Friday, February 22, 2013
The League of Women Voters and American Association of University Women will host Lake Forest-Lake Bluff candidate debates March 3rd and 10th.
Lake Forest and Lake Bluff candidates in the April 9 consolidated election will participate in two candidate debates sponsored by the League of Women Voters and American Association of University Women (AAUW) on March 3 and March 10. Sunday, March 3, 1:30 to 4 p.m. Lake Bluff Recreation Center, 355 W. Washington Ave., Lake Bluff Candidates: Sunday, March 10, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Lake Forest Library - Children's room, basement, 360 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest Candidates: For those who cannot attend, the debates will be videotaped and shown on LFTV channel 17 or 19, the League website www.lwv-lflb.org, and YouTube, reported the Chicago Tribune.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Bailey takes over as director of Lake Bluff Public Library.
Growing up in Waupaca, Wis., Eric Bailey remembers the library in the small town of just over 6,000 residents commanded a presence. When he began working at the Lake Bluff Library six years ago, Bailey found himself reliving that memory in a village not much bigger than his hometown. “I fell in love with the community and the library,” Bailey said. “A small public library is such a unique experience. I am beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to take the next step in my career.” Bailey did that officially Jan. 1 as the new director of the Lake Bluff Public Library, succeeding Matt Womack, who left to become director of the Ela Township Library. During Womack’s brief 18-month tenure, the library received a major facelift and established…
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Womack accepts executive director position at El Public Library.
Lake Bluff Library Board will meet at 7 p.m. Dec. 6, a week earlier than its normally scheduled meeting, in the wake of Matt Womack tendering his resignation as director this week to accept a position as executive director of Ela Public Library in Lake Zurich. Lake Bluff Library Board president John Marozsan confirmed Saturday that he met with Womack this week, and his last day will be Dec. 31. Womack will start at Ela on Jan. 9, 2012, replacing Mary Beth Campe, who left in July for a similar position with the Elmhurst Public Library. "Matt has been fantastic for Lake Bluff," Marozsan said. "We're devastated that we only had him for a year and a half. We have a lot of regret in seeing him leave. He's the type of person you want on your …
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Purchases violate state law passed in 2001.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Knollwood residents who have purchased library cards in North Chicago have cost the Lake Bluff Library more than $10,000 in lost revenue, according to a article published by the Lake Forester. The purchase is in violation with a state law passed in 2001 by State Sen. Susan Garrett, D-29th, of Lake Forest, which indicated where individuals who do not reside in a library district or a library Special Service Area should obtain a library card. For more, read the article.
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Renovations cause closure; will reopen Saturday (June 11).
Sunday, June 5, 2011
The Lake Bluff Public Library will be closed Monday (June 6) through Friday (Juner 10) to replace the first and second floor carpeting. The library will reopen on Saturday (June 11) to kick off the Summer Reading Club for children and teens. Click here for further updates!
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Kids see another side of library through video game.
It's not what you would expect to hear at the library. But spirited shouting of, "You're going down!" meant kids were discovering there is more to the Lake Bluff Public Library than just books. Sunday's final Mario Kart tournament was the last of four held on the first Sunday of each month since October. The idea began after the Nintendo Wii's ever growing popularity led to an addition of over 90 games on the library's shelves.Mario Kart is a go-cart racing series and players earn points based on their finish in races. "The Wii is great for all ages and everyone seemed to especially like Mario Kart," said library staff member and tournament coordinator Eric Bailey. "The Library has always made it a priority to entertain as well as …
Friday, November 19, 2010
Big changes coming next spring to entrance, interior.
Lake Bluff Library's Board of Trustees have voted to move forward with a Two Phase Library Renovation Project to improve the design and layout of the library building without raising taxes. After 10 years of planning, setting aside funds, managing costs, commission of a Space Utilization Committee (2007), solicitation of public input (2008), and more recent consideration of six separate concept plans presented by the architectural firm Product Architects + Design, the seven member board of trustees approved the project Nov. 9. "There is no question that the Board has a responsibility to upgrade the facility," said Library Board President Judy Nickels. Now that the concept has been approved, "It will take a few months of working out the…