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RAILS Minute - July 7, 2020

In this week's episode: RAILS re-opening survey results and six libraries are awarded grants to join shared catalogs.

Six Libraries to Join Shared Catalogs: Patrons Benefit

The Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) awarded grants to six libraries in northern and central Illinois to join shared catalogs, including: $32,985.95 for Glenside Public Library District to join SWAN; $37,865.00 for Grayslake Area Public Library District to join CCS; $8,846.00 for Lostant Community Library to join PrairieCat; $45,965.00 for Palatine Public Library District to join CCS; $32,755.93 for Roselle Public Library District to join SWAN; and $23,668.28 for Warrenville Public Library District to join SWAN.

Two Weeks Left to Apply for a RAILS My Library Is Grant

My Library Is... Campaign.

Libraries have two weeks left to apply for a My Library Is… Grant!

This program provides an opportunity for libraries to focus on projects that help tell the library story and that increase visibility and support. Libraries - working alone or with partner organizations - can apply for up to $5,000. Any type of RAILS library – academic, public, school, or special – is eligible to apply for these funds.

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