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At a time when library usage is at its highest ever, Illinois Libraries are being asked to face tomorrow’s needs with yesterday’s resources. The Illinois Public Library Systems provide the Messenger Library support via the RAILS Library System. RAILS System staff manage the System van delivery. This service delivers items to the Messenger Public Library from other libraries throughout the State of Illinois. RAILS also provide administrative support for the Messenger Library’s MAGIC Shared library catalog. The Illinois State Library through the Secretary of State’s Office administers the Illinois State Library Per Capita Grant Program. This program is vital to the Messenger Public Library. It provides supplemental grant money to support Library programs and the purchase of additional library materials not only print but electronic as well as e-books for North Aurora Library patrons.
The Messenger Public Library is growing! Our collections are beginning to fill-up our shelves. In March 2012 the Library Board appoved the expenditure of up to $32,000 for the purchase, delivery, and installation of several new shelving and display units to house the following collections: young adult/teen fiction, young adult/teen graphic novels and comics, adult science fiction and non-fiction as well as adult romance and general fiction. The non-print collection has also grown in size. New shelving will be installed for the growing collection of DVDs, music CDs, books on cd, books on mp3s, and video games. The new shelving will be installed in April with the project completed by April 23rd. While staff is working on this project patrons will find some of the collections listed above unavailable for short periods of time. Staff will keep this time to a minimum. The Library Board and Staff are working hard to provide the materials most in demand by North Aurora residents. Please feel free to comment on this project by sending the Library Administrator an e-mail at . Thank-you for your continued support of the Library.