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Brookfield Library Construction Project Starts

The Brookfield Library, via its general contractor IHC Construction, will begin work on the new Linda Sokol Francis Brookfield Library on Monday, April 13 with site preparation. At that time, silt fencing and erosion control measures begin, with the delivery of a jobsite trailer, installation of a...
Two women standing in front of orange and white construction barrier
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Offering Online Library Programs While Building Remains Closed

​While the building remains closed at least through the end of April, the staff at the Bartlett Public Library District are getting creative with program offerings via online platforms. Here is a current schedule of online programs: -Sundays at 2:00 p.m.: Sing-Along Video (View these on the Library...
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Bartlett Public Library District to Host Special Board Meeting

As the Bartlett Public Library District navigates through this unprecedented time, with an abundance of caution to protect the community and limit the spread of COVID-19, The Bartlett Public Library District Board of Trustees is holding a virtual meeting via Zoom at 7:00 p.m. to perform essential...
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Citizenship Overview and Current News

Tuesday, April 7 from 10:30 a.m. to noon This live webinar, presented by USCIS Community Relations Officer Maria Rodriguez, will start off with an overview of the naturalization process as a stepping off point, then will discuss updates on what is happening now, such as how Covid-19 is affecting...
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Increasing Online Options at the Bartlett Public Library District

Since the Bartlett Public Library District has closed its doors as a preventative measure in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, staff members have been hard at work to make sure more resources are available for patrons to access from their homes. Below are the various changes to BPLD's online...
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Filling Out Your 2020 Census Online - video from Princeton Public Library

Princeton Public Library director Julie Wayland talks through filling out her online census form - quick and easy! This was posted on the Princeton Public Library website ( and on our library Facebook page.
News from RAILS

My Library Is... Grant Deadline Extended to May 22

Applications for the Spring 2020 funding cycle of the My Library Is... grant have been extended to Friday, May 22, 2020 . 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...
My Library Is.. Campaign.