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Friends of the Robert Rowe Library Used Book Sale

Stop by the Robert Rowe Library on Saturday, July 3 and Sunday, July 4th for our annual 4th of July Used Book Sale. We have fiction, non-fiction, young adult, children's and board books for sale. All items are only .25 cents each. Fill up those book shelves. All proceeds benefit the Robert Rowe...
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My Library Is ... Are You Ready for the #FundLibraries Challenge?

From the My Library Is ... Blog: RAILS is inviting all Illinois libraries to participate in a new social media challenge. Show your support for libraries and library advocacy by building something inspiring and posting it on social media. By acting collectively, we can bring more attention to the...
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My Library Is ... Facilitating a Home Delivery Program: Challenges and Rewards

From the My Library Is ... Blog: Due to an out of state move, The Lisle Library District is saying good-bye to our amazing Home Delivery Coordinator, Winona Patterson, who has run the program since 2015. LLD's Home Delivery program began in 1993 with two patrons and one volunteer and has grown over...
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My Library Is ... My Library Is…Finally Connected!

From the My Library Is ... Blog: Waynesville is a very small, very rural community. We have an American Legion and a post office. Our younger kids go to school eight miles away. For middle school and high school it's 17 miles away. But we do have… A LIBRARY! And now? Our library is the first non-...
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“Virtual Live – Author Kate Moore Discusses New Book with Illinois Connections”

On Saturday, June 26th, at 2:00 p.m. central , the LaSalle Public Library, in partnership with the Reddick Public Library District and Prairie Fox Books, will virtually host New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Kate Moore, when she discusses her new book, "The Woman They Could Not...
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My Library Is ... Subscribe to the My Library Is... Marketing Newsletter

From the My Library Is ... Blog: RAILS has a new tool for libraries to stay connected to the My Library Is... campaign. As part of the campaign, you can subscribe to receive a regular newsletter with links to blog posts, templates, and resources. Anyone who is interested in telling the story of the...
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Oak Park celebrates Juneteenth with library exhibit, storytime & more

Juneteenth is the June 19 holiday celebrating the end of slavery in the United States. Long celebrated by the African American community, it is now an official Village of Oak Park holiday , as well as an official Oak Park Public Library holiday . It's also on its way to becoming an Illinois state...
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My Library Is ... Bringing the Community Together with Peanut Butter & Jelly

From the My Library Is ... Blog: For the fifth consecutive summer, my library will serve as a summer meal location to provide free, healthy, boxed meals for children over the summer. We provide this service from the Dundee Library, our main location in East Dundee. The meals are distributed to all...

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