All IHLS offices will be closed in observance of Presidents’ Day on Monday, February 18, 2019.

Delivery Services will run on President’s day.


Did you attend the 2018 Member Day and wish you could purchase a “Grow Your Mind” t-shirt? Great news! We’ve come up with a way for you to do just that, and you can even purchase other items with the “Grow Your Mind” Member Day logo.

Currently the Illinois Legislature is examining several bills that could significantly impact libraries. Now is the time to recruit trustees, staff and patrons to advocate for our libraries.


The next required delivery count week is February 25 - March 1. Libraries only have to count outgoing items that have a hand-written label on them which includes gift/donation items.


The next Roadside Training Series is Library Management Basics on Wednesday, February 27, 2019.

For a limited time, The New York Times is working with IHLS to provide a very special offer for IHLS member libraries to provide onsite and offsite access to library patrons.

Find out more during the February 20, 2019, demo.

The Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) is helping the Dixon Public Library with cataloging their local history collection. A couple of these items include sheet music for their local festival and facsimiles of the first and second drafts of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

March 21,-22, 2019

Marriott Bloomington-Normal Hotel and Conference Center

Registration is Open!

February 26, 2019

IHLS Carbondale Office

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Big Talk From Small Libraries is a free online conference scheduled for February 22 from 8:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The conference is aimed at librarians from small libraries; the smaller the better! IHLS is hosting viewing parties at each of our three hubs.


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