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Little Black Library: Shaping Communities Through Accessible Representation

A young Black girl enters her local public library. Her eyes dart between shelves, scanning for picture books that excite her. Book after book, she searches for a main character who looks like her. The problem is, these aren't always easy to find. She doesn't know that there are more picture books...
Image of "Little Black Library" Display in at the Lansing Public Library (IL)
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4th (almost annual) Dog Days of Summer at Crest Hill Branch

The Crest Hill Branch is going to the dogs in the largest dog-themed, dog adoption event at a public library in the United States! We'll use our extensive outdoor yard to feature a variety of rescue organizations, veterinary services, and small business retailers, as well as Library-related...
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White Oak Author Tour Presents: Amy Kinzer Steidinger

Join us Tuesday, June 22, 2021 in-person at the Crest Hill Branch or online from home for a presentation by local author Amy Kinzer Steidinger. Steidinger's most recent book is Joliet Prison Blues: A Century of Stories, and last year she published Old Joliet Prison: When Convicts Wore Stripes. Lots...
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Friends of the Robert Rowe Library Used Book Sale

Stop by the Robert Rowe Library on Saturday, July 3 and Sunday, July 4th for our annual 4th of July Used Book Sale. We have fiction, non-fiction, young adult, children's and board books for sale. All items are only .25 cents each. Fill up those book shelves. All proceeds benefit the Robert Rowe...
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“Virtual Live – Author Kate Moore Discusses New Book with Illinois Connections”

On Saturday, June 26th, at 2:00 p.m. central , the LaSalle Public Library, in partnership with the Reddick Public Library District and Prairie Fox Books, will virtually host New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Kate Moore, when she discusses her new book, "The Woman They Could Not...
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Oak Park celebrates Juneteenth with library exhibit, storytime & more

Juneteenth is the June 19 holiday celebrating the end of slavery in the United States. Long celebrated by the African American community, it is now an official Village of Oak Park holiday , as well as an official Oak Park Public Library holiday . It's also on its way to becoming an Illinois state...
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Brookfield Library Begins Move to New Building

After years of planning and construction, Brookfield Public Library is entering the final stage of its building project. On Monday, June 14 the Library will begin its move into the new Linda Sokol Francis Brookfield Library at 3541 Park Avenue. The Library is expected to be closed four to six weeks...
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Naperville Public Library eliminates overdue fines

On June 1, Naperville Public Library joined hundreds of libraries across the country in eliminating overdue fines. By doing so, the library hopes to share their collection and services with more of the Naperville community, focusing on access and equity, and helping to ease financial hardship for...
Photo of library card with text: Naperville Public Library has eliminated overdue fines! Learn more at


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