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      Shred Event with Electronic Recycling-- Saturday, June 27, 2015

      Want to eliminate household or business paperwork, be green and protect your identity? Bring your documents to be shredded (3-4 boxes per person) and unwanted electronics to the Shred Event with Electronic Recycling co-sponsored by The American Enterprise Bank and the Highland Park Public Library. This event will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the American Enterprise Bank Highland Park Branch, 1725 N. McGovern St.


      What Documents to Shred

      • Bank Statements (1 year except for tax filings)
      • Canceled Checks for cash or nondeductible expenses
      • Insurance policies that have been renewed
      • Investments statements (monthly, keep annual statements)
      • Pay stubs
      • Tax records (keep 7 years from filing date)
      • Warranties that have expired

      For additional information, see Managing Household Records.

      Electronics Recycling List

      • Computer Equipment (laptops, desktops, servers, hard drives)

      • Peripheral Equipment (printers, fax machines, phones)

      • Monitors (LCDs- flat screens only)

      • Telecom & Networking Equipment (routers, phones, switches, network cards)

      • Mobile & Handheld Devices (cell phones, PDAs, MP3 players, tablets, gaming devices, cameras)

      • Entertainment Equipment (stereos, DVD players, game consoles, cable boxes)

      Items not accepted include batteries, light bulbs, televisions, box monitors or large appliances.

      For a complete list of accepted electronics is listed here.

      American Enterprise Bank

      The American Enterprise Bank has generously sponsored the Library's Summer Reading Program.



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      How-To every day at the library

      We are so excited about the How-To Fest on Sunday, June 7! There will be 40+ awesome how-to demos throughout the library.  If you can't make the fest, be sure to check out the library's vast collections of books, magazines and DVDs that will help you do anything you want.  (See more)

      From arguing, doodling, training a dragon, altering a wedding gown, writing the story of your life to almost any subject you can think of, every department of the library can help you out every day.  Check out our great collections!

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