Lincolnwood Library Fall 2016

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Volume 13, Number 4


News and information about your library’s services, programs & resources.


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Things are heating up at the Library! W

e invite you to visit the exciting first phase of the Library renovation and enjoy our new lobby, cafe, and partial Youth & Teen area. Our new cafe features vending for beverages and snacks, including a variety of StarbucksÂŽ coffee choices. Enjoy a seat in front of the fireplace, in a comfortable chair, with a magazine Construction will require us to close the building you found from our collection which is now for the safety of our visitors on select days. We housed in the cafe area. Log on to our free are planning on closing Wednesday, September 21 WiFi network, plug into one of the many new through Saturday, September 24, weather dependent, outlets, and get work done or charge up your for a major installation. For daily closing updates, device. Materials have moved around during visit this phase of construction, so look for maps and signs indicating the new location. The full lobby will not be complete until the end of the project, estimated to be near the beginning of 2017, but make sure to stop in and check out our progress so far! The Youth & Teen collections have been moved to their new location near the cafe, and the Check Out desk is now located in our continued on page 2... bright and sunny new lobby. The lobby is also where you will find most of the


$.10 per item, per day. Also, if you have an item checked out and nobody else is waiting for it, we will automatically renew it for you up to two times. The only exception is our new Hot Picks collection, which has a 2-week resident only check-out period with no renewals and a $1 per item, per day fine.

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audio/visual collection, and the new items as well as the Hot Picks collection.

Into Phase 2 and Beyond

Hot Picks

Have you ever been frustrated when coming to the library hoping for the new John Grisham or Harry Potter book but all the copies are checked out and the wait list is several weeks long? We heard your frustrations and have been making changes to get the hottest, most in-demand materials into your hands. Your browsing experience will be improved as well; every time you come in, you’ll see something new! Hot Picks items are for Lincolnwood residents and have a two-week checkout period with no renewals. Fines are $1 per item, per day. Stop by to check it out…but bring your oven mitts, because this collection is so hot it’s on fire!

Improved Check Out Limits

Sometimes two weeks isn’t enough time to check out a DVD! Now everyone can keep most Lincolnwood Library items for three weeks. Even if you forget to return or renew your items after the three-week period, fines have been lowered to only

We are currently in phase two of the renovation and the preschool and adult areas have shifted temporarily. The new roof and HVAC will be installed and although we are planning on keeping our normal hours during the construction, we will need to close for a few days near mid-late September (currently planning to close 9/21-9/24, weather permitting) to maintain a safe environment for our visitors. Check the website for construction updates and last minute closures. As we enter the third and final phase of our project, the majority of the Adult Fiction, Non Fiction, and CD Books will have to be stored offsite and will be inaccessible. Phase three runs from the middle of October through the beginning of 2017. The good news is that you will still be able to get your hands on the Hot Picks, New items, Youth and Teen materials, and all movies, music, and videogames. Also, we can get any item you want from another library, just ask a librarian or use our online catalog to place a hold. We can usually get your items to you in just a few days. At the conclusion of this process, we will have a library that can satisfy the growing demand for access to resources, educational programs, improved technology infrastructure, and a space for everyone in our community to gather and learn.

The Donor Wall

Renovation Timeline (estimated) Phase 2: August – October

Phase 3: October – December

Areas affected: Remainder of youth and teen section, quiet room, Youth Services office, single-style restrooms, front vestibule.

Areas affected: Library entrance, adult computer room, adult fiction and nonfiction (inaccessible), restroom, remainder of staff spaces. Donor wall (redesigned).

Upon Completion: New Youth & Teen area, including early literacy play area, new youth program room, media lab, renovated single-style restrooms, consolidated staff workroom.

Upon Completion: New adult section including computer stations, renovated adult bathroom, individual study rooms, large divisible program room, updated front entrance, new glass donor wall.

Roof: September – October The roof and HVAC will be replaced. 2

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All of the names on the donor brick wall will be transitioned onto a new glass wall in the same location the tile bricks are located now. We are going to try and take down the tile bricks without breaking them and we will make them available for owners to pick up if they like. We can’t guarantee that your brick tile will be unbroken, but we are going to do our best. If you are a brick tile owner and would like to collect your brick, send an email request to or call Library Director Su Bochenski at 847-677-5277 x245 no later than September 30, 2016. If you don’t want your actual brick back, consider stopping in and taking a photo or a rubbing as a keepsake.


Annual Report

The Annual Report of the Lincolnwood Public Library highlights programs, projects and activities that occurred during the past fiscal year at the Library.

July, 2015 — June, 2016

166,911 122,732

people visited the library TUESDAY was the

most visited day


library borrowed

eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines, music, videos


Popular in Lincolnwood Youth Most Popular Book: ANY book about Minecraft!

47 % Lincolnwood

Most Popular DVD: Zootopia


residents hold a library card

Teen Most Popular Author: Kiera Cass Most Popular Series: Michael Vey Adult Most Popular Fiction Book: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins Most Popular Nonfiction Book: Dead Wake by Erik Larson Most Popular DVD: The Martian

13,083 visitors attended


events at the


Most Popular eBook: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah Most Popular eAudiobook: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins Most Popular Music Download: Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording) Most Popular Book Group Book: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman Online library subscription resources 1. TumbleBooks 2. 3.

16,604 questions answered by our librarians and we are ready for more! Contact us if you need some assistance.



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The Lincolnwood Public Library is currently undergoing a renovation. The library is open for materials during construction, and will be hosting programs and events around town!

Call or register ONLINE at click EVENTS (LR) Registration required. Lincolnwood resident library cardholders have priority registration. All library programs are free. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

For questions or to be placed on a standby list, call 847-677-5277 or email



September 18, Sunday, 1-3pm OFFSITE! Family Fun Fest at Centennial Park. Location: Centennial Park, 6801 McCormick Blvd. Visit the Lincolnwood Library at the Family Fun Fest! See Storywalk Storytime preschool event for more information.

September 21, Wednesday, 7-9:30pm OFFSITE! Community Star Party at Niles West Observatory.

Location: Niles West High School South Parking Lot, 5701 Oakton St., Skokie (entrance is south of Oakton St. on Gross Point Rd.) Join Lincolnwood Library at the Niles West Niles West Observatory! The Library Observatory for a building is Community Star closed Sept. Party! We may 21-24, but observe Saturn, we will be at Mars and hopefully Niles West! Venus. We will try to see globular clusters, the Andromeda galaxy and a dying star. There will also be activities geared towards preschool aged children. Attendees are welcome to bring their own telescopes. Upon arrival, drive carefully and slowly in the parking lot as all lights will be off for the event. In case of bad weather (rain or clouds) we will reschedule for September 28.

October 5, Wednesday, 7-8pm OFFSITE! Stories n’ S’mores.

Location: Proesel Park Shelter, 6915 N. Kostner Ave. Join Lincolnwood Library and the Lincolnwood Parks and Recreation Department for Stories n’ S’mores at the Proesel Park Shelter! We’ll have a campfire storytime, songs and ingredients to make s’mores. Activities will be geared towards Grades PreK-5. Registration requested, drop-ins welcome, S’mores available while supplies last. 4

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Birth Birth to to 55 years years old old

Registration for Preschool and Youth SERIES programs opens on the 15th of the month prior to the first class. Weekly attendance encouraged.

OFFSITE! Preschool Storytime (LR) (S).

Location: Lincolnwood Community Center, 6900 N. Lincoln Ave. Ages 3-5 with caregiver. This fun, interactive storytime emphasizes letters, numbers, shapes, and colors, to provide a languagerich experience. Sign up for each session.

Sept. 6-20, Tuesdays, 10-10:45am Session 1 Oct. 4- Nov. 1, Tuesdays, 10-10:45am Session 2 OFFSITE! Toddler Time (LR) (S).

Location: Lincolnwood Community Center, 6900 N. Lincoln Ave. Ages Birth-2 with caregiver. A series of stories, songs, and activities geared for young children. Storytime is followed by open play. Sign up for each session.

Sept. 7-21, Wed., 10-10:45am Session 1 Oct. 5- Nov. 2, Wed., 10-10:45am Session 2 OFFSITE! Friday Preschool Fun (LR) (S).

Location: Lincolnwood Community Center, 6900 N. Lincoln Ave. Ages 2-5 with caregiver. Stories, activities, crafts and more. Sign up for each session.

Sept. 9-23, Fridays, 10-10:45am Session 1 Oct. 7- Nov. 4, Fridays, 10-10:45am Session 2

September 17, Saturday, 10-10:45am OFFSITE! Apple Dumpling Pirates Storywalk Storytime

Location: Centennial Park, 6801 McCormick Blvd. Ages Birth-5 with caregiver. Join the Library at Centennial Park for a Storywalk Storytime featuring books and activities about pirates and autumn to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day and Apple Dumpling Day! Canceled if raining. The Storywalk will be available in Centennial Park Saturday and Sunday as part of Family Fun Fest.

8 week session! OFFSITE! September 22-November 10, Thursdays, 9:30-10:30am Everybody Move! (LR) (S).

Location: Lincolnwood Community Center, 6900 N. Lincoln Ave. Ages Birth-2 with caregiver. Celeste Roy, from the early childhood program Everybody Move!, has planned an hour of exploration to get your child up and moving.


Saturday, November 12, 4-6:30pm OFFSITE! Library Preschool Party at the Exploritorium (LR).

Location: Exploritorium, 4701 Oakton St., Skokie, #202 Ages Birth-5 with caregiver. Join the Lincolnwood Library for a Preschool Party at the Exploritorium! We’ll have Julie Helenius, from the Old Town School of Folk Music’s Wiggleworms® program for an interactive, social, and imaginative dance party. Then snacks and an hour and a half of free play in the Exploritorium! Registration required.

Dear Parents,


elcome to the 2016-2017 school year. For the remainder of 2016, the library is under renovation. We are phasing the project so that we can remain open, but space will be tight as we section off areas that are under construction. There will be days when work requires us to close for safety reasons. We will post regular updates, including last minute library closings, at, so please check it daily. When your child visits the library we are happy to answer their questions, guide them to our homework help resources, and recommend books, movies, and games we think they might enjoy. We also sell snacks and drinks in our vending cafe. Our goal is to provide a peaceful environment for everyone using the library, especially during the busy after school hours. It is important that the kids know the guidelines for appropriate library behavior. We suggest you review these together: • Make sure your child can contact a parent or guardian, and be available to pick your child up immediately if necessary. • Physically aggressive behavior and excessive noise are not allowed. • Bullying or being disrespectful to others is not allowed. • For safety reasons, hanging out in the parking lot is not allowed. We look forward to seeing you and your family in the coming year! Lincolnwood Library Staff

Thursdays, 4-5pm Books n’ Bites (LR).

Grades 3-5. A monthly book discussion. Pick up a complimentary copy of the book at Youth Services once registered. Meet at the Lincolnwood Library at 4pm and we will walk as a group to Meatheads® for the program; snacks provided. Registration required for each individual date. Grades 3-5 Sept. 15............ Lulu’s Mysterious Mission by Judith Viorst Oct. 13............. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien Nov. 10............. Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff

Sept. 8, Oct. 6, Nov. 3 Thursdays, 3:30-4:30pm Write, Right?

Suggested Grades 6-8. Drop in for an informal writing group – sit and write with your peers, share your work, or look for feedback!

Sept. 13, Oct. 18, Nov. 15 Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm CAT (Council of Awesome T[w]eens)

Applications to join CAT for the fall term are due September 9. Grades 6-8. The inaugural meeting of the Council of Awesome T[w]eens (CAT), a group of enthusiastic, motivated, and bookish Lincolnwood students. This group will, through various activities, promote and represent the library to their peers and wider community. If interested in joining for the fall or spring term, please visit the library for an information packet and application, or find it at

October 10, November 14, Mondays, 4-5pm Community Service Club at the Library (LR).

Grades 6-8. From making placemats for Meals on Wheels to creating coloring books for children in need, come complete compassionate and engaged projects for our community while earning community service hours. Each meeting counts for one volunteer hour, please bring a volunteer sheet to verify hours. Registration requested, drop-ins welcome.

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R E G U L A R F E AT U R E S October 6, Thursday, 1-2:30pm OFFSITE! Medicare Made Easy.

Location: Lincolnwood Community Center, 6900 N. Lincoln Ave. During this presentation Kathy Gaeding from CJE SeniorLife, a trained Illinois Senior Health Insurance Counselor, will provide tips to help you make good choices, and guide you through the Medicare maze. Registration requested, drop-ins welcome.

October 16, Sunday, 2-2:45pm OFFSITE! Playing in the Bluegrass.

Location: Lincolnwood Place, 7000 N. McCormick Blvd. Join the Lincolnwood Library at Lincolnwood Place for “Playing in the Bluegrass”, an interactive musical presentation by Colby Maddox. Colby Maddox shares how bluegrass music began as a cure for the modern sorrows that came with working in the new industrial centers of the early twentieth century, and demonstrates some of the musical elements that make bluegrass bands tick.

BOOK CLUB 2nd Monday, 11am OFFSITE! Adult Book Discussions. Location: Lincolnwood Community Center, 6900 N. Lincoln Ave. Sept. 12...... Dead Wake by Erik Larson. Oct. 10...... Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradahl. Nov. 14...... The Dream Lover by Elizabeth Berg. Dec. 12...... My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante. Program Changes: While the library makes every attempt to include events in the newsletter, we will occasionally add a program or change a date/time. Please check our event calendar on the website for changes and updates.


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Wednesdays, 11am-12:30pm Knitting Circle. Drop in to work on a knitting or crochet project (canceled Sept. 21).

Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Tuesdays, Noon-3pm Veteran Center Services. Information about readjustment

services available to eligible veterans and their families in the form of counseling, benefits info, and more. Hosted by the Evanston Vet Center. Drop-in.

Oct. 27, Nov. 17, Thursdays, 10:30am-Noon Senior Resource Specialist. Information regarding retirement benefits, health insurance and Medicare programs, housing needs and more. Hosted by CJE SeniorLife. Drop-in.

Nov. 8, Tuesday, Get out and vote! Presidential General Election

Check for your voting location. The Lincolnwood Library will not be a voting location this year due to our construction project.

OFFSITE! Books in the Woods. Read the book selection, and then meet us at L. Woods, 7110 N. Lincoln Ave., to discuss. Register online, in person, or call Information Services at 847-677-5277 x230. Sept. 26, Monday, 7:30pm (LR). at L. Woods Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain. Registration required. November 7, Monday, 7:30pm (LR). at L. Woods The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr. Registration required and begins Sept. 26. Photo policy: While it is not required by law to get permission of persons in a public place to photograph them or use those photos for non-commercial use, it is common courtesy to get verbal permission to do so. Therefore, library staff will verbally notify program attendees at the beginning of any programs where participants may be photographed for library publicity.












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Thank You to our

2016 Summer Reading Challenge Partners 100.3 WSHE FM, 90 Miles, Andy’s Frozen Custard, Begyle Brewery, Chipotle, Chocolate Shoppe, Costco, Exploritorium, First Security Credit Union, Five Guys, Giordano’s, Jump Zone, L. Woods, Liberty Bank, Lincolnwood Place, Lincolnwood Town Center, LongHorn Steakhouse, Lou Malnati’s, Lowe’s, M. Burger, Mariano’s, Meatheads, Noodles & Company, Novelty Golf, Party Time Palace, Starbucks, Walmart

We extend a special thanks to Lincolnwood Parks and Recreation Department Thank you to all the participants, it was great to READ FOR THE WIN in Lincolnwood! Interested in sponsoring the Summer Reading Club? Contact Community Engagement at 847-677-5277 x221.

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Non-Profit Org U.S. Postage Paid Chicago, IL Permit No. 212

4000 W. Pratt Avenue Lincolnwood, Illinois 60712-3531 HOURS

Mon-Thurs 9-9, Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5, Sun 1-5 We are closed …

Sun., Sept. 4 & Mon., Sept. 5..................... Labor Day Special Construction closing Wed.-Sat., Sept. 21-24* Wed., Nov. 23, 1-9pm & Thurs., Nov. 24... Thanksgiving

*** ECRWSS *** Postal Customer Lincolnwood, IL 60712

*This closing is weather permitting. Check our website for daily updates on unexpected closings during our renovation.


Library Director | Su Bochenski Board of Trustees | Kendra L. Beard | James E. Berger | Reuben George

Deborah Keegan, Designer

Bertha Gimbel | Christopher M. Martel | Linda Poulsom | Pamela Stavinoga The Lincolnwood Library Board of Trustees meets the fourth Monday of the month at 7pm in the library. During library renovations, some meetings will take place in the Police and Fire Training Room, Lincolnwood Village Hall, 6900 N. Lincoln Ave. Check for details.

Tech one-on-ones

Lincolnwood Public Library offers One-on-One Technology Help to residents on a wide range of topics: • Downloading library eBooks, audiobooks and magazines to your eReader, tablet or other device. • Using your iPad, Kindle, Android device or smartphone. • Using a computer, laptop or the internet. • Setting up a Facebook, email or other account. • Organizing files, photos and music. • Getting started with Microsoft Word, Excel, or Power Point Here are some things to remember when scheduling a One-on-One appointment: • Library staff are not able to repair equipment or troubleshoot hardware and software problems. • Patrons can use their own equipment during a session, however, library staff may not be able to provide assistance for some non-standard hardware or software. • Patrons bringing in their own equipment must bring in any associated cords if necessary. To schedule an appointment, call 847-677-5277 x293

Looking for more advanced technology tutorials?

Celebrating the Freedom to Read: September 25- October 1

Visit, click RESEARCH & LEARNING > QUICK LINKS > Enter your Lincolnwood Library card number, and create a profile & password to log in.