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  • Gail Borden Library District hosts “edible book” contest Jul 14, 2013 4:47 PM
    All bakers, amateur and professional, are invited to make a creation for Gail Borden Public Library’s annual Edible Book Festival. Registration is open until Aug. 5. Participants will create an edible book that will be on display Aug. 17-18. The creation can be in the shape of a book, or based on a favorite tale or be a pun on a famous title. Prizes will be awarded for the children/teen, horror/mystery and wildlife categories in three groups: families (includes ages 9 and younger), ages 10 to 16 and ages 17 and older. Register at the main library, 270 N. Grove Ave. in Elgin, or the Rakow Branch, 2751 W. Bowes Road in Elgin, and receive a free cake board to display the creation on. Info: (847) 742-2411.

  • Audit: Suburban governments far from transparent Jul 10, 2013 12:20 PM
    When it comes to posting certain information on government websites that's readily available to the public, most suburban agencies have a long way to go before they'll be completely transparent, an audit from the Illinois Policy Institute has found. Of the 102 governmental agencies the institute audited, 70 posted scores of 60 points or below, a failing grade. “It's a missed opportunity to really engage the public to participate,” said Brian Costin, the institute's director of government reform.

  • Charges dropped against former Gail Borden library trustee May 23, 2013 11:21 AM
    Prosecutors have dismissed felony domestic battery charrges against a former Gail Borden Library trustee. Randall Hopp was charged with attacking his elderly father in March 2011 and was in an institution last summer because he was unfit for trial. Hopp's father passed away and his mother, the only other witness, recanted her testimony.

  • Don’t miss out on seeing sheep shearing at library May 7, 2013 5:29 PM
    Bring the family to see sheep shearing at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Rakow Branch of the Gail Borden Library, 2751 W. Bowes Road, Elgin. Amelia, a 12-year-old Type A Merino ewe from Cozy Hollow Farm, will be slowly sheared by hand on the lawn of the branch using old-fashioned hand shears. Her wool will then be sent off to be professionally cleaned and carded.

  • Elgin’s community reading challenge kicks off next week May 7, 2013 5:39 PM
    All Elgin residents — from babies to adults — are invited to participate in this summer's community reading challenge, spearheaded by the city of Elgin in conjunction with Gail Borden Public Library The goal of the "Read on the Wild Site" challenge is to log 100,000 reading hours as a community, said Denise Raleigh, the library's public relations and development division chief.

  • SuperCroc exhibit opens Friday at Gail Borden library Apr 30, 2013 6:16 PM
    The SuperCroc has arrived at the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin and is already causing a stir among library patrons and staff members. "It's really exciting to see people's reactions to watching us put the things up and then to actually watching them interact with it," said Carl Gustafson, director of operations for Project Exploration, which rents the exhibit to the library. It runs through Aug. 18 at the main library, 270 N. Grove Ave.

  • Science projects spark students' interest at STEM Expo Apr 20, 2013 7:41 PM
    From moldy strawberries to three-in-one shoes and even an electric car, students who participated in an annual science expo in South Elgin on Saturday said it's just as much fun to take part as it is to check out other people's projects.

  • Duckworth to visit Elgin library on Saturday Apr 12, 2013 3:21 PM
    U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth will visit Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday to answer any questions from the public, library officials said.

  • Moylan, Kruger and Harkin to take Elgin library posts Apr 9, 2013 11:09 PM
    Embattled Trustee Randy Hopp was ousted while two newcomers were elected and one incumbent re-elected to the Gail Borden Public Library board in Elgin, according to unofficial vote tallies Tuesday night. Incumbent Susan Moylan was the top vote-getter. Newcomers Elizabeth Kruger and Patricia Harkin also were elected.

  • New parents invited to BabyFest at Gail Borden library Apr 8, 2013 8:00 AM
    Expectant and new parents will discover the latest baby care information when Gail Borden Public Library delivers "BabyFest: Everything for Babies and Expectant Parents" from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 13, at the main library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin.

  • Endorsements: Harkin, Kruger, Moylan for Gail Borden Library trustee Mar 20, 2013 2:17 PM
    The Daily Herald endoses candidates Patricia Harkin, Elizabeth Kruger, and Susan Moylan for the Gail Borden Public Library Board.

  • Banned Gail Borden trustee gets OK to attend forum Mar 12, 2013 11:42 PM
    For the first time in more than three and a half years, Gail Borden Public Library Trustee Randy Hopp will be able to enter the library for something other than a board meeting.

  • Gail Borden library board candidates talk issues Mar 9, 2013 8:30 AM
    The four candidates -- incumbents Randy Hopp and Susan Moylan, and challengers Elizabeth Kruger and Patricia Harkin -- running in April for three seats on the Gail Borden Public Library board shared their views on technology, financial planning and more in a recent endorsement interview with the Daily Herald.

  • Suburban libraries go digital, add services Feb 17, 2013 10:40 AM
    Libraries across the suburbs have evolved in recent years to stay relevant in an increasingly digital age. Many have incorporated sophisticated new technology that allows users to create digital content. Area libraries have also diversified their programs and devoted more space and resource to teens, among other changes. The result? Near-record circulation levels for many libraries.

  • Elizabeth Kruger: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:03 PM
    Candidate information for Elizabeth Kruger, running for Gail Borden Library Board (4-year Terms)

  • Patricia Harkin: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:03 PM
    Candidate information for Patricia Harkin, running for Gail Borden Library Board (4-year Terms)

  • Susan Moylan: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:03 PM
    Candidate information for Susan Moylan, running for Gail Borden Library Board (4-year Terms)

  • Randy Hopp: Candidate Profile Apr 2, 2013 11:09 AM
    Candidate information for Randy Hopp, running for Gail Borden Library Board (4-year Terms)

  • “SuperCrocs” coming to Elgin library Feb 10, 2013 8:00 AM
    An exhibit featuring enormous 40-foot crocodiles that lived 110 million years ago is headed in early May to Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin. The Grand Victoria Foundation gave the library a $25,000 grant and another $25,000 challenge grant, for which the library is seeking matching donations.

  • Hitchcock’s ‘Foreign Correspondent’ at Gail Borden Feb 8, 2013 2:01 PM
    Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave. in Elgin, will continue its Brown Bag Lunch Classic Films with the 1940 film "Foreign Correspondent" from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11.

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