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Become a Master with MasterClass on hoopla

Hoopla is now partnering with MasterClass, a popular streaming platform that offers videos, articles, and more taught and written by world class instructors like Neil Gaiman, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Mashama Bailey. This incredible partnership comes at a time when a lot of us are hungry for knowledge that can be learned at home. Use […]

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Make the Switch From OverDrive to Libby

The switch is happening. The OverDrive app will be discontinued on May 1 and the Library is here to help you make the jump over to their newer reading app, Libby. Libby was made with you, the reader, in mind and was created by the same team that brought OverDrive to life. Why the Switch? […]

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American Library Association Youth Media Awards

Every year the American Library Association (ALA) hosts the Youth Media Awards, a ceremony honoring books, videos, and other materials aimed for children and teens. These awards, including the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards, are given for outstanding original and creative work in the literature. The award ceremony took place […]

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Your Library, at Home

Niles-Maine library cardholders rejoice! Since the Library is closed Thursday, December 22 through Monday, December 26, 2022 and Friday, December 30, 2022 through Monday, January 2, 2023, this is the perfect time to whip out your card and enjoy the Library from the comfort of your own home. Fall Into a Book (an eBook, That […]

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Niles-Maine Residents Receive Free Computers

Nearly 100 people received a free computer at the Niles-Maine District Library (or will get one shipped to their home) on Monday, September 26, 2022 thanks to a partnership with PCs for People. The Digital Services Department at the Niles-Maine District Library organized the highly anticipated event to help bridge the digital divide in the […]

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Summer Fun with Niles-Maine Library

Who’s ready for summer fun with the Niles-Maine Library? We are! Get ready for fun in the sun at local parks, fun in-door programming at the Library, and prizes to be won by joining Summer Reading. Programs for Kids For all programs, please visit our online newsletter. Summer Reading Join in the fun and win […]

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Are You an Area Homeschool Family?

North Shore Homeschool Group is hosting a Science Fair at the Library on Friday, May 20, 2022 from 1-3 p.m. If you are interested in participating, please reach out here. (The Homeschool Science Fair is an outside group reserving the room, and they do not have mask requirements.) All are welcome to walk through and […]

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Why Is Fantasy Such a Popular Genre?

The past few years have been very good for fans of fantasy, especially in the YA area. There are more books, movies, and TV shows targeting fantasy fans than ever before. Back in the day, fantasy would be bundled as a subset of science fiction and there were way fewer titles to peruse. Now entire […]

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Welcome to the new and improved Niles-Maine District Library website! We’re excited to reveal a website that is more user-friendly, easier to navigate, and organized with you, the patron, in mind. Enhancements include: Your feedback is important to us. If you can’t find what you are looking for or want to share your browsing experience, […]

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Niles-Maine District Library Staff Came Together to Participate in Annual Community Thanksgiving Donation

The Niles-Maine District Library staff members gave back to the community with their 10th annual Thanksgiving donation to Niles Family Services on Wednesday, November 17. Staff members donated non-perishable goods and over $400 worth of grocery store gift cards to help Niles area families enjoy a Thanksgiving meal this year. Non-perishable goods including stuffing, bread […]

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