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New Deputy Director at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library

The Arlington Heights Memorial Library (AHML) is pleased to welcome Dana Revilla as the library's new deputy director. Revilla comes to AHML from Chicago Public Library where she most recently served as the District Chief for the Northeast Region, overseeing 13 locations and over 120 staff. With...
News from RAILS

Explore More Illinois Welcomes Joliet Slammers

Explore More Illinois, RAILS' online cultural and recreational pass program for Illinois libraries, welcomes its newest attraction, Joliet Slammers in Joliet! The Joliet Slammers are a professional minor league baseball team that plays in downtown Joliet, Illinois, just 40 minutes southwest of...
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News from RAILS

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...
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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...

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