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Web Accessibility: VPAT Project for RAILS Public Libraries

The Web Accessibility: Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) web page is now available for RAILS public libraries to access. The information on this web page will help libraries understand web accessibility and how to vet resources. Digital technology accessibility is essential when...
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September 11, Remembrance

Please stop by to checkout our display in honor of the 20th Anniversary of September 11. We have several books available for checkout. We also have a exciting in person program scheduled for Friday, September 24, 2021 at 6:30 pm " A Day We Will Always Remember: Sept 11, 2011" presented by historian...
September 11 display
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My Library Is ... Making the Most of August at the Library

From the My Library Is ... Blog: I have a love/hate relationship with August. I hate August because it sometimes feels useless. August is long and hot and dreary. Summer reading is wrapping up or is over already, but it is too soon to start thinking about next year. Patrons seem to be far too...
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2021 STBF Semi-Finalists Announced for Three Contests

The votes are in! The Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author Project (STBF) and De la Página a la Fama are pleased to announce the semi-finalists for the 2021 contests for adult fiction, young adult fiction, and NEW this year, the Spanish language contest. Congratulations to all the authors! Thank you...
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My Library Is ... Sparks Podcast Episode 33: Durand CUSD #322

From the My Library Is ... Blog: What happens when you realize that your community is unaware that they have access to a library? You apply for a My Library Is... grant and use those funds to create awareness that the public library is combined with the school library! Read full post at: https://...
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My Library Is ... Highwood Public Library Wins National Medal: Sparks Podcast

From the My Library Is ... Blog: Carmen Patlan, Executive Director of Highwood Public Library , shares her story in this podcast about how her small library with a tiny budget is an important resource for the community. Carmen felt the library wasn't being responsive to the needs of the community,...
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My Library Is ... My Library Is…Increasing the Visibility of Local Government and Policy Expertise

From the My Library Is ... Blog: Northern Illinois University ( NIU ) is home to several programs designed to facilitate meaningful collaborations that address state and regional challenges, promote growth, manage change, and build stronger communities. Read full post at: https://www.mylibraryis...
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My Library Is ... #FundLibraries Challenge Update!

From the My Library Is ... Blog: Thank you to all of the libraries that have already participated in the #FundLibraries Challenge ! We've seen some incredible creations from libraries who want everyone to know how they make a difference in their community. Who knew you could make such wonderful...