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 […]


IMLS Grant Award to EPL Will Help Serve Evanston’s Unemployed

The Evanston Public Library (EPL) is the proud recipient of a $149,023 IMLS CARES Act Grant. The grant, one of 68 awarded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services, from more than 1700 applications, will fund specific EPL services directed towards those experiencing unemployment. The Chicago Tribune recently reported that Evanston’s unemployment rate has […]



Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933-2020)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg served on the United States Supreme Court from 1993-2020. She was a lifelong champion for human rights and equality. To learn more about the life of this amazing woman, here are some library materials we recommend: Adult Materials Kids & YA Materials   Want to learn more without leaving home? Try these […]


For Those With Dementia: The Memory Cafe is Open

The Evanston Public Library is bringing a new season of art, music, movement and more with the Memory Café, this year conducted virtually on Zoom. Memory Cafe programming offers enrichment activities for people living with dementia or other memory changes and their care partners. The events are social, fun, and offer engaging opportunities that are […]


Technology Opens Windows to Your Library and the Pandemic World

by Joshua Perry, Medill 2023, EPL Summer Volunteer Luke Thompson is used to working the technology desk at the Evanston Public Library (EPL). He described it as being a bartender, a social worker, and a therapist all at once. But now, working through the COVID-19 pandemic, he has at various times felt like just a […]


Recent Shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha

The Evanston Public Library is deeply shocked and saddened by the recent shooting of Jacob Blake, Jr., in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  The Blake family has deep ties to the city of Evanston, and has contributed to the advancement of civil rights, both here and elsewhere.  Our thoughts are with the entire Blake family, and we hope […]


Evanston Public Library to Close Two Branches

Decision Driven by Equity Efforts, Diminished Budget and Public Safety Measures August 19, 2020 — With two unanimous votes of 9-0 the Evanston Public Library Board of Trustees approved the permanent closure of the Chicago Ave./Main St. (CAMS) Branch and the North Branch at the end of the year. The Robert Crown Branch (as well […]


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