Voting is now underway for the 5 open seats on the IHLS Board of Directors.

Seats to be filled are:

  • 1 Public Librarian Representative (3-year term)
  • 2 School Library Representatives (3-year term)
  • 2 Public Library Trustee Representatives (3-year term each)

You are invited to an IHLS board networking event on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. at the Decatur Public Library. This is your opportunity to share your thoughts and ideas with IHLS board members. Please register in L2.

Afterwards you are welcome to stay for the IHLS Board Meeting.

Recently we’ve learned of three grants available for our libraries. The staff at IHLS wants to make sure that all our members have the information and the deadlines.


Congratulations to Sara Zumwalt, Library Director, and the staff at Litchfield Public Library District. On Monday, February 26, the library opened for business in their beautiful, new building. Sara shares more of the story below.

This has been my dream.  I worked with the board, the architects, the staff, the patrons...all to provide what I hoped would become a phenomenal library. I think we won!

Sara Zumwalt, Litchfield Public Library District

IHLS received a generous Walmart State Giving grant to assist bringing 21st century technology to small rural libraries in central and southern Illinois. Libraries were selected to participate in this program based on their membership in IHLS, population, and the amount of their income from property taxes and grants. 

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