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2023 Illinois State Library Annual Certification

In compliance with Illinois statutes and administrative rules [23 Ill. Adm. Code 3030.200] , annual certification is required of ALL library system members in order to retain system membership and eligibility for grants administered by the Illinois State Library. Examples of Illinois State Library...
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RAILS Wants Your Library Stories to Share with Elected Officials

RAILS is looking for stories that demonstrate the value of all types and sizes of libraries that we can share with elected officials and other stakeholders to help demonstrate the need for continued/additional library funding. All libraries are invited to contribute stories in one of three ways:...
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New Video: Elders of the Internet

Just in time for Library Lovers Day, actor Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation, Making It, Good Omens) stars in our latest video, created by Chicago marketing firm Imagination. Please share it widely with your colleagues, library users, and social media followers. The Wizard of the World Wide Web...
Nick Offerman, in costume as the Wizard of the World Wide Web
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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 Spotlights Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art

Explore More Illinois, RAILS' online cultural and recreational pass program for Illinois libraries, spotlights attraction, Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art in Oak Brook! The Lizzadro Museum displays gemstone treasures, antiques to modern, with a blending of earth science exhibits. Lizzadro Museum of...
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Explore More Illinois Spotlights Illinois Holocaust Museum

Explore More Illinois, RAILS' online cultural and recreational pass program for Illinois libraries, spotlights attraction, Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie! Since the opening, Illinois Holocaust Museum has focused on one clear mission: To use the history and lessons of the Holocaust to transform...
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RAILS Minute - January 17, 2023

In our first video of 2023, Monica Harris and Dan Bostrom discuss our school data project, collaborative partnerships, and our exciting plans for the new year. Have a question or topic suggestion? Comment it below or send an email to communications@railslibraries.info .
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Explore More Illinois Spotlights Discovery Center Museum

Explore More Illinois Spotlights Discovery Center Museum Explore More Illinois, RAILS' online cultural and recreational pass program for Illinois libraries, spotlights attraction, Discovery Center Museum in Rockford! Discovery Center Museum is a hands-on children's science museum with more than 300...

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