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Galena Library Sponsors Community Pride Picnic

We are very excited to announce Galena's 2nd Annual Pride Picnic in Grant Park on June 11th, 2022 from noon-5pm. The event will be organized and run solely by volunteers and the Galena Public Library District, a local non-profit organization. The City of Galena continues to evolve as a safe space...
Picnic goers enjoy the first ever Galena Pride Picnic in 2021!
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2022-2023 Illinois Libraries Present Membership Enrollment Now Open!

Illinois Libraries Present is almost done with our pilot and is launching our first full season. Thank you to the 192 libraries that participated in the pilot. We look forward to continuing this partnership in our first full season. To those that missed the pilot, we hope to see you as members in...
Marlee Matlin picture with I'll Screm Later book cover and Wednesday, September 14 at 7pm
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La Grange Public Library Receives $25,000 Experiential Learning Grant

The La Grange Public Library is excited to announce the receipt of a $25,000 experiential learning grant used for the purchase of a mobile kitchen unit, 11 sewing machines, 11 ukuleles and a Meeting OWL Pro, a 360-degree conferencing camera. The new equipment will be used to create interactive...
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Retirement Reception for Director Kathryn I. Martens Set for May 15

The Crystal Lake Public Library Board and staff invite the RAILS community to a farewell reception honoring retiring Library Director Kathryn I. Martens. The reception will be held from 2-4 pm Sunday, May 15 at Crystal Lake Public Library, 126 Paddock St., Crystal Lake. Martens is retiring after...
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Gordon Fellows and Kris Hammerstrand Retire from CARLI

Help us celebrate Gordon Fellows and Kris Hammerstrand as they retire from CARLI and thank them for their 70+ years of combined service to Illinois libraries! Gordon Fellows, Assistant Director System Services and Kristine Hammerstrand, Director User Services, will be retiring soon. Kris will...
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Princeton Public Library celebrating National Library Week all month

The Princeton Public Library will be celebrating National Library Week all month. We are taking this opportunity to remind the public of all of the great services we offer. The library is stepping up its marketing efforts by publicizing our message on billboards, in the newspapers and at the Apollo...
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Naperville Public Library unveils new branding to kick off National Library Week

Naperville Public Library unveiled a new logo and refreshed branding at each of its three locations Monday morning. The launch of the new brand coincides with National Library Week, a nationwide celebration of libraries and all they offer to the communities they serve. "Our rebranding project set...
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Wood Dale Public Library District to Receive $250,000 Grant

Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi has announced that the Wood Dale Public Library District is to receive a Community Funding Grant in the amount of $250,000. The funds will be used to furnish and equip a new Early Learning Center in the library. Representative Krishnamoorthi will visit the library in...
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Rebecca Crown Library 50th Anniversary - Dominican University

On Tuesday, April 11, 1972, the Rebecca Crown Library at Dominican University officially opened. Often referred to as "the heart of campus," the Rebecca Crown Library has undergone many changes since 1972, such as moving the library school from the lower level to the third floor and the recent...
Construction Photo Rebecca Crown Library

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