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).
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.
RAVINIA TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR HIGHWOOD RESIDENTS
FREE OF CHARGE
Ravinia tickets for select shows are available for Highwood residents free of charge. There are two groups of tickets: those for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (each date has 4 tickets available) and those for concerts in the Martin Theatre (each date has 2 tickets available).
These are available at the Highwood Public Library circulation desk. Tickets are available on a first –come first-served basis and, due to the limited number of shows, are limited to one set of free tickets per family.
Tickets are available for the following shows:
July 22 Mahler/Conlon
Aug. 6 Bruch/Rimsky-Korsakov/Sheherazade
Martin Theatre (2 tickets per date)
June 29 Julliard String Quartet
July 3 Miriam Fried & Friends
July 5 The Knights/Dawn Upshaw
July 7 Jeffrey Kahane
July 9 Vladimir Feltsman
July 15 Igor Levit/Bach
July 28 Thomas Hampson
Aug. 3 Maxim Vengerov
Aug.4 Nikolai Lugansky
Aug. 10 Karita Mattila
Aug.11 Yefim Bronfman
Aug.13 Yefim Bronfman
1 Pass to admit 2 people to any Classical Music Concert
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.
2015 SUMMER READING EVENTS AT HIGHWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY
READ MAGAZINES ON YOUR OWN PERSONAL DEVICE
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
Weeknight Storytime- Thursdays at 6:00pm
Books for Sale - Help Support Our Library