Friday, July 31, 2009

Book News

Landmark Children's Book Store, Crocodile Pie - Closing!

We learned some sad news earlier this week about the fate of the Crocodile Pie book store in Libertyville - It's set to close in a couple of weeks. Current owners Amy Moran (no relation) and Kim Zizic purchased the store about a year ago - in hopes of saving the store from imminent closing. Unfortunately, economic conditions have given the store no other option than closing down. Crocodile Pie has been a great asset to the village for years - I wish everyone at the store the best in their future endeavors. This store has been around for several generations of children in Libertyville - it will be missed! Read more in the Daily Herald.

Cook Library Board Accepting Applications for New Board Member

The Cook Memorial Library Board is now accpeting applications from those interested in filling the Board's vacant position - created when library board president Aaron Lawlor resigned to take a position on the Lake County Board. Those interested are asked to fill out this application.

Here is the job description from the Cook Library's website -

"The Cook Memorial Public Library District is looking for a candidate to immediately fill a recently vacated position on its Board of Trustees. The candidate should be someone who is interested in serving the Library District, has time to devote to the library, and is interested in improving library services.

Applicants must be at least eighteen years of age, registered voters, and residents of the Library District which encompasses Libertyville, Vernon Hills, Green Oaks, Mettawa, Indian Creek, an unincorporated area north of Libertyville, and a portion of Mundelein. Library Board meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month. In addition, Trustees are expected to attend occasional committee meetings and specially scheduled meetings and/or events.

The appointee will complete the unexpired portion of the open trustee’s term through the spring of 2011 after which they may run for an elected term.

Please complete the attached application and mail to Cook Memorial Public Library, 413 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville, Illinois, 60048 no later than August 12, 2009. For more information, please call Dan Armstrong, Library Director, at 847-362-2330, ext. 100."