Money Smart Week® is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances.

The American Library Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago are recognizing April 20-27 as Money Smart Week @your library. During this time over 500 FREE educational programs will be held to stress the importance of financial literacy.

Niles Library is participating in Money Smart Week with these programs:

Apr. 23     Wills & Trusts 
Apr. 24     100 Small Ways to Save Big
To register for a Niles Library program, go to  Choose Calendar of all Library Programs for the Current Monthand select specific program and date.
To see a calendar of events for the Chicagoland area, go to  Choose the Consumer tab, then Attend an Event.

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At the Niles Library, 6960 Oakton St.
Wed., Apr. 24, 3-4:30pm
Registration required.  Go to for calendar of events.
At the Niles Library, 6960 Oakton St.
Thurs., Apr. 25, 10:30-Noon
Registration required. Go to for calendar of events.
At Maine Township, 1700 Ballard Rd, Park Ridge.
Mon., Apr. 29, 10-11:30am
Registration required. To register, call 847-297-2510 and ask for the MaineStreamers Dept.

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New English speakers are invited to join this conversation club to practice speaking English.  Meet people from all over the world to share personal stories and discuss current events and other topics chosen by the group. For more information contact Darlene at 847-663-6433.  

Spring dates:

Thurs., April 11, 3-4:30pm
Tues., April 16, 7-8:30pm
Thurs., May 9, 3-4:30pm
Tues., May 21, 7-8:30pm

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37 teens braved the construction to vote in our annual Teen Choice Awards. Their ballots have been counted, and here are the winners in each category.

Best Song:


Thrift Shop by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Best Video Game:


Call of Duty

Best Movie (tie):


Hunger Games


Wreck-It Ralph

Best TV Show:


Pretty Little Liars

Best Music Video:


Gangnam Style by Psy

Best Musical Artist:



Best Song, Movie, TV Show and Music Video were selected by a straight count of the popular vote. In the case of Video Games, votes for specific editions of a particular game (ie. 1 for Just Dance 3, 1 for Just Dance 4) were combined (2 for Just Dance) . The Musical Artist category was chosen by combining the votes for best song and best music video.


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Enter the Niles Public Library District’s Fifteenth Annual by April 21, 2013.

Winning poems will be printed in a booklet and displayed at the library.

First Prize: $75 certificate
Second Prize: $50 certificate
Third Prize: $25 certificate
The contest is open to residents of North Suburban Library System and Chicago. Poems may be
of any length, but handwritten poems not accepted. There is a limit of 6 poems per poet. Each
poem must be on a separate sheet of paper. Email entries may be submitted as one message.
Include your name, age, address, phone number,  name of your school (if applicable)  and library
card number with your entry.
To enter you must be between 10 and 18 years old as of April 21, 2013.
To enter you must be at least 18 years old.
Submit  your entries to the Reference Desk BY APRIL 21nd or mail your entries to Maryellen Essig or Donna Block c/o Niles Public Library District, 6960 Oakton St., Niles IL, 60714.  OR email your entries with the subject line “Poetry Contest” to or
Questions about the contest?  Call the Library at 663-6603.  Please note we cannot return entries.  Winners will be contacted by telephone.  Submitting entries for the contest constitutes permission to publish your name and poem should your entry win.

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new lightsThe Administration and Adult Services staff members moved back into their remodeled offices this week. We’ll post some photos soon.

Starting today, the carpeting in the public area of the 3rd floor begins. The brown wall that has been up since January will come down in the next couple of days.

Next, the shelving with the Literacy and World Languages collections will be moved and that area will have the old carpet removed and prepared for the new carpet.

In the meantime, the old “hockey puck” lights over the Non-Fiction collection were removed and the new lights installed (pictured above).

Also, painting will take place throughout the 3rd floor.


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Adults and Money: To Your Credit

Registration required.
Wed., Mar. 27, 10-Noon. At Niles Senior Center, 999 Civic Center Dr. Call 847-588-8420 to register.
Learn the purpose of a credit report and how it is used, how to order a free copy, and read and dispute errors. Includes information on ways to build and repair credit history. Presenter: Dedra Thomas, Consumer and Family Economics, University of Illinois Extension by Consumer and Family Economics, Univ. of Illinois Extension Services.


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