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The 2016 Summer Reading Program is Packed Full of Activities and Prizes!

Sign Up For The 2016 Summer Reading Program!
AGES 0 TO 18
Complete a Registration Form at the Circulation Desk
Early Registration Begins, Tuesday, May 24
Registration continues Through Saturday, July 16
READ EVERY DAY. Find something good to checkout at the Highwood Public Library. For every book you read, enter book title on your reading log and accomplish the "Book Review" Form either at home or with the help of your librarian. Did you listen to a book? those titles count too!. For every book you read or listen, you will get a sticker in your log; only four stickers per week.
ATTEND A LIBARY PROGRAM. (Crafts, Storytime, Movie Night, Summer Reading Kickoff and Finale Party). When you attend a program you will get a sticker for that week; only one sticker per week.
EARN REWARDS. Collect stickers throughout the summer and earn great prizes! Stop by the YA Librarian's desk to collect prizes.
GOING ON VACATION? Keep track of the book you read and enter book title on your reading log and when you come back, you can accomplish the "Book Review" form and will give you the sticker for the weeks you were away.
A weekly raffle will be held starting the week of June 1st to the week of July 25th. A sticker/ stickers you earned on a particular week is entitled to one raffle ticket for that week (only one raffle ticket per week). The Winner will be notified and posted on the entrance of the library. You can claim your prize at the circulation desk during library hours.
Library Hours
The current hours for the library are:
Sunday - 1 to 5
Monday through Thursday - noon to 8
Friday - Closed
Saturday - 10 to 5

If you have any questions you can call the library at 847-432-5404.

New eReading service!

Highwood Library has joined eRead Illinois!  Click the button on the right to set up an account and begin checking out ebooks.  Everyone with a valid library card is eligible to check out five books at a time.

There are four apps available for your devices or computer that support eRead Illinois books.

AxisReader (Android, iOS): Check out e-books from your Axis360 library. Also allows you to read ePub and PDF books on your Apple, Android, or Kindle Fire device. Not compatible with black and white Kindle.

Blio (Android, iOS, Windows): Available for Windows, Apple, Android, and Kindle Fire. Offers to text-to-speech for e-books when available. ADA compliant.

Axis360 (Android, iOS): Audiobook app, provides direct to device downloading for instant listening of audiobooks on your Apple, Android, or Nook tablet device.

Adobe Digital Editions (Windows, Mac): Lets you read downloaded ePub and PDF books directly on your computer or transfer them to your Nook or other eReader(Nook, Nook Color, Sony Reader, Kobo, etc).

About eRead:

eRead Illinois is a program funded by Secretary of State Jesse White through the Illinois State Library. Its purpose is to expand eBook access across Illinois, provide training to increase expertise on e-books, and explore further opportunities for increasing access to e-books through collaboration with Illinois authors, libraries, publishers, and other organizations.

For more information, please visit http://ereadillinois.com.


Highwood Library Awarded a $50,000 Construction Grant

We are pleased to announce that the library has been awarded a $50,000 Live and Learn Construction Grant by the Illinois State Library, which we will use to help pay for the renovations of our East Building.   The plans include the construction of a programming/community room, two multi-stall male and female bathrooms, a new ADA entrance, and a staff break room.  Highwood based architectural firm FWC Architects, Inc. prepared the plans and is in the process of preparing the Request for Proposal bid packet for qualified General Contractor bidders. We were one of 17 public libraries selected to receive funds, from a total of over $700,000, to help pay for essential capital improvements. 


Highwood Library card holders now have the option of reading magazines in a variety of subject areas on their own electronic devices simply by following the link on the library's home page.  Once registered, patrons can either stream magazines to their device to read immediately or download the issue to read at a later time.  The service is free and cardholders have 14 titles to choose from. 

To get started, click on the Zinio button on the right side of the home page, follow the registration instructions, choose from any or all issues available and enjoy!

Upcoming Library Programming
Join us for our range of programs for adults and children!
Check Programming link or Calendar for all details.
Book Club--2 sessions, day and evening, every first Wednesday of the month.
Current Events Roundtable--meets the second Wednesday of the month
Sherlock Holmes Discussion Group --- meets the first Tuesday of every other month
K9 Reading Buddies - every 3rd Tuesday 6-7 pm through April
                  click here for English flier       click here for Spanish flier
Crafts-every other Saturday at 1:30pm  
Storytime-every other Saturday at 1:30pm
Weeknight Storytime- Thursdays at 6:00pm

Books for Sale - Help Support Our Library
Book Sale Press Release
Volume I and Volume II of the Highwood Highlife cookbook - for sale at the library. Our cookbooks are perfect for hostess, teacher, new bride gifts, or just a treat for yourself.  Cook up some new recipes from local chefs and residents of surrounding communities, who have contributed over 800 recipes.  Book covers feature local artist  Babe Galassini's whimsical and colorful oils of fruit and flora.
-    Volume I (300 recipes) $20 and Volume 2 (500 recipes) $25, with a discount for multiple books.
Through the generous underwriting by US Bank, all proceeds benefit the library's resources and programming fund.
Other Books For Sale - Starting at $1!