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  • Kids paint pumpkins, touch trucks in Libertyville Oct 18, 2014 9:55 PM
    Saturday's annual Pumpkin Fest in downtown Libertyville and Cook Park is a fall tradition that provides fun activities for families, including entertainment, pumpkin painting, a food collection and crafts. The Libertyville Junor Women's Club and local Rotary clubs provided 1,000 pumpkins to festival goers in exchange for a food dontation to benefit the Libertyville Township Food Pantry.

  • Toy train collecting a serious hobby for children, adults for 175 years Oct 6, 2014 11:43 AM
    “Who invented toy trains?” asked a young patron at Cook Memorial Library in Libertyville.

  • Library advocate resigns from Cook board to pursue advanced degree Sep 22, 2014 6:11 PM
    Joe Bean, a Cook Memorial Public Library District trustee plans on resigning from the post. Bean, 70, has moved to Springfield to pursue an advanced degree. "It's a big loss for the district," said board President Bonnie Quirk. The district will look for a replacement to fill the spot, which runs until April 2016.

  • Library parking on agenda Sep 14, 2014 4:26 PM
    The Cook Memorial Public Library board will meet Tuesday to discuss expanding parking at the Aspen Drive Library in Vernon Hills, among other issues.

  • Survey planned for Cook Memorial library patrons Aug 30, 2014 7:44 AM
    Cook Memorial Public Library District residents will be surveyed about their library habits and their opinions of the district's facilities in September.

  • Author to visit: Aug 7, 2014 6:11 PM
    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Julia Keller will visit the Aspen Drive Library in Vernon Hills on Aug. 28.

  • Cook Memorial Public Library in Libertyville reopens after morning power outage Jul 30, 2014 2:35 PM
    The Cook Memorial Public Library in Libertyville reopened about 1 p.m. Wednesday after a power outage closed the building at Milwaukee and Park avenues during the morning hours, officials said.

  • ‘Miss Carole’ has kids dancing and jumping at Cook Memorial library in Libertyville Jul 29, 2014 4:09 PM
    More than 80 children and adults danced, wiggled and jumped with Miss Carole and Macaroni Soup! Wednesday at the Cook Memorial Public Library in Libertyville.

  • Pearls are sought-after gems from the ocean Jul 14, 2014 12:10 PM
    Have any gems been found in the ocean?” asked a young Cook Memorial Public Library patron while attending “Tween” Science Explorers at the Libertyville library.

  • Former Vernon Hills Trustee Donald L. Hook dies Jul 7, 2014 6:18 PM
    Former Vernon Hills trustee Don Hook died July 3. He was 62. Hook also served on the Cook Memorial Public Library District board.

  • Library launching new service: Jun 20, 2014 5:17 PM
    The Libertyville-based Cook Memorial Public Library District is launching a new service that will give patrons free online and mobile access to movies, TV shows, music and other media.

  • Library trustee quits Jun 20, 2014 5:17 PM
    Cook Memorial Public Library District board member Marti Gorun has resigned, effective immediately, officials said Friday.

  • Head trauma is major cause of amnesia Jun 2, 2014 12:02 PM
    “Why does amnesia make you forget memories?” asked fifth-graders in Elise Diaz and Caroline Dicentio’s classrooms at Prairie Trail School in Wadsworth.

  • Progress, next steps expected for library, park plans in Vernon Hills May 28, 2014 6:18 PM
    Officials at the Aspen Drive Library in Vernon Hills want to expand parking onto village-owned land to the south. However, the Vernon Hills Park District, which has facilities and vacant land in the area, wants a decision to be delayed until it receives word of a state grant that could affect its plans for the area.

  • Different phases of the moon determine its size Mar 31, 2014 12:31 PM
    “Why is the moon more like a fingernail sometimes and sometimes it’s a circle moon?” asked a young patron at Cook Memorial Library in Libertyville.

  • Book sale at Libertyville library: Mar 27, 2014 6:00 PM
    The Cook Park Library in Libertyville will host a book sale April 4-6.

  • Cook Park Library hosts opening of ArtEffects D70 Art Show Mar 12, 2014 9:45 PM
    ArtEffects D70 Art Show opening reception was held Wednesday night with 125 pieces on display. The Libertyville Elementary District 70 show is on display through April 4 at the Cook Park Library in Libertyville.

  • Teens tinker with electronics, gadgets at library in Libertyville Mar 7, 2014 7:55 PM
    Andy Merrill, 12, and Andrew Cluff, 13, both of Libertyville, spent Friday connecting LEDs to a breadboard and a Raspberry Pi credit-card sized computer. It was the second meeting of a new teen program called “Teen Tinkers and Minecraft” at Cook Memorial Library in Libertyville, where kids learn how technological things work.

  • Parking talk planned Mar 2, 2014 4:33 PM
    The Cook Memorial Public Library District board’s building and grounds committee will meet Monday to discuss a possible expansion of the parking lot at the Aspen Drive Library in Vernon Hills.

  • Library meeting canceled: Feb 24, 2014 5:15 PM
    Cook Memorial Public Library District officials have canceled a board meeting set for Tuesday in Skokie.

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