Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The winner will get $5,000 cash to spend on books and supplies.
Not often—outside some Chicago elections—can you vote once a day, every day for your favorite candidate. The Downers Grove Public Library is in a contest that will net $5,000 books and supplies from the Lego Duplo Read! Build! Play! project. But its patrons have to vote. LEGO® DULEGO® DUPLO®and the Association for Library Services To Children have joined to celebrate and support local libraries. The most nominated library in the "Read! Build! Play!" project will receive the cash prize. The top 200 libraries receive a special LEGO DUPLO Read! Build! Play! toolkit filled with cutting edge, early literacy programming that combines preschool books with a versatile collection of DUPLO bricks. Downers Grove took an early lead when voting started…
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The library is barely holding on to first place
UPDATE [7/15 11 p.m.]: With over 34,000 votes cast so far, the Downers Grove Public Library is holding on to first place by a 40 vote margin as of this writing in the Lego Duplo Read! Build! Play! project. A victory would net the library $5,000 in books and supplies. Remember, you can vote once a day every day, so make a habit out of it. Voting allegedly ends in October, but details on when exactly are hard to come by, so don't sit back and wait! ORIGINAL: As we mentioned last week, you can help the Downers Grove Public Library win $5,000 in books and supplies through an initiative with Lego Duplo. A week later, there's good news and bad news. The bad news is the library has fallen to second place behind the Rochester Hills Public Library …
Monday, June 25, 2012
Nominate the library through Lego's Read! Build! Play! initiative and the library could win $5,000.
You like the Downers Grove Public Library, right? Of course you do. Since you like the library so much, here's an opportunity for you to help the library win $5,000 for books and supplies. Through a Lego Duplo initiative, the top nominated library will win $5,000. The top 200 nominated libraries will receive a Lego Duplo toolkit, but let's not even think about that. We're going for the gold! As it stand right now, the Downers Grove Public Library sits at #1 as the top nominated library today. Let's keep it that way! (The libraries of Yorktown, Indiana and Towanda, Illinois are #2 and #3.) The website is a little vague on when the contest ends, so be sure to vote as soon as you can! To nominate the library, CLICK HERE!
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Entry forms must be received by Sunday, June 10.
If you'd like the chance to catch a show at Ravinia for free, stop by the library and fill out an entry form. According to the Downers Grove Public Library's homepage, the library has free tickets available to certain Ravinia shows. Entry forms must be received by the library by Sunday, June 10, and you can get an entry form in the first-floor lobby. Good luck!
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Library soliciting public comment tonight from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The Library Board of Trustees will be seeking public opinion on the library and its Strategic Plan for the Future tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the library's Meeting Room. The discussion tonight will focus on technology, business trends, building condition and more, according to the event's calendar listing. To read about the library's strategic plan, CLICK HERE.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Rick Ashton, formerly of the Denver Public Library, will begin work in Downers Grove on Sept. 6.
Updated: 10 p.m. July 29 Rick Ashton, former director of the Denver Public Library, will become director of the Downer Groves library on Sept. 6. He will replace Christopher Bowen, who is retiring after 27 years of service. The library's Board of Trustees made the announcement at its July 27 meeting. “Rick has a passion for libraries and shares our view that this is a very exciting and challenging time for public libraries," said Kathy DiCola, board president. "As technology creates new ways to access books and information, Rick will help us define the future of the Downers Grove Public Library and continue to meet the needs of the community.” During Ashton's tenure as director of the Denver Library, that institution earned the top ranking…
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
The Big Read creates an opportunity to learn about another culture.
If you’ve read my column a couple of times, you may have caught that I’m not from around these parts. I’m a Southern girl, born and raised—New Orleans to be specific. I’ve lived in the Chicago area for almost 15 years now, but still say I’m “going home” when I take my girls down to Louisiana. I have more fleur-de-lis around my house than I can count, and I have a Mardi Gras party every year, where I cook things like crawfish pies and andouille gumbo. My maiden name ends with an "x," so that makes me an automatic expert. I was pretty impressed that “Zeitoun” was the pick for the Big Read. I had bought the book on a recent trip to New Orleans and hadn’t gotten around to reading it yet. Having housed family members who were displaced by …