Library News

Fannie Schmoe's Bakery

Fannie Schmoe's BakeryPlease welcome Fannie Schmoe's Bakery to the Library. A labor of love, brother and sister Stephanie and Joseph have spent years perfecting their family recipes for cookies, kolaczkis, scones, muffins, quiches and more. Stop in bright and early to say hello, grab a cup of coffee and taste some of their delicious creations. Fannie Schmoe's is open from 7:00 am - 7:00 pm, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 7:00 am - 5:00 pm, Friday and Saturday; closed on Wednesday and Sunday.

The Net of Appreciation

How MAny Messages are in the Net of AppreciationThe tally is in! In April, we hung a net in the lobby of the Library and asked you to fill it with messages written on ping pong balls. Once the net was full, we wondered if you could guess how many messages were received. With 167 guesses from kids, teens and adults, we now have our winners. Kathleen and Kamila took the "Price is Right" approach, guessing 1001 and 1002, thus coming closest to the actual number of messages, 1036.

Congratulations to Kathleen and Kamila. They have each earned an Anywhere Table Tennis Set that attaches to any regular table so they can play ping pong everywhere they go.

Thank you to everyone that left us a message of support or guessed a number.

Extreme Heat Advisory

The National Weather Bureau has extended the heat advisory through tonight. If you need to get out of the heat, please come to the Library. Get Cool and Get Smart in the Upstairs Meeting Room. We're screening episodes of the classic TV series Get Smart all day so just drop in whenever you're feeling too hot or visit one of the official Cook County cooling centers near you.

Island in the City

Island in the City LogoLook for us this weekend at the annual Island in the City Festival at the Norridge Park District. We'll be hanging out with the Friends of the Library, passing out prizes, collecting entries for a t-shirt raffle and more. So in between rides on the Tilt-a-Whirl stop by and say hello. We'll be there Saturday, July 13th and Sunday, July 14th.

Zinio Digital Magazines

Zinio Digital Magazines LogoEisenhower Public Library District, in partnership with RBdigital, is pleased to announce the availability of Zinio for Libraries. Awarded Best New Database of 2012 by Library Journal, Zinio is the world’s largest electronic newsstand, offering digital access to many popular publications.

With a Zinio account, Eisenhower Library card holders will be able to:

  • Enjoy complete digital editions of many magazines.
  • Download full color magazines with interactive audio and video.
  • Find the stories you want to read with simple navigation and keyword search.
  • Check out as many as you want with no holds or due dates
  • Read your magazines anytime, anywhere, on your home computer or with apps for iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire or Android devices.

To get started with your Zinio Magazine subscriptions, visit our Zinio page or contact the Answers Desk.

Welcome to Eisenhower 24/7

Eisenhower 24-7 logoOur new website promises to be an “online branch,” available to our patrons twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The new site gives you instant access to book reservations, online database research, book reviews written by our staff, personalized book recommendations and so much more. Our new site is, of course, available from a home computer, but it is also designed to be fully functional from any smartphone or tablet, so you can access the Library no matter where you are, any time of the day or night.

Take a look around and check out some of the new features. The site is a work in progress so let us know what you think.

Library Closings in July

The Eisenhower Library will be closed on Monday, July 1st for a staff in-service day and library conference.

In addition, the library will close at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, July 3rd and remain closed the entire day of Thursday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

Both walk-up and drive-up book drops will remain available. Normal hours will resume on Friday, July 5th at 9:00 am. Have fun, be safe and we'll see you on Friday.

How Many Messages are in the Net of Appreciation?

Net filled with Ping Pong ballsOver the past few months we've asked you to leave us a message on a ping pong ball and toss it into the net hanging in our lobby. Now that all of our ping pong balls have been thrown into the net, we’re offering you a chance to win a prize by guessing the number of balls it contains.

How many messages do you think were thrown into our Net of Appreciation? Turn in your guess at the Library Services Desk before July 12th. Entry forms are available at any desk in the Library. In the event of a tie, the winner will be chosen by a random drawing. Good luck!

Spelling Bee Champions

Congratulations to Eisenhower patron Bill Peterhansen for earning a spot in the final round of the Illinois State Senior Spelling Bee. After nearly four hours, Bill and his top competitor Christine Paulding agreed to a draw at the Spelling Bee held at the Library on Friday, May 31st. This duel-win sent Bill and Christine on to the regional round of spelling in Park Ridge on June 3rd. There, Christine took third place. Bill was awarded first place and will now compete in the state finals in August. Everyone at Eisenhower is proud of our champions. Please join us in wishing Bill the best of luck.

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