30th Year of Providing Service to Local Home Day Care Providers

We’re proud to celebrate the 30th anniversary of our Home Day Care Delivery Project. Every month we bring curated bags of books to 15 local Home Day Care services throughout Evanston, many in the 5th ward, as well as to the Teen Baby Nursery and the Baby Toddler Nursery of the Infant Welfare Society of […]

Library to Stop Accepting Used Book and Media Donations After July 9

The Evanston Public Library will no longer be accepting books or other media related materials from the community as staff are preparing and organizing the Main Library for a major space renovation/reorganization. Historically, the Library has taken in about 1000 donated items every week. The last day the Library will accept books and other media related materials […]

Safely Experience the Great 2017 Solar Eclipse Here

Eclipse Party! Experience the awe-inspiring 2017 Solar Eclipse with Evanston Public Library this summer!  Five different programs are planned, culminating on Eclipse Day, August 21, with a viewing party from 11 am to 3 pm at the Main Library. There will be several viewing stations for exploring the sun, the moon and the eclipse itself. The first […]

Librarians Say: Be Skeptical of Fake News

According to Evanston Public Library librarians, whether you call it propaganda, urban legend, public relations, disinformation, or alternative facts, “fake news” is nothing new. Librarians have been trained to help patrons think critically and determine whether what they see and read can be trusted. “Don’t trust everything you read,” says Ben Remsen, adult services librarian. […]

We Regret To Report the Falcon Banding is Cancelled

We are sorry to announce that the Peregrine nest at Evanston Public Library failed and the chick banding has been cancelled. The falcons have abandoned the nest, flying off with the last remaining living chick. It is unknown whether the chick remains alive. Three eggs were laid this year by Squawker and Fay: one egg did […]

We Welcome New Assistant Library Director: Teri Campbell

We are pleased to announce the arrival of a new member of the Evanston Public Library family. Please welcome Teri Campbell, the new Assistant Library Director. Teri will lead budgeting, financial management, procurement, and human resources for the Library. Teri joined the City of Chicago in 1999 working in the Department of Planning and Development. She […]

EPL Preparing for Awesome Summer

EPL’s dedicated staff is quietly and busily preparing for an awesome summer: Our community engagement team is embedding library services throughout Evanston. EPL just learned that it won the largest grant possible–$20,000.00—from the Evanston Community Foundation for our digital literacy efforts and to bridge the digital divide. Our ABC Booster program, which links trained Evanston […]

Library Partnership Provided Preparation of 761 Free Tax Returns

The Evanston Public Library in partnership with the Center for Economic Progress is pleased to announce the results of our collaboration during this year’s tax season, providing free tax preparation to income eligible individuals and families. This year 761 tax returns were prepared, free of charge, generating $1,031,026 in federal refunds. Said Juan Villalobos, Director of […]

Library Underground Parking Garage to Close for Repairs: 6/6 Through 7/9

The Evanston Public Library underground parking garage will be closed for repairs from Tuesday, June 6 through Sunday, July 9. The garage will re-open on Monday, July 10 at 9 am. The first phase of these repairs were conducted last summer and this is the planned second phase of work. The Library regrets the inconvenience to patrons and […]

Library Receives Competitive NASA@ MyLibrary Grant

Evanston Public Library has been selected through a competitive application process to be part of NASA@ My Library, an initiative to engage public audiences nationwide in informal and lifelong learning with the excitement of NASA exploration and discovery. In spring 2017, more than 500 libraries applied to participate. “Evanston Public Library is one of just 75 […]