ILA E-Newsletter

Member Spotlight - Dawn Bussey
July 8, 2024
This week's member spotlight is on Dawn Bussey. Dawn is the director of the Glen Ellyn Public Library. She is a Director-at-Large on the ILA Executive Board, a member of the ILA Finance Committee, and the board liaison to the ILA Diver…
Institutional Member Spotlight - Batavia Public Library
July 1, 2024
Our latest Institutional Member Spotlight is on the Batavia Public Library! The library is located in Batavia, Illinois, the oldest city in Kane County. Continue reading to learn about the Batavia Public Library! Library's History The Batav…
WPLM Going Solar with EBSCO
July 1, 2024
 Williamsville Public Library and Museum (WPLM) has been awarded a $30,00 grant from EBSCO, an international information services company.  EBSCO announced a total of $300,000 to five libraries on Friday, June 28.  The grants will all …
Message from ILA President Amy Byers
July 1, 2024
Dear ILA members and friends, I am truly humbled and honored to serve as ILA President for the 2024-2025 year. Thank you for placing your trust in me. I am eager to work alongside our outstanding ILA staff, members of the executive board, committees …
Member Spotlight - Jackie Keck
June 24, 2024
This week's member spotlight is on Jackie Keck. Jackie is the director of the Caseyville Public Library District. Keck is a member of the 2024 Conference Program Committee and the Fundraising Committee.  We asked Jackie to answer a few…
Message from ILA President Ryan Johnson
June 24, 2024
Dear Illinois Library Community, As I reflect on the past year, I am filled with immense pride and gratitude for the incredible achievements and unwavering dedication of our library community. Our Annual Conference in Springfield was a resounding suc…
Legislative Update -- June 13, 2024
June 13, 2024
The Illinois General Assembly passed and Governor Pritzker recently signed into law over $75 million in Fiscal Year 2025 library funding. Library grants and other formulaic revenue streams upon which we rely are again contained within the state's spe…
Member Spotlight - Alex Todd
June 10, 2024
This week's member spotlight is on Alex Todd. Alex is the Executive Director of the Prospect Heights Public Library District. He currently serves as a director-at-large on the ILA Executive Board and is a member of the Finance Committee. He prev…
iREAD on the Road!
June 6, 2024
The iREAD Program is hitting the road this summer to check out all the amazing things Illinois libraries do with this year's theme "Read, Renew, Repeat!" If you would like iREAD Content and Development Manager Becca Boland to visit your library,…
Giannoulias Awarding $2 Million in Library Tech Grants to Underserved Communities
June 6, 2024
Secretary of State Announces 113 Illinois Public Libraries Eligible for Funding The Illinois Secretary of State’s office is awarding $2 million in new grants to assist public libraries in underserved communities with needed technology enha…
iREAD Summer Reading Programs

Since 1981, iREAD provides high quality, low-cost resources and products that enable local library staff to motivate children, young adults, and adults to read.

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