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Bartlett Family Loves Library’s Screen-Free Play Area

Tracy Kasten and her family moved to Bartlett just a little over three years ago in order to be near family; they really love the small town feel of Bartlett, and the fact that they're putting down their roots. With twins Marie (5) and George (5) Kasten, Tracy and her husband are busy going out and...
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Applications Now Open for RAILS My Library Is... Grant

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 all types of libraries. Libraries, working alone or with partner organizations, can apply for up to $5,000. RAILS is...
My Library Is... Campaign
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Deerfield Public Library Podcast: Author Rosellen Brown

On this month's episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we are very happy to share a conversation with acclaimed author Rosellen Brown . In part 1 of the interview, Brown and host Dylan Zavagno discuss themes that run through Brown's whole career, and how she uses form to approach...
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Chuck Jones™ Season of Creativity Exhibit at Gail Borden Public Library

Try art and science hands-on activities with Looney Tunes™ characters. Learn about animation, visit Marvin the Martian's space ship and Duck Dodgers Multi-Plane Photo Op. Discover the animation of Oscar® winning director Chuck Jones, creator of Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote and Marvin Martian along...
Bugs Bunny and Marvin Martian
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Do you love the library? Would you like to give back to the community? Do you have skills or experience in technology, finance, budgeting, or marketing/PR? Consider serving on the Mount Prospect Public Library Board of Trustees. We are accepting applications to fill a vacant Board position and we...
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Roselle Public Library District Debuts Short Story Dispenser

The Roselle Public Library District debuted its recently acquired short story dispenser for use by Roselle residents and library users on Monday, February 10th. Visitors can find the machine located on the first floor, across from the front desk and are able to print stories written for children,...
short story dispenser full photo
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North Aurora Library and Library Administrator Davis Receive Lions Club Fellowship Award.

Messenger Library of North Aurora and Administrator Kevin Davis were recipient of the Lions Club of Illinois Foundation Fellowship Award. The Award was presented to Davis during the Annual Lions Club Award Dinner held on January 28th at Riverside Banquets in Batavia. The Lions presented the award...
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Bartlett Family Loves Attending Library Programs

Sarah Fuchs has been a resident of Bartlett for 31 years. It's where she grew up, where she met her husband, and where they raised their family. Part of the reason why she and her family love Bartlett so much also has to do with the Bartlett Public Library District. "The library provides enrichment...