Honey, I Shrunk the Library!
During the transition period between the closing of the Temporary Library Center in Libertyville and the reopening of the renovated and expanded Cook Park Library, the Bookmobile will serve as a service point for our local Libertyville patrons. At long last, our little mobile library will have the chance to be Libertyville’s “main” library for those few days!
Bookmobile will be in the parking lot behind the TLC, 3pm-7pm, Monday through Thursday, December 20-30. It will be stocked with a variety of “hot picks,” bestsellers, DVDs and music, for the convenience of browsing patrons. We hope lots of our Libertyville library lovers will take this last opportunity to visit our small-but-mighty library on wheels. After more than 50 years of mobile library service in all the towns of our district, our December 30, 2010, stop behind the TLC will be the last regular bookmobile stop in the Village of Libertyville. In 2011, Bookmobile will return to serving neighborhoods at a distance from our stationary libraries, and preschools, day cares, and smaller schools throughout the district.
Other upcoming changes:
The bookmobile stop at Sunset Foods on Wednesday evening, which has served the northern area of the library district since Cook Park closed in summer 2009, will be discontinued, with the last stop on the evening of December 15. We thank Sunset for their generosity allowing us to park directly in front of their store, and all our regulars who visited the bookmobile weekly. (Especially Cheryl, Maria and the triplets, and baby Juanito and his family.) We’ll miss you and look forward to seeing you back at Cook Park in the new year!
We’ll have a new stop established in the southern part of the district to serve the neighborhoods near our former Evergreen branch in Vernon Hills. Please check out our new location at the “Kiddie Korral” park on the corner of Cherry Valley Rd and Greenbrier Lane, 5pm-6pm, Wednesday evenings starting in January. We hope to see many of the old Evergreen regulars, and attract residents of the Cherry Valley neighborhood as well as the nearby Hawthorn Club and Westmoreland/Lakeside neighborhoods and Indian Creek.