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My Library Is ... Gingerbread House Decorating Days at The Henderson County Public Library District

From the My Library Is ... Blog: This year we celebrated 20 years of building and decorating gingerbread houses at the Henderson County Public Library District!! Back in 2000 the library director (I was the assistant library director in 2000) attended a class at Fondulac PLD to learn how to build a...
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The Kane County Law Library provides new services during the pandemic

Even if you're going to Kane County Court alone, you don't have to feel alone by using these new resources As the 16th Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Clint Hull extended his general order on using remote court services for most Kane County Courts until February 28, 2021, the Kane County Law Library...
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Orland Park Public Library Renovation Project is Complete

Listen! There's no more hammering, drilling, or painting! The Orland Park Public Library renovation project is complete, on time and on budget. Although the pandemic has changed our daily lives, the Orland Park Public Library has remained open in order to serve our patrons and community in a safe...
Orland Park Public Library's Teen Loft is shown from the entry way.
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My Library Is ... Reaching Patrons While the Doors Are Closed

From the My Library Is ... Blog: When the Glenview Public Library first shut its doors back in March, we found ourselves scrambling to help our patrons. As time went on, we started adapting to change and coming up with new ways to serve our community, and as winter approached and COVID-19 cases...
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Oak Lawn Public Library Hires New Director

The Oak Lawn Public Library is pleased to announce the hiring of a new Director, Carol Williams . Carol will begin on Monday, January 11, 2021. She currently works as Assistant Director at the Hammond Public Library in Hammond, Indiana. Carol has worked at the Hammond Public Library for 17 years in...
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Stamped Book Discussion with Dr. Tracy Crump The Gift of Carl Foundation has donated $750 to underwrite Stamped Book Discussion with Dr. Tracy Crump, Feb 25, 2021 at 6:30 pm. The Evergreen Park Public Library intends to provide a safe space for teens and young adults to discuss how racism impacts...
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Vendor Privacy Policy Pilot Project for RAILS Public Libraries

The Vendor Privacy Policy web page is now available for RAILS public libraries to access. This resource was developed in response to feedback from Electronic Subscription Managers Network Group (ESLUM) networking group members. The page contains links to privacy policies for third-party vendors who...