Articles filed under Gail Borden Public Library

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  • Gail Borden library candidates disagree on remodeling Mar 11, 2015 7:03 PM
    Two of the six candidates running for the Gail Borden Public Library board said they don’t support spending money to remodel the first floor of the main library in downtown Elgin, while the rest say it’s a good idea to maximize the use of the space. The projec would be funded by reserves, not a tax increase, Library Executive Director Carol Medal said.

  • Error means bigger tax bill for some in Kane County Mar 5, 2015 12:53 PM
    Some Elgin area residents may experience some sticker shock when they open their next property tax bill. An error in the county's tax extension means Kane County residents didn't actually pay their share of the state's tax burden in their last bills. They will have to make up for that unexpected bounty with a one-time larger payment, which may be roughly equal to the decrease they saw in the last payment. County officials said they can't pinpoint the exact amount of the increase until just a few weeks before the bill is due.

  • Meet candidates at Elgin forums Mar 2, 2015 5:34 PM
    The League of Women Voters of the Elgin Area is hosting candidate forums before the April 7 general election. At the first forum on Wednesday, March 4, the league’s Rutland Dundee Committee invites you to participate in a moderated candidate forum for candidates running for Carpentersville village trustees and Elgin Community College trustees.

  • Jean Bednar: Candidate Profile Mar 18, 2015 11:13 AM
    Candidate information for Jean Bednar, running for Gail Borden Library Board

  • Donna Kline: Candidate Profile Mar 18, 2015 11:12 AM
    Candidate information for Donna Kline, running for Gail Borden Library Board

  • Randy Hopp: Candidate Profile Mar 18, 2015 11:12 AM
    Candidate information for Randy Hopp, running for Gail Borden Library Board

  • Penny Wegman: Candidate Profile Mar 18, 2015 11:13 AM
    Candidate information for Penny Wegman, running for Gail Borden Library Board

  • Carlos Chavez: Candidate Profile Mar 18, 2015 11:13 AM
    Candidate information for Carlos Chavez, running for Gail Borden Library Board

  • Herbert Gross: Candidate Profile Mar 18, 2015 11:13 AM
    Candidate information for Herbert Gross, running for Gail Borden Library Board

  • Wanted: Sponsors, feeding sites for Summer Meals program Feb 19, 2015 6:59 PM
    The Illinois State Board of Education and its partner No Kid Hungry seek nonprofit organizations to serve as sponsors for the Summer Meals program. The federally-funded program provides healthy nutritious meals to kids, age 18 and younger. Children need healthy food all year long in order to grow and learn.

  • Roku available at Gail Borden Library Feb 17, 2015 5:53 PM
    The Gail Borden Library on North Grove Avenue in Elgin has Roku Digital Media Players that can be checked out by card-carrying members.

  • Event in Elgin brings attention to domestic violence Feb 16, 2015 4:14 PM
    More than 100 men and women wearing bright red scarves gathered in the rotunda entrance of the Gail Borden Library in Elgin Saturday for the third annual One Billion Rising for Justice: The Long Red Line to show their support of victims of domestic violence and to be a conduit to change personal and community attitudes toward violence.

  • A century of black history showcased at Elgin festival Feb 4, 2015 3:38 PM
    Families can learn about black history and culture this Saturday, Feb. 7, at Elgin’s Black History Family Festival, set for 1 to 5 p.m. at the Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin. The theme of the festival, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, is “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture, Past, Present and Future.”

  • Elgin librarians travel to Mexico for books Jan 22, 2015 5:30 AM
    It might seem counterintuitive to have to travel 2,000 miles to Mexico to purchase books in the Amazon era, but Elgin librarians say that's the best way to serve the needs of their Spanish-speaking patrons. “It's important for us to find the materials that best fit the needs of our users,” said Tina Viglucci, Hispanic services manager at Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin. “They have to be culturally appropriate, language appropriate, and they have to be in line with people's preferences.”

  • See Disney Sleeping Beauty Castle replica at Gail Borden Jan 20, 2015 11:32 AM
    Children and adults can celebrate Disney from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24 at Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin. Visitors are encouraged to wear their favorite Disney costume and listen to the library’s very own singing princess serenade with favorite Disney tunes.

  • 1 tossed off ballot, 6 still running for Borden library board Jan 15, 2015 6:36 PM
    Bonifacio Mondragon was tossed off the Gail Borden Public Library election ballot while Tiffany Henderson withdrew from the race, leaving six people running for four seats in the April election. A Kane County electoral board on Thursday ruled on the objections filed by candidate Randy Hopp of Elgin, a former trustee once banned from the library.

  • 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.

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