In-Service Day Closing on Monday, October 9th

The Broadview Public Library District will be closed on Monday, October 9th, for staff training. The Library will reopen at its normal hours at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 10th.

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Take Our Survey!

We’ve made some positive updates to our services in the last year since gaining a new Executive Director. We want to make you aware of them, as well as get your feedback on our future direction. From September 5 – October 7, 2017, we are asking everyone to complete a 10-minute survey that will provide us with timely information to help shape our responsiveness to your desires. We seek feedback from those who have library cards and visit us often, and from those who don’t.  Surveys may be completed on paper, or via the web at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BroadviewPLD.

Everyone is encouraged to submit a survey, however those who are 13 and older may be entered into a drawing to win one of 100 gift cards valued at $5 each. Participants may only win one gift card, and must provide complete name, address, phone number/email address, and birth date upon survey completion for verification purposes in order to win.  Winners will be notified by October 13, 2017.  Winners will forfeit prizes if we are unable to contact them due to incorrect or illegible contact information. A list of winners’ names (first name and last name initial) will be posted once all prizes have been awarded.  (Employees, trustees, and vendors of the Broadview Public Library District, their immediate families and household members are not eligible for prizes).

 

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Labor Day Closing

The Broadview Public Library District will be closed on Monday, September 4th, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.  We wish you and yours a safe and happy holiday!

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Apply to Become a Library Board Trustee: Deadline Extended to September 20th

The Library Board of Trustees of the Broadview Public Library District seeks to fill a vacant board seat. District libraries are self-governed by a seven member elected Board of Trustees, however this vacancy will be filled by appointment. A regular term is six years, and the terms are staggered. This vacancy will serve through May 2019. The trustees meet on the 4th Thursday of odd-numbered months at 7:00 pm, unless otherwise noted or special meetings are called.

Trustees voluntarily serve in this position with no compensation, though may be reimbursed for certain expenses while fulfilling duties. Trustees are expected to avoid conflicts of interest between private pursuits and official responsibilities. Trustees must file annually a Statement of Economic Interest with the Cook County Ethics Office.

Trustee duties include, but are not limited to, being an advocate for the Library to the community; meeting attendance and participation; serving on subcommittees, as applicable; and providing financial and strategic direction in conjunction with the Executive Director. The Illinois State Library provides the Trustee Facts File, which outlines common and expected trustee responsibilities. The document can be found at: https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/libraries/pdfs/trusteefacts.pdf.

Qualifications:

1. Be a Broadview, IL resident
2. Be a registered voter at the Broadview, IL address
3. Be current in payment of all library levied taxes
4. Have no convictions

To apply:

Submit a letter of interest and current resume in care of the Library Board of Trustees to the Executive Director, Keisha Hester, at hester@broadviewlibrary.org, or drop off the information in person at the Customer Service Desk of the Library.
Term Expiration: May 2019. Upon term expiration, this member will need to run for election to fill the remainder of the original term, which ends in May 2021. Information on running for election can be found at the Cook County Clerk website, http://www.cookcountyclerk.com/elections/pages/default.aspx.

Deadline: The deadline has been extended to September 20, 2017.

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Holiday Closing: Independence Day

The Broadview Public Library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th, in observance of Independence Day. We wish you all a safe and happy holiday!

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Free Lunch at the Library for Kids 18 and Younger

Starting today, June 14th, and running through Friday, August 4th, the Broadview Library will be hosting a free lunch program for kids age 18 and younger. The lunches will be available from noon to 1:00 pm. The lunches are provided through the USDA.

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Automatic Renewal Coming Soon!

Starting in mid-June, eligible items (books, DVDs, CDs, etc.) will renew automatically, giving you more peace of mind as well as more time with library materials.

Here’s how it works:

♦ Two days before the due date, eligible items will automatically renew.
♦ Cardholders who have an email address listed on their account will get an email letting them know which items were automatically renewed, and which were not.
♦ Cardholders can sign up for email notifications by asking a staff member in person at the library, or by calling 708-345-1325 X10.
♦ Cardholders can always check due dates for all items using the “My Account” tab in the catalog.

If you have any questions about this change, please give us a call at 708-345-1325 x10, or ask at the library’s main desk.

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Summer Reading Is Here!

The Broadview Public Library District launches its Reading by Design summer reading program on Wednesday, June 14th. During summer reading the library will host a range of free activities for kids and adults to encourage and support a love of reading. Participants can win prizes for reaching reading goals throughout the summer reading program.

There’s also a serious side to summer reading. Research has shown that reading over the summer prevents summer reading loss. Studies also indicate students who read recreationally outperformed those who don’t. Students read more when they can choose materials based on their own interests. Libraries are committed to supporting lifelong learning and educational enrichment for all families for the summer and all year round!

To learn more about the summer reading adventure at the library, please call 708-345-1325 x15 or ask at one of the library’s service desks.

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Memorial Day Closing

The Broadview Public Library will be closed on Monday, May 29th, in observance of Memorial Day. We wish you all a safe and happy holiday!

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Holiday Closing

The Broadview Public Library will be closed Friday, April 5, 2017, in observance of Good Friday. The Library will reopen on its normal schedule on Saturday morning at 10:00 am. We wish you all a happy holiday weekend.

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