“The Check Out” Podcast Features People of Evanston

Evanston Public Library launched The Check Out on January 14, 2020, a podcast that introduces listeners to Evanston residents or people working in Evanston who are actively engaged in making the community better, and other noteworthy pursuits. The podcast, hosted by EPL Community Engagement Coordinator Jill Schacter, features interviews with Evanstonians involved in fields such […]


Read 2020 Challenge

As we enter a new year and new decade, staff at the Evanston Public Library invite you to join us in a year-long reading challenge: READ 2020. With this challenge, we hope to move beyond the genres and authors we typically read, explore new territory, get outside of our comfort zones and expand our love […]


Take Home A Binge Box of Movies You Love!

Now you can bring home all your favorite movies in a single checkout with our brand new Binge Boxes. Pick a themed movie collection to suit your fancy. It’s the #1 way to check out multiple movies all in one convenient package. Each box has 4 to 6 DVDs filled with your favorite obsession from […]


Check Out Our Just Released List of 2019’s 101 Great Books for Kids!

If you want to find THE best recommended list of books for kids, you needn’t look any further than Evanston Public Library. Oh, Chicago has their list, and New York’s is fine, but you may never find the level of love and dedication as is evident on ours. For 10 months of the year, EPL […]


Evanston Public Library Has a Lean Budget But Expansive Outreach and Long-Term Plans

by Shawn Iles and Karen Danczak Lyons (as previously published in the Evanston Roundtable) The work of the Evanston Public Library is far-reaching, multi-dimensional and personal and is best developed through direct input from those we serve. We are dedicated to meeting the diverse needs and expectations of our residents both within the walls of […]


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 […]