Fax Service Now Available
The public scanners at both our Cook Park and Aspen Drive locations now have outgoing faxing capabilities. Here’s the scoop:
- Charge for faxing is $1.00 per page, to be paid in cash. You can include a cover page if you wish, but it will cost an additional $1.00.
- The coin box will take one and five dollar bills as well as coins.
- The fax machine can scan the front and back of a page in one sweep. Each side counts as a faxed page.
- It can scan up to 40 pages (or 20 front and back)
- It is not possible to receive faxes at the library.
- Start by touching “Scan to Fax” on the scanner’s screen.
- Place pages to be faxed in the feeder upside down, with the writing facing the wall.
- When entering a fax number, start with the area code. It is not necessary to dial “1”.
Please visit the Reference Desk at either library if you require assistance.Add a comment
Suggest a Purchase Tips
A patron asked, “Are there limits to what I can request on the library’s Suggest a Purchase form?”
Great question! The answer is yes, and it’s helpful to know them so you can avoid submitting requests that can’t be considered. Jennifer Plohr, Collection Development Manager, offers these helpful tips:
Purchase suggestions do not apply to the following:
- TV series – if we have earlier seasons, we will purchase new seasons as they are released.
- New feature films – we will purchase these when they are released on DVD and Blu-ray.
- Books by bestselling authors – we buy these automatically.
In all of these cases, in order to be fair to everyone, we will begin accepting holds on the items as soon as they appear in our catalog.
Also, if a book hasn’t been published yet, please wait until its publication date is less than three months away to request it. And, if you want an item that is more than a year old, please request it through LINKin or Interlibrary Loan instead.
Want to know more about how the library decides which materials to purchase? See our Collection Development Policy.Add a comment
Coming Soon: Our Fall 2012 Events
Hope you have been able to take advantage of some of our programs and events this summer! We are now proud to announce the line-up for Fall 2012. Our adult programs this time will include special features such as a collaboration with High School District 128 that will bring a series of outstanding chefs to our community. Our popular Authors Out Loud series kicks off on September 13th with lunch with Julia Child biographer Bob Spitz (Dearie) at noon at the Sullivan Center in Vernon Hills. As usual, we will offer an extensive slate of computer classes. And this time our genealogy offerings will also include some computer classes, as well as individual research time in the computer lab. The first day to sign up for computer classes is Saturday, September 9. See the entire line-up of adult programs at Cook Park and Aspen, including business and job-hunting, Authors Out Loud, genealogy and computer classes.
Teen programs will include a “Zombies Attack” After Hours event at Cook Park, the return of the Mother-Daughter Book Club, and a bigger and better than ever Epic Quest for Teen Read Week.
Kids this fall will be able to participate in a “Reading is Delicious” fall book club with many tasty events. Other book clubs include one for middle schoolers and one just for guys. Principals from local schools will visit to read aloud, storytimes and crafts will be available, and the Design a Bookmark contest will be back. Special events include a Star Wars Read Day and the always exciting Touch the Trucks. There will be programs just for Tweens, who are also welcome to attend the Homework Café. We will also host a preschool and childcare fair, as well as programs for adults on early literacy, brain development and homework help. See the entire line-up.
View a calendar with all the events for all ages and links to register.Add a comment
New Resources at Your Fingertips 24/7
Take a look at our Auto & Home page to see several new databases you can access any time of day or night with your Cook Memorial library card number. The "Auto" part of the page isn't brand new, since we have had the terrific Chilton auto repair database for several months. However, the "Home" features are new additions. You can search for recipes using the Culinary Arts Collection, find instructive articles to help with remodeling projects in the Home Improvement Collection, and research gardening questions in the Garden, Landscape and Horticulture Collection.
You will also notice on the Auto & Home page a selection of searchable online reference books dealing with cooking, gardening, and antiques. These are just a sampling of the online reference books available.Clicking on any one of the book covers will take you to a page where you can search within all 17,000+ titles now available full-text to our patrons.
Perhaps the most intriguing of these new databases is PriceIt! Antiques & Collectibles. This pricing tool provides data and images for art, antiques and collectibles in over 100 categories and subcategories from eBay, online antique dealers (GoAntiques and TIAS) and land-based auction houses. Try it out and see how much that family heirlom might fetch if you decided to part with it!Add a comment
Live Reference Chat is Back!
When we are offline, you can send us an email instead and we will respond asap. Review all the ways to ask us a reference question.Add a comment