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  • Cook Memorial Library director to retire in June Feb 20, 2015 4:17 PM
    Cook Memorial Public Library District Stephen Kershner has announced he will retire June 1. Kershner has led the two-building district for more than four years.

  • Libertyville shares $2.3 million TIF rebate Feb 11, 2015 5:08 PM
    For the fourth consecutive year, the village of Libertyville will rebate 70 percent of the property tax revenue generated in the downtown area tax increment financing district to various taxing bodies. This year's total rebate amount is about $2.2 million.

  • Girls try their hands at finger knitting in Libertyville Feb 13, 2015 12:48 PM
    About a dozen girls in grades 3-5 participated in a finger-knitting program at Cook Park Library in Libertyville Tuesday, Feb. 3.

  • Aspen Drive Library in Vernon Hills to get more parking Jan 21, 2015 9:16 PM
    Aspen Drive Library patrons who’ve been frustated by an occasional shortage of available parking spots, rejoice: the lot is about to expand.

  • Library program features high-energy playtime for kids Jan 14, 2015 10:12 PM
    Wednesday afternoon was anything but sleepy for children who participated in the Not Naptime Hullabaloo program at Cook Park Library in Libertyville.

  • Young fans can’t let go of ‘Frozen’ in Vernon Hills Dec 30, 2014 6:42 PM
    While they may not have cared for the frigid temperatures outside Tuesday, children loved bundling up in their coats, gloves and ear muffs indoors at the Aspen Drive Library in Vernon Hills to sing along to a screening of the hit Disney movie “Frozen.” About 75 children and their parents gathered in the library’s meeting room for the “Frozen” Sing-Along event.

  • Cook Memorial libraries host “Frozen” singalong Tuesday Dec 28, 2014 4:17 PM
    If the cold weather has got you down, the Cook Memorial Public Library wants you to let it go and warm up your voice by attending a singalong of the Disney movie “Frozen” on Tuesday. The movie, which has made a worldwide gross of more than $1.27 billion, will be screened at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at the Aspen Drive Library, 701 Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills, and at 2 p.m. Tuesday, at Cook Park Library, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Libertyville.

  • Hands-on science discoveries in Libertyville Dec 23, 2014 4:58 PM
    Children made scientific discoveries with PVC pipe, liquid-filled cylinders, rubber bands and socks Tuesday at the Hands-On Science Museum at Cook Park Library. The drop-in family and children’s program transformed a portion of the Libertyville library into a museum for a day so children could learn scientific and technological principles with everyday items.

  • 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.

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