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Legislative Update -- April 29, 2021
April 29, 2021
Springfield UpdateThere are just over four weeks until the May 31 spring legislative session target adjournment date.  As of now, there are arguably three main issues before the legislature: the FY2022 appropriations package; redistricting of le…
Legislative Update -- April 22, 2021
April 22, 2021
Springfield Update Friday, April 23 is the deadline for bills to pass out of their origin chamber (House or Senate) without an extension. HB 234, which will require public high schools to include media literacy in the curriculum, passed out of t…
Legislative Update -- April 15, 2021
April 15, 2021
American Rescue Plan Act: Follow-up ResourcesWe are continuing to share resources and encourage libraries to position themselves to be able to access library-eligible funds available through ARPA: ALA's upcoming Chapter Advoc…
Go For Real Anti-Counterfeiting Initiative
April 14, 2021
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) have teamed up on the Go For Real Anti-Counterfeiting Campaign. This public education campaign gives consumers -- especially young consum…
FCC Announces New Outreach to Collect Consumer Broadband Availability Experiences
April 14, 2021
The Federal Communications Commission announced it will begin collecting first-hand accounts on broadband availability and service quality directly from consumers as part of its Broadband Data Collection program. A new webpage,…
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…
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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