Due to inclement weather and road conditions in the Champaign area, Route 4 deliveries on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, will not be completed.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your patience.

Be safe!

Fund Libraries

For a fourth consecutive year, the White House budget proposal for FY21 eliminates direct federal funding for libraries.

Library Crawl winner

January 10-27, 2020, library patrons were encouraged to travel to 56 different libraries throughout southern Illinois in the 2nd Annual Library Crawl. This year, the crawl was extended by 10 days to accommodate these library travelers!

Literary Congress of Clubs program



The Bloomington Public Library sent several souvenir programs from the 19th and 20th century to the Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) for cataloging. The programs are shelved in their Illinois collection.

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IHLS has made a group purchase of 250 copies of Serving Our Public 4.0: Standards for Illinois Public Libraries.

Every individual Illinois library staff member and trustee should have an L2 profile.


In 2020 there will be a total restructure and refresh of L2 that will result in a more robust and flexible platform that better suits the ongoing needs of all those who use L2.


Update L2 now so you and your library are ready for the new version.

RFS LogoFriday, Mar. 20, 2020 | Champaign, Ill.

Tickets increase Mar. 1


The Reaching Forward South 2020 committee is excited to share a sneak peek at a few of their conference sessions!

Sign up for the IHLS Text Alert System. IHLS will send out text alerts for weather delays, building closings, and route changes.

header with image and text. image: wooden head/body pawns/figures with wooden check mark in box. text: Illinois Libraries and the 2020 Census.

The 2020 Census is just around the corner, and IHLS, Illinois Complete Count Commission, and the Illinois State Library are asking libraries to do their part in making sure as many people are counted as possible—and it's imperative we do so to help ensure Illinois gets our fair share of federal funding. Here's why it matters and what Illinois libraries can do.

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