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  • Tom Zengeler, owner of Zengeler Cleaners, hands donated prom dresses to Enrique Tovar in a van at the cleaners in Northbrook on Saturday. The dresses are being delivered to Chicago for girls from needy families as part of the Glass Slipper Project.

    Donated dresses brighten prom for thousandsApr 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    More than 4,000 prom dresses made their way from Northbrook to a disadvantaged area of Chicago Saturday morning — the result of donations made by suburban students, businesses and civic organizations. As it has since 1999, Zengeler Cleaners’ Northbrook headquarters took responsibility for gathering, storing, repairing, cleaning and ultimately delivering the dresses. “There’s girls in tears. There’s a lot of joy,” Tom Zengler said.

  • Karey Burton and her niece, Elaina Burton, 3, both of Naperville, share a hug after Karey performed with other members of the GreatWorks Touring Theatre Company at the Vernon Area Public Library on Friday in Lincolnshire.

    Lincolnshire library hosts ‘Fractured Fairy Tales’Mar 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Karey Burton of Naperville performs the roles of a chicken, a cow, a rabbit and a clothing designer — all in one-hour. Burton is one of eight members of GreatWorks Touring Theatre Company that performed six short children’s stories Friday at the Vernon Area Public Library in Lincolnshire.

  • Brian Smith of Third Lake stocks the shelves of his Little Free Library. It sits in front of his house.

    More Little Free Libraries popping up in suburbsMar 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    This summer, young hikers at two Lake County forest preserves will find something new and unusual at the end of special trails — outdoor libraries. The decorative boxes full of books will be the suburbs’ latest Little Free Libraries — a growing effort that began in Wisconsin about five years ago and has expanded across the nation and the globe.

  • Students learn about the earth with a 20-foot-tall balloon. At this size, it’s easy to see the spherical shape of the planet, but the full-size planet can look flat when you’re standing on its surface.

    Earth’s size means you can’t see its surface curvingFeb 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    “Why is the Earth's surface flat and not a sphere shape?” asked a young writer at the Vernon Area Library District’s “Write Away!” program.

  •  Space shuttle Atlantis lifts off from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The Atlantis and Endeavor shuttles carried several experiments proposed by students into space, including ones intended to investigate the effects of microgravity on various organisms.

    Bugs, amphibians, other creatures — but no dogs — sent into space Feb 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    “Can dogs go into space?” asked a young patron attending the” Write-Away!” program at Vernon Area Public Library District in Lincolnshire.

  • Readers’ Choice Award-winning author coming to Lincolnshire Jan 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    A best-selling author is coming to Lincolnshire to talk about his book.

  • Volunteer at Vernon Area library Jan 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Volunteer opportunities are currently available in a variety of areas at the Vernon Area Public Library in Lincolnshire.

  • Author at Vernon Area library Jan 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    New York Times best-selling author Melanie Benjamin visits the Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire, at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24 to discuss her historical fiction novel, “The Aviator’s Wife.”

  • Cynthia Fuerst

    Vernon Area Library to ease some borrowing rules for non-residents Jan 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Vernon Area Public Library officials are set to lift one of the last remaining restrictions for out-of-district patrons who check out materials at the Lincolnshire facility.

  • Tova Hagler, 10, left, reads through the names of the planets with her brother, Yaakov, 5, as they walk through the Scales of the Universe exhibit at the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Pluto was considered a planet from 1930 to 2006, but is now classified as a trans-Neptunian object.

    New rules mean Pluto is no longer a planet Jan 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    A young patron at the Vernon Area Library in Lincolnshire asked, “Why did Pluto not become a planet?”

  •  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.

  •  Musician and historian Jose Sandoval of Mount Prospect shares stories and songs during The Spirit of Motown program at the Vernon Area Public Library in Lincolnshire on Sunday. Sandoval played piano as he explored the story of Motown, the record label and sound that bridged the racial divide of the 60s.

    Spirit of Motown fills Lincolnshire library Dec 31, 2013 12:00 AM
    Music enthusiasts braved the snow and cold to listen to the cool sounds of the “Spirit of Motown” program Sunday at the Vernon Area Public Library in Lincolnshire. Pianist Jose Sandoval of Mount Prospect used storytelling and music to explain the story of Motown, the record label and sound that bridged the racial divide of the 1960s.

  • Soheni Dutta, 6, of Buffalo Grove, right, blows bubbles with other children during the New Year's Noon Celebration on Monday at the Vernon Area Public Library in Lincolnshire. About 40 children joined their parents making hats and noise makers, singing songs and dancing until the countdown began for the new year.

    Kids celebrate New Year's Noon at Vernon Area Public LibraryDec 30, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Vernon Area Public Library hosted a New Year's Noon Celebration in Lincolnshire for families and children. About 40 children joined their parents on Monday to make hats and noise makers, sing songs and dance until the countdown began for the new year.

  •  Artist Christine Thornton, left, of Mount Prospect helps 6-year-old Amelia Raymond of Long Grove write an inspirational message as kids made snowman cards to send to Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago during an art program at Vernon Area Library District in Lincolnshire Friday.

    Artist helps make cards for children’s hospital Dec 27, 2013 12:00 AM
    Kids had the chance to create artwork and spread holiday cheer Friday at the Vernon Area Library District in Lincolnshire. Children in kindergarten through second grade worked with artist Christine Thornton of Mount Prospect to create New Year’s greeting cards for kids at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. “It’s a nice chance for them to give back to kids who are having a tough time right now and are in the hospital,” Thornton said.

  • French pastry chef shares secrets: Dec 13, 2013 12:00 AM
    French pastry chef Jacquy Pfeiffer reveals the secrets to making flawless éclairs, buttery croissants, and perfect macaroons as featured in his new cookbook, “The Art of French Pastry,” during a visit at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, to the Vernon Area Public Library.

  • Get your work ready for publishing: Nov 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    Author Brenda Ferber demystifies the book revision process in a unique writing program, “Revising with Power and Purpose,” at the Vernon Area Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire, from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1.

  • Vernon Area Library honored by magazine Nov 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Vernon Area Public Library was counted among America’s Star Libraries for 2013 by the Library Journal. This distinction ranks Vernon Area Public Library among the top 30 libraries nationwide with a similar annual budget, and the top 3.5-percent of libraries in the U.S. overall.

  • Community drug awareness forum: Sep 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Lake County Sheriff’s office will host two Community Drug Awareness forums next week.

  • Author Meg Cabot to speak at Stevenson High Sep 6, 2013 12:00 AM
    Mothers, daughters, teens and tweens will meet adored novelist Meg Cabot when the Vernon Area Public Library hosts the #1 New York Times best-selling author at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, in the West Auditorium at Stevenson High School. Cabot will share highlights from the latest book in her Heather Wells Mystery series, “The Bride Wore Size 12.”

  • Trade food for library fines: Sep 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    Vernon Area Public Library patrons can erase fines for overdue materials by donating canned goods this month. Patrons will receive a $1 credit toward fines for each item donated.

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