Saturday, June 23, 2012

Mosquito Control

Abandoned outdoor swimming pools containing untreated water are a significant habitat for breeding mosquitoes in our area. The mosquito abatement districts that serve Glenview want to know about neglected swimming pools, especially if stagnant water has been standing for a week or more. Unmaintained swimming pools may produce thousands of mosquitoes, as can water standing in containers such as birdbaths, flower pots and clogged rain gutters.

Please notify the mosquito abatement district to report standing water, as well as sick or dead birds. Most of Glenview is included in the North Shore Mosquito Abatement District (847-446-9434). The area south of Central Road and west of Washington Road is included in the Northwest Mosquito Abatement District (847- 537-2306).

Monday, June 18, 2012

New Book: THE CIRCLES

The Circles : Releigh, Baffin, Drake, Hudson, York; architectural heritage / by John R. Hedrick and Lauren C. Griffin, produced with the support of: The Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development, at DePaul University. -- c2011, Scenic Illinois.

This compilation of homes captures architectural and landscape features of assorted noteworthy Glenview homes representing each of the streets which encompass The Circles.


An engineering map highlights primary geographic and historic aspects, and shows the overall layout of The Circles.


Includes are historic photos of downtown Glenview in the 1920s, along with historical background on the development of the subdivision.


The "References" page includes assorted facts and resources relating to The Circles.

You can see The Circles in the Local History and Genealogy collection at call number RRA 720.97731 HED.  It can also be checked out in New Nonfiction at call number OVERSIZE 720.97731 HED.



Thursday, June 7, 2012

GHC Yard Sale, June 8 & 9

This yard sale benefits the Glenview History Center.  Many beautiful and historic items are available!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Calling All Library Volunteers! Be a Book Buddy This Summer!

Alert! Grades 6-7-8 and above...the Glenview Public Library needs your help this summer! We need 90 more volunteer readers to participate in the Book Buddies Summer Literacy Program for children going into grades 1-3.Make a little friend, do a good deed, give back to your community!Our newest readers need YOU to keep them excited about reading this summer. It is just one hour a week for 6 weeks. Adult volunteers also welcome. Application form may be found at www.glenviewpl.org/bookbuddies/volunteers.htm

Friday, June 1, 2012

Find Farmers Markets

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has a website to find out where farmers’ markets are located. Users simply enter their ZIP code and how far they would be willing to travel for food and other products from local farmers, growers and producers. Search here. Visit our own Glenview Farmers Market or travel to other markets nearby.


The Glenview Farmers Market opens on June 23 and runs each Saturday through October 13 at the Wagner Farm, 1510 Wagner Road.