How has your library had a positive impact on your life, or on the lives of others? Read through the stories below, and add your own story.

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Olivet Nazarene University

hula hoop contest winner
We are an academic library but we still make time for fun! This October, in honor of our local OBOC book, Rise of the Rocket Girls, we held a space-themed party for the students. Events included space trivia, alien creations & a hula hoop contest! We had a "blast"! More about Olivet Nazarene University from Trisha Campbell

Seneca Public Library District

My kids and I love the low key vibe and kid friendly atmosphere of Seneca Library.  More about Seneca Public Library District from Anonymous

Seneca Public Library District

Such fun kids activities! My kids love all of their events and crafts.

Evanston Public Library

Every Saturday afternoon for the past three years, approximately 40 residents of The Mather settle in to view the Saturday Science Series.  These films come from libraries all over the area through interlibrary loan and are handled very efficiently by the Evanston library staff.  I think... More about Evanston Public Library from Jane Roth

Northbrook Public Library

Northbrook Writes Participant, Hollie Smurthwaite
Finishing a novel is a triumph for any writer. For Hollie Smurthwaite, it’s doubly thrilling. Earlier in the year, she had submitted her manuscript, The Color of Trauma to the "Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author Manuscript Contest."  Weeks later she received a phone call informing her she was one of... More about Northbrook Public Library from Linda Vering

Northbrook Public Library

A photo of Sarah Brimer, a voracious reader and patron of the Northbrook Public Library
A Life Filled with Great Books: The Winner of Our Winter Reading Program Shares Her Secret Sarah Brimer, winner of the library’s Winter Reading grand prize drawing for an iPad, can finish a book in two days. Sarah, who moved to Northbrook from New York three years ago to live with her daughter, is... More about Northbrook Public Library from Linda Vering

Bartlett Public Library District

Walking through the doors of the Still Bar & Grill in Bartlett to join in on the Bartlett Public Library District’s BookLite book club conversation sounds a bit nerve-wracking when you don’t know many people present, but Bartlett resident Cristina Ligocki absolutely loved it.   “It was a... More about Bartlett Public Library District from Anonymous

Hinckley Public Library District

In a small town with no regular activities or entertainment opportunities, the library is a place to meet your new best friend. There are many kids between the ages of 8 and 13 who meet at the library after school and during the summer to play their favorite computer games together. As the noise... More about Hinckley Public Library District from Anonymous