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Spotlight on New Services The Launch Pad Creativity Starts Here This hands-on space will tap into your creative side as you experiment with one of our many machines. Learn to sew, embroider, engrave or build your own design on our 3D printers. Classes coming soon! Study Rooms Nine rooms are now available to reserve for private study for Indian Trails Library cardholders. Rooms may be reserved in person for up to two hours. The Makery Kids can put their imagination to use in The Makery, where art projects, Lego, Lite Brite and magnetic walls will keep everyone entertained and learning.

355 Schoenbeck Rd. • Wheeling

Saturday, May 6 • 10 am-2 pm The wait is over and 355 Schoenbeck is open! Come celebrate with us and explore your beautiful new library.


10 am • Ribbon-cutting at the front door 10:15 am • Welcome remarks 11 am-2 pm • Library tours, refreshments and activities for all ages. No registration required.

The main library will be open 10 am-5 pm on May 6. All regular services will be available. 2 

Indian Trails Public Library District | May 2017

Middle Ground Designed for grades 6-8, the Middle Ground offers group study space, a craft area and video games. Perfect for everything your middle schooler wants. Drive-up Window In a hurry? Our new drive-up window lets you pick up books you have requested to be put on hold. Simply tell us when you reserve a book where you want to pick it up.

Welcome to the New Picture Book Collection Walk around our picture books and you’ll notice some changes to make browsing easier for you and your child. Face Out Shelving All picture books now face “out,” so you can easily see the book covers. Both you and your child will love looking at the covers and deciding what to check out.

How to Find a Book • Look for the color that matches the category you want to read. • Look at the label on the front cover to find the subject of the book.

Category Shelving Does your child love animals or trucks? Do they want to know more about dinosaurs? Our picture book collection has been reorganized into categories to make finding books easier and enjoyable. Discover a new book simply by browsing!

Can’t find what you are looking for or need a reading suggestion? Stop by the Kids Desk, we’re here to help.


Middle School Book Club

Grades 6-8

The Dungeoneers by John David Anderson Monday, June 12, 7-8 pm

The world is not a fair place, and Colm Candorly knows it. While his parents and eight sisters seem content living on a lowly cobbler's earnings, Colm can't help but feel that everyone has the right to a more comfortable life. It’s just a question of how far you're willing to go to get it. Discussion, activities and snacks are part of the fun in this book club. Register and pick up your free book, while supplies last, at the Kids Desk between April 10-May 29.

@ Main Library Crochet & Knitting Club Monday, May 1, 1-3 pm

Join us for crafting and chatting. Our instructors will teach you everything you need to know. Bring your own supplies. Experienced crafters, bring current projects to work on. R

@ The Branch 99 E. Palatine Rd., Prospect Heights

Easy Microwave Mug Cakes Friday, May 5, 6-7 pm

Ages 12 and older. Learn how to make fast and yummy desserts in your microwave. TR

Mason Jar Pin Cushion Friday, May 12, 6-7:30 pm

Grades 6 and up. Create a beautiful and useful item for your sewing needs. TR

Family Craft Night Thursday, May 18, 6-7:30 pm Friday, May 19, 6-7:30 pm

All ages. Create unique seasonal and theme-based projects. Same project is offered on Thursday and Friday of the same month. NR

Wanted: Volunteers with great enthusiasm! Is this you? Looking for somewhere to volunteer? Do you want to get involved in your community? Consider volunteering at the library. You’ll love working with our staff and our members, while helping others in a variety of ways. Please note, background checks are conducted on all volunteers 18 years and older.

To apply: Complete an application at Questions: Program Volunteers When: Starting Fall 2017

Help out at our popular senior and adult programs by greeting attendees and welcoming speakers. Enjoy the diversity of our educational offerings in our beautiful new program rooms.

ESL Volunteers When: Immediately

Would you like to assist people from around the world in learning English? If you have teaching or tutoring experience or would be interested in assisting students in our English-asa-Second-Language Lab, we’d like to have you join us.

High School Volunteers Who: Grades 9-12 When: Immediately

Earn volunteer credit for National Honor Society, 300 Club, or college scholarships. High school students serve as summer reading volunteers and work with the library on special projects and events. Volunteer opportunities are available year-round.

Middle School Summer Reading Volunteers Who: Grades 6-9 When: Summer 2017 Questions: Sara;

School’s out, so why not volunteer for our Reading By Design summer reading program? Each volunteer accepted into this popular program must commit to at least one 2-hour weekly shift and attend a training session in late May or early June.

To apply: Complete an application on the or middle school webpage between April 15-May 15.

R = Registration required | NR = No registration | TR = Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before program on a first-come, first-served basis.



355 Schoenbeck Rd., Wheeling, IL 60090 Phone: 847.459.4100 •

W/S Carrier Route Presort Non-Profit Organization U.S. Postage Paid Wheeling, IL 60090 Permit No. 80

Indian Trails

Public Library District

HOURS M–F 9 am–9 pm Sat. 9 am–5 pm Sun. 12–5 pm

355 Schoenbeck Rd.,Wheeling IL 60090


99 E. Palatine Rd., Prospect Heights, IL 60070 Phone: 847.459.4101

ECRWSS Postal Customer

BRANCH HOURS M–F 1–8 pm Sat. 10 am–3 pm Sun. Closed


President: Louise Barnett Vice President: Mary Battinus Treasurer: Don Roalkvam Secretary: Mary Christel Trustees: Henry Hackney Jr. W. Gene Looft Bruce D. Matthews


The Indian Trails Public Library District Board of Trustees meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:15 pm. The meeting is open to the public.

Photos may be taken during events. LIBRARY AND BRANCH CLOSINGS MEMORIAL DAY

Monday, May 29




Saturday May 6 10 am-2 pm Details inside

Reading Garden

OUR “NEW” LOGO Since our building got a facelift, we decided to give our logo a makeover too. Here’s a look at our logos through the years.


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Be part of history and order your Reading Garden brick before May 15! Bricks ordered by May 15 will be installed in early summer.

Honor a loved one or remember a special occasion in a unique way by purchasing a personalized brick. Bricks start at just $100 for a 4” x 8” brick. A limited number of larger bricks are still available. How to purchase Click on Buy a Brick on the library’s homepage, or complete a brick order form available at the library.

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Questions? Please call Susan Dennison, 847.279.2222.

My Library Newsletter May 2017  

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