The Pew Internet and Life Project released a very interesting report on Libraries Services in the Digital Age.  They found that 80% of Americans say that reference librarians and borrowing books are “very important” services that libraries provide. They also found that 77% of Americans say free access to computers and the internet are “very important.”

The survey also looks at how people use the library.  They found that Americans use libraries to check out books, do research, attend programs,  use the internet, study, read newspapers and magazines, use online database, and many other services. 

What services do you think are important for libraries to provide and how do you use your library?

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mangaanimeThe Niles Public Library’s very own Anime & Manga Club have compiled a list of their favorite manga and anime series from the past year. The list includes new volumes and episodes produced in 2012, as well as older titles that were just discovered this past year.

How many on the list have you read or watched? Which ones are new to you?

Check out some of the titles they picked, many of which can be found online.

The next meeting of the Anime & Manga Club is scheduled for Saturday, February 16 at 2:00opm.

 

Best New Anime 2012:

Blue Exorcist

Cardfight Vanguard

Death Note

DRRR

Hetalia (season 5)

High School of the Dead

Is This A Zombie

Naruto

Rosario + Vampire

Sankarea

Sgt. Frog

Suki-tte li na yo

 

Best New Manga 2012

Air Gear

Code Breaker

Is This A Zombie

Legend of Zelda series

Rosario + Vampire

Sgt. Frog

Ultimo

 

Best Older Anime watched in 2012:

Black Rock Shooter

Bleach

BoBoBo-Bo  Bo-BoBo

Dance in the Vampire Bund

Fullmetal Alchemist

Rosario + Vampire

Sgt. Frog

 

Best Older Manga read in 2012:

Black Cat

Bleach

Dance in the Vampire Bund

Inyuyasha

Letter Bee

Naruto

One Piece

Sailor Moon

Sgt. Frog

Soul Eater

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Money Smart for Seniors
Wed., Feb. 6 10:00-11:45 pm
Registration required.
To be held at the Niles Senior Center, 999 Civic Center Dr.
To register, call 847-588-8420.
This workshop will provide you with vital information on how to make smart choices with your money. Participants will learn to recognize how federal deposit insurance protects deposits, how to guard against identity theft, how various types of insurance will help manage risks, and the need to plan for unexpected death or disability. All ages welcome. Presenter: Dedra Thomas, Consumer and Family Economics, University of Illinois Extension Services.
Smart Solution$ targets adults ages 50 and better, but is helpful for anyone seeking financial education. This initiative is made possible by a grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation through Smart investing@your library®, a partnership with the American Library Association. Log on to www.nileslibrary.org/smartsolutionsto find tips to help successfully manage your financial future.
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The first order of business will be to build protective walls around the work areas.

The first work areas are 1) the new Board Room (3rd floor) 2) the existing Quiet Study Room (3rd floor) and the area below in Youth Services (1st floor). There might be some dust, but no safety issues. Patrons will have access to the washrooms and our collection.

Due to construction, at this time the Quiet Study Room will be closed. Additional study areas are located on the Lower Level.

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Changes are underway in our renovation project. All of the shelves in the Youth Services circle area were moved out to the Youth Services main area. Special thanks to Maintenance and Page Services who made the process look easy. There was a lot of lifting and moving of books and shelves.

Expect more updates about the renovation process soon!

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IMG_4024After two years of planning, the Niles Public Library officially announced the start of their year-long renovation project. A “wall breaking” ceremony was held this morning with Library Director Linda Weiss highlighting many of the exciting changes that residents of the Library District can anticipate (see “Timeline” for more details).

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In attendance at the kick-off ceremony were Village of Niles Mayor Robert Callero, President of the Friends of Niles Library and Village Trustee Chris Hanusiak, and several other Village officials. The Niles Library Board of Trustees, including President Barbara Nakanishi, Vice President Linda Ryan, Treasurer Danette Matyas, Morgan Dubiel and Dennis O’Donovan (Secretary Chris Ball and Trustee Karen Dimond were unable to attend) wielded a sledge hammer to break a ceremonial wall on the 3rd floor where the work will begin this week.

Looking for more photos from today’s ceremony? Click here to access them via the Library’s Flickr account!

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kioskThe Future, Under Construction information kiosk is located near the entrance of the Niles Library. You will find useful information about our 2013 renovation project. Some materials include FAQs, weekly updates, information about our construction partners, and more.

Stop by and take a look at our project timeline with detailed information and digital image renderings of the project.

We’re so excited to share this experience with you and our goal is to keep you as informed as possible.

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