ILA E-Newsletter

2015 iREAD Summer Reading!
October 8, 2014
Get ready to sing, dance, and make some noise next summer with the 2015 iREAD summer reading theme: Read to the Rhythm! iREAD summer reading programming includes activities, graphics, crafts, reading lists, incentives, and much more for children, tee…
#ILAKick is just around the corner!
September 24, 2014
We're in the homestretch for the 2014 ILA Annual Conference! Registration confirmations and badges were mailed Monday, September 22. If you do not receive your badge this week or if your badge needs corrections, please contact the office at ila@ila.o…
Nancy Gillfillan Latest Illinois Library Luminary
September 24, 2014
Nancy Gillfillan has dedicated more than 30 years to the Illinois library community. Spending the majority of her career at the Dixon Public Library, her accomplishments include introducing the rural community to library automation and Internet acces…
2015 iREAD Read to the Rhythm Public Service Announcement is Rockin'!
September 24, 2014
This PSA is now available for your use (please click on image above) and included on the Read to the Rhythm Resource Guide disks along with all of the graphics and programming for children, teens, and adults. Visit the iREAD website to check out the …
Science Kits for Public Libraries
September 24, 2014
Grant Application Deadline November 15 The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)-Chicago Section's Science Kits for Public Libraries (SKPL) Grant project is offering up to $2,000 in funding to Chicago area Public Libraries. The gra…
50 Little Free Libraries
September 24, 2014
Littlefreelibrary.org is giving away 50 Little Free Libraries! They are available first-come, first-served by filling out the form on this link. One important thing to know is that you must be able to pick your LFL up on October 8 in downtown Chicago…
Next World Languages Networking Group Meeting
September 24, 2014
The government census data of 2012 shows that over 50% of the population of Illinois are immigrants. They work and pay taxes and significantly contribute to the operation of our libraries. However, many immigrants do not use the services that librari…
There's still time to register for #ILAKick!
September 8, 2014
The Advance Registration deadline is Monday, September 15. Register nowand save!If you are planning to attend a conference special event, be sure to register early. Pre-registration is required for the following events: Lincoln's Ghost Walk Youth Ser…
Library Financial Management: What Do You Want to Know?
September 8, 2014
ILA would like to provide resources to help libraries with managing their finances, and we need to know what would you would find most helpful. We currently publish a manual with general information-- Financial Manual for Illinois Public Libraries--a…
October 2014 ILA Reporter on ILA Website
September 8, 2014
Please click here to download the entire October 2014 ILA Reporter in PDF format. The issue includes the following articles: "From Evanston to Eastern Illinois: Muslim Journeys" by Christine Watkins PDF download "Go There: How Hosting a Controversial…
iREAD Summer Reading Programs

The 2018 iREAD theme, Reading Takes You Everywhere! Themed graphics and much more is here!

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