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The Next RAILS Member Update Is September 29

There is something for every level of staff at all types of libraries at the next RAILS Member Update! Hear the latest RAILS news and share your library news at the member update on Thursday, September 29 from 10 a.m. to noon. Deirdre Brennan, RAILS Executive Director, will host the meeting in...
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IMLS Funding: Continued Advocacy Efforts Required

House Appropriations Subcommittee Votes to Recommend Level Funding for FY2018 July 17, 2017 Since President Trump announced that he wanted to eliminate IMLS and federal funding for libraries in May, all of us have been communicating with our members of Congress about the value of libraries. Last...
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RAILS Annual Report

A review of RAILS' 2015 calendar year highlights is now available. You will also learn more about the programs/services that RAILS continues to offer all member libraries (academic, public, school, and special). A print version of the report is available as well. If you have any questions, contact...
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Explore More Illinois Welcomes DuPage Children’s Museum

Explore More Illinois, RAILS' online cultural and recreational pass program for Illinois libraries, welcomes its newest attraction, DuPage Children's Museum in Naperville! Spark curiosity, inspire creativity, and make new discoveries with a visit to DuPage Children's Museum. Explore, create, build...
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Explore More Illinois Welcomes Elgin Symphony Orchestra

Explore More Illinois, RAILS' online cultural and recreational pass program for Illinois libraries, welcomes its newest attraction, Elgin Symphony Orchestra in Elgin! Since its founding in 1950, the organization has developed a reputation for artistic excellence, innovative programming, and a deep...
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Explore More Illinois Welcomes Dillon Home Museum

Explore More Illinois, RAILS' online cultural and recreational pass program for Illinois libraries, welcomes its newest attraction, Dillon Home Museum in Sterling! Historical home of the Dillon Family, founders of Northwestern Steel & Wire Co. in Sterling. The Dillon Home Museum is a work of...
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Congratulations Chillicothe Public Library District Winner of Explore More Illinois' Attraction Contest!

Congratulations to Catherine Barnett and the Chillicothe Public Library District for winning the Explore More Illinois attractions contest! Explore More Illinois is an online cultural and recreational pass sponsored by RAILS. It is open to all Illinois public libraries. Catherine had three...
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