The Popular Materials Department of the Ela Area Public Library is the recipient of the 2019 ILA Readers’ Advisory Service Award. They received the award for multiple initiatives they developed which allowed them to doubled their reach over the last two years! Read more about it in the ILA press release. If you are at
Join us Wednesday, November 13, from 2-4 pm, at Stickney-Forest View Public Library for a discussion of The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner. Mary Constance Back will lead the book discussion. Sonia Reppe will lead the discussion on the leadership topic: Adult Summer & Winter Read Programs: Successes, New Ideas, and Areas of Opportunity.
Register now for ARRTCon 2019! Here are all the details… ARRTCon Thursday, November 14, 9 am – 4:40 pm Naperville Public Library | 95th Street Library Registration: $60 for ARRT members / $75 for non-members Register here Join ARRT for an all-day conference covering a wide variety of RA Topics!
Join ARRT at the Ela Area Public Library on Tuesday August 27th from 2 to 4:30 pm to learn about podcasting for libraries. The podcast platform offers libraries an exciting new way to spread the word about programs, materials, advocacy, and more. Librarians from Des Plaines Public Library and Ela Area Public Library will talk
Join us Thursday, August 15 from 2-4 pm, at Skokie Public Library for a discussion of The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen. Allyson Coan will lead the book discussion. Nicole Steeves will lead the discussion on the leadership topic: How do you prepare for book discussions? Please bring a list of resources you
Looking for great books for discussion that readers in your group haven’t already discovered? Check out our list of “under the radar” book discussion gems compiled in 2019 and our list of lesser-known book discussion titles compiled in 2016
There’s still time to nominate someone for the ILA Readers’ Advisory Service Award, sponsored by ARRT. The award recognizes excellence in the planning, development, and delivery of readers’ advisory service to adults and teens. And you can even nominate yourself or your library! Nominations are due May 15. For more details, see the ILA awards