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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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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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ILA 2012 Conference Presentations

If you didn’t have a chance to attend the 2012 ILA Conference, be sure to check the ILA web site for handouts from the programs. http://s4.goeshow.com/ila/annual/2012/handouts_download.cfm

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#ILAconf2012 Recap

We certainly bounced higher in Peoria! Thanks to all the librarians who LEARNED, CREATED, and PARTICIPATED with us at the 2012 Illinois Library Association Conference.  The Youth Services Forum hopes you were filled with inspiration and motivation to help bring … Continue reading

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eBooks apps for Children: The Monster at the End of this Book

Not all books are created equal and not all ebook apps are created equal.  There are many duds out there, but there are a few gems.  The Monster at the End of this Book app from the iTunes store is … Continue reading

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A One-derful Storytime

What I love most about my job is the variety in the day….I get to order books, help out patrons at the desk, and develop programs for kids.  One of my favorite programs to lead is our Fun for Ones … Continue reading

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Book & Reading Apps Every Librarian Should Know

Whether you work in a school or public library, these are all great apps to hook up kids with reading on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.  Many are also available in the Android market as well.  Be sure to … Continue reading

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