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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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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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