Celebrating 150 Years of Free Public Libraries in lllinois!

Commemorative library card for RIPL 150th year celebration

As part of our 150th anniversary celebration as a free public library in 2022, we worked with the Quad City Times and Dispatch-Argus to place a guest editorial about the importance of March 7, 1872 in public library history. Your can find the article on the March 3, 2022 opinion page of the Quad City Times/Dispatch.

The letter is also attached here as a PDF, for those without access past the newspaper paywall. Happy Local Library Act Day to all of our public library colleagues in Illinois!

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