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Programs & Exhibits 


The Library is a multi-faceted educational institution that offers a variety of instructional and cultural programming for visitors of all ages.  Library classrooms are available for scheduled school groups, and such public programs as exhibits, book discussions, and lectures often take place in the Library.

At times the Library’s atrium is transformed into an exhibit hall that showcases materials from the Library’s collections.  The occasional exhibits on particular topics in Illinois history are intended to be accessible to visitors of all ages, who will enjoy studying the photographs and graphics and reading the accompanying interpretative labels for additional information.

“The drawing shows me at one glance what might be spread over ten pages in a book.”                  —Ivan Turgenev, Fathers and Sons, 1862