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Join Our Team! We have extended the search for a part-time Security Monitor. Click here for details.

NannNann’s Retirement Celebration: After eleven years of serving our library and our community, Director Nann Blaine Hilyard is retiring. Nann has spent 39 years working in libraries and has lived in several states throughout her career. Everyone is welcome to join us to celebrate Nann’s retirement on Thursday, 5/1 from 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Tax Forms: Popular Federal, Illinois and Wisconsin forms and instruction booklets are available for free through April 2014. Reproducible forms are available to copy for 15¢ per page/side.

Children’s Book Week Bookmark Contest 2014: Celebrate Children’s Book Week (May 12 – 18, 2014) by designing a bookmark promoting the library’s summer reading club theme, “PAWS to Read.” Instructions and a template are available starting Monday, 4/14 at the Youth Services desk for K-8th grades.  First place winners in each age category (K-2, 3-5 and 6-8) will receive $20 cash and the grand prize winning bookmark will be distributed in the 3 school districts and at the library.  Bookmarks must be turned in by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 5, 2014.

Featured Programs

Superhero Party: Calling all superheroes–We need YOU to protect our library! Test your powers and strength with activities and crafts on Saturday, 4/26 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. For all ages.

It’s a Fish Fry: Preschoolers up to age six and their parents are invited to a picnic in our fish bowl! Dress up as a fish, if you wish. We’ll have games and a story–you bring your lunch or snack, and we’ll provide drinks! Saturday, 5/3 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Call 847.872.4680, ext. 5 or click here to register.

Lake County and the Civil War—Home Front to Frontline: Drawing from letters, diaries and photographs from the Lake County Discovery Museum’s collections, Diana Dretske presents the personal stories of Lake County residents on the home front and the battlefield on Thursday, 5/8 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Dretske is the Lake County historian and collections coordinator for the Lake County Discovery Museum and recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Illinois State Historical Society. Call 847.872.4680, ext. 4 or click here to register.

READing Run: We’ll kick off Summer Reading programs with this family-oriented 5K run/walk fundraiser on Saturday, 6/14 at 8:00 a.m. We’ll have unique events and awards, goodie bags, food and tons of fun. This 5K, sponsored by the Zee Bee Run Squad, is ideal for both serious runners and casual walkers. Register for the READing Run before 5/31/14 for $5 off the registration fee. Full details, registration links and a course map are available at Proceeds from the READing Run help the library provide quality programs for the community.

Something for Everyone

For Kids: From reading clubs to science programs, there is something sure to entertain and educate your youngster. Visit our ZB Kids Page for details on upcoming programs for preschoolers and students.

For Teens: You’ll have fun with cool programs just for ZB Teens in 5th through 12th grades. Discover new reads with the Hardcover Society (and Hardcover HIGH Society) and get free books. Celebrate Teen Tech Month with #makerbee projects. Visit our ZB Teens site for more exciting events!

For Adults: Join the Casual Crafters and have fun while you work on projects, take a computer class, test your knowledge with monthly trivia and research your family tree with free help. Visit our ZB Adults Page for programs, news and resources.

For Home School Families: Join other home school families at the monthly Home School Network meetings. Visit the Home School page for details.