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RAILS Top 10 Books You Always Wanted to Read (But Never Got Around To)

Top 10 Books You ALways Wanted to Read (But Haven't Got Around To)

As the summer progresses and libraries expand services, RAILS wanted to share a top 10 list that we compiled from our staff. Thank you to everyone who contributed a title: over 30 titles were suggested! Our theme was Books You Always Wanted to Read, (But Never Got Around To). We narrowed them down to the top ten. In alphabetical order:

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 catalog membership 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 Librar

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.