Peoria Library Celebrates

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The Peoria Public Library's Lincoln Branch unveils a plaque to celebrate the library's listing in the National Register of Historic Places and to honor the community activist who helped keep the branch library open. See more.

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Congratulations to ILA Award Winners

Congratulations to the RAILS-area members, and RAILS' Anne Slaughter, on receiving Illinois Library Association (ILA) Awards. The ILA awards program recognizes excellence in librarianship and library service in Illinois. Award recipients will be honored at the upcoming Library State of Mind Conference in October. A full list of Illinois winners, photos, and more information can be found on ILA's website.

RAILS-area winners include:

Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial/DEMCO Award
Richard Shurman, Cooperative Computer Services

Crosman Award
Anne Slaughter, Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS)

Robert P. Doyle ILA Annual Conference Grant for Support Staff Award
Alea Perez, Elmwood Park Public Library

Golden Ticket Award
Gail Lundgren, Gail Borden Public Library District

DEMCO Library Innovative Award
Northbrook Public Library

Oberman and Rich Reaching Forward Conference Grant for Support Staff Award
Brian Valesh, Eisenhower Public Library District

Deborah Dowley Preiser Marketing Award
Jan Oblinger, Fremont Public Library District

TBS, Inc. Technical Services Award
Brooke Sievers, Addison Public Library

Trustee of the Year Award
Kathryn Lind Caudill, Ela Area Public Library District

Young Adult Librarian of the Year Award
Heather Booth, Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Readers' Advisory Service Award
Downers Grove Public Library

Streator Public Library

Member Spotlight

The Streator Public Library, a Carnegie library built in 1903, features paintings by Gustave A. Fuchs.

Photo courtesy of Streator Public Library.
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Read for Heroes

Member Spotlight

Glen Ellyn Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, "Read for Heroes," was a huge success. Read more

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