IHLS Offices Closed Friday

All IHLS offices will be closed in observance of Independence Day on Friday, July 3, 2015. Delivery and Talking Book Services will not be provided.


See our Office Hours page for a listing of IHLS Holidays.

Good News! Amazing News!

Today we received $730,333.32 for the FY2015 System Area & Per Capita Grant, which represents the remaining Live and Learn payments for this fiscal year. This is the second year in a row we have received all grant funds before our fiscal year end.

The total FY2015 grant allocation is $3,364,429.41. However, this year we received an additional $36,270.91 from remaining equalization funds available in the budget line. That brings the grand total for FY2015 to $3,400,700.32.

IHLS News: Moving Forward Together - June 29, 2015

The June 29, 2015, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Offices Closed July 3, 2015
  • Board Recap
  • Please Comment on Proposed IHLS Bylaws Change
  • VIDEO on Dream Grant
  • IHLS Staff Day Photos
  • IHLS Delivery Team
  • eRead Illinois Advisory Committee
  • Think Outside The Barn @ your library – Call For Books 2015
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • I Love Libraries Newsletter
  • Upcoming Free Webinars & Workshops
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning

Please comment on proposed IHLS Bylaws Change

Please comment on the following proposed changes to the IHLS Bylaws:


Section 10. Committees

Board Meeting Recap - June 2015

A recap of significant actions taken by the board at their June 23, 2015, meeting in Champaign, IL.

Next board meeting date: Tuesday, July 28, 2015.



From Left to Right:  Jacob Roskovensky, Karen Bounds, James Matthews and Nancy Huntley.

eRead Illinois Advisory Committee

First Row: Dee Brennan, Leslie Bednar, Illinois State Library Director Anne Craig, Veronda Pitchford
Middle Row: Chris Dawdy, Natalie DeJonghe, Secretary of State/State Librarian Jesse White, Lynn Schmit, Marian Albers
Back Row: George Kalinka, Jane Plass, Rebecca Scott, Lesley Zavediuk

New SHARE Dream Grant Video

The Dream Grant video highlights how SHARE membership can have a very positive impact on a community—especially smaller more rural ones.

All IHLS Public Libraries Required to Complete Non-Resident Fee Survey

IHLS is required to maintain a list on the IHLS website of non-resident program information from IHLS public libraries and to indicate whether or not a library participates in the non-resident fee program and what that fee is. Each year IHLS asks all IHLS public libraries for this information. This information is being gathered by a survey found at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8H5VZMZThe deadline for completion of the survey is June 22, 2015.

Board Meeting Recap - May 2015

A recap of significant actions taken by the board at their May 26, 2015, meeting in Effingham, IL.

Next board meeting date: Tuesday, June 23, 2015.

2015 IHLS Board of Directors Election

The results of the 2015 IHLS Board of Directors election have been announced. The Nominating Committee would like to thank everyone on the ballot for taking part in this election process. Terms of office begin on July 1 and end on June 30, the System’s fiscal year.

Elected for three-year terms beginning July 2015: