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Congrats! Glen Ellyn Community Surpasses Read to Build Goals!

What a finish! Thanks to this community of readers, the Friends of the Glen Ellyn Public Library and the Glen Ellyn Library Foundation will each donate $1000 to DuPage Habitat for Humanity to help purchase new appliances for a family in need. This is the fourth year the library has asked the...
Photo of various appliances.
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Libraries for Peace Website

MORTENSON CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL LIBRARY PROGRAMS LAUNCHES LIBRARIES FOR PEACE WEBSITE Urbana, Illinois—The Mortenson Center for International Library Programs within the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has created and launched a website as part of its...
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PULITZER PRIZE AUTHOR ELIZABETH STROUT TALKS LITERATURE AND READING AT ASHTON PLACE IN WILLOWBROOK

Eleven area libraries have partnered together to host Pulitzer Prize winning author Elizabeth Strout Saturday, September 24 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Ashton Place in Willowbrook, Illinois. Elizabeth Strout, author of Olive Kitteridge and The Burgess Boys , talks literature, reading and her...
Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout
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Vernon Library board member named statewide ‘Trustee of the Year’

Lincolnshire, Ill. — August 11, 2016 — The Illinois Library Association has named Jay Kasten, board president at Vernon Area Public Library in Lincolnshire, 2016 Trustee of the Year. Kasten will receive the award, along with co-winner Mary Jo Akeman of Six Mile Regional Library District in Granite...
Jay Kasten, Vernon Area Library (Lincolnshire) board president.
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Downers Grove Librarian Sharon Hrycewicz Recognized by ILA

Well known (and loved!) children's librarian Sharon Hrycewicz was recently awarded the 2016 Davis Cup Award by the Illinois Library Association (ILA) Youth Services Forum. The annual Davis Cup Award honors Marion Davis and her service to children at the Des Plaines Public Library and beyond. Davis...
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DGPL Announces: New Director Julie Milavec Joins Staff

After a national search, the Downers Grove Public Library Board of Trustees recently announced the appointment of Julie M. Milavec as Library Director. As Director, Milavec is responsible for creating and carrying out a plan that provides 21st century library services, replenishes capital funds,...
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Ted Bodewes to be New Director at Thomas Ford Memorial Library

"The Thomas Ford Memorial Library Board is pleased to announce that Ted Bodewes has accepted the position of Director of Thomas Ford," stated Amanda Smith, Board President. She noted that, "Under the guidance of Anne Kozak, the Library Board of Trustees approached the hiring process with careful...
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Messenger N. Aurora Library Featured on FVTV Program

The Messenger Public Library of North Aurora Illinois (messengerpl.org) was featured on the Fox Valley TV (FVTV) program "Fox Valley in Focus" that is produced at their studios at the Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove, Illinois. Messenger's Administrator Kevin Davis was interviewed by the...
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Messenger Library West Wing Renovation Project Slate to Begin Fall 2016

The Messenger Public Library Board of Trustees on Friday July 22nd announced plans to undertake the interior renovation of the west wing of the library building at 113 Oak St. in North Aurora. The Board and Staff began discussions and planning for this project in the spring of 2013. The west wing...

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