Need a little extra money to finish a remodeling project? What about extra funds to upgrade or increase the collection your students enjoy? Looking for a grant geared towards small libraries?  The deadline for the Per Capita and Equalization Aid grant is approaching.

Have you checked out the Vendor Discount page on the website?

The discount for The Library Store (TLS) has been updated/renewed.

Robert C Smith Memoir




The Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) recently cataloged a diary/memoir for Robert C. Smith that was donated to the Odell Public Library. Mr. Smith’s memoir is just a sample of the type of items that CMC catalogs every day.

Find out more about Mr. Smith, what the CMC has been doing this year, and upcoming training sessions.


Have you already started a club? Great! Did you know that you can get additional benefits like scholarships and grants by being an IHLS member?

Please contact Cassandra Thompson to verify Girls Who Code has your club affiliated with IHLS.



Changes to Axis 360 loan periods take effect January 2, 2019.




Registration for Spring 2019 classes is underway until January 18th for new and returning students. Classes will run from January 19th to May 17th, 2019.


The annual online certification process begins Wednesday, January 2.

If your library is interested in participating in the Library Crawl, be sure to contact Kristy before the December 15, 2018, deadline. Click on 'Read More' for more details.

Staff from Jerseyville Public Library were part of the Jerseyville Downtown Country Christmas light parade.  The library will gladly loan their giant, light-up letters which they attached to half carts and pushed down the street.  JPL will also loan out their Pete the Cat, Olaf and the Easter Bunny (he was wearing a Christmas stocking hat and scarf) costumes.  Clifford belongs to Litchfield PL.

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