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  • Technology, salaries boost Gail Borden library budget Sep 8, 2014 8:34 PM
    The Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin is increasing its lineup of technology classes, a popular offering that always generated long waiting lists, officials said. This year’s proposed $15.1 million operating budget accounts for $15,000 in digital literacy classes, including tutorials on LinkedIn, Pinterest and more.

  • Elgin library appoints new trustee Aug 14, 2014 5:56 PM
    Carlos Chavez, who’s worked for 22 years as a prevention specialist and community health educator at Renz Addiction Counseling Center in Elgin, was appointed earlier this week to fill a vacancy on the Gail Borden Public Library board.

  • Comic Book Mania Convention visits Elgin library Jul 19, 2014 8:39 PM
    The fifth annual Comic Book Mania Convention drew large crowds (with a few people in costume) to the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin Saturday. “For me it’s more about the community of it than the comics themselves,” said Jamie Sarno, whose dad was in the business.

  • Elgin historian documents local soldiers Jul 3, 2014 2:20 PM
    More than 620,000 soldiers lost their lives in the Civil War. One local man has given new life to the ones who hailed from Elgin. It took Elgin historian Ken Gough nine years to document the more than 3,200 men and women who volunteered for their country, and lived in Elgin at some time before, during or after the war.

  • Gail Borden referendum will be on November ballot Jun 24, 2014 6:05 PM
    Gail Borden Public Library District residents, along with residents of unserved areas on the western edge of the district, will be asked in November if they want to annex those areas. The library’s board of trustees unanimously voted at a special meeting Tuesday to place the referendum question on the Nov. 4 election ballot.

  • Miss Lori’s Campus visits Elgin Jun 18, 2014 10:37 PM
    Miss Lori of Miss Lori's Campus and WTTW Kids presented a fun-filled WTTW Kids Readers Are Leaders program Wednesday at the Gail Borden Public Library. The free community event for children 3 to 8 years old, inspired the whole family to sing along and participate in storytelling adventures. The live performance included original songs, engaging activities, story readings, and a free children's book for the first 200 children in attendance.

  • Would consolidation reduce library administrative costs? Jun 4, 2014 12:39 PM
    Wildly fluctuating salaries throughout the suburbs for top library administrators are leading to calls for consolidation to curb unchecked salary growth and ultimately cut costs to taxpayers by eliminating redundancies and duplicative services. However, library officials remain skeptical such initiatives would have the desired financial results.

  • Interactive Clifford exhibit towers inside Elgin library Jun 3, 2014 5:04 PM
    If a 9-foot-tall Clifford the Big Red Dog isn’t enough to get the attention of children as they enter the Gail Borden Public Library this summer, the nine other huge exhibits that accompany him should be. As part of the library’s summer reading program, a 10-site interactive exhibit on loan from the Minnesota Children’s Museum and Scholastic Inc. will open for children to explore Saturday.

  • Literacy program gives library cards to babies born in Elgin May 19, 2014 2:47 PM
    Babies born at Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin and live in the Gail Borden Library district will get a library card, an initiative designed to promote early literacy. “The more you talk to your baby, sing to your baby and even play with your baby, all that is important in starting early literacy,” a hospital official said.

  • Gail Borden library president stepping down after 25 years May 16, 2014 4:31 PM
    The board president of the Gail Borden Public Library District is stepping down after serving for 25 years in Elgin, and might next set his sights on a similar post in Barrington. Rick McCarthy, 58, who was born and raised in Elgin, said he’s moving to Barrington because he’s getting married this fall.

  • $200,000 Elgin library grant tucked into Democrats’ state budget May 14, 2014 8:12 PM
    Elgin's Gail Borden Library District was singled out for a $200,000 grant as part of Wednesday's state budget proposal. While newly appointed Democratic state Rep. Anna Moeller of Elgin said the grant would cover costs for a bookmobile, critics contend the grant is pork intended to sway Moeller to vote for extending the income tax hike.

  • Teen leads read at library’s celebration Apr 28, 2014 9:02 AM
    Northern Illinois Scholarship Program Social Ambassador Queen 2014 Arielle Christopher, age 15, of Streamwood, read a comedy book to children to help kick-off National Library Week at Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., on Sunday, April 13.

  • Gail Borden library plans November referendum Apr 27, 2014 8:06 AM
    People who live in unserved areas next to the Gail Borden Public Library District’s western border can expect to be asked in November if they want to annex and become taxpaying members of the district. The library’s board of trustees is working on placing a referendum question on the Nov. 4 election ballot. The results would affect an estimated 870 unserved households, mostly in Elgin, some in Campton Hills, and a few with mailing addresses in St. Charles, Plato Center and Plato Township.

  • Moving Picture: Elgin library artist builds cityscape Apr 11, 2014 2:03 PM
    Mary Amici-Kozi doesn't get the spotlight much, but her work sure does. The graphic artist at the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin creates displays both large and small that complement the themes or events happening in the library. “We are always changing, always coming up with new ideas,” she says. “You want to give as much as you can. You want to be as creative as you can. I like to see how much the public enjoys things that touch them.”

  • Gail Borden kicks off summer reading program Apr 10, 2014 6:26 PM
    This year’s summer reading program in Elgin will be held in conjunction with an exhibit featuring the children’s book and animated character Clifford the Big Red Dog. For the first time, students in Elgin Area School District U-46 will be getting summer reading logs at school, rather than from the Gail Borden Public Library, said Denise Raleigh, division chief of public relations and communications.

  • Gail Borden library celebrates 140th anniversary Mar 17, 2014 2:51 PM
    Changes in the Gail Borden Public Library District over the years will be the focus of the 140th anniversary celebration to take place from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, at the Main Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin.

  • Gail Borden Library offers immigration program Feb 13, 2014 2:18 PM
    “Immigration and Education: Opening the Doors of Opportunity” will be offered on Wednesday, Feb. 19 in the Meadows Community Rooms at Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave. in Elgin.

  • Elgin black history event a hit, but no Tuskegee Airmen Feb 1, 2014 6:33 PM
    Saturdayís snowstorm put a damper on the 9th annual Black History Family Festival in Elgin, whose guests of honor didnít make the event. Members of the Tuskegee Airmen ó the first African-American pilots who fought in World War II ó couldnít come to deliver their message of exhorting youth to pursue secondary education and careers in aviation, said Ken Rapier, president of the Tuskegee Airmenís Chicago ďDodoĒ chapter.

  • Elgin library hosts black history festival Saturday Jan 29, 2014 5:11 AM
    What were some of the contributions of black Americans in the military throughout history? Elgin area residents can find out first hand from former Tuskegee Airmen, the famed group of black World War II combat pilots, and other African American military veterans who will be special guests at the Ninth Annual Black History Family Festival Saturday at Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin. The festival, dubbed “Honoring Our Heroes: Contributions of African American Veterans,” will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. at the library's main branch, 270 N. Grove Ave.

  • U-46 gets prepared for STEM Expo Jan 21, 2014 11:35 AM
    Itís not your typical science fair. Elgin Area School District U-46ís upcoming STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Expo will give students a chance to explore their natural curiosities, whether itís building an electric car or developing a new kind of fertilizer. The fifth annual STEM Expo is April 5 at South Elgin High School. The first kickoff event is 6 to 8:15 p.m. Thursday at Gail Borden Library Main Branch, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin.

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