EPL Releases 2020 Annual Report / EPL informe anual 2020

Evanston Public Library has released its 2020 Annual Report, “The World Changed: Evanston Public Library Reimagined.” The report, describing a pandemic year like no other we’ve seen, is available now online in both English and Spanish. (Comunicado de prensa en español a continuación.) The annual report reflects the tumult of 2020: the pandemic response, the call to racial justice, […]


10th Ward Lit: A New Literary Magazine from EPL!

The Evanston Public Library has officially launched a brand-new literary magazine, 10th Ward Lit, dedicated to showcasing the talented and diverse voices of writers all over Evanston. Why 10th Ward Lit?  The name was chosen because the Library is a space for all residents of Evanston’s nine wards to enjoy equitable access to resources — and is also a […]



Cardboard Carnival Builds Kids Up for Success

by Joshua Perry, Northwestern-Medill class of 2023 A lot of kids are sick of logging onto Zoom by now—thanks to almost a year of online classes, the thought of staring at a computer screen has never been less appealing. But in recent weeks, students have been getting up in the morning, getting back in front […]



Read 2021

After a challenging year in 2020, staff at the Evanston Public Library once again invite you to join us in a year-long reading challenge: READ 2021. With this second year of our challenge, we hope to move beyond the genres and authors we typically read, explore new territory, get outside of our comfort zones and […]


Food Available for Those in Need

 The City of Evanston has put together a list of food resources and mobile, pop-up food pantries  available to residents at no-cost. To qualify, residents must either have loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic, be ineligible or waiting approval for SNAP benefits, or have not applied for SNAP benefits and need assistance to apply. […]


Back and Forth Conversation Builds Your Child’s Brain

Beginning in January, the Library is partnering with the District 65 Family Center to implement LENA Start, a program that uses research-backed methods to encourage and support early talk in children. Talk is the foundation of early literacy, and evidence shows that it is essential in childhood brain development. Over the course of 11 weeks, […]


LitMatch: Personalized Readers’ Advisory

Do you have a lot of time on your hands this winter but don’t know what to read? Want to try some new and interesting titles? Just fill out a brief survey, and we will provide a customized list of books just for you! LitMatch is available for kids, teens and adults, as well as […]


Introducing Flipster! The New Way to Read Digital Magazines and Periodicals

Evanston Public Library is pleased to present a whole new way of reading magazines and periodicals. It’s convenient, it’s fun, it’s Flipster! Some of the popular, in demand titles that EPL now subscribes to include The New Yorker, Essence, The Nation, Chicago Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, Hispanic Network, Out, and more! Want […]


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