Library News

Library News

IMLS Grant Award to EPL Will Help Serve Evanston’s Unemployed

The Evanston Public Library (EPL) is the proud recipient of a $149,023 IMLS CARES Act Grant. The grant, one of 68 awarded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services, from more than 1700 applications, will fund specific EPL services directed towards those experiencing unemployment. The Chicago...
Library News

New Brookfield library starting to take shape

'Topping off' ceremony marks fifth month since construction began Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 12:35 PM By Bob Uphues, Editor Five months into the construction of a new library at 3541 Park Ave., Brookfield Public Library...
Brookfield families sign steel beam
Library News

Mini Market and Outdoor Movie Draw Dozens to Chillicothe Public Library

Chillicothe, IL— On Monday afternoon, September 21, it was bustling in Chillicothe Public Library's parking lot, which had been converted to an outdoor market and movie theater. The mini farmers market, running from 4:15-6:15 p.m., featured local veggies, baked goods, handicrafts, honey, maple...
Market vendors and shoppers
Library News

Barrington Area Library Says Farewell to Overdue Fines

The Barrington Area Library is pleased to announce that it will no longer charge overdue fines. The Library announced this good news to the community on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. In keeping with its mission goal of creating convenient and comfortable environments, BALibrary is seeking to...
Bright yellow background with orange quotation marks, black all caps text reading Farewell to overdue fines! Black logo for Barrington Area Library
Library News

The Check Out Podcast Features Librarian Miguel Ruiz

Miguel Ruiz is the latest guest on The Check Out podcast of Evanston Public Library! He's the extroverted, enthusiastic, community organizer oriented librarian in charge of the brand new Robert Crown Library Branch in Evanston In this episode, Miguel and host Jill Schacter discuss what it's like to...
Miguel Ruiz, Evanston Public Library
Library News

Joliet Public Library Student Library Cards Available to Joliet Area Students

JOLIET- The Joliet Public Library has partnered with Joliet Public Schools District 86 and Joliet Township High School District 204 to make library cards available to all Joliet area public school students at no extra cost to the household. This initiative was made possible by the passing of House...
Student Library Cards Available Now to Joliet Area Students
Library News

Career and Job Search Assistance at Evergreen Park Public Library

Evergreen Park Public Library is providing robust career and job search assistance that includes JobNow online job coaching, personal resume reviews, and complimentary professional headshots. Through a grant from the Best Buy Foundation, job seekers who have an Evergreen Park library card can log...
Library News

Fondulac District Library Eliminates Overdue Fines

September is national Library Card Sign-Up Month, and FDL is excited to celebrate by announcing we are now officially FINE FREE! The Board of Trustees has revised library policies to stop the assessment of overdue fines for items checked out at FDL and approved clearing all outstanding overdue...


Subscribe to RSS - Library News