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Summer starts with a blast at Arlington Heights library’s Space Launch Party

Summer started with a blast for more than 300 people on Saturday afternoon with plenty of space-themed activities and a first look at the library's new Earth from Space exhibit. All of the fun was part of the library's Space Launch Party, which took place throughout the library and gave attendees...
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Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle Honors Cook County Libraries on June 26

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and the Cook County Commissioners invite Cook County public library staff to attend a Proclamation Presentation recognizing their efforts to encourage youth to participate in summer reading programs and activities. The presentation will be held on...
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Alsip-Merrionette Park Library celebrates in the Summer Reading Program 2019-" A Universe of Stories"

July 20 is the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing, as well as being part of the Summer Reading Program. In honor of these events the Alsip-Merrionette Park Library's staff created a beautiful piece of art which lights up and is installed at the Library's front entrance. The artwork was...
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Lake Villa District Library and Lake Villa School District 41 Form Intergovernmental Agreement

In an effort to improve and streamline access to educational resources for students and teachers, Lake Villa District Library and Lake Villa School District 41 have formed an intergovernmental agreement (IGA). Rachel Reinwald, LVDL's School Liaison/Youth Services Librarian, is the driving force...
Rachel Reinwald, School Liaison/Youth Services Librarian at Lake Villa District Library
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Chicago Botanic Garden’s Lenhardt Library receives conservation award

The Lenhardt Library of the Chicago Botanic Garden is the recipient of the Ross Merrill Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Preservation and Care of Collections. This award honors institutions in North America that have shown an exemplary and sustained commitment to conservation and collections...
Ross Merrill Award presented to the Lenhardt Library of the Chicago Botanic Garden
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Sycamore Library Mobile Computer Lab, Provided Through Community Partnership with Local Tech Company

Partnerships are essential to meeting community needs, stretching resources farther, and supporting a dynamic and engaging atmosphere. Sycamore Library and CMJ Technologies are proud to announce that they have partnered to bring library users a brand new laptop kit that will be making its...
Attached Picture: Sycamore Public Library Director, Monica Dombrowski (left)and Chad Jewett, Owner of CMJ Technologies(right).
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The Value of a Library Card

In a recent obituary of a local Lanark, IL resident it was shared that while attending college, she dropped her library card. It was found and returned by a young student, which is how they met. Who would have envisioned a 73 year marriage all because of a library card! They were both long lasting...