Library Show & Tell

What's special at your library? Share how you've made something great happen for your users and community, and inspire others.
Library Show & Tell

Fremont PL Starts Seed Library

The Fremont Public Library is starting its own Seed Library. Seeds will be available for patrons and local residents to "check out" and grow in their gardens, with the expectation that they will save some of the ripened seeds at the end of the growing season to return to the library for other...
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Demystifying the Library

Every academic year, Vernon Area Public Library staff make more than 100 visits to area schools to talk to nearly 9,000 students in preschool through the eighth grade. Each grade-specific library presentation showcases an array of books and in so doing reminds students of the public library's...
Vernon Area librarian Maggie Kutsunis explains the Dewey decimal system to fourth-graders at Tripp School in Buffalo Grove, Illinois.
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Pokémon Elections at Library

During October 2016, visitors of all ages to the Franklin Park Public Library had a chance to choose the best Pokémon from ten candidates running for election. Staff chose characters from the first generation of Pokémon , created ballots, crafted ballot boxes and designed campaign posters. The...
a slatwall display of children's materials about elections
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Addison PL Goes Fines Free!

As of Tuesday, November 1, Addison Public Library officially became a fines free library. By removing fines for overdue materials we've been able to knock down a major financial barrier for our residents who are already paying for library access through their taxes. "It's all about accessibility...
Fines Free Teen Area