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  • Marking the first night of Hanukkah in Elgin Dec 16, 2014 11:39 PM
    A 9-foot menorah was lit Tuesday night at Gail Borden Library in Elgin.

     
  • Vote for your favorite decorated tree at Gail Borden Nov 12, 2014 11:04 AM

    By John Starks

    Almost 50 elaborately decorated holiday trees are brightening the Gail Borden Library rotunda in Elgin until Friday. Each tree in The 14th Annual Festival of Trees is sponsored by a local business. The public can vote, by ballot, in the library, for their favorites. Trees will be auctioned, with funds benefitting the Ecker Center for Mental Health.

     
  • Elgin, library get head start on holiday spirit Nov 8, 2014 8:02 PM
    Saturday’s Home for the Holidays kickoff at the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin provided a great venue to get into the spirit and check things off the list before it gets too cold, too snowy or just plain too busy. “She really loves Christmas, so it starts early,” Jason Koontz said of his wife. “We started looking around at things to do. If it gets too cold, we’ve already done everything so it’s not a big deal.” Sandy Koontz said the kids, Axel and Vala, liked it.

     
  • Unserved areas say ‘No’ to joining library district Nov 6, 2014 6:04 PM
    An initiative to annex land to the Gail Borden Public Library District has failed, according to unofficial results from Tuesday’s election. A majority of voters in unserved areas in Plato and Campton townships, on the western edge of the district, answered “No” to the referendum question on Tuesday’s ballot.

     
  • Gail Borden library referendum an early ‘Yes’ Nov 5, 2014 12:04 AM
    A majority of voters answered “Yes” to a referendum question to annex land to the Gail Borden Public Library District in early vote counts Tuesday night. District residents, along with residents of unserved areas on the western edge of the district, were asked if they want to annex those unserved areas.

     
  • Fire, library, borrowing questions on Kane County ballots Nov 3, 2014 5:57 PM
    Referendums in Tri-Cities and central Kane County get to decide questions about fire protection, library service, and whether to borrow money for school facilities' projects. Areas affected are the Batavia school district, the Elburn and Fox River fire protection districts, and the Gail Borden Library District.

     
  • 3 Fox Valley referendums: Gail Borden, Sleepy Hollow, fire district Nov 3, 2014 5:53 PM
    Voters in the Fox Valley will have three referendum questions on Tuesday’s ballot, including one asking if they want to add land on the western edge of the Gail Borden Public Library District. Sleepy Hollow voters will decide whether to approve an 82 percent property tax increase. Voters in and near Wasco and Campton Hills will decide whether to disconnect from the Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District to join the Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue District.

     
  • Hispanic Heritage Month at Gail Borden to feature Books That Live Project Oct. 12 Oct 10, 2014 4:58 PM
    Gail Borden Public Library will host the fifth annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration from noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, at the main library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin. Entertainment at the free festival will include Mariachi Miguel Nuno, the Chicago group Dezafinado 7, a bilingual children’s concert by Tricia Sebastian, Ballet Girasol, Elgin Area School Disttrict U-46 Mariachi and Luz de Ande Chinelos. The debut of "Books That Live," a new storytelling experience, will take place at the festival from 2 to 4 p.m.

     
  • Learn about library referendums at October forums Sep 30, 2014 4:54 PM
    On Nov. 4, the ballot for all voters in the Gail Borden Public Library District will include a question asking whether unserved people living within the library district boundaries should become members of the library district. This question will also be on a small number of voter ballots for residents who currently have no public library service and are located within the library's far western border. For areas to be able to come into the district, current library district residents and the current unserved residents, by precinct, must pass this question.

     
  • “Manufacture Your Future” this week at Elgin library Sep 29, 2014 11:57 PM
    The Elgin Development Group and Gail Borden Public Library, in partnership with Elgin Community College, Elgin Area School District U-46 and local business leaders, will host an exhibit of leading manufacturers from the local area. The exhibit is designed to showcase modern manufacturing, products made/sold locally and related career opportunities. ACME, Bison Gear, Bystronic, Custom Aluminum, Elgin Sweeper, Fabric Images, Hoffer Plastics, Norlux Corp., Otto Engineering, Plasmatreat, Winergy, and Wittenstein will be exhibiting on both floors of the main library. ECC, U-46, Manufacturing Careers Internship Program and Gail Borden Public Library will also have displays. The exhibit event, “Manufacture Your Future”, will run from Sept. 27 to Oct. 5, at Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin.

     
  • Learn about library referendums at October forums Sep 25, 2014 7:06 PM
    On Nov. 4, the ballot for all voters in the Gail Borden Public Library District will include a question asking whether unserved people living within the library district boundaries should become members of the library district. This question will also be on a small number of voter ballots for residents who currently have no public library service and are located within the library's far western border. For areas to be able to come into the district, current library district residents and the current unserved residents, by precinct, must pass this question.

     
  • Author to visit Dundee Library Sep 15, 2014 4:18 PM
    Meet Joanne Zienty, 2014 winner of the Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author Contest, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at the Dundee Library. Registration is required. Zienty’s book, “The Things We Save,” was selected after 20 librarians judged 103 entries from throughout the state. It is an emotional, haunting family saga that captured the sights and sounds of a working-class South Side Chicago neighborhood. The book’s main character returns home after a long absence to help her estranged father clean out her recently deceased grandmother’s home.

     
  • 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.

     
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