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Meet Mary Adamowski

Mary Adamowski is Head of Youth Services at the Orland Park Public Library. If you were a cereal, which would you be? Why? Rice Krispies! Snap, crackle, pop! How fun is that? If you had to pick one: Appetizer or … Continue reading

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Add Flair to Get a Book Club Running by Christy Kepler

At the Oswego Public Library District we have had a lot of success with book clubs. We have 7 monthly book clubs! We offer a book club choice for kids ages K through 8th grade. What is it that attracts … Continue reading

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Meet Vince Sovanski

Vince Sovanski, Glenside Public Library District’s Community Ambassador is a member of the ILA Youth Forum and this year’s Awards Chair 2014. He’s known for his fabulous sense of humor. If you were a cereal, which would you be? Why? … Continue reading

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It’s never too early to nominate EXCELLENCE!

Do you know someone who is worthy of being recognized in this great profession of ours?   The Illinois Library Association’s awards program recognizes excellence in librarianship and library service in Illinois. The program increases awareness of the contributions of all association participants, including recipients, sponsors, co-sponsors, … Continue reading

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“Open Book” Interview with Lynne Priest

“Open Book Interview” with Lynne Priest Posted on December 13, 2012 by Mary Marshall What do you do, and how long have you been doing it? I am the Grade School Programming Specialist at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library. I have … Continue reading

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Book Talk: A Pair of Red Clogs

A Pair of Red Clogs by Masako Matsuno Published by Purple House Press on November 15, 2002, originally published in 1960 Ages 3+ A pair of old cracked wooden clogs! I found them last night in a storeroom of my house when I … Continue reading

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Children’s Programming Ideas

“Book-elation: Ideas for Creating Children’s Programming” was a series of programs presented at the annual ILA Conferences in 2008-2010. Programming ideas to celebrate 2009-2011 anniversaries were presented by the panel of Mary Adamowski (Orland Park Public Library), Amber Creger (Chicago Public Library), … Continue reading

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