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Congrats! Glen Ellyn Community Surpasses Read to Build Goals!

What a finish! Thanks to this community of readers, the Friends of the Glen Ellyn Public Library and the Glen Ellyn Library Foundation will each donate $1000 to DuPage Habitat for Humanity to help purchase new appliances for a family in need. This is the fourth year the library has asked the...
Photo of various appliances.
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Libraries for Peace Website

MORTENSON CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL LIBRARY PROGRAMS LAUNCHES LIBRARIES FOR PEACE WEBSITE Urbana, Illinois—The Mortenson Center for International Library Programs within the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has created and launched a website as part of its...
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Eleven area libraries have partnered together to host Pulitzer Prize winning author Elizabeth Strout Saturday, September 24 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Ashton Place in Willowbrook, Illinois. Elizabeth Strout, author of Olive Kitteridge and The Burgess Boys , talks literature, reading and her...
Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout
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Library Security and Safety September 15

Danger in the Stacks: How to Deal with Security and Safety in the Library Does your library have to face safety and security issues without the help of security staff? Most of us know, "stop, drop, and roll" for fire safety, and "run, hide, fight" for active shooters. How can library staff be...
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Used Books Get Second Life

A New Chapter: Vernon Area Public Library's Used Books Get a Second Life Keeping pace with a constant influx of new materials is job one for any public library. Traditional publishers release about 300,000 books each year in the United States, according to global bibliographic information provider...
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Vernon Library board member named statewide ‘Trustee of the Year’

Lincolnshire, Ill. — August 11, 2016 — The Illinois Library Association has named Jay Kasten, board president at Vernon Area Public Library in Lincolnshire, 2016 Trustee of the Year. Kasten will receive the award, along with co-winner Mary Jo Akeman of Six Mile Regional Library District in Granite...
Jay Kasten, Vernon Area Library (Lincolnshire) board president.