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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!

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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Niles-Maine District Library Hosts 14th Annual Veterans Celebration

On Friday, November 5, 2021, the Niles-Maine District Library resumed its Annual Veterans Celebration in person and via Zoom after a one-year hiatus due to the Pandemic. Today’s celebration was the 14th. Approximately 40 people attended in person which included 16 local veterans and their guests. The local veterans included participants in the Library of […]

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Free Little Pantry Comes to Niles-Maine District Library!

In partnership with Coming Together, Niles-Maine District Library is proud to host a Free Little Pantry for anyone in need of food. Coming Together is a partnership in Niles Township among organizations in Niles, Skokie, Lincolnwood, and Morton Grove. Each year, Coming Together highlights a different topic, with an emphasis on literacy, cross-cultural awareness, and […]

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Library Board of Trustees Appoint New Executive Director

After an Executive Session at the Niles-Maine District Library Regular Board Meeting on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, the Board of Trustees appointed Assistant Library Director Cyndi Rademacher to the Executive Director position effective immediately. “The Board made the right choice appointing Ms. Rademacher to the Executive Director position,” said Board President Carolyn Drblik. “She has […]

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“Library President for a Day” Contest Winner Announced

After reading through around 50 entries, a committee consisting of Board Secretary Diane Olsen, Executive Director Susan Dove Lempke, Youth Services Librarian Mikey Orzechowski, Head of Public Relations and Marketing Sasha Vasilic, and Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator Robin Komie unanimously chose Nelson School 5th Grader Prisha Modi as the second-ever Library President for a […]

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Library Wins Prestigious Marketing Award

The Niles-Maine District Library is a recipient of the American Library Association’s John Cotton Dana Award for excellence in library public relations and strategic communication. The award recognized the Library’s Best. Deal. Ever! library card campaign and was accompanied by a $10,000 grant. “I’m proud of the Public Relations and Marketing team who deliver highly […]

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We Stand Against Racism

A Message from the Executive Director Sorrow. Anger. Worry. These are feelings all of us have experienced over the past few weeks following the horrifying and tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the ensuing response. The complicated situation makes it hard to know what the “right” thing to say is. But as a […]

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Library Board Approves Tax Abatement

In order to help ease the financial burden caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Niles-Maine District Library Board of Trustees, at a special board meeting on May 11, 2020, voted to approve an abatement of the 2019-2020 Library tax levy in the amount of $1 million, or 14.3% of the levy. This decision will reduce […]

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