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My Library Is ... Giving a Voice to Small and Rural Libraries

From the My Library Is ... Blog: Small and rural libraries play a critical role in connecting community members to vital resources and programs. Each year nearly 30 million Americans are served by the nation's approximately 4,000 rural library systems. This number illustrates the value that local...
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My Library Is ... Making the Most of August at the Library

From the My Library Is ... Blog: I have a love/hate relationship with August. I hate August because it sometimes feels useless. August is long and hot and dreary. Summer reading is wrapping up or is over already, but it is too soon to start thinking about next year. Patrons seem to be far too...
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My Library Is ... Sparks Podcast Episode 33: Durand CUSD #322

From the My Library Is ... Blog: What happens when you realize that your community is unaware that they have access to a library? You apply for a My Library Is... grant and use those funds to create awareness that the public library is combined with the school library! Read full post at: https://...
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My Library Is ... Highwood Public Library Wins National Medal: Sparks Podcast

From the My Library Is ... Blog: Carmen Patlan, Executive Director of Highwood Public Library , shares her story in this podcast about how her small library with a tiny budget is an important resource for the community. Carmen felt the library wasn't being responsive to the needs of the community,...
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My Library Is ... My Library Is…Increasing the Visibility of Local Government and Policy Expertise

From the My Library Is ... Blog: Northern Illinois University ( NIU ) is home to several programs designed to facilitate meaningful collaborations that address state and regional challenges, promote growth, manage change, and build stronger communities. Read full post at: https://www.mylibraryis...
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My Library Is ... #FundLibraries Challenge Update!

From the My Library Is ... Blog: Thank you to all of the libraries that have already participated in the #FundLibraries Challenge ! We've seen some incredible creations from libraries who want everyone to know how they make a difference in their community. Who knew you could make such wonderful...
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My Library Is ... Upcoming My Library Is... Online Roundtables

From the My Library Is ... Blog: Are you interested in graphic design for your library? Whether you're a seasoned veteran or a newbie to the topic, there are two events coming up that can help you unlock new possibilities! Both of these events are open to any library staff from any Illinois library...
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My Library Is ... Partnering with the Parks Department to Inspire a Community

From the My Library Is ... Blog: As a youth services programmer this year has been tough. Severe restrictions on space ensured an inability to fully engage and collaborate in person throughout the pandemic. This restricted access made it difficult to feel connected to the community my library...
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My Library Is ... Are You Ready for the #FundLibraries Challenge?

From the My Library Is ... Blog: RAILS is inviting all Illinois libraries to participate in a new social media challenge. Show your support for libraries and library advocacy by building something inspiring and posting it on social media. By acting collectively, we can bring more attention to the...

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