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Oak Park appoints Lori Pulliam as interim director

The Oak Park Public Library Board of Trustees has appointed Lori Pulliam, the library's current Director of Public Services and Programs, as the library's interim executive director. Pulliam steps into the library's top leadership role most recently held by David J. Seleb, who retired after his 30-...
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Celebrating 150 Years of Free Public Libraries in lllinois!

As part of our 150th anniversary celebration as a free public library in 2022, we worked with the Quad City Times and Dispatch-Argus to place a guest editorial about the importance of March 7, 1872 in public library history. Your can find the article on the March 3, 2022 opinion page of the Quad...
Commemorative library card for RIPL 150th year celebration
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"Respect the Mic" at Oak Park library March 10

On Thursday, March 10, at 7 pm, the Oak Park Public Library will host a celebration of 20 years of poetry from students and alumni of Oak Park and River Forest High School's Spoken Word Club . Join us for author readings that are 'electric and expansive' English and Spoken Word Club Teacher Peter...
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Blue Island Public Library awarded ARPA Humanities for Libraries Funding

BLUE ISLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY SELECTED FOR COMPETITIVE FEDERAL HUMANITIES GRANT $10,000 Grant Will Help the Library Recover from the Coronavirus Pandemic Blue Island, IL — Blue Island Public Library has been selected as one of 200 libraries nationwide for the American Library Association's American...
ARP GRANT RECIPIENT
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Latonia Jackson is Oak Park's new Manager of Teen Services

Latonia Jackson is the Oak Park Public Library's new Manager of Teen Services. Before joining the library in January, Latonia spent over 20 years working at Oak Park and River Forest High School, most recently as Outreach Coordinator. She has extensive work and volunteer experience serving teens...
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Crete Public Library District Names David Sieffert New Director

After a nationwide search, the Board of Trustees of the Crete Public Library District voted to hire David Sieffert as Executive Director during their January board meeting to replace former director Susan Dienes, who retired at the end of 2021. Dienes came to Crete in 2015 and worked to make the...
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Getting Addison Back to Work Series Returning to Addison Public Library in February

After winning a grant from the Illinois State Library in 2021, the Addison Public Library will use the grant to bring back its Getting Addison Back to Work program, a series of free workshops for job seekers that will take place in February and March 2022. Getting Addison Back to Work originally...
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Green Hills Library Digitizes Local History Archive

Sixty years ago, residents of Hickory Hills and Palos Hills were discussing creating libraries to serve their communities, and it soon became clear that the best way to support this goal was to go at it together. On December 8, 1962, GHPLD was officially formed, and in 2022, the Green Hills Public...
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Joliet Public Library Announces James R. Johnston Meeting Rooms Pavilion at Black Road Branch

JOLIET- The Joliet Public Library Board of Trustees recently announced the three large meeting rooms at the Black Road Branch will be named after former Executive Director, James (Jim) R. Johnston. The Board also passed a new Naming Rights Policy to recognize those who have supported the Library...
James R. Johnston Meeting Rooms Pavilion

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