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Community Reading Challenge

ImageECC Library is proud to announce our participation in Gail Borden Public Library District’s Community Reading Challenge!

Gail Borden has set a goal for the community of 100,000 hours of summer reading minutes. Participants who are 18 and older can log their minutes through Gail Borden’s Community Reading Challenge site. The site also offers links to summer reading programs for younger participants. ECC community members are invited to join in this community effort.

Beginning Wednesday, ECC Library reference desks will offer stations where students, faculty, staff, and community borrowers who wish to participate can go to the link for the Community Reading Challenge and sign up.

If you are looking for summer reading ideas, check out the display on ECC Library’s second floor. In addition, you can also explore the following links for more great reading suggestions:

Finally, as a kick-off event, we are having a Reading Challenge Reading Room gathering on Wed., June 12 from 2-3 pm.  Come enjoy enjoy some light refreshments and quiet reading time in ECC Library’s beautiful reading room on the second floor of the Library. We will also have a book cart available with more great reading selections to browse.

Please join us in this effort and help make ECC part of a 100,000 hours summer reading community in 2013!

Library cards get a new look

librarycardCheck out the new library cards for staff and community members!  This colorful card prominently features the library’s website and Circulation Desk phone number.

All students and staff at ECC, as well as any high school age or older residents of our district (Community College District #509), are eligible for borrowing privileges.

Students will need to present their ECC photo ID card at the Circulation Desk to have the library barcode activated. Community residents will need to present a photo ID with their current address. Student cards must be renewed each semester. Cards may be renewed by calling the circulation desk at (847) 214-7337.

As soon as your barcode is activated or your card is issued borrowing privileges begin.

More information about borrowing privileges can be found on our website.

Rhythms of Latin America

Join ECC Library for a celebration of Latino heritage, music, and dancing! Oct. 6, 2010 at 11:00am. Featured guests include Dr. Ernesto Gonzalez and Prof. Arturo Vazquez with dance instructor Celia Lopez, as well as Luz de Ande with dance instructor Pamela Solis. Light refreshments will be provided.

Rhythms of Latin America

Día de los Niños/ Día de los Libros

Do you know what has been celebrated officially on April 30 since 1999?

As you know, our calendar is full of celebrations and holidays. We commemorate Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Secretary’s Day, Bosses’ Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Cinco de Mayo, African American Read-In Chain, and Latino Read-In Chain. We celebrate almost everybody and everything. However, before 1999, we were officially ignoring our children in our celebrations.

It all started in 1997, when teachers and librarians began to celebrate April 30 as Children’s Day/Book Day -Día de los Niños/ Día de los Libros . Since then, libraries, museums, schools and book stores organize activities to celebrate the work they do throughout the year: opening the world of books to all children.

Since 2004, the Elgin Community College library, and the Gail Borden Public Library started celebrating Children’s Day/Book Day.

April 30th can become a day for remembering the power of words and books in the lives of our young people and for honoring all the languages spoken in the homes of this country.

We are celebrating on weekday when we are all here. Stop at the ECC library this Thursday, April 29th at 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. for two Children’s Programs to celebrate Children’s Day/Book Day – Día de los Niños/ Día de los Libros, and watch Gayle Chiarugi, from Gail Borden Public Library,  read, sing, and tell stories from children books.

Give your children the best possible gifts for Children’s Day/Book Day -Día de los Niños/ Día de los Libros: read them a book and give them a book!

Everybody is invited!!!

Armando Trejo

Archivist/Interlibrary Loan Librarian

How’s your financial literacy?

   Elgin Community College in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is taking part in Money Smart Week Chicago. During the week of April 17-24th, ECC, along with many other institutions and organizations in the Chicagoland area will host a series of free presentations and programs to improve the financial literacy of our students and community members. Stop by the library circulation desk to get free brochures and schedules of the programs. You can also print a brochure off of ECC’s Financial Literacy website.

In addition, check out all the financial literacy resources the library has available in our Financial Literacy Research Guide and on display on the shelf across from the circulation desk.

Diversity Immigrant Visa Program

Statue of LibertyThe Diversity Visa (DV) program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. This program makes 50,000 Green Cards available to people who come from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States through an annual lottery.  Randomly selected winners may bring their spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21 to the United States.  Entries to the DV lottery must be submitted online to the official U.S. Department of State website. This year’s application period will be from will be October 2 until November 30, 2009.

Please spread the word to anyone you know who may benefit from this program. You can learn more about the DV program and lottery from the U.S. Department of State website.