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Important IHLS Funding News

Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS) is an organization dedicated to providing high quality services to its 539 members in central and southern Illinois. Our primary annual revenue is the System Area and Per Capita (SAPC) grant from the Illinois State Library/Secretary of State. For several years the annual grant appropriation for IHLS has been approximately $3.36 M. We very recently learned from the Illinois State Library our appropriation for the current fiscal year (July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016) will be approximately $1.97 M--a decrease of 42%.

IHLS News: Moving Forward Together - January 29, 2016

The January 29, 2016, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Board Meeting – February 4, 2016
  • Delivery Tip – Required Delivery Count February 15-19
  • ISLMA Grant and Scholarships Deadline February 1
  • 2016 Legislative Meet-ups
  • Illinois State Library:  Targeting Autism Forum Openings
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • ILA E-Newsletter
  • ILA Reporter
  • Free Webinars & Workshops
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning
     

IHLS News: Moving Forward Together - January 22, 2016

The January 22, 2016, IHLS Newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Board Meeting – Rescheduled
  • Delivery Tip – Bundled Items
  • Member Spotlight – Hoopeston Public Library
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • 2016 Legislative Meet-ups
  • 2016 Teen Tech Week – Create It At Your library
  • Illinois Youth Services Institute (IYSI)
  • Illinois State Library:  Targeting Autism Forum Openings
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • ILA E-Newsletter
  • I Love Libraries Newsletter
  • Performer’s Showcase this Saturday
  • Book Repair Workshop – February 27
  • Free Webinars & Workshops
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning
     

IHLS News: Moving Forward Together - January 8, 2016

The January 8, 2016, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • Emergency/Weather Closings
  • Library Closings
  • IHLS Closed Monday, January 18
  • Is Your Online Presence Up-To-Date?
    • Your Library’s Website
    • LibraryLearning (L2): Updating Staff & Trustee Information
  • Important Reminders from the Illinois State Library
    • Per Capita Grant Applications Due January 15
    • Annual Certification & ILLINET ILL Traffic Survey
    • FY16 Live and Learn Construction Grant Applications Available
  • Member Spotlight
    • Dongola Public Library District
    • Six Mile Regional Library District
  • Metro East Library Legislative Breakfast
  • Illinois Youth Services Institute (IYSI)
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • ILA E-Newsletter
  • I Love Libraries Newsletter
  • Free Webinars & Workshops
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning
     

IHLS News: Moving Forward Together - December 23, 2015

The December 23, 2015, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Holiday Closings
  • Plinkit Migration Ends December 31
  • Annual Online Library System Certification
  • Metro East Library Legislative Breakfast
  • Member Spotlight
    • Oakwood Public Library District – Solar Cockroaches
    • Sparta Public Library – God’s Eye Yarn Project
    • Morrison-Talbott Library – Lampost Decorating Contest
  • 2016 Teen Tech Week – Create It At Your library
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • ILA E-Newsletter
  • Free Webinars & Workshops
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning

IHLS Holiday Closings

 

Please note that all Illinois Heartland Library System offices will be closed:

  • Christmas Eve -Thursday, December 24th,
  • Christmas Day - Friday, December 25th,
  • New Year's Eve - Thursday, December 31st,
  • New Year's Day - Friday, January 1st. 

Delivery and Talking Book Services will not be provided. See our Office Hours page for a listing of IHLS Holidays.

IHLS News: Moving Forward Together - December 18, 2015

The December 18, 2015, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • Advocacy Tips and Vote Totals HB 2039
  • IHLS Holiday Closings
  • Plinkit Migration Ends December 31
  • Annual Online Library System Certification
  • Member Spotlights
    • Westville Public Library
    • Stinson Memorial Public Library District
  • Member Spotlight - Call for Submissions
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • Upcoming Free Webinars & Workshops
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning
     

IHLS News: Moving Forward Together - December 10, 2015

The December 10, 2015, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • Annual Online Library System Certification
  • Connect with Leslie
  • IHLS Holiday Closings
  • Job Postings
  • Plinkit Migration Ends December 31
  • Member Spotlight
  • Litchfield Public Library District
  • Carmi Public Library
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • ILA E-Newsletter
  • ILA Reporter
  • I Love Libraries Newsletter
  • Third and Final Call for Proposals
  • Upcoming Free Webinars & Workshops
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning
     

IHLS News: Moving Forward Together - December 4, 2015

The December 4, 2015, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • Your Voice Needs To Be Heard
  • Board Recap
  • Connect with Leslie - December 9, 2015
  • Plinkit Migration Ends December 31
  • Job Postings
  • Member Spotlight: Rosiclare Public Library
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • ILA E-Newsletter
  • IMLS and USCIS Present Webinar on Employee Rights and myE-Verify
  • Public Library Directors 101
  • Upcoming Free Webinars & Workshops
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning
     

Board Meeting Recap - December 1, 2015

A recap of significant actions taken by the board at their December 1, 2015, meeting.

Next board meeting date: Tuesday, January 26, 2016. (Rescheduled for February 4, 2016)

 

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