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Vickie L. Novak

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A Quarterly Message
From Library Director
Vickie L. Novak


This year, the Glenview Public Library has challenged itself to reimagine the annual Summer Reading Program. It is inspired by the Illinois Library Association’s statewide reading theme for Summer 2017, Reading By Design. Glenview Library staff has been collaborating on a new program created to capture the imaginations of readers of all ages.

While keeping the general blueprint of the traditional program in mind, we hope the lively new format will challenge young students and teens to keep up their reading skills during summer vacation, encourage families to share reading experiences together, and motivate adults to read books to expand their horizons. Have fun reading and earn the chance to win great prizes!

Joining the program is easy—register at the Youth, Reader or Reference Services Desk and receive your reading folder, or sign up online and manage your reading goals through an innovative program called Beanstack at glenviewpl.beanstack.org. Out of town for vacation? You will be able to continue participating with this new online option.

Customized reading goals and activities, based on individual or family preferences, are an integral part of this new program. From fiction to graphic novels to nonfiction, you can read your preferred selections in a variety of formats. Many engaging activities will also be offered to help reach goals and increase your chances to earn prizes. Attending a Library event, exploring one of the Library’s online resources or checking out a movie are just a few of the options offered as you design your own reading plan.

Start your reading adventure at the Summer Reading Kick-Off Festival, Sunday, June 11, 1-4 PM. Look for the D symbol in the newsletter to learn about some of the exciting Reading By Design programs that will be offered throughout the summer. Please let us know how you like the new Summer Reading Program, designed just for you. We would love to hear from you!

Congratulations to the successful candidates for Library Trustee at the recent Consolidated Election on April 4th! Incumbents Wendy Goldstein and Stella Kalfas were re-elected to four-year terms. Incumbent Allan J. Ruter was re-elected to a two-year term. Additionally, the Library welcomes newly elected Trustees, Kathy Davis Vega and Carol A. Schmitt. All Trustees will be officially sworn in at the May Board Meeting.

We would also like to extend our sincere thanks to outgoing Trustees Ellen Scholly and Jack Neymark, whose selfless commitment has contributed immeasurably to the quality of library service for residents of Glenview. Collectively, they have given twenty-five years of service to the office of Library Trustee. In particular, their contributions were notable as members of the Building Committee, which was responsible for the land acquisition and construction of this lovely new facility.

The Library Trustees and Staff also offer their congratulations to Irene Kreer, member of the Friends of the Glenview Library and Founder of the Library’s Used Book Store. “Rene” has recently been awarded a Special Committee Award by Glenview’s Civic Awards Committee. The recipient must have contributed to the Village of Glenview in a unique manner and be respected by residents and by the Glenview business community.

Email Your General Questions, Comments & Suggestions to the Library Director