Today marks the end of an era for Illinois libraries. Today is the last 9 for the nine (originally 17) library systems in Illinois. Each one is closings their doors. The systems have been fundamental in creating the libraries we have now. Without them, services to rural populations would be severely limited.
But tomorrow marks the birth of the 2 new library systems. Thanks to all the dedicate staff at the systems. Illinois libraries would not be where they are without you.