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ThoughtExchange

Help us envision your public library’s future

2020 was a year like no other. As we look ahead and plan for a library in a post-pandemic world, we want to know what ...
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/ Announcements
April is National Poetry Month

We suggest: National Poetry Month

We'll admit, we're still feeling the poetry buzz from Amanda Gorman's awe-inspiring reading at this year's inauguration! And in honor of National Poetry Month, we're ...
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Teen Spring Reads Book Covers

We suggest: New spring releases for teens

by Alexander Gutierrez, Teen Services Librarian Spring is such an exciting time of year, and it’s also a great opportunity to crack open a new ...
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Person getting vaccine

Local COVID-19 Vaccine Information

As eligibility widens across Illinois for COVID-19 vaccinations, the information about how, where, and when to find appointments for vaccines grows. To help us all ...
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Let's have fun with music!

New! Let’s have fun with music: A virtual tutorial for grade schoolers

By Eileen Saam, Children’s Services Library Assistant Nearly everyone appreciates music, whether it is listening to a favorite playlist, singing a song in the bathtub, ...
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Library leadership team virtual meeting

How libraries help build bridges to better health

Clockwise from top left: Executive Director David J. Seleb, Director of Operations Jeremy Andrykowski, Director of Public Services and Programs Lori Pulliam, Director of Human ...
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/ Impact, Library Worklife
Virtual Money Smart Week: April 10-17

We suggest: Personal finance books for Money Smart Week

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton Ready to get money smart? Try these titles that help you change bad habits and form good habits in ...
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Books to Celebrate National Library Week

We suggest: Books about libraries

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph Happy National Library Week! For one week in April each year (April 4-10 this year), we celebrate libraries and ...
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