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Deerfield Public Library Launches Queer Poem-a-Day Podcast Series

In celebration of Pride Month, the Deerfield Public Library has launched Queer Poem-a-Day , a special daily podcast series featuring poems written and read by contemporary LGBTQIA+ poets. Participating poets include established and emerging voices and the poems include both previously published and...
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Oak Park: Why anti-racism work is library work

Oak Park Public Library Executive Director David J. Seleb recently authored an opinion piece for local newspaper Wednesday Journal, on why anti-racism work is library work. He describes why the library is on an anti-racism journey , which includes working with a local consultant and implementing a...
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Oak Park giving more leadership to technology and collections

During the past year, we've reaffirmed that technology and collections—both physical and digital—are core and essential services and functions of our library. And they require greater attention and leadership than ever. To address these needs, achieve our strategic objectives, and have a more...
Elizabeth Marszalik, Leigh Tarullo, and Kathleen Spale
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Virtual Q & A Event with Kwame Alexander: Roselle Public Library

The Roselle Public Library is honored to host Newbery-winning author Kwame Alexander for a virtual Q & A event focusing on his award-winning picture book, The Undefeated ! This event was made possible due to the Healing Illinois grant awarded to the Roselle Public Library from the Illinois...
Picture of author Kwame Alexander with his book The Undefeated
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Evanston Public Library Releases 2020 Annual Report

Evanston Public Library has released its 2020 Annual Report, "The World Changed: Evanston Public Library Reimagined." The report, describing a pandemic year like no other we've seen, is available now online in both English and Spanish . ( Comunicado de prensa en español a continuación. ) The annual...
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Fresh Air Ventilation System at Robert W. Rowe Library

It has been shown that HVAC Systems may be an important tool for reducing COVID risk in library buildings. With the safety of our patrons and staff in mind the Robert W. Rowe Public Library District has installed a Fresh Air System on our HVAC System to circulate fresh air throughout the library.
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Green Hills Public Library District Goes Fine Free

The Green Hills Public Library District is pleased to announce that it has become a fine free Library as of March 11, 2021. As stated in the GHPLD's current Strategic Plan, the Library values inclusiveness and strives to ensure that all community members have the opportunity to utilize and benefit...
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Gail Borden Library Starts Pandemic Assistance Work

A $400,000 grant will help connect Elgin-area residents affected by COVID-19 with health and financial resources. The Illinois Public Health Association grant funds the hiring of six community health care workers to help with people vaccine sign up and COVID-19 education, as well as referring those...
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Evanston Public Library Launches New Literary Magazine!

The Evanston Public Library has officially launched a brand-new literary magazine, 10th Ward Lit , dedicated to showcasing the talented and diverse voices of writers and creatives all over Evanston. Why 10th Ward Lit? The name was chosen because the Library is a space for all residents of Evanston'...
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