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It was the splash heard ’round the town. Less than a week after partaking in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, the Niles Public Library has inspired more people to participate in this worthy cause to raise awareness about Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), better known in the U.S. as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Ice Bucket Challenge

While the high level of participation in the challenge is great, many of the people pouring gallons of icy water over their heads don’t fully understand what ALS is or early warning signs of the neurological disease. So for those interested in learning more about ALS, here is a compiled list of some resources – both books and DVDs – that can be found at the Niles Public Library to provide a better understanding of it:

Until I Say Good-Bye

Tuesdays With Morrie

Luckiest Man

So Much, So Fast (DVD)

ALS – Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Morrie Schwartz: Lessons on Living (DVD)

Letting Go


To watch the Niles Public Library staff douse themselves, you can watch the video again here:


About Caitlyn H.

NPLD intern by day, page by night. Bringing you the best in what's new at the Niles Public Library.

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