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.

Library Stories are also published on the My Library Is... Blog, and may get expanded into a more detailed blog article.

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Schaumburg Township District Library

Victoria Smith was excited to be hired by British Swim School after attending Schaumburg Library's Teen Job Fair.
In February, more than 200 teens came to Schaumburg Township District Library in hopes of landing their first job. The Library gathered local businesses looking to hire teens, provided experts to give teens tips on improving their resumes and interviewing skills, and made it simple for teens to... More about Schaumburg Township District Library from Anonymous

Indian Prairie Public Library

We Help People Find Jobs   Tim Wierdak didn’t know why he wasn’t getting job offers. In two short weeks, he went from not knowing why to landing a new job.   A frequent Indian Prairie Public Library visitor, he learned that the library offers a variety of job and career services, and he... More about Indian Prairie Public Library from Anonymous

Wilmette Public Library

We are in the heat and humidity of July now and it reminds of me of how I loved to spend my time at the Wilmette Public Library. I could walk there (had to be careful crossing the railroad tracks), and since we were near the lake we didn't have air conditioning in the 1960's. Instead it was the... More about Wilmette Public Library from TRACY HUBBARD

Homer Township Public Library

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My local library played a very important role in the direction of my daughter's life. When my daughter was in middle school, I suggested to her that she might enjoy a Manga/Anime Club event at Homer Library (where I had previously worked and later joined the Board). The first time she went, she... More about Homer Township Public Library from Brian Smith