ILA E-Newsletter

Save the Date!
March 26, 2015
Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author Announcement Event on April 16 Please join us for a celebration to name the 2015 Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author! The event will be at the ILA offices, 33 W Grand Avenue, Chicago, at 11:00 am on April 16. Three fin…
Does Your Library Need a New Clock?
March 26, 2015
The makers of this clock attest that no books were harmed in the making of it. Check out the step-by-step instructions to make your own version, and keep your patrons' eyes on the clock! Why not make one using your latest bestsellers, local authors, …
Award Nominations Due May 15
March 26, 2015
Spotlighting Three More Awards Crosman Memorial Award This award recognizes the achievements of the library workers who are new or relatively new to the field and encourages continued involvement in the profession. Other awards honor those who have a…
Register Now for Reaching Forward!
March 26, 2015
The 26th Annual Reaching Forward Conference will be held Friday, May 8, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. The conference includes a full day of programming with something for everyone -- front-line staff, managers, marketing pr…
Little Critter Says "Don't Forget to Place Your IREAD Order!"
March 26, 2015
Summer's approaching, but there is still time to place your iREAD summer reading order! Orders placed by May 1, will deliver by June 1. Remember, orders are processed as they are received, so order soon for the quickest delivery. Please click here to…
Prevent Summer Slide
March 26, 2015
The benefits of summer reading are clear. National research finds that students who participate in library summer reading programs scored higher on reading achievement tests at the beginning of the next school year than those who did not participate.…
Summer 2016: Read -- For the Win
March 26, 2015
We are thrilled to announce our line-up of illustrators for the iREAD 2016 theme: "Read -- For the Win!" Joining us in a celebration of icons of sports and achievement are: Frank Remkiewicz, legendary Froggy artist: Pre-K poster and graphics. Chris R…
April 2015 ILA Reporter on ILA Website
March 19, 2015
Please click here to download the entire April 2015 ILA Reporter in PDF format. This issue includes the following articles: The Whole Story, the Whole Library: Storytelling as a Driving Force by Janice M. Del Negro PDF Download Creating a Folklore of…
ILA Polls Open April 1
March 19, 2015
The ILA Nominating Committee has announced the following candidatesfor election in the spring of 2015: President-Elect (three-year term July 1, 2015 -- June 30, 2018) Pattie Piotrowski, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago April Becker, Hanson P…
Award Nominations Due May 15, 2015
March 19, 2015
Spotlighting Two Awards DEMCO Library Innovative Award This award recognizes a library's achievement in planning and implementing an innovative or creative program or service, which has had measurable impact on its users. The purpose of this award is…
iREAD Summer Reading Programs

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