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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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Brookfield Library Begins Move to New Building

After years of planning and construction, Brookfield Public Library is entering the final stage of its building project. On Monday, June 14 the Library will begin its move into the new Linda Sokol Francis Brookfield Library at 3541 Park Avenue. The Library is expected to be closed four to six weeks...
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Naperville Public Library eliminates overdue fines

On June 1, Naperville Public Library joined hundreds of libraries across the country in eliminating overdue fines. By doing so, the library hopes to share their collection and services with more of the Naperville community, focusing on access and equity, and helping to ease financial hardship for...
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Orland Park Public Library Goes Fine Free June 1

The Orland Park Public Library is going Fine Free. Books, audiobooks, DVDs, Blu-Rays, Book Bundles, Magazines, Launch Pads, Puzzles, and Video Games will not incur a fine if they are not returned within the loan period. Certain materials would still be fined if not returned on time. Those items are...