Racial Equity Task Force Begins Its Work

Based on a recommendation in the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion report prepared last fall by DeEtta Jones and Associates, the Evanston Public Library has created a Racial Equity Task Force. The task force is designed to represent the voices of people of color in the community as the Library continues to work toward becoming an […]

Robert Crown Branch: Meeting Evanstonians’ Diverse Expectations Where They Live

Evanstonians’ diverse expectations are at once consistent and shifting, and the new Evanston Public Library branch that will open at the Robert Crown Community Center in early 2020 is a facility shaped to meet that spectrum. This city has been a study in diversity on multiple planes for generations. It has and continues to wrestle […]

Eliminando las barreras del lenguaje para reducir la brecha digital

Sergio González, un entrenador de tecnología en la Biblioteca Pública de Evanston (EPL), se encuentra en un salón de reuniones en la Escuela Secundaria del Municipio de Evanston (ETHS) listo para entregar 15 diplomas. Hoy marca la sesión final de un curso de ocho semanas sobre conceptos básicos de computadora que se enseña en español. […]

Removing Language Barriers to Narrow the Digital Divide

Traducido en español aquí Sergio Gonzalez, a technology trainer at Evanston Public Library (EPL), stands in a meeting hall at Evanston Township High School (ETHS) ready to hand out 15 diplomas. Today marks the final session of an eight-week course in computer basics taught in Spanish. All of the students sit at tables satisfied with […]

Dementia Resource Center Opens

Dementia can be an isolating illness, not only for those suffering from it but also for the care partners who help them on their journey. New funding has enabled the Evanston Public Library to expand its offerings for its patrons living with dementia and their care partners. The Library has opened its Dementia Resource Center […]

Summer STEM Camp is Underway!

NEW: Openings Available! Register today! Arcade Game Design Camp, July 29 – August 1. Register. The Evanston Public Library (EPL), in partnership with District 65, is hosting summer STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) camps for middle school students who are considered underrepresented in STEM education and careers—Black and Latino students, as well as girls. […]

Summer Learning Program Start June 1!

Registration opens June 1 for Evanston Public Library’s Summer Learning Program at any library location or online at epl.org/summerlearning. Participants of all ages can earn books and other prizes, meet reading goals, and enter the vast world of stories — all for FREE. After registering, participants get a reading log to track time spent reading, as well as […]

Falcon Banding 2019 with The Field Museum!

What: Mary Hennen, Assistant Collections Manager and Director of the Chicago Peregrine Program at The Field Museum, will band young peregrine falcons hatched in May at the Evanston Public Library nesting site. The babies will be removed from the nest, brought inside, and then returned to the nest after the banding is done. The baby falcons […]

Summer Learning Enhances Literacy of All Kinds

By Laura Antolin, Children’s Outreach Librarian It is no secret that summer reading slows or stops the academic slide experienced by most children over the break – a slide more pronounced with children from lower-income families. But summer reading also helps children make actual gains – in reading, lifelong learning, and creativity, reinforcing curiosity and […]

Black Women’s Health Awareness Day is June 15

The Evanston Public Library is hosting its first Black Women’s Health Awareness Day on Saturday, June 15 from 2 to 5 pm. While there are many healthcare options and resources for women in our community, health disparities persist for Black women. This event will highlight many of the health issues and social concerns specifically affecting Black […]