ILA E-Newsletter

Stimulus Check Information for Library Patrons
April 8, 2021
Many Illinoisans who need financial help the most STILL have not received their first and/or second stimulus check(s). Get My Payment Illinois, a coalition of Illinois non-profits, can help! Your patrons can get more information throug…
Legislative Update -- April 8, 2021
April 8, 2021
Senator Durbin Pledges Support for Federal Funding for LibrariesILA Executive Director Diane Foote, Director of the Illinois State Libary Greg McCormick, and UIUC Copyright Librarian and Assistant Professor Sara Benson met with Senator Durbin an…
COVID-19 Update -- April 8, 2021
April 8, 2021
With the very welcome news that as of April 12, 2021, all 102 counties will open vaccination eligibility for everyone age 16+, we will no longer be keeping up the county-by-county eligibility list. We thank everyone who reached out to your local…
ILA Member Spotlight - March 2021
April 5, 2021
Mary Black Evergreen Park Public Library Mary Black is a part-time Young Adult Services Coordinator at Evergreen Park Public Library, developing a rich and diverse program of service for young people in the community.   Mary solicited The Gift o…
Legislative Update -- April 1, 2021
April 1, 2021
American Rescue Plan Act: Follow-up ResourcesLast week we shared the dollar amounts of relief and stimulus funds coming to Illinois libraries via IMLS, and those to be disseminated through and to local governments, as well as a call to libr…
COVID-19 Update -- March 25, 2021
March 25, 2021
Vaccine eligibility status seems to change on a near-daily basis, and as we know, eligibility does not always translate into availability. ILA is continuing to monitor information from the CDC, the IDPH, and Illinois counties. Illinois rece…
Legislative Update -- March 25, 2021
March 25, 2021
Illinois General Assembly: Per Capita and Media Literacy Moving ForwardThe ILGA is in its last week of session before spring break March 29 through April 9. During that time, redistricting hearings will continue. March 29 is the deadline for substant…
Connect Illinois: PCs for People
March 24, 2021
Through a first-of-its-kind collaboration by the State of Illinois, PCs for People, and various community partners, Illinois has launched a statewide network that will receive, refurbish and redistribute used computers to those in need. This initiati…
ILA Supports APALA in Condemning Anti-Asian Hate Crimes
March 18, 2021
In light of the horrendous acts of violence that have and continue to affect Asian-American communities in the United States, ILA stands with its colleagues at the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) in condemning the increase …
Legislative Update -- March 11, 2021
March 11, 2021
IL House and Senate SchedulesAs reported last week, the 102nd Illinois General Assembly has begun work to introduce and discuss bills in House and Senate Committees. While the Assembly itself has not passed rules enabling it to meet virtually, the co…
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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