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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...
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Request for Proposals - RFID Automation System

Wilmette Public Library is seeking proposals for a turnkey Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) automation system consisting of hardware, software, shipping, installation, training, project management, ongoing maintenance, and enhancements. The RFID system, with an optional Automated Materials...
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Villa Park Public Library staff celebrate National Dog Day and the Dog Days of Summer!

Staff of the Villa Park Public Library gathered together to celebrate their puppy adoptions, foster puppies being adopted, and a special display with dog books celebrating National Dog Day and the Dog Days of Summer! Contact Kandice Krettler for more information: Email: Phone: (...

Sparks Podcast Episode 28: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Audio file: Video file: RAILS Executive Director Deirdre Brennan talks with Assistant Library Director Teri Campbell from Evanston Public Library, Preschool Outreach Librarian Emily Conradt from St. Charles Public Library District, and Community Engagement Manager Nancy Kim Phillips from Skokie...
Deirdre Brennan, Teri Campbell, Emily Conradt, and Nancy Kim Phillips.
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Deerfield Public Library Honored with John Cotton Dana Award

The Deerfield Public Library is the proud recipient of the American Library Association's prestigious John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award . The award recognizes " The Fight to Integrate Deerfield: 60 Year Reflection ," a months-long initiative exploring a significant period in Deerfield...
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Public Safety and Equity are the Lenses Driving Library Decisions

By Karen Danczak Lyons Seismic changes across the country have altered how the Evanston Public Library is making operations decisions. Importantly, our commitment to the current movement calling for systemic societal change accelerated three years ago when we commissioned an Equity, Diversity and...
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Schaumburg Library welcomes new Deputy Director

Schaumburg Township District Library is proud to welcome Jennifer Hunt as the Library's new Deputy Director. Jennifer Hunt comes to Schaumburg Township District Library from Lincolnwood Public Library District where she served as the Head of Information Services for five years, and recently as...