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  • The Gail Borden Library Board in Elgin awarded bonuses to seven employees totaling more than $16,00 last year, according to the library's financial records.

    Would consolidation reduce library administrative costs?Jun 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    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.

  •  Many suburban libraries closed Monday because of the cold. The Wauconda Area Library notified its patrons with their electronic sign along Main Street.

    Cold leaves suburban libraries facing tough choice whether to open Jan 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    Public libraries often are refuges from extreme weather during the winter and summer months. But not Monday. The frigid temperatures prompted many suburban libraries to shut down for the day. Others operated as usual, saying it was their civic duty to remain open.

  • The Bradbury collection arrives in Waukegan on Wednesday morning.

    Waukegan library handing out Bradbury's copies of 'Fahrenheit 451' Oct 24, 2013 12:00 AM
    Ray Bradbury fans have a chance Friday to bring home a piece of his estate if they attend a festival in his honor hosted by the Waukegan Public Library. The first 100 guests at the library's eighth annual Ray Bradbury Storytelling Festival on Friday will receive copies of "Fahrenheit 451" that were found in Bradbury's garage in Los Angeles.

  •  Gail Borden Public Library’s main location in Elgin has a 3M Cloud Library that allows patrons to download e-books wirelessly. Librarians say getting e-books from publishers, however, remains a challenge.

    Lending of e-books not always easy for suburban librariesSep 2, 2013 12:00 AM
    Anyone interested in reading author Dan Brown’s latest best-seller, “Inferno,” on a Kindle can download a copy for roughly $13. But for many suburban libraries, downloading that same book so that it can be lent out to patrons costs $85. That’s a hefty difference in price, and it’s one reason why public libraries have had difficulty keeping up with the demand for e-books in the suburbs.

  • Endorsements: DeBartolo, Graceffa for Sugar Grove library board Mar 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endoses Edward DeBartolo and Pat Graceffa for the Sugar Grove Public Library board.

  • Katie LaMantia, teen librarian, and IT Department Technician Terry Nolan hook up computers in the teen center at the Schaumburg Township District Library.

    Suburban libraries go digital, add servicesFeb 17, 2013 12:00 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.

  •  Author Gary Krist will read from his book “City of Scoundrels” at Waukegan Public Library on April 25.

    Author Gary Krist to visit Waukegan Public Library Apr 19, 2012 12:00 AM
    Fans of the award-winning author Gary Krist can meet him from 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 25 at the Waukegan Public Library. Having written short stories, novels and nonfiction, Krist will talk about his creative process and read from his latest book, City of Scoundrels: 12 Days of Disaster That Gave Birth to Modern Chicago.

  • GILBERT R. BOUCHER II/ The computers are crowded with use by patrons checking the internet at Warren-Newport Library in Gurnee.

    Adaptability saving a timeless resource Jan 13, 2012 12:00 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial discusses how libraries have remained a vital community resource by adapting new technologies to timeless needs.

  • Vote incumbents in Gail Borden race Mar 29, 2011 12:00 AM
    A Gail Borden Public Library trustee has created disturbances, insulted and harassed the staff and cost the taxpayers $12,000 for copying requests and attorney fees. Some candidates in the library election on April 5 have a primary interest in defending this behavior.

  • Yes for Indian Trails library extension Mar 19, 2011 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends a yes vote to extend a tax rate increase to pay for needed program and facilities improvements at Indian Trails Public Library.

  • For Borden library: McCarthy, Bednar, Gross, Tepe, Iqbal Mar 16, 2011 12:00 AM
    Rick McCarthy, Jean Bednar, Herb Gross, Verner Tepe and Mohammad Iqbal are endorsed for the Gail Borden Library board.

  • Elizabeth Bretscher, right, dances with Ann Rothmaler of Elgin in an English country dance performance and lesson Sunday at the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin. The event was organized by the library’s Jane Austen Fan Club.

    Elgin residents get a lesson in English country dancingJan 30, 2011 12:00 AM
    Gail Borden Public Library's Jane Austen Fan Club welcomed Fermilab's newest dance group for an afternoon of English country dancing in the library. The visiting dancers performed and then taught audience members in the style from the time of Jane Austen novels.

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