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RAILS Tournament of Polls: Summer Vacation Reads

RAILS is excited to announce our first tournament of polls: summer vacations reads! We've created a bracket (see attached) and each day on Facebook we'll be running two polls. Thank you to everyone who submitted title suggestions. Below is a voting schedule. Make your voice heard. Voting started...
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Two Weeks Left to Apply for a RAILS My Library Is Grant

Libraries have two weeks left to apply for a My Library Is… Grant ! This program provides an opportunity for libraries to focus on projects that help tell the library story and that increase visibility and support. Libraries - working alone or with partner organizations - can apply for up to $5,000...
My Library Is... Campaign.
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My Library Is... Grant Deadline Extended to May 22

Applications for the Spring 2020 funding cycle of the My Library Is... grant have been extended to Friday, May 22, 2020 . The RAILS My Library Is... Grant program provides an opportunity for libraries to focus on projects that help tell the library story and that increase visibility and support for...
My Library Is.. Campaign.
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RAILS CE Archives: Over 150 Training Opportunities for Staff

RAILS would like to remind members of our vast array of free, recorded webinars and workshops available through the RAILS CE Archives. At a time when many libraries may require staff to work from home for the foreseeable future, engaging in staff learning may be an excellent option for...
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RAILS Receives an Additional $50,000 to Expand Census Work​

The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) granted RAILS an additional $50,000 to provide census promotional materials and technology to public libraries beyond the collar counties. This allows us to expand our outreach to other hard-to-count or traditionally undercounted populations in the...
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Applications Now Open for RAILS My Library Is... Grant

The RAILS My Library Is... Grant program provides an opportunity for libraries to focus on projects that help tell the library story and that increase visibility and support for all types of libraries. Libraries, working alone or with partner organizations, can apply for up to $5,000. RAILS is...
My Library Is... Campaign

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