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

January 18, 2023

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 […]

Borrow a birdwatching kit and find a bufflehead

January 5, 2023

You might not think winter is a good time to look for birds but while colorful warblers have headed south, ducks of all sorts are spending the winter right in our neighborhood. Northwestern University and the lakeshore are great places to see diving ducks like Buffleheads, pictured above.  Buffleheads are small chubby ducks with a […]

Recommended Books for Adults 2022

November 20, 2022

This year, a group of EPL staff members read a large number of 2022 adult titles. Here are the ones we recommend most: Fiction: Horse — Geraldine Brooks – Book | eBook | eAudiobook School for Good Mothers — Jessamine Chan* – Book | eBook | eAudiobook Disorientation — Elaine Hsieh Chou – Book | […]

Take a break from the textbooks and check out a book you’ll actually enjoy at EPL

October 13, 2022

Stressful doesn’t begin to describe life at Northwestern. There are classes, club meetings, networking events, office hours, and midterms that never end! Somewhere around week 4, it starts to feel like there’s no time to relax. But, as the days get shorter and the temperature begins to drop, it’s important to find ways to wind […]

EPL seeks volunteers for Racial Equity Task Force | EPL busca voluntarios para integrar el Grupo de Trabajo de Equidad Racial

September 30, 2022

EVANSTON, IL – The Evanston Public Library’s Racial Equity Task Force is looking for new members to help guide Equity, Diversity and Inclusion efforts at the Library. Composed of community members, Library staff and Library trustees, this task force is devoted to increasing the Library’s outreach and service to underserved residents, particularly those living in […]

Evanston Public Library Board proposes budget for 2023

September 30, 2022

After three years with no tax increases, in September 2022, the Evanston Public Library Board proposed a 3.9 percent increase in the property tax levy to support the library’s operations. Here, we have compiled some frequently asked questions about the proposed increase and what it will mean for residents.  How much will my taxes go […]

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