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First-Ever Niles Block Party a Big Success

The morning of September 10 was wet and windy, but resolute teen volunteers and staff members gathered nevertheless in the Library’s east-facing parking lot off Oakton. Why? In the belief that the weather would clear and that a splendid, first-ever Niles Block Party would take place. It did! And by the time the 11:00-to-3:00 event […]

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Kindle Book Club Flying High at Niles Public Library

They come from six different area schools and a mix of grades: 1 seventh, 1 fourth, and 5 fifth graders. And what do they have in common? All together, they are the Niles Public Library’s Kindle Book Club (KBC): kids who have each checked out a library Kindle preloaded with the four books being discussed at summer […]

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Ashley (left) and Emily Bialasik display their Reading Club Patches – that is, the ones they’ve earned so far. There will be more soon!

Sisters Blaze a Reading Trail, Collect Badges

Emily and Ashley Bialasik may well be the daughters many other parents wish they had: avid readers who, between them, have earned 33 patches in KidSpace’s Reading Patch Club. Their patches go in the plastic baseball-card protective sheets that KidSpace gives all participants (as do most kids’), making quite a collection. At the rate Bialasik […]

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