Displays, RA Programs

Let’s Plan a “Wise Guys” Weekend!

Discover the many ways you can benefit from the Rolling Meadows Library collection with our Let’s Plan a Weekend displays at the Welcome Desk!

We are having small, themed raffles in conjunction with these displays that patrons can enter to win!   Each display also includes bookmarks to take home on how to create your own unique, themed experiences with library materials, which are also on display.  Raffle winners do need to have a Rolling Meadows library card, but everyone can check out the materials or take home a bookmark!

The display which has just ended was “Let’s Plan a 007 Weekend!”  Patrons entered to win a James Bond themed mega pack of prizes, which included Bond movies, spy gear, and more.  This pack continued in our Summer Reading Program theme of “Get a Clue…at the Library!”
Our winners for this prize pack was Linda L., out of a total out 164 entries!

Our current display is also linked to our annual Summer Reading Program! “Let’s Plan a ‘Wise Guys’ Weekend!” has two different packs of prizes to win, one themed around the HBO show The Sopranos, and one themed more generally around the mystery and fascination surrounding the mob.

Questions?  Call the library @ 847.259.6050 or stop by the Welcome Desk!

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Displays, RA Programs

Let’s Plan a 007 Weekend!

Discover the many ways you can benefit from the Rolling Meadows Library collection with our Let’s Plan a Weekend displays at the Welcome Desk!

We are having small, themed raffles in conjunction with these displays that patrons can enter to win!   Each display also includes bookmarks to take home on how to create your own unique, themed experiences with library materials, which are also on display.  Raffle winners do need to have a Rolling Meadows library card, but everyone can check out the materials or take home a bookmark!

The display which has just ended was “Let’s Plan a Murder Mystery Weekend!”  Patrons entered to win one of two different mystery-related prize packs.  All the materials in the packs were related to our Summer Reading Program theme of “Get a Clue…at the Library!” with books, music and movies.
Our winners for these prize packs were Russell J. and Erin B., out of a total out 142 entries!

Our current display is also linked to our annual Summer Reading Program! “Let’s Plan a 007 Weekend!” has a James Bond themed mega pack of prizes, including Bond movies, spy gear, and more!

Questions?  Call the library @ 847.259.6050 or stop by the Welcome Desk!

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RA Programs

Summer Reading has Begun!

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Our annual Summer Reading Program began on Monday, June 12th.  Come on in and sign up for our mystery themed extravaganza!

For Adults, each book read gives you an entry to win prize packs, candy, small themed gifts, and other neat prizes!  There are also quizzes that can be filled out for a chance to win end-of-summer gift cards to local restaurants and online stores.  When you sign up, you’ll receive a goody bag with the quizzes, a booklist, and other small favors to get you started.  In the goody bag is also a card for this blog!  Become a blog subscriber via email and be entered to win a special “Inspector Mallard” prize pack!

For Teens, each book read, movie watched, or CD listened to counts toward your chances to win the prizes listed above!  You also have a quiz in your goody bag that can be filled out for a chance to win end-of-summer gift cards to places like Gamestop, iTunes, and local restaurants.

While construction is still going on, please stop by the Reader’s Advisory desk in the East Wing to sign up and receive your goody bag and free first prize entry slip!

Any Questions?  Please call the library @ 847.259.6050 and ask for Reader’s Advisory, or comment on any of our blog posts!

Displays, RA Programs

Let’s Plan a Murder Mystery Weekend!

Discover the many ways you can benefit from the Rolling Meadows Library collection with our Let’s Plan a Weekend displays at the Welcome Desk!

We are having small, themed raffles in conjunction with these displays that patrons can enter to win!   Each display also includes bookmarks to take home on how to create your own unique, themed experiences with library materials, which are also on display.  Raffle winners do need to have a Rolling Meadows library card, but everyone can check out the materials or take home a bookmark!

The display which has just ended was “Let’s Plan a Beach Party Weekend!”  Patrons entered to win a prize pack of books, movies, music, and other materials for beginning of summer festivities! Our winner for this prize pack was Glenda D., out of a total of 77 entries.

Our current display is linked to the beginning of our annual Summer Reading Program! “Let’s Plan a Murder Mystery Weekend!” has two different mystery-related prize packs that can be won.  All the materials in the packs are related to our Summer Reading Program theme of “Get a Clue…at the Library!”

Questions?  Call the library @ 847.259.6050 or stop by the Welcome Desk!

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Displays, reader's advisory, Slideshows

Summer Reading Concludes!

Every couple of weeks during summer reading, Reader’s Advisory has been putting out different displays that go with the theme “Get in the Game: READ!” in the area surrounding our desk. Anything that is on the cubes can be checked out, just like anything else in the library!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Summer Reading program; it was a great success!

For the remainder of August, there are several different exciting displays to choose from.

“Marry, Date or Dump,” located on the left book cube, takes romance through its different stages in fiction.

“Ouija,” located on the center book cube, is a wide selection of paranormal fiction, ranging from horror to romance to fantasy.

“Dance Dance Revolution,” located on the CD display cube, is music that could be featured in the popular video game.  Get up and get moving with these tunes!

Our corner display is back to a rotating spotlight on different topics.  Right now we’re spotlighting the Olympics!  Take some fiction and films home that will make you feel like you’re at the Games.

The film walls feature “Uno,” foreign language films, and “Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?,” nonfiction films featuring topics adults learned in school but may have forgotten.

Our new book display and staff suggestions display are back to their regular selves, and you can still find excellent reads on each one.

The Teen display to end up the summer is “The Game of Life,” which is a mixture of fiction and nonfiction titles dealing with real life issues facing young adults.

Check out the slideshow below for photos of each of these displays.
We encourage you to come in and check out these displays for yourself; you can always take something home!

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Displays, RA Programs

Summer Reading Continues!

Every couple of weeks during summer reading, Reader’s Advisory puts out different displays that go with the theme “Get in the Game: READ!” in the area surrounding our desk. Anything that is on the cubes can be checked out, just like anything else in the library!

Right now, there are several different exciting displays to choose from.

“Rock ‘Em, Sock ‘Em Robots,” located on the left book cube, is a wide selections of family dramas and fiction about family relationships.  Check one out to enjoy some (dys)functional families!

“The Game of Life,” located on the center book cube, are titles having to do with each stage of one’s life.  Starting a career, marriage, having a family and retirement are all featured through fiction.

“Spin the Bottle,” located on the CD display cube, is music of all eras.

Our corner display will be rotating through Trivial Pursuit categories every few weeks. Currently it is books related to Arts and Literature.

The film walls feature “Bingo,” films that begin with the letters BINGO, and “Big Bang Theory,” nonfiction films featuring the big universe of science.

All summer long, our new book display and staff (and patron) suggestions display are transformed into “Chance” and “Community Chest.”

Check out the slideshow below for photos of each of these displays.
We encourage you to come in and check out these displays for yourself; you can always take something home!

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Displays, RA Programs

Summer Reading Displays – July

For the Summer Reading Program, Reader’s Advisory puts out different displays in our area that tie into the overarching summer theme.  For this summer’s theme, “Read to the Rhythm,” our book, music, and movie displays are all about music!  Anything that is on the cubes can be checked out, just like anything else in the library!

Right now, there are five different displays going.

The first book cube is a split between “Good Vibrations,” feel good fiction inspired by the Beach Boys, and “Killing Me Softly,” murder mysteries and thrillers inspired by Roberta Flack’s seminal hit.

The second book cube is a split between “Family Affair,” selections of family sagas, and “Secret Agent Man,” spy novels and thrillers inspired by Johnny Rivers’ classic tune.

The music display is “Sentimental Journey”, a collection of Big Band hits that will transport you back to the 1940s.

The movie display is “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas,” a selection of Christmas movies to tie in with a giveaway in honor of Christmas in July.

The teen display is “I Kissed a Girl and I Liked It,” romantic coming of age novels inspired by Katy Perry’s hit song.

Come in and check out these displays for yourself; you can always take something home!

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Displays

Summer Reading Displays

For the Summer Reading Program, Reader’s Advisory puts out different displays in our area that tie into the overarching summer theme.  For this summer’s theme, “Read to the Rhythm,” our book, music, and movie displays are all about music!  Anything that is on the cubes can be checked out, just like anything else in the library!

Right now, there are five different displays going.

The first book cube is a split between “Battle Cry of Freedom,” Civil War fiction inspired by the music of that period, specifically the soundtrack of Ken Burns’ The Civil War, and “The Rake’s Song,” Regency romances with rakes and rogues inspired by the album The Hazards of Love by The Decemberists.

The second book cube is a split between “Yesterday,” selections of historical fiction inspired by the classic Beatles tune, and “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys,” western novels whose choice were inspired by Willie Nelson and Waylon Jenning’s cover of a seminal country song by Ed Bruce.

The music display is “Stayin’ Alive”, a rip roaring collection of 70s albums that will keep you dancing disco, inspired, of course, by the Bee Gees.

The movie display is “I Will Survive,” a selection of disaster movies inspired by Gloria Gaynor’s hit song.

The teen display is “To Infinity, and Beyond!” inspired by the movie Toy Story and its soundtrack, featuring science fiction.

Come in and check out these displays for yourself; you can always take something home!

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RA Programs

Summer Reading is Here!

Our Summer Reading Program for Adults and Teens, “Read to the Rhythm,” began today!  This vibrant program designed to keep readers of all ages reading throughout the summer goes until August 9th.

People who have a Rolling Meadows library card are encouraged to sign up at the Reader’s Advisory desk in the library.  At sign up, you’ll get a goodie bag with lots of treats, plus two music quizzes to fill out and return for end of summer prizes!

For adults, each book you finish gets you a ticket for our weekly paperback raffle, and for teens, you can read a book, listen to a CD, read a magazine, or watch a movie for your raffle tickets.

Keep an eye out, because there just might be more prizes popping up during the summer!

Come on in and sign up!!