The good news is that the Niles Public Library is at the half way point of our year-long renovation project.

The exciting news is that beginning the week of July 22, the newly remodeled 2nd level (formerly the Reference and computer lab floor) will reopen with many comfortable, bright places to read, work or just browse the Fiction, DVDs, CDs and Audiobook collections.

The inconvenient news is that access to that beautiful new space and our beautiful 3rd floor area will be a bit of a treasure hunt. Getting to the computers, the Reference and Nonfiction on the third floor and the materials on the newly opened 2nd floor will temporarily be via our back stairs. There will be plenty of signs and staff available to guide and assist you. The alternative route will be worth it once you see the great new spaces.

For Phase Two FAQs, please click here!

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Poster for Musical High SchoolWelcome to Adequate High School in Adequate, Oregon. The school motto is “Keep it adequate!” and the school cheer is “OKAAAY!” The drama club tries to stage a production of the muscial Mint Green Tap Shoes,  and in the words of Playbill writer and cast member Robbie, they face a lot of challenges. Gabrielle says, “Come for the laughs and good memories. “This play is a lot about accepting people for who they are!” says Rohini.

Click here to register for our premier (and only) performance. Don’t miss out!

When: Saturday, July 20 @ 11 am

Where: Large Meeting Room, 6960 Oakton St.

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Like to build things and solve puzzles? Join us for Drinking Straw Construction and try your hand at designing and building bridges, towers, sculptures and wind turbines from plastic drinking straws. Experiment with different building techniques and test your creations with weights and wind. Submit your favorite to display in our gallery, but all of your structures are yours to keep!

When: Thursday, July 11 @ 3pm
Where: Large Meeting Room, 6960 W. Oakton St.

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patriotic_nail_art_design_konadTop off your red, white and blue Fourth of July fashions with some original nail art. Our very own staff artist, Colleen, will demonstrate fresh nail styles and help you decorate your own nails in patriotic colors.

When: Tuesday, July 2 @ 3:00pm

Where: Large Meeting Room, 6960 W. Oakton St

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Looking for a place to study? Here are some options during our renovation:

  • 3rd Floor: The fireplace room
  • 3rd Floor: Along the north side windows
  • 3rd Floor: Near the elevator, also includes electrical outlets on table
  • 3rd Floor: In front of World Languages collection
  • Lower Level Fiction

Thanks for your patience during our renovation project. Look forward to more study spaces in the future.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask a staff member or reply to this blog post.

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Playbill of 2013 has been in pre-production for approximately several days now! Basically, if you don’t know what Playbill is, it is a magical show of creative chaos…well, I say chaos pertaining to this year…but Playbill is a play put on by teens your age! And as I was saying before about the creative chaos… this year a large group of teens have written a script of a musical in high school that goes all wrong—thus, I called Playbill for this year a creative chaos. :)  

“I am sitting here, getting a behind the scenes look of the 2013 Playbill. The script writing process is in, well, progress, and I can hear the teens’ heads ticking with much thinking.But enough about what I have say—

There  are a few people that have some spectacular words to sputter out at you—-to inspire you to join and/or watch the playbill show of 2013!”

Robbie: “Kids in school trying to put on a show but face LOTS of challenges. Funny, realistic comedy for high schoolers!”

Gabrielle: “I love playbill…I come for the laughs and good memories. This is one of the highlights of my summer! I wish I had started sooner.”

Rohini: “I joined last year because a friend told me to, and I came back because I wanted to. It is fun and progress is picking up speed. This play is a lot about accepting people for who they are!”

Go here to find out how to register for Playbill

Click here to look at the Playbill Calander

Ps. This is Musical High School NOT High school Musical

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The kickoff to summer reading of 2013 has finally begun!

What do you have to do for the Summer Reading in order to build your future:

Read or listen to 4 books. Log them online; then visit the Niles Library to pick up one of four collectible buttons and a pair of ear buds.

Teens can also pick up a log at any service desk at the Niles Library and log their reads by hand.

You’ll also be entered in our weekly and end-of-the-summer prize drawings. Weekly prizes include gift cards. The grand prize is an iPad Mini. Yes, an iPad Mini….don’t miss out!

*Only Niles cardholders are eligible to win the iPad Mini.

Thinking how to sign up? Just go to… http://www.nileslibrary.org/evanced/sr/homepage.asp?ProgramID=56 and sign away.

Reading is more then reading some words on paper made from a tree. Reading is to be inspired and entering  a world where the impossible becomes possible.

Create a world with endless possibilities….Read: Build Your Future during the 2013 Summer Reading.

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LogoEven though this blog is dedicated to our renovation project, we still wanted to inform you about our 2013 Summer Reading Club, READ: Build Your Future.

It’s fun for the whole family!

Adults and teens, simply log your summer reads online or pick up a log at any public service desk. The more you read, the more chances you have for winning prizes. Grand prize is an iPad Mini! For more information, please click here.

chief-glummyHey kids, we didn’t forget about you!

Glummy, the official Summer Reading Club mascot, is back with his friends. They are on a mission to build the library of your dreams!

Stop by the Youth Services desk and sign up today.

New this year: 10 weekly drawing prizes!

Also, read about our Summer Reading Kick-Off Festival and Food for Fines Drive.

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