They’re In Evanston?!?

February 14, 2018

I get very attached to my adopted homes. Evanston is probably the smallest of the cities I’ve lived in for long periods of time and, for that reason, I find it the most fascinating. Sitting like a little hat on the top of Chicago, it seems to have this odd ability to pull in talent […]

What Evanston Readers Love to Read the Most (Nonfiction Edition!)

October 26, 2017

I have many fun tools to play with at the library. Tools that tell me when items haven’t circulated in years and years. Tools that inform me how well I’m keeping up with popular materials. Tools that tell me when an item on the shelf is “grubby”.  That last tool is an interesting one. Basically, […]

What I’ve Learned: The Particular Peculiarities of Evanston’s Readers

September 20, 2017

It’s been two years since I started as Evanston Public Library’s Collection Development Manager and I think I’m finally beginning to get a handle on what makes Evanston different from other communities around the country.  Sometimes the things you learn about your new hometown are instantly obvious. Sometimes the quirks come up at the most […]

And Now, Another Thing You Didn’t Know About Hoopla . . .

April 13, 2016

Psst. You know Hoopla, the simply lovely database we acquired that allows you to instantly get a wide range of ebooks, music, and movies?  Well, here’s your daily tip of what else you might find on Hoopla . . . It has all the Ferrantes on audiobook. Yep.  The current popularity of Elena Ferrante’s Neopolitan […]

Did You Know . . . ?

April 1, 2016

You are no doubt aware that the Evanston Public Library contains a vast wealth of materials, the like of which may astound with its breadth.  Why there are 485,000 print items in our collection alone.  And because we are so very large and impressive, there are whole swaths of the collection you could easily never […]

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