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Oak Park launches Anti-Racism Resource Challenge

As a key part of our continuing anti-racism journey, Oak Park Public Library has kicked off a yearlong Anti-Racism Resource Challenge that we're inviting our community to join. Adults and high schoolers can participate, with no Oak Park library card required. This is a self-guided challenge that's...
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Scrappy Rural Librarians article featuring Bike the Trail Library to Library

The Lillie M. Evans Library in Princeville was featured in this article about innovative rural libraries: https://ipondr.com/article/scrappy-rural-librarians-find-the-gaps-and-fill-them-5037 Bike the Trail Library to Library received a RAILS Partnership Grant in 2019. There are currently five...
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COVID-19 and Construction Lead Joliet Public Library to Cancel Star Wars Day

JOLIET — The Joliet Public Library announced the 2021 Star Wars Day event will be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the library's construction plans. Star Wars Day, which started in 2010 by Joliet Public Library staff, is an event that brings over 10,000 people to downtown Joliet and...
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Suburban libraries join forces to help job seekers

A group of north suburban librarians with expertise in employment and career services have joined forces to launch the Lake Cook Career Collaborative . The initiative aims to centralize and amplify the employment-related resources offered by many area libraries. Job seekers in Illinois' Lake and...
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Evanston Public Library Offers Two Series Events on Climate Change

Series #1 The Evanston Public Library's virtual "Climate Resilient Communities" series, launched in January, continues through April to examine the global and local impact of climate change. It aims to make the issue less abstract and more real for participants—bringing it home to them—a crucial...
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"All Aboard!" Membership Campaign - Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services (ABOS)

As the 2021 President of the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services (ABOS), I am beyond excited to announce the NEW 2021 ABOS "All Aboard!" Membership Campaign! Check out the Facebook "LIVE" announcement on Monday, February 15!!! https://fb.watch/3GegryEMcm/ What is the "All Aboard!"...
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Fines Waived for Students

Evergreen Park Public Library activates library cards and waives fines to assist Evergreen Park Community High School students as they navigate through new and sometimes challenging learning environments. Public Services Coordinator Ana Gomez partnered with Media Specialist Dr. Tina Ward to remove...
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Bartlett Library to Resume Normal Operating Hours

On Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, the Bartlett Public Library District Board of Trustees voted in favor of lifting the temporary hours and resuming normal operating hours starting on March 1, 2021. Should circumstances change, the Board can evaluate the schedule during a regular Board Meeting or they can...

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