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Free Educational Resources

Many free online educational resources are available to support student learning. This includes otherwise paid resources which have been available at no cost during the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is a list of some notable resources: Beanstalk : Educational materials focused on pre-school aged youth...
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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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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...
U.S. Capitol

Public Library Nonresident Card Participation

The board of each public library in RAILS is required by Illinois law to decide annually whether your library will participate in the state's nonresident fee program, and to inform us about the board's action within 30 days. Nothing in the statute or administrative rules requires a public library to participate in the nonresident library card reciprocal borrowing program of a regional library system.

Youth Services Desk Assistant

Part Time
Public Library
The Forest Park Public Library is currently accepting applications to fill the Youth Services Youth Services Desk Assistant position. We are looking for someone who wants to be part of a creative, collaborative team committed to supporting literacy and learning through a variety of engaging...
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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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