3rd Annual Blueberry Awards to be announced live on March 14 

Blueberry Awards honor excellence in environmental literature for children EVANSTON, ILL. – The Evanston Public Library is pleased to announce that the 3rd Annual Blueberry Awards, recognizing excellence in children’s literature about nature and climate stewardship, will be announced live on Thursday, March 14, with an awards ceremony and party celebrating the authors, their work, […]

Survive (and even enjoy!) the holidays with EPL

Sure, they’re merry, but for some, the holidays from Thanksgiving through the new year are a source of stress, too. But have no fear! The Evanston Public Library is here to help whether you’re trimming the tree, stretching a dollar, or just trying to keep the dinner table civil with that weird cousin of yours. […]

Announcing Evanston Public Library’s 101 Great Books for Kids 2023

As we rolled through the year 2023, members of the 101 Great Books for Kids Committee here at Evanston Public Library broke all our previous records in terms of reading through as many books published for children in the current year as possible. Never before have so many middle grade novels (so long!), picture books, […]

Honor National Indigenous Peoples’ Heritage Month with EPL

EVANSTON, IL. – November is Indigenous Peoples’ Heritage Month, also known as National Native American Heritage Month or American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, and the Evanston Public Library is celebrating the cultural contributions of native writers and filmmakers all month long.  Join us for programs that center the voices and experiences of Indigenous […]

Evanston Public Library names Yolande Wilburn new executive director

EVANSTON, IL. – The Evanston Public Library Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that they have named Yolande Wilburn as the Library’s new executive director. Wilburn brings more than a decade of experience working at all levels in public libraries and will take the helm beginning Nov. 13. As the Library’s new executive director, […]

EPL is turning 150 and you’re invited on Oct. 14th!

EVANSTON, IL. – In 1873, Evanstonians unanimously voted to fund a free public library and make the assets of the former Evanston Library Association – all 932 volumes – free and available to the public. In celebration of our 150th year of connecting Evanstonians to the resources available in their community, EPL is hosting an […]

Frequently Asked Questions about EPL’s proposed 2024 tax levy

In September 2023, the Evanston Public Library Board proposed a 9.0 percent increase in the property tax levy to support the library’s operations. Here, we have compiled some frequently asked questions about the proposed increase and what it will mean for residents.  How much will my taxes go up? Less than 3% of your total […]

La nueva instalación de arte público de la biblioteca rinde homenaje a las luchas de las comunidades indígenas e inmigrantes / EPL’s new public art installation honors the struggles of indigenous, immigrant communities

Vealo en persona en el Lanzamiento del Mes de la Herencia Hispana el 15 de septiembre EVANSTON, IL. – Mariposas monarcas de madera bellamente pintadas flotan ahora a ambos lados de la valla del Jardín de lectura de la Biblioteca Pública de Evanston (Sucursal Robert Crown). Cada año, las mariposas monarcas realizan largos viajes desde […]

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