Tax Time Again

Uh Oh…income tax season is back. The IRS estimates that four out of five returns will be filed electronically this year. Once again, they are sending us only a very limited quantity and variety of forms. Unlike last year, they are providing some instructions, so that’s good news. While we don’t know yet when the…

Resource Sharing Has a New Face

You already know that our online catalog is the place to look to see if we own the book, DVD, or CD you are seeking, either in hard copy or digitally. Using the “Articles & More” option, you can even find full-text articles from journals and reference books. And you probably know that you can click…

Explore Science at the Library…and at Home

Cook Memorial Public Library Children’s Librarians Heather Beverley, Heather Thompson, and Sue McCowin are the dynamic team behind our popular Science Explorers (for grades 4-6) and Science Explorers Jr. (grades 1-3) program series. Last month they shared their success with librarians from all over the state when they presented “52 Weeks of Science” at the Illinois Library…

For a Limited Time Only

Serious researchers take note: Thanks to the Illinois State Library, you temporarily have free access to hundreds of subscription databases above and beyond the ones always available to Cook Memorial card holders. The initiative is called Try-It! Illinois, and it extends only until the end of November, 2015. Here are a couple of examples of…

Back to School

School is once again in full swing. As always, we are here to help when it comes to homework and project assignments. Here’s the scoop on a few of the ways: HelpNow from Brainfuse provides live online tutoring in core subjects for all grade levels from 2 pm to 11pm daily. Need to have an…