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Open for business!

Today at the Niles Public Library we reopened our Main Entrance, revealing new spaces that I have to run downstairs from my 3rd floor office to see every few hours because it is so darn cool.

View photos from our renovation project here!

And there’s another first today, we are starting a new way to let you know about all we have to offer – The Buzz Blog – written by an interesting, intelligent and insightful (and often quite funny) group that includes me and my colleagues.

As the person in charge of promoting the Library, I love to toot my horn for our incredible staff. We know that our community members have other choices they can make to find information and even movies and music; but the access to our knowledgeable and experienced staff is really what separates us from other options that are available.

Where else can you find experts in technology, local history, business, entertainment, genealogy, and well, the list could really go on?

I have to include our kids experts – with training in early literacy and getting every child to read. And we have a few folks around here that really know teens and tweens too, so get them out of the house and send them over to the Library. They will love our brand new Teen Underground and Middle Ground spaces created just for them.

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So what will this superstar Library staff have to offer here in our Buzz Blog?

Reviews of books of course. But also of music, television shows, video games and many other enjoyment materials that we provide. You will learn about how the community is using our spaces and resources to make their lives more enjoyable or productive or even lucrative. You’ll get the latest information on ebooks and gadgets. You will find DIY projects and tips for your kitchen or garden. Hey, I told you we have a whole lot of smart people around here. I am pretty lucky to work with them every day – come on in and get to know them too. Serving you is why we are here.

So now you have a new Library and a new place to find interesting information presented to you during the most wonderful time of the year! Happy Holidays to all and please visit often. Of course we would be delighted to answer questions here and take suggestions. Why not start by letting me know what information you would like to see on our Buzz Blog.

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About Sue W.

Sue often says she has one of the best jobs in town. As Supervisor of the Marketing and Public Relations activities for the Niles Public Library, her primary role is boasting about all of the really cool and helpful things the Library has to offer. Sue has more than 20 years as a PR, promotions and marketing professional, but also had a second career as an English and Fine Arts high school teacher. Sue and her husband, a public high school chemistry teacher, have been residents of the Village of Niles for nearly twenty years. They are proud of their successful daughter who grew up in one of the “Best Places in the U.S. to Raise Kids.” Sue is convinced that having the Niles Public Library in the community is one of the main contributors to that award.

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