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Gail Borden Public Library at 270 N. Grove closed branches remain open

Due to a power outage, the main Gail Borden Public Library at 270 N. Grove in Elgin will be closed for the remainder of the day on Wednesday, March 8. The branches remain open. The Rakow Branch is open until 8 pm and the South Elgin Branch is open until 7 pm.
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New science kits at Hampshire library to expand learning opportunities

Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library in Hampshire received a $2,000 grant for science kits on Monday, from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - Chicago Section. "We are thrilled to be able to offer circulating science kits for an in-depth, hands-on exploration of a variety of...
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RASSL Board Elections | Self Nominations Now Open!

Nominations are now open for the 2017-2018 Board of the Reference Association of South Suburban Libraries (RASSL). Are you or someone you know interested in becoming a RASSL officer? Please let us know! The term of office for all officers is one year, beginning at the close of the June meeting. All...
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Intellectual Freedom Survey

Would you like to contribute to the discussion about intellectual freedom practices? The Illinois Library Association Intellectual Freedom committee has prepared a survey and welcomes input from people at all levels and from different types of libraries, who have any responsibility for collection...
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South Holland Public Library has New Phone Numbers

The South Holland Public Library, 16250 Wausau Avenue, has new phone numbers effective March 3, 2017. Main: 708-527-3150 Public Services: 708-527-3160 Robin Wagner, Director: 708-527-3104 Youth Services: 708-527-3140 Edna Burns, Business Manager: 708-527-3108 Technical Services: 708-527-3126 Tim...
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Bartlett Library celebrates Dr. Seuss’s birthday

On Thursday, March 2 it was "National Read Across America Day," which is celebrated because of it being Dr. Seuss's birthday. 103 youth and adult patrons went to the Bartlett Library in order to celebrate the popular family literacy night with stories and crafts. Bartlett Librarians Mary Beth...