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Niles-Maine District Library Wins Top Workplaces Award

Niles-Maine District Library has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor for the first time by The Chicago Tribune. The Library is one of two libraries recognized on the list of 150 companies and organizations in the Chicago region.  “One of the staff members nominated us for the award, and I’m thrilled that the staff […]

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Give Thanks for Creative Bug

When I think of the word Thanksgiving, the first thing that comes to mind is FOOD. With food comes family, friends, football, and a day to be grateful for all life has to offer. The fourth Thursday in November is also a time to welcome loved ones, yes even that weird uncle who wears sweater […]

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Another Graphic Novel Triumph for Raina Telgemeier!

Guts is an outstanding book, plain and simple–which should surprise no one who has read any of Raina Telgemeier’s other graphic novels (Smile, Drama, Sisters, Ghosts, etc.). This San Francisco-based writer and illustrator has a true genius for getting under the skin of elementary school students, who lurch from classroom to cafeteria to playground to […]

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Considering the 2019 Property Tax Levy

Where do we get the money to run this place? A few months ago, in June, the Library’s Board of Trustees passed the budget for the new budget year which began on July 1st. There are all sorts of items considered in the budget including salaries and benefits, books, DVDs, online database subscriptions, day-to-day maintenance […]

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