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Park Re-dedication, Library Field Day and Family Concert at Dee Park!

Niles-Maine District Library is not only a great library, it runs in good company—with, for example, its partner the Golf Maine Park District. They will combine their talents on Saturday, June 16 at a gala event open to all. What’s the occasion? The newly renovated Dee Park Recreation Center (9229 W. Emerson Street, Des Plaines—the […]

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Hidden Gems of the Library (and How to Utilize Them)

It’s no secret that I’m fairly new to the Niles-Maine District Library staff. I’m lucky that I’ve just started working with my amazing team about three months ago. I’ll admit, I had an old-fashioned idea of what a library could be (long stacks of books, librarians shushing me all the time), and let me tell […]

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Women’s History Month: We’re Celebrating the Nominees for the Amelia Bloomer Project!

Every year, the American Library Association’s Feminist Task Force (part of the Social Responsibilities Round Table) unveils their picks for the Amelia Bloomer Project. The booklist, named for 19th century newspaper editor and suffragist, Amelia Bloomer, features books about girls and women that push the idea of traditional gender roles and stereotypes. These books also […]

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Happy Birthday, Mister Rogers!

Fred Rogers would have turned ninety this week. For nearly forty years, Fred Rogers invited children everywhere to join him everyday for thirty minutes of gentle, developmentally appropriate activities. Rogers flouted conventional wisdom that said children’s television needed brash gimmicks and high production values to capture the attention of young audiences. The Neighborhood was a […]

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