Category Archives: Announcement

To announce closures or other pertinent items.

Check out one of our print magazines!


Our print magazine collection includes over 100+ titles such as: Bon Appetit, Money, Essence, Latina, Entertainment Weekly, Yoga Journal, Modern Farmer, Newsweek, Radiologic Technology and many more.

The policies for this collection are as follows:

  • Only previous (back) issues circulate (the current issue stays in the library)
  • The checkout period is 7 days, with no renewal

Daily newspapers are still in library use only.

Remember that we have over 68,000 full text magazines available through our online databases. Click on Article Databases from the library’s webpage for a full list of options.

Questions about checking out magazines? Contact the Circulation Desk at 847-214-7337.

Library closed for Memorial Day Weekend


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The library will be closed for Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 27- Monday, May 29,  2017.  We will re-open at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30. 

Please click here for regular library hours.

Summer Hours for ECC Library Announced


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The ECC Library will have the following hours during the summer months:

May 19- June 1, 2017

8:00 a.m.-5:oo p.m.

June 5- August 10, 2017
7:30 a.m. -10:00 p.m.

Saturday/Sunday May 20 & 21 and May 27 & 28

CLOSED Fridays-Sundays
June 2-August 6

closed Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day and Tuesday, July 4,
 for Independence Day.

Please contact the Circulation Desk if you have any questions at 847-214-7337.  Hours and closures can also be found on our website.

Need quiet? Get a room…

f5334a7d9827850cb76db6e96becdd372e82815485dcf6d020d14140baaab050….a study room!

Need a peaceful, quiet study space?  Want to work on a group project?  The library’s study rooms are the answer!

Study rooms:

  • Are checked out on your library account at the library’s Circulation Desk on the first floor;
  • Cannot be reserved: they are first come, first served, for three hour increments (you and the key must stay in the library during your 3 hour check-out period);
  • May contain flat screens that can be hooked up to a laptop;
  • On the first floor contain large whiteboards.  Other rooms may have small whiteboards;
  • Come in various sizes, so rooms can accommodate as few as 1-2 people, and up to 10 people.

Contact the Circulation Desk for more information or come to the library to check one out! If you have other questions, check out the library’s FAQ on study spaces here.

Earth Day 2017: Environmental and Climate Literacy


Environmental and climate literacy is the engine not only for creating green voters and advancing environmental and climate laws and policies but also for accelerating green technologies and jobs.–Earth Day Network

Educate yourself on the issues surrounding climate change, and examine the scientific evidence. Being sustainable in your own life, even by making small changes, can help to mitigate climate change and make your environment, and that of your community, cleaner and healthier.

How can you help?

–Written by Maria Bagshaw, Reference/Instruction Librarian

#LibrariesTransform: Celebrate National Library Week April 9-15!


Libraries provide innumerable services to their communities, whether a public, academic, or special library.  From a recent Pew Report, Americans value their libraries and services overwhelmingly, and see libraries as an integral place in their communities, a place that will provide you with trustworthy information and a variety of perspectives.

This video was created during last year’s library week–check it out to see the exciting things happening at your libraries!

Check out the National Library Week website, and follow along on social media:



#SaveIMLS (Don’t know what this is? More information here)

Twitter I Love LibrariesTwitter

Facebook I Love LibrariesFacebook

Maria2016(2)–Submitted by Maria Bagshaw, Reference/Instruction Librarian


April is National Poetry Month


The world we want is on the way; Arundhati
and now we
hearing her breathing.
That world we want is Us; united; already moving
into it.–from The World We Want is Us by Alice Walker

Did you know that April is National Poetry Month?  Now in its 21st year, National Poetry Month was established by the Academy of American Poets to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture.

Click here for a Subject Search on Poetry in the library’s catalog.  You can also narrow down to different types of poetry such as children’s, feminist, haiku, or love.

Want to explore more options? Head on over to the About the Celebration site for more ways to participate.

Which poets are your favorites?  Leave us a comment! Want a suggestion? Ask your librarians!

–Written by Maria C. Bagshaw, Reference/Instruction Librarian