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My Library Is ... Tapping Into the Creativity with Adult Craft Kits

From the My Library Is ... Blog: When I arrived at Warrenville Public Library back in 2018, I wanted to explore the benefits of active engagement and library outreach via creative programming and art. We already had a very popular and highly anticipated arts programs series for kids. Time and time...
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My Library Is ... Talking Points for Why Libraries Are Needed in the Age of the Internet

From the My Library Is ... Blog: The following talking points can be used by library staff when faced with the question: Why do I need the library when I have the internet? They can easily be adapted to fit any situation that might arise in an academic, public, school, or specialized library. Read...
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My Library Is ... Paw Paw Public Library District offers Ag in the Classroom Bags

From the My Library Is ... Blog: At the end of last September, my co-worker Kathy, who also works at Big Rock Library in Big Rock, told me about an activity they were offering. She said, the Hinckley Big Rock High School FFA with help from the DeKalb County Farm Bureau had make up activity kits for...
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My Library Is ... Grow with Lisle Library District’s Seed Library

From the My Library Is ... Blog: In 2014, the Lisle Library District became one of the first public libraries in Illinois to offer a Seed Library to its patrons. The Village of Lisle is home to The Morton Arboretum and PrairieWalk Pond, among other outdoor attractions, and it was in keeping with...
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My Library Is ... Flossmoor Public Library is Finding Creative Ways to Adapt

From the My Library Is ... Blog: In March 2020, the Flossmoor Public Library was getting ready to go fine free. We were adding to our collection, to introduce Play-aways, because they had not really been a heavily requested item by our patrons until that winter. We had great in-person programming...
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My Library Is ... Lockers Aren't Just for Gym Shoes

From the My Library Is ... Blog: The University Libraries at Northern Illinois University quickly pivoted to low- and no-contact services to respond to the pandemic. Many academic libraries were well positioned for such actions. We have emphasized innovative practices for years in order to meet and...
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My Library Is ... Gingerbread House Decorating Days at The Henderson County Public Library District

From the My Library Is ... Blog: This year we celebrated 20 years of building and decorating gingerbread houses at the Henderson County Public Library District!! Back in 2000 the library director (I was the assistant library director in 2000) attended a class at Fondulac PLD to learn how to build a...
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My Library Is ... Reaching Patrons While the Doors Are Closed

From the My Library Is ... Blog: When the Glenview Public Library first shut its doors back in March, we found ourselves scrambling to help our patrons. As time went on, we started adapting to change and coming up with new ways to serve our community, and as winter approached and COVID-19 cases...
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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR 2022 GALENA LITFEST

The seventh annual Galena LitFest will take place January 11-22, 2022. LitFest has continued to grow each year and has hosted bestselling authors and aspiring writers from throughout the tri-state region and beyond. Since the move into the virtual realm, the festival has gained a global audience...

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