Voting is now underway for the 5 open seats on the IHLS Board of Directors. 

Seats to be filled are:

1 Public Library Staff Representative (3-year term)
4 Public Library Trustee Representatives (3-year term each)

Please read these instructions carefully prior to voting:

The Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS) is requesting a plan that lays out, and implements, a new design and layout to the IHLS website.

Please read the RFP carefully before submitting a proposal.

You can download the RFP here



The Charleston Carnegie Public Library sent a book to the Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) for cataloging not only for the historical significance to Charleston, Illinois, but also for possible genealogical researchers looking for loved ones.

Creativebug has extended its offer for IHLS public libraries with an additional discount! This will include new participants and libraries that have already signed up. This offer will only be valid until March 26.


If your library currently uses Proquest, you may want to be on the lookout for a renewal notice.

Intellectual Freedom & Professional Ethics in Libraries

March 29, 2019 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm


Join us for a great day of learning and discussion on intellectual freedom and professional ethics in libraries. Hear from guest speakers Jamie LaRue, former director of ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, and Erica Rose, program coordinator and library science professor at University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Is your school library getting ready for spring break? The No Delivery Days Form allows your delivery hub to know which days you DO NOT want them to deliver to your building. If you have not completed this form, please do so.

If you have any questions, please contact your Delivery Hub Manager.

Thank you.

Information has been provided by the staff at the Illinois State Library with the intent of providing useful tips for writing a successful Project Next Generation grant. However, these tips can easily -- and should -- be applied to any grant the staff of your library wishes to pursue.

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.

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