News from Libraries and RAILS

Library News

Peoria Public Library Graduates Three from 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Peoria Public Library launched "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten" last year, encouraging all children from birth through entering kindergarten to read 1,000 books. Upon doing so they were promised a graduation party to acknowledge their accomplishment. The Peoria Journal Star covered the inaugural...
Library News

Antioch Public Library District Launches First Video - At the Library, Library, Books at the Library.

In a burst of creative energy, the Antioch Public Library District filmed and launched their first-ever Summer Reading Program video in just under two weeks. Library Director, Jennifer Drinka and several enthusiastic staff, led the effort. The SRP and Penny the car (featured in the video) gave...
Continuing Education Opportunity

Public Library Management Certificate online (free options available)

The University of Michigan's iSchool is offering a Professional Certificate in Public Library Management online through edX: "Whether you earned a library science degree or entered the profession from another career, this Professional Certificate program will help you take your career as a public...
Screen capture of the edx web page for the certificate program
Continuing Education Opportunity

Fall Online Continuing Education Information School University of Wisconsin-Madison

Fall Online Continuing Education Information School University of Wisconsin-Madison Classes are open to all! Register early for a 10% discount! Advanced Public Library Administration September 10 – December 2