Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Library district unveiled its app last week.
Library services are now available through your smartphone with the Ela Library App. Ela Library patrons can check library hours, register for library programs, access accounts, as well as search for and checkout eBooks, from their smartphones or other devices. The Ela Library App is available as a free download from the Apple App store, Google Play and Amazon marketplace.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
September is Library Card Sign Up Month in Lake Zurich.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
As part of a National Library Card Sign-Up Campaign, the Ela Area Public Library will giveaway ChicoBags, reusable nylon messenger-style bags that fit in your pocket or purse, to new cardholders during the month of September. Back by popular demand, our children’s promotion is a limited edition Halloween-themed ChicoBag.Already have a card? Then checkout 10 or more items on any Friday in September to receive a coupon for a free Culver’s custard sundae courtesy of Culver’s of Lake Zurich or Mundelein (while supplies last). If you’re new to the area, or if you’ve just never thought of it before, now is the perfect time to turn over a new leaf and get a library card. Staff at the Circulation Desk will help you verify that you live in …
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
A special board meeting on May 31 will be held to begin the search for a replacement for Mary Beth Campe.
Mary Beth Campe officially resigned as executive director of the Ela Area Public Library at the library board meeting on May 17. “I’ve enjoyed my five years here and I have no worries that everything here will be just as wonderful as it always will be,” said Campe. She will be taking the position of executive director at Elmhurst Pubic Library beginning July 29. “Elmhurst is a great library just like this one and it’s larger than Ela. It’s the next step for me,” explained Campe. “We are going to miss your value and all of your contributions,” said Tim Whiting, library trustee. “Thank you for everything you’ve done,” said Vicki Burger, trustee. Campe asked the board if she could stay on until July 15. The board will hold a special meeting …
Monday, October 25, 2010
Long Grove Historical Society tells four tales of scandal, terror, and intrigue at the "Lurid Legends of Lake County" program.
Spine tingling tales of Lake County spooked and entertained patrons at the "Lurid Legends of Lake County" program held October 22 at the Ela Area Public Library. The event was co-sponsored with the Ela Township "55 Plus" Group. Members of the Long Grove Historical Society regaled a packed house through song and storytelling about the nfamous "Ghost of Cuba Road, the Newton Gang, "The Man with a Short Fuse," and "The Corpse That Spoke." The lights went dim and ominous music began to play as the Mistress of Ceremonies, Angie Underwood, president of the Long Grove Historical Society introduced each skit. She recounted why each story was too lurid and scandalous to make it into the book, "Long Grove Lore & Legend." The tale of the infamous "…
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Writer penned "Manhunt" and "Bloody Crimes," non-fiction accounts of the Abraham Lincoln era.
The work of New York Times best-selling author James Swanson, whose book "Manhunt," about the hunt for Abraham Lincoln's killer, captivated readers worldwide, may be especially well-known to Lake Zurich residents. "He was our one-book author in 2009," said Valerie Stern, public information coordinator for the Ela Area Library, explaining that, through the program, the entire community is encouraged to read the same book at the same time in an effort to foster discussion and common experience. "Each time we do a one-book, we like to have the author out," Stern said. "Since he couldn't personally come out in 2009, he did a phone-in conversation with a discussion group." Just weeks after his latest release, "Bloody Crimes: The Chase for …
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Ela Area Public Library volunteer helped campaign to build Lake Zurich's first freestanding library.
In November, Helen Beckwith will be 91-years-old. For the past 30 of those years, she has volunteered at the Ela Area Public Library, 275 Mohawk Trail, Lake Zurich. "When I first started, they only had a card catalog and, boy that was a big deal," Beckwith said. "Now they have computers and everything. I just love being around all the information. There's so much to learn and know, I have just barely scratched the service." Beckwith said when she first came to Lake Zurich in 1976, the library was located in the basement of the St. Francis de Sales Catholic church. "That was the library," she said. "I just couldn't believe it. A wonderful area like this, and they didn't have a real library. It was such a dreary, damp and dark basement. In…