EPL named a best children’s library by Chicago Parent

On March 21, the Evanston Public Library was named one of the Best Libraries in Chicagoland to Visit with Kids by Chicago Parent Magazine! Head on over to Chicago Parent to learn more about the great work our children’s librarians are doing to connect kids with a love of reading and learning.

EPL’s Elacsha Madison wins ALA’s I Love My Librarian Award

EVANSTON, ILL. – The Evanston Public Library is proud to announce that its own Elacsha Madison has won the American Library Association’s coveted I Love My Librarian Award. The I Love My Librarian Award honors exceptional librarians from academic, public and school libraries who were nominated by patrons nationwide for their expertise, dedication and profound […]

EPL Library Board seeks search firm for new director

EVANSTON, ILL. – The Evanston Public Library Board of Trustees has issued a request for proposals for an executive search firm to guide its search for a new Library Executive Director.  The Board is seeking a firm to conduct a wide-reaching search and provide a slate of qualified candidates for the position, which will oversee […]

Main Library back open after emergency repairs

EVANSTON, ILL. – The Evanston Public Library’s Main Library, 1703 Orrington Avenue, is reopened as of Saturday, Feb. 11, following emergency repairs. The library building was closed on Wednesday, Feb. 8, following the collapse of a sewer line. Repairs are still underway on the Main Library’s front staircase and ramp. Please use caution. We apologize […]

Celebrate Black History Month with your family and EPL

Black History Month is a time to step back and more specifically acknowledge and celebrate the centuries of broad and vibrant contributions Black Americans have made to culture, the arts, politics and social justice movements.  The Evanston Public Library is celebrating throughout the month with a special collection of family-oriented programming that celebrates the contributions […]

Honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy with activities at EPL 

Honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy with activities at EPL  Children’s programing, volunteer opportunities and more Jan. 16 and beyond School may be out, but January 16 is a “day on, not a day off” in honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and advancing social justice. The Evanston Public Library has opportunities […]

Programs to make 2023 your best year ever are at EPL 

EVANSTON, ILL. – Resolve to make 2023 your best year ever – with a little help from your local library. Whether you’re trying to eat healthier, approach difficult conversations, give back to your community, or just experience more joy, you can find a program to get you started at the Evanston Public Library:  Harness the […]

EPL will be closed for winter weather and holidays, but always available online

Cozy up to a good downloadable book this snowy holiday weekend EVANSTON, IL – Due to a forecasted blizzard with dangerously high winds and low temperatures, followed by the holidays, the Evanston Public Library will have several closures over the weekend. Closures are at both the Main Library and Robert Crown Branch locations, unless otherwise noted: […]

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