Racial Equity Task Force’s Video Plan Wins RAILS Grant

July 20, 2020

About a year ago, Evanston Public Library founded its first Racial Equity Task Force (RETF).  The RETF works to ensure the voice of the community is being heard with respect to how EPL fulfills its mission. Current RETF members represent a cross-section of the Evanston community and Library staff.  This committee includes eight (8) community […]

George Floyd Protest Support Info and Links

June 26, 2020

Compiled by Hector Gomez and Craig Stevenson here at the library, we know the protests are still going on. Just because the news isn’t reporting on them as often, they’re still there and work still needs to be done. As such, take some time to consider some of these links, even as you go about […]

Antiracist Resources and Reads: Books for the Youngest of Readers

June 11, 2020

We received the following message from a patron last week: “I think it would be great to include books for young children on your list of anti-racist offerings. Board books, picture books, etc. that showcase diversity and peace. Prejudice is instilled at such a young age, so a list of great books to buy and […]

Antiracist Resources and Reads: Lists for All Ages

June 1, 2020

For patrons searching for books on race and justice, our librarians have brought together a wide range of social justice resources that we hope you’ll find helpful in these uncertain times. Whether you’re discussing current events unfolding with your children, your teens, one another, or you’re merely learning for yourself (and we are always learning […]

Announcing the Evanston Public Library Community Cookbook!

May 26, 2020

When you live through a significant moment in world history, you may feel an overwhelming need to document it in some fashion. But how? Do you write your descendants letters about it (“Dear Great-Grandchild, We had very little toilet paper…”)? Do you write in a diary every single day that you’re sequestered inside (“Today my […]

Pandemic? Let’s Come Together to Make A Cookbook!

April 10, 2020

In these anxious times of social distancing, we find new ways to come together. The creation of the Cozy Evanston Community Cookbook is underway.  Evanston Public Library wants your recipes and has plans to collect them from as many Evanston residents as possible. When complete, the cookbook will  be made freely available online with a […]

Tumblebooks for One, Tumblebooks for All!

March 30, 2020

There are so many resources at EPL that it can be difficult to keep track of them all. Let’s just break this down easily then. Would you like ebooks for kids that have read along components? Then check out this video on using Tumblebooks via Evanston Public Library. Do you prefer the Tumblebooks app and […]

Stuck Home? Need Something to Read? Evanston Public Library’s Got Your Back

March 17, 2020

Well folks, it happened. The library up and closed on you and here you are without anything to read. A great big library full of books, but you can’t get access to them. Does that sound fair? Not to worry. Consider this a golden opportunity. After all, it has never been a better time to […]