Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White presents a ceremonial check to RAILS at the recent ILA conference. Pictured with Secretary White are: Dee Brennan (left), RAILS Executive Director; and RAILS Board President Kathy Parker (right). Photo courtesy of ILA and Dennis Pryber.
Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White (at podium) recognizes Illinois State Library grant winners at the ILA Awards Presentation on October 15, 2013, at Navy Pier. Ceremonial checks were presented to the grant award winners: RAILS and IHLS for the eRead Illinois grant and the Chicago Public Library for the patron driven acquisition grant. Read More Photo credit: Mary Soucie.
The Fondulac Public Library District in East Peoria launched a digitation project to help residents restore photos and scrapbooks. The library also compiled these resources for their community. Read more.
The West Chicago Public Library District donated 143 books, 232 magazines, and more than 50 personal care items to the Illinois Youth Correction Center (IYC) in Warrenville. See the article posted to the RAILS Library News section.
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