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Oak Park partners ‘to develop young minds’ during COVID-19

While so much has changed this year, the Oak Park Public Library's priority to support early childhood learning remains strong. "We work with educators, children, and caregivers to develop young minds," says Early Childhood Community Engagement Specialist Jenny Jackson. "We set a foundation in...
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Meet Author Claire Lombardo virtually on October 11

Each fall we gather to celebrate and recognize former head librarian Barbara Ballinger and her many years of dedicated service to the library and to Oak Park. This annual event is sponsored by the Friends of the Oak Park Public Library . Register now for the October 11 virtual event: Claire...
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Reappointment of Cox helps self-represented litigants in the 16th Judicial Circuit

Kane County Law Library Director, Halle Cox, receives a $19,500 grant, renews the appointments of a Self-Represented Litigant Coordinator and an Illinois JusticeCorps Fellowship ST. CHARLES, IL – Halle Cox, Director of the Kane County Law Library & Self Help Legal Center has been reappointed...
Halle Cox, Kane County Law Library Director, was reappointed as a Self-represented Litigant Coordinator and received a $19,500 grant for the 16th Judicial Circuit.
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Technology Opens Windows to Library and the Pandemic World

by Joshua Perry, Medill 2023, Evanston Public Library Summer Volunteer Luke Thompson is used to working the technology desk at the Evanston Public Library (EPL). He described it as being a bartender, a social worker, and a therapist all at once. But now, working through the COVID-19 pandemic, he...
Miguel Ruiz, Supervising Librarian, Robert Crown Library Branch, Evanston Public Library
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Nominating Petitions Available at Bartlett Public Library District

For Immediate Release 09/02/2020 Karolyn Nance, Director Bartlett Public Library District 800 S. Bartlett Rd. Bartlett, IL 60103 630.213.5001 Nominating Petitions Available Anyone wishing to run for the office of Library Trustee of the Bartlett Public Library District in...
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Now virtual, English conversation program ‘has really blossomed’

"I live alone, and so I don't have anyone to talk to. I feel great that today I had a chance to meet others virtually, and I learned many new words in English." -Participant in Oak Park Public Library's English Language Conversation program A place to practice their English Before the pandemic,...
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Kane County libraries make late plea for COVID-19 relief funds

Daily Herald -- Public libraries in Kane County may see up to $250,000 in federal COVID-19 relief funds dog-eared for them to address costs incurred to open to the public. But library administrators will have to act fast to access the funds. Leaders from two of Kane County's largest public...