Job Resources at the Library
Besides free wi-fi, public computers, copier, fax and scanning services, the Library has numerous other resources for job seekers:
Small Meeting Rooms With small study rooms for 2-6 people or a small conference room for ten, you can reserve (link) them ahead of time with your Cary Area Library card for studying, interviews (in person or Skype), meetings, project work, etc. Or you can check with the Service Center when you arrive to see if any rooms are available.
Job Openings and Job Fairs: We maintain a binder of available job openings and often display McHenry County job fairs flyers. We can also help you use our online databases to find job openings (see below).
Print Resources We have a wide variety of books on business, job searches, resume building, and career development but, if you can’t find what you are looking for, we can help find it. We are able to search any library in the nation to find the exact title you are looking for. Please ask or call the Service Center or contact us with as much detail as possible along with your contact information and library card number. Or suggest a purchase for a book you’d like to see on our shelves. We also carry many area newspapers and national magazines. Magazines may be checked out for one week.
Online Resources: Use at home with a Cary library card or use the Library’s computers with your card or a guest pass.
Programs: We occasionally offer programs on building computer skills, resume creation, and interviewing skills. Check our Events Calendar to see what topics are upcoming.
Questions? Give us a call 847-639-4210 or contact us
County and Illinois Resources
McHenry County Workforce Network: has a variety of programs and services for job seekers and employers seeking assistance in meeting the challenges of today’s job market.
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA): Use this eligibility application to see if you qualify for this grant for classes, internships or on-the-job training for high demand occupations in Illinois.
CareerOneStop: Information on general career outlooks, wage trends, find training, and do job searches.
Cary Grove Chamber of Commerce: features job openings in Cary and Fox River Grove