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Sycamore Public Library windows will be restored

SYCAMORE – The Sycamore Public Library will undergo almost $70,000 in repairs to its 113-year-old windows inside of the building's Carnegie section after Sycamore City Council approved a bid from a Chicago-based company at its meeting Monday. City Council voted 5-0 vote to award a bid to Restoric...
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Grant launches library event series celebrating immigrant experiences

How do immigrants change America? And how does America change immigrants? These are the questions behind a new program series at Vernon Area Public Library. The north suburban Chicago library has been awarded a grant by the Amherst, Massachusetts–based Yiddish Book Center to launch "Coming to...
Librarian Anne Baker Taylor trained at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts, to bring that organization’s “Coming to America” series to Vernon Area Public Library in Lincolnshire.
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LACONI TSS: Cataloging Boot Camp, Part I: Books

If you are a new copy cataloger or need a little refresher, then this workshop is for you! A workshop in cataloging books, this program will focus on the nuts and bolts of cataloging print materials in MARC following RDA guidelines, as well as an in-depth discussion of MARC tags and subfields for...
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Bartlett Family Loves Library’s Screen-Free Play Area

Tracy Kasten and her family moved to Bartlett just a little over three years ago in order to be near family; they really love the small town feel of Bartlett, and the fact that they're putting down their roots. With twins Marie (5) and George (5) Kasten, Tracy and her husband are busy going out and...
News from RAILS

Applications Now Open for RAILS My Library Is... Grant

The RAILS My Library Is... Grant program provides an opportunity for libraries to focus on projects that help tell the library story and that increase visibility and support for all types of libraries. Libraries, working alone or with partner organizations, can apply for up to $5,000. RAILS is...
My Library Is... Campaign
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Deerfield Public Library Podcast: Author Rosellen Brown

On this month's episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we are very happy to share a conversation with acclaimed author Rosellen Brown . In part 1 of the interview, Brown and host Dylan Zavagno discuss themes that run through Brown's whole career, and how she uses form to approach...
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Chuck Jones™ Season of Creativity Exhibit at Gail Borden Public Library

Try art and science hands-on activities with Looney Tunes™ characters. Learn about animation, visit Marvin the Martian's space ship and Duck Dodgers Multi-Plane Photo Op. Discover the animation of Oscar® winning director Chuck Jones, creator of Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote and Marvin Martian along...
Bugs Bunny and Marvin Martian
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Do you love the library? Would you like to give back to the community? Do you have skills or experience in technology, finance, budgeting, or marketing/PR? Consider serving on the Mount Prospect Public Library Board of Trustees. We are accepting applications to fill a vacant Board position and we...