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Connecting seniors and creating community one phone call at a time

Last spring when the COVID-19 pandemic cut off in-person visitation to senior and assisted living residences, the Arlington Heights Memorial Library's Senior and Accessible Services team immediately began looking for ways to stay connected with some of its most-loyal customers. "We know seniors don...
Doris B., a resident of a local retirement community enjoying the library's phone program
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Gail Borden Library's Pandemic Team Lead Martha Martinez to Testify at House's Select Subcommittee

House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis Select Subcommittee To Hold Chicago Field Hearing On Combating Vaccine Hesitancy Nov 4, 2021 Press Release Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot to Testify Regarding Challenges Faced by Cities Washington, D.C. (November 4, 2021) — On Wednesday, November 10,...
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Addison, IL Receives RWJF Culture of Health Prize For Innovative Efforts to Create a Thriving Community

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Recognizes Addison for Bringing Partners Together to Create Opportunity for all Addison, Ill. (October 26, 2021) Addison is one of ten winners of the 2020-2021 RWJF Culture of Health Prize awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Prize honors and elevates...
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Chillicothe Public Library District Receives Grant from Illinois State Library

October 22, 2021 Chillicothe - Library Director, Mary Aylmer, is pleased to announce Chillicothe Public Library District is a recipient of a grant award from the Illinois State Library, a department of the Illinois Secretary of State's Office. The On the Road to Recovery: Transforming Library...
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Art in public spaces: Jacob Hashimoto at Oak Park Public Library

Artist Jacob Hashimoto stopped by the Oak Park Public Library in September. While in the area for the opening of his show at a Chicago gallery, he came to Oak Park to make repairs to parts of his intricate artwork in our library's permanent art collection , an 8-by-12-foot sculptural wall piece...
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Suburban Chicago libraries host public event with TIME100 “Most Influential” author

Cathy Park Hong will discuss her bestselling book, "Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning," in a virtual conversation with Monica Eng, a reporter for Axios, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4 via Zoom. The book has been called "a ruthlessly honest, emotionally charged, and utterly original...

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