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All RAILS Public Libraries Asked to Complete Unserved Survey

RAILS members often express concern about the more than one million people in Illinois who do not have access to public library service. RAILS wants to do what we can to help with this issue. As a first step, we want to make sure we have accurate information on the scope of the unserved issue in...

Preschool Partnerships

Preschool Partnerships is a networking group for library staff who provide services, programs and outreach to preschools and childcare centers. We meet 4 times a year at different libraries, primarily in the Northern Suburbs. Each meeting includes discussion of a special topic, time to share questions/current successes or challenges, and a tour of the host library. Past meeting topics include:

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RAILS Selects Four Projects for Partnership Grants

The Reaching Across Illinois Libraries System (RAILS) announced that four projects have been selected to receive RAILS Partnership Grants. These grants encourage member libraries to work with external partners on innovative programs and services. The four projects that were awarded: McHenry County...

Heart of Illinois Library Marketing Group

The Heart of Illinois Library Marketing Group serves as a way to connect regional library staff who facilitate communications and marketing for their public libraries. Anyone who handles related responsibilities for their library is welcome to join. The purpose of the group is to provide opportunities for networking, problem solving, and resource sharing related to library marketing. The group meets quarterly at different member library locations to discuss relevant issues and trends, best practices, and communication tools.

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