AAPLD Library Loop 5K

Registration is now open for the first Library Loop 5K on Sunday, October 22, 2017!

Runners of all ages and all abilities are invited to participate. Make it a family affair, a friends' challenge, or an individual milestone. Celebrate our community in a healthy way!

Algonquin native and Harry D. Jacobs High School graduate Evan Jager, 2016 Olympic silver medalist in the 3,000-meter steeplechase event, will be joining us as a special guest.

This 5K USATF-certified course (IL-17003-JW) winds its way around the neighborhoods and park district walking paths surrounding the library.

Proceeds from the race will fund programs and resources for the community that are not covered by AAPLD's operating budget. Each registrant will receive a t-shirt and electronic bib. Snacks and water will be provided. 

Join us for a great day to celebrate healthy living and the value of the library in your community!

Register today! 

Student Art Exhibit at Harnish

The Algonquin Area Public Library District Silver Squirrel by Carter Pickeringwill host the Village of Algonquin’s Student Art Exhibit at the Harnish Main Library from April 1 through April 20.

The 6th Annual Student Art Exhibit is organized by the Village’s Public Arts Commission and features artworks created by local middle school students in a variety of media such as painting and drawing. Participating schools include Algonquin Middle School, Dundee Middle School, St. John’s Lutheran School, St. Margaret Mary Catholic School, and Westfield Community School.

The Commission recognizes “Best in Budding Beautify by Madison MaddenShow” winners from each school. The overall prize in design and execution is awarded the Richard A. Rehwaldt Memorial Award, in honor of the late community arts supporter and former Algonquin Public Arts Commission member who helped develop the Village’s first student art exhibit in 2012.

The Library is pleased to host this Night Cats by Makayla McCoyyear’s exhibit and invites the public to view the students’ works during regular library hours. For more information about Library hours and location, call 847-458-6060 or visit www.aapld.org/about-us. For more information about the exhibit itself, please contact Ben Mason, Village of Algonquin Senior Planner (847-658-4184).

FrogLady Comes to Eastgate

Where can you meet more than 20 live pic_frogladyAanimals and learn about what they eat, where they live, and much more? At the library, of course!

In March, we welcomed the FrogLady (and friends) to the Eastgate Branch for an educational, entertaining presentation. Kids were up close and personal with some new friends while they learned the differences and similarities between reptiles and amphibians.

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In Memory of Lynn Hammerlund

The Algonquin Area Public Library District mourns the passing of Lynn Hammerlund, President of thepic_post_hammerlund Board of Trustees. Too soon we lost a passionate advocate for libraries, an avid supporter of AAPLD, and a strong champion of Library staff. Lynn’s 28 years of service on the Board is highlighted by her role as president for 23 years. She was named an Illinois Library Association Library Luminary in 2013.

Lynn was employed as a catalog librarian for more than 30 years at Judson University, where she was also an associate professor. She served on Judson’s General Education Committee; scored the men’s and women’s basketball games; was a faculty sponsor of Alpha Lambda Delta; appeared in Godspell and Fiddler on the Roof; took voice lessons and participated in voice recitals. In August of 2015, she received Judson’s Christ-like Servant Award in honor of her generous spirit.

Please join us in extending condolences to her family and friends. She will be missed. She is missed already.