character has had a lasting influence on American culture. College of Lake County sociology professors John and Maria Jose Tenuto tell the fascinating story of how the Lone Ranger and Tonto were created. There will also be a display of collectibles and rare photographs, including pictures from the family of actor Clayton Moore, who portrayed the Lone Ranger on television. REGISTER
What are the provisions of the Affordable Care Act and what do they mean to you? Teri Dreher, RN/iRNPA at North Shore Patient Advocates, and Dennis P. Ryan, JD/MBA at World Equity Group, will give an overview of the new law and tips for navigating the changes. A Minding Your Business Program, in partnership with the GLMV Chamber of Commerce. REGISTER
Debut author Jessica Brockmole will talk about Letters from Skye, a sweeping story told in letters and spanning two continents and both world wars. Publishers Weekly gives the novel a starred review, saying “the beauty of Scotland, the tragedy of war, the longings of the heart, and the struggles of a family torn apart by disloyalty are brilliantly drawn, leaving just enough blanks to be filled by the reader’s imagination.” Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Lake Forest Book Store. REGISTER
Join us this summer for these fantastic one-hour programs.
The Summer newsletter is now available!
Available at the Cook Park and Aspen Drive Libraries. Cash or Check made payable to Cook Memorial Public Library District (CMPLD)
Did you know Cook Library cardholders can check out free passes to many local museums?
Click here for details
Gifts to the Cook Memorial Public Library District will help the library district reach its goal of Building a Better Future. Each gift will be recognized with a plaque with the donor name or organization.
Click here to see available trees at Aspen Drive.
Museum Adventure Pass Program
Did you know you can check out passes to local area museums?
Find out more about our Museum Adventure Pass program!