The Library will be closed Sunday, May 26, and Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. We will reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28.
Have a happy and safe holiday weekend!
Adult Summer Reading Program begins June 1
This summer's reading program, Have Book, Will Travel, offers you a passport to any place and any time through the magic of reading. From Saturday, June 1st, to Sunday, August 4th, earn a chance at a Grand Prize with each 5 books you read. Some restrictions apply; contact Adult Services at 630-627-0316 or stop by the Adult Services Desk for more information.
Senior Social: Norridge Players
Thursday, May 23, Noon - 1 PM
The Norridge Radio Players, led by Marge Flesch, will perform a radio comedy taken right from the golden age of radio.
Interview Skills: Bob Schlacks
Thursday, May 23, 7 – 9 PM
This 2-hour workshop will cover: “soft skills” companies are looking for; what to do before, during and after an interview; importance of appearance and punctuality, non-verbal communication and the 12 most common interview questions. Presenter Bob Schlacks worked for Human Resources at AT&T, and is retired from Waubonsee Community College, where he worked in community relations and recruited adult students.
Healthy Lifestyles Support Group
Saturday, June 1, 9:30 - 10:30 AM
Ladies – Are you struggling to maintain a healthy life-style? You may benefit from the support of other women who struggle to integrate healthy habits into a busy schedule. Join Jennifer Ebersold on Saturday mornings upstairs in the Board Room. Contact: Adult Services 630-627-0316.
Wills and Trusts for Special Needs
Tuesday, June 4, 7 PM
If you are considering leaving an inheritance or starting a trust for a child or other family member with special needs, this free presentation is for you. Attorney John Pankau will help you understand how wills and trusts work, and what factors should be considered in making your decisions.
Susan B. Anthony, You Can’t Vote!
Sunday, June 9, 2 PM
More than anything else in the world Susan Brownell Anthony wanted to vote, but in her day women were legally disenfranchised. Susan B. Anthony spent her lifetime fighting for women’s equality, including the right to vote. Hear the story of how one woman’s dedication and determination made a difference in helping to change history.
The big news for Helen Plum this month is the addition of a new eMagazine service called Zinio. Zinio is an online digital magazine service with simultaneous access for HPL patrons. Digital magazines are the exact same material found in print magazines with additional features such as video, audio and live links. These magazines can be downloaded to your iPad, iPhone, Android phone, Kindle Fire, Nook HD+, laptop, or computer desktops. To start reading digital magazines, click on the Zinio logo to the left or on the new e-library tab near the top of the page!
WOULD YOU LIKE TO HELP THE LIBRARY?
The Helen Plum Library is looking for volunteers to help the Board of Trustees, by serving on citizen advisory committees. The Library wants to involve more district residents in its planning and decision making, and we want to know, and serve, the needs of our residents.
Consider being involved and giving back to the Library in this important way!
The Library is governed by a seven member Board of Trustees, who are elected at large by the residents of the library district.
The Board has several major areas of responsibility. These include strategic planning, representing the community, setting policy, and overseeing the building and grounds.
In order to discuss and make plans in each of these areas of responsibility, the Board has several advisory committees, which are comprised of community volunteers and one Trustee, with an alternate Trustee.
How you can help
The Library invites interested residents of the Library district (whose borders are essentially the same as the Village borders) to volunteer to serve on one of these advisory committees.
Each advisory committee is made up of district residents who are interested in that particular committee’s work, and have some personal knowledge they can bring to the table.
The committees are purely advisory, and are not responsible for taking final action.
Each committee has a “charge”, or a definition of what they do. This is what the written Bylaws say:
- The Building and Grounds Committee shall review the general condition of the building and grounds and recommend steps for maintenance and major repairs, and investigate and recommend to the Board costs and plans for alterations, remodeling or additions.
- The Community Relations Committee shall investigate community-related issues that will impact Library services, as needed, and make recommendations to the Board of Trustees. It works to increases Trustee visibility in the community. It provides ongoing support to the Friends of the Library. It shall include the President of the Friends of the Library.
- The Policy Committee shall discuss and review all policies before presentation to the Board. The Committee shall review existing policies in a systematic fashion, considering additions, changes and deletions. All policies are to be reviewed at an interval not to exceed three years. All policies, after Board approval, will be made readily available to the public.
- The Strategic Planning Committee shall develop, monitor, and report to the Board of Trustees on the long-range plans of the Library.
The Committees will establish a set meeting date and time.
Committee members are unpaid.
The Library is not trying to use committee members to replace paid staff or consultants, but need the ideas and advice of people living within the district.
Committees are purely advisory, and are not responsible for taking action.
A person may only serve on one committee at a time.
Are you interested?
If you are interested in learning more, contact the Library Director, Bob Harris, at 630-656-6901 or email@example.com.
If you would like to be considered for a committee, complete the application form and return it to Bob Harris at the Library. Please realize that not everyone who applies will necessarily be chosen to serve. However, all applications will be provided to the Board of Trustees, along with specific recommendations for appointment by the Committee chair, and appointments will be ratified by the Board of Trustees.
The Helen Plum Library offers Notary Public Services for a one dollar charge. This service is available at the Circulation Desk but please call ahead to make sure a notary is available. Remember to bring valid signed photo ID with you and do not sign the document in advance. (Please note: the library cannot provide notary service for documents of conveyance or real estate, i.e.