EPL Laptop Vending Machine Ready for Use Starting October 5!/ ¡Máquina expendedora de EPL lista para distribuir laptops a partir del 5 de octubre!

September 30, 2020

Hey, what’s that in the vending machine? It turns out it holds something very useful especially for those Evanston residents in need of a computer. The Evanston Public Library is very pleased to be launching a new Laptop Vending Machine at the Robert Crown Library Branch, 1801 Main Street. The Laptop Vending Machine will be […]


Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933-2020)

September 20, 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 […]


Statement on Display of Confederate Flag

July 31, 2020

The Evanston Public Library is committed to anti-racism and stands in solidarity with all who seek racial justice and equity. On Wednesday, July 29, a group of individuals openly displayed a Confederate Battle Flag at Lighthouse Beach in Evanston.  Evanston resident LaShandra Smith-Rayfield confronted and filmed this group of people.  She was later joined by […]


Antiracist Resources and Reads: Lists for All Ages

June 1, 2020

For patrons searching for books on race and justice, our librarians have brought together a wide range of social justice resources that we hope you’ll find helpful in these uncertain times. Whether you’re discussing current events unfolding with your children, your teens, one another, or you’re merely learning for yourself (and we are always learning […]


Hoopla Bonus Borrows and Recent Adds

April 2, 2020

Introducing Hoopla Bonus Borrows, featuring more than one thousand titles you can download and stream without using your four monthly borrows! Need help getting started? Explore Hoopla FAQs , our step-by-step guide, or contact us. New! Need a card? Evanston residents can get an eCard » Bonus borrows For adults Take time for you: A thoughtful collection of self-help titles […]


Tumblebooks for One, Tumblebooks for All!

March 30, 2020

There are so many resources at EPL that it can be difficult to keep track of them all. Let’s just break this down easily then. Would you like ebooks for kids that have read along components? Then check out this video on using Tumblebooks via Evanston Public Library. Do you prefer the Tumblebooks app and […]


Evanston Public Library Adopts New Policy to Protect Transgender Staff

February 26, 2020

Transgender employees at Evanston Public Library as well as those transitioning to that status will be protected under a new policy that was adopted by the Library’s Board of Trustees on Feb. 19. Read the complete story by Bob Seidenberg in The Evanston Roundtable.


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

November 25, 2019

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 […]


Libraries Do That? Introducing the Dementia Resource Center

August 28, 2019

When I lived in New York City I would, on occasion, find myself dining with folks not usually in my social circle. These people would ask what I did for a living and they could be a bit surprised when I said I was a librarian. “A librarian? Are there still libraries anymore?” they’d joke. […]


Libraries on the Front Lines: What You Need to Know About Changes to Your Ebooks

August 14, 2019

In the beginning, when libraries around the world started buying and circulating ebooks for the very first time, publishers were concerned. Very concerned. Suddenly the old lending models didn’t seem to apply anymore. Why should libraries be allowed to circulate digital titles, books that will never show wear and tear after multiple uses, without needing […]