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News from RAILS

RAILS Welcomes Kewanee Life Skills Re-Entry Center

Please join RAILS in welcoming our newest member, Kewanee Life Skills Re-Entry Center Library . The Kewanee Life Skills Re-Entry Center is an Illinois Department of Corrections facility. The main objective of the center is to "build valuable life skills and prepare offenders for reentry into...
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News from RAILS

RAILS Invites Libraries to Participate in the #CollectionChallenge

RAILS is inviting libraries to participate in a new social media challenge to share unique items in their collections. The #CollectionChallenge is a series of prompts intended to get libraries having fun and competing. Using Twitter and Instagram, libraries can share photos/videos of their items...
Library News

Gordon Fellows and Kris Hammerstrand Retire from CARLI

Help us celebrate Gordon Fellows and Kris Hammerstrand as they retire from CARLI and thank them for their 70+ years of combined service to Illinois libraries! Gordon Fellows, Assistant Director System Services and Kristine Hammerstrand, Director User Services, will be retiring soon. Kris will...
Library News

Princeton Public Library celebrating National Library Week all month

The Princeton Public Library will be celebrating National Library Week all month. We are taking this opportunity to remind the public of all of the great services we offer. The library is stepping up its marketing efforts by publicizing our message on billboards, in the newspapers and at the Apollo...
Library News

Naperville Public Library unveils new branding to kick off National Library Week

Naperville Public Library unveiled a new logo and refreshed branding at each of its three locations Monday morning. The launch of the new brand coincides with National Library Week, a nationwide celebration of libraries and all they offer to the communities they serve. "Our rebranding project set...
News from RAILS

Join the RAILS Board!

RAILS invites nominations for the following positions on our board: Two at-large representatives (to be filled by individuals representing any type of RAILS library – academic, public, school, or specialized) Two people currently serving on the library board of trustees of a RAILS public library...