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Explore More Illinois Welcomes DuPage Children’s Museum

Explore More Illinois, RAILS' online cultural and recreational pass program for Illinois libraries, welcomes its newest attraction, DuPage Children's Museum in Naperville! Spark curiosity, inspire creativity, and make new discoveries with a visit to DuPage Children's Museum. Explore, create, build...
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Library News

Alpha Park Public Library Welcomes Its New Director

Alpha Park Public Library officially welcomed its new director, Amy Harris on Monday, August 29, 2022. Director Harris recently relocated to the Peoria area, and brings with her exemplary experience working in libraries across the United States, including in Colorado and Virginia. In Colorado,...
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Explore More Illinois Welcomes Elgin Symphony Orchestra

Explore More Illinois, RAILS' online cultural and recreational pass program for Illinois libraries, welcomes its newest attraction, Elgin Symphony Orchestra in Elgin! Since its founding in 1950, the organization has developed a reputation for artistic excellence, innovative programming, and a deep...
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Library News

Glenview Public Library to Host "A Conversation on Censorship"

On Tuesday, September 20, GPL will host "A Conversation on Censoship," an event to honor the American Library Association's Banned Books Week. Each year in September, the American Library Association (ALA) sponsors Banned Books Week (September 18-24, 2022) to spotlight current and historical...
Podcast

Sparks Podcast Episode 40: Career Online High School

RAILS Executive Director Deirdre Brennan talks with Lynn Stainbrook and Leon Smith of Rockford Public library, and Leila Heath of RAILS about Career Online High School, a nationally accredited online high school degree program. Lynn and Leon discuss the program's tremendous success at their library...
Leila Heath , Deirdre Brennan, Lynn Stainbrook, and Leon Smith.
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Explore More Illinois Welcomes Dillon Home Museum

Explore More Illinois, RAILS' online cultural and recreational pass program for Illinois libraries, welcomes its newest attraction, Dillon Home Museum in Sterling! Historical home of the Dillon Family, founders of Northwestern Steel & Wire Co. in Sterling. The Dillon Home Museum is a work of...
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Continuing Education Opportunity

JJC LTA Online Open House

On Thursday, October 13 at 7:00 p.m., join your professors and advisor online via Zoom to learn more about the Library Technical Assistant (LTA) Certificate Program at Joliet Junior College (JJC). Register here: https://libcal.jjc.edu/calendar/libraryevents/LTA The LTA Certificate Program at JJC...
Photo of student in stacks. Register at https://libcal.jjc.edu/calendar/libraryevents/lta
Library News

Library to Host Community Black Lives Matter Exhibit

(Orland Park) – Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave., will host an exhibit by Orland Park residents to archive the Orland Park Black Lives Matter/ 8 Can't Wait protest that took place on June 12, 2020 in Orland Park. An opening reception will be held on Friday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. at the...
Photo credit Naomi Fortino Hill. Protester holds sign that reads Black Lives Matter.
News from RAILS

Find More Illinois Is Easy to Use

In this second video from Find More Illinois, library staff members talk about the ease of use of the Find More Illinois software. They also share how it saves them time and why they love it. This is just one more service from RAILS that helps bring member libraries together to enhance patron...
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Congratulations Chillicothe Public Library District Winner of Explore More Illinois' Attraction Contest!

Congratulations to Catherine Barnett and the Chillicothe Public Library District for winning the Explore More Illinois attractions contest! Explore More Illinois is an online cultural and recreational pass sponsored by RAILS. It is open to all Illinois public libraries. Catherine had three...
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