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  • Book sale at Libertyville library: Mar 27, 2014 6:00 PM
    The Cook Park Library in Libertyville will host a book sale April 4-6.

  • Cook Park Library hosts opening of ArtEffects D70 Art Show Mar 12, 2014 9:45 PM
    ArtEffects D70 Art Show opening reception was held Wednesday night with 125 pieces on display. The Libertyville Elementary District 70 show is on display through April 4 at the Cook Park Library in Libertyville.

  • Teens tinker with electronics, gadgets at library in Libertyville Mar 7, 2014 7:55 PM
    Andy Merrill, 12, and Andrew Cluff, 13, both of Libertyville, spent Friday connecting LEDs to a breadboard and a Raspberry Pi credit-card sized computer. It was the second meeting of a new teen program called “Teen Tinkers and Minecraft” at Cook Memorial Library in Libertyville, where kids learn how technological things work.

  • Parking talk planned Mar 2, 2014 4:33 PM
    The Cook Memorial Public Library District board’s building and grounds committee will meet Monday to discuss a possible expansion of the parking lot at the Aspen Drive Library in Vernon Hills.

  • Library meeting canceled: Feb 24, 2014 5:15 PM
    Cook Memorial Public Library District officials have canceled a board meeting set for Tuesday in Skokie.

  • Cook Memorial Public Library bookmobile gets new look Feb 21, 2014 4:46 PM
    The Cook Memorial Public Library District's bookmobile sports a new decorative wrap, thanks to a donation from a community group that supports the library.

  • Libertyville taxing bodies get payday from special financing district Feb 3, 2014 4:24 PM
    Libertyville is rebating more than $2 million to various entities as part of an agreement a few years ago that allowed the extension of a special taxing district to fund improvements downtown. Entities receive 70 pecent of the taxes that previously had been funneled into a special fund.

  • Coaster construction Jan 23, 2014 12:15 AM
    What can you build with pipe insulators and marbles? A roller coaster, of course. That’s what seven children in grades 4 through 6 did Wednesday at Aspen Drive Library in Vernon Hills.

  • Vernon Area Library to ease some borrowing rules for non-residents Jan 17, 2014 10:19 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.

  • Teachers to help students study Jan 12, 2014 2:41 PM
    Teachers from Libertyville and Vernon Hills high schools will help students prepare for semester exams Monday at the Cook Park Library in Libertyville and the Aspen Drive Library in Vernon Hills.

  • Cold leaves suburban libraries facing tough choice whether to open Jan 6, 2014 5:10 PM
    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.

  • Model railroad exhibit at Cook Park Library Jan 4, 2014 6:15 PM
    The Cook Park Library in Libertyville showcased the Winter Wishes on the Railway model train exhibit Saturday, as patrons experienced the sights and sounds of the Green Bay Milwaukee and Chicago Model Railroad Show.

  • Aspen Drive Library being eyed for expansion in Vernon Hills Nov 8, 2013 5:09 PM
    The popular Aspen Drive Library in Vernon Hills is being eyed for a facility expansion, officials said Friday. The library opened in 2010 as a sister facility to the Cook Park Library in Libertyville. “The kids area for sure is not adequate for the amount of people who are coming,” library board member Wendy Vieth said.

  • Cook Memorial library to discuss parking expansion Nov 6, 2013 4:46 PM
    The Cook Memorial Public Library District board’s building and grounds committee will meet Friday to discuss the possible expansion of the Aspen Drive Library’s parking lot and the facility itself.

  • Lake Co. library leader assails gay marriage Nov 6, 2013 10:12 AM
    The leader of a Lake County library district board on Tuesday assailed plans to legalize gay marriage in Illinois. “Polygamy will be next,” Bonnie Quirke, the president of the Libertyville-based Cook Memorial Public Library District board, told the Daily Herald. “Is that really what we want? Is that really what they want?”

  • Monster characters are real — in your imagination Oct 28, 2013 12:27 PM
    “Are monsters real?” asked a young patron who attended a showing of the movie “Hotel Transylvania” at Libertyville’s Cook Memorial Library.

  • Quirke not sold on Aspen Drive Library parking idea Sep 16, 2013 4:12 PM
    Cook Memorial Public Library District officials are eyeing land near their Vernon Hills branch for a possible parking lot expansion, but board President Bonnie Quirke isn’t yet sold on the idea.

  • Cook Library launches new season of popular story times Sep 15, 2013 6:44 PM
    Reading to children is a key contributor to early literacy. This fall, Cook Memorial Public Library District is expanding story times to reach even more youngsters. A new story-time season begins Tuesday, Sept. 24, and runs through Friday, Nov. 1, at Cook Park Library, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville and Aspen Drive Library, 701 Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills. New this fall is a Wednesday afternoon Not Naptime Hullabaloo at Cook Park Library. There will also be two off-site story times, at a nearby orchard and forest preserve.

  • Public interests in Vernon Hills converge on Aspen Drive Sep 8, 2013 9:00 AM
    What should happen with some small but strategically located properties along Aspen Drive in Vernon Hills will be the topic of discussion for local public bodies that each have a stake in the sites’ futures. Officials from the village, Vernon Hills Park District, Cook Memorial Public Library District and Hawthorn Elementary District 73 will meet this week to discuss their interests in the land.

  • Demand high for new Rowling book Aug 2, 2013 5:34 AM
    Ever since best-selling “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling confirmed she wrote a crime novel called “The Cuckoo's Calling” under a pseudonym, suburban libraries have been unable to meet the demand for the book. “The holds jumped after this news came out,” said Nicole Wilhelms, adult and teen services manager at the Downers Grove Public Library. “We went from no holds to over 20 holds within the first couple of days.”

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