“Anybody Coming Through the Door Gets What He or She Needs.”

Everyone Can Be at Home at EPL Part of the mission of the Evanston Public Library is “to serve as a third place for the Evanston community”—an environment other than home, school, or work where Evanston residents can spend time. “Our gentle, open librarians create a welcoming environment for all people,” said Head of Children’s […]


Evanston Reads: The Other Wes Moore

The Evanston Public Library is hoping that one book can bring the community closer together. The Library, along with the Family Action Network, and Y.O.U., will welcome author and social entrepreneur Wes Moore, as part of its community-wide reading program Evanston Reads: The Other Wes Moore. Moore will appear on Tuesday, February 7 at 7pm […]



Library Offers Chromebooks for Teens

The Evanston Public Library’s Teen Loft now offers in-house use of Chromebooks for teens in grades 6-12 who are Evanston Public Library cardholders or those who have their public library cards registered at EPL. Chromebooks are a familiar technology to Evanston Township High School students.  As of the 2016-17 school year, every student at ETHS […]


Concierge Volunteers Make the Library an Open Book

Evanston Public Library has a new desk. Last July, library staff brought in thirteen volunteer concierges to greet library patrons entering the lobby, field questions, and answer the phones. Head of Circulation Jose Maldonado remembered when Library Director Karen Danczak Lyons approached him with the idea: “[Lyons] and I realized we both had an interest […]


New Early Literacy Initiative Aims to Narrow the “Word Gap”

Evanston Public Library, as part of its involvement with Evanston Cradle to Career, announces the launch of Talk, Read, Sing, an early childhood literacy initiative that provides digital tools to parents and caregivers for encouraging brain development and a healthy learning environment for our youngest children. The initiative is aimed at parents/caregivers of children ages […]