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Explore More Illinois New Travel Video - Rockford, IL

Rockford has some of the most popular attractions in Explore More Illinois, RAILS' online cultural and recreational pass program for Illinois libraries. Share the first of our Explore More Illinois travel videos with your patrons! The video highlights attractions like Anderson Japanese Gardens,...
Library News

Vernon Area Library welcomes new Library Director

The Vernon Area Public Library District is pleased to announce that Anne Rasmussen, MLIS, will serve as its next library director beginning September 12, 2022. Rasmussen brings a strong track record of leadership, vision, inspiration and direction to the role. In her more than 20 years of service...
News from RAILS

Explore More Illinois Welcomes Cache Bayou Outfitters

Explore More Illinois, RAILS' online cultural and recreational pass program for Illinois libraries, welcomes its newest attraction, Cache Bayou Outfitters in Ullin, IL! Cache Bayou Outfitters is a nonprofit organization located in the Cache River Wetlands State Natural Area and Cypress Creek...
News from RAILS

Explore More Illinois Welcomes Gateway Grizzlies

Explore More Illinois, RAILS' online cultural and recreational pass program for Illinois libraries, welcomes its newest attraction, the Gateway Grizzlies! The Gateway Grizzlies are a professional baseball team based in the St. Louis suburb of Sauget, IL. They are a member of the West Division of...
News from RAILS

Explore More Illinois Welcomes Anderson Japanese Gardens

Explore More Illinois, RAILS' online cultural and recreational pass program for Illinois libraries, welcomes its newest attraction, Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford! Anderson Japanese Gardens is proud of its longstanding reputation as one of the highest quality Japanese gardens in North...
News from RAILS

Save the Date for the September 29 Member Update

Hear the latest RAILS news and share your library news at the next RAILS Member Update on Thursday, September 29 from 10 a.m. to noon. Deirdre Brennan, RAILS Executive Director, will host the meeting in person at the RAILS Coal Valley service center. There will be a light lunch provided for Coal...
Library News

The Shorewood-Troy Library has won an award from ILA!

I would like to announce that the Illinois Library Association has named the Shorewood-Troy Library as the 2022 Readers' Advisory Service Award winner! This award recognizes excellence in the connection of materials to readers. The Shorewood-Troy Library staff is doing an AWARD WINNING job of...
News from RAILS

RAILS and RAILS Staff Win 2022 ILA Awards

The ILA Awards Committee announced the recipients for this year's ILA Awards and RAILS is honored to receive the Robert R. McClarren Legislative Development Award! This award is presented annually to a worthy recipient from the Illinois library community—librarian, trustee, legislator, or library—...
Library News

Fox River Grove Public Library District Appoints Elaina Komala New Director

The Fox River Grove Public Library District Board of Trustees voted to appoint Elaina Komala, the library's Adult & Technical Services Manager and Interim Director, as the new permanent Library Director during a special meeting on July 5, 2022. Members of the library staff and Friends of the...

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