Illinois Libraries in the News for the week of August 17, 2009

Library secures $50K in federal funds
ABC7Chicago.com
A struggling public library in the south suburbs is keeping its doors open with the help of federal funding. …

University to dedicate library auditorium to John C. Guyon
The Southern
31 in Morris Library. There is also a reception scheduled for after the event in the Hall of Presidents and Chancellors. Guyon, now 78, was chancellor of …

Library mulls potential for expansion
Alton Telegraph
Members of the Edwardsville Public Library Board are discussing an expansion, but the project may be years away, …

Library Union Searching for Alternate Cuts
WIFR
The library board approved deep cuts Monday night, but the union has ten days to come up with other options. The news that 30 Rockford Public Library …

Openings available for library’s ‘Sound of Music’ trip
Morris Daily Herald
The Morris Area Public Library is offering a bus trip on Thursday, Sept. 10, to the Fireside Dinner Theater to see “The Sound of Music. …

St. Charles Singers seeks executive director
St. Charles Sun
St. Charles library earns spot in top ten The St. Charles Public Library again has received high marks for service. It has been ranked number 7 in the 2009 …

Rockford Library Likely Laying Off 30 People
WIFR
The Rockford Public library’s financial woes run even deeper than the expected loss of a city subsidy. Monday night the library’s board of directors …

Residents flock to new Oswego library campus in Montgomery
Aurora Beacon News
“We’ve been waiting all summer,” for the library to open said Houston’s mom, Amy, adding, “We’ll be back in a couple of weeks to replenish. …

Library, fire department collaborate
Valley Free Press
The property has been purchased by the Sandwich District Library for construction of a new facility. With no timeline in place for construction, …

Archaeologists Uncovering Past at Lincoln Library
Central Illinois Proud
History is making its way to the surface at the Lincoln Library. Archaeologists, working to uncover 84 gravesites, have now discovered the remains …

Area library seeks help with history project
Pekin Daily Times
When Burdell Hall began gathering information about historical photos at the Morton Public Library, he realized that he would have to …

Writers Balk at Google’s Proposed Book Deal
In These Times
While the potential benefits of a global digital library may be huge–just like the potential profit and power for Google, the Google deal has too many flaws …

Reduced Services in Chicago
Chicago Public Radio
We’ve been very lucky here because many library systems across the country are having to do this on a regular basis and we have not had to do that here. …

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