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Community Projects

Little Free Libraries

In 2015, the Library, with the generosity of Home Depot and area artists, installed five Little Free Libraries around LaSalle.  In addition to serving as public Art, the Little Free Libraries continue the library tradition of public access to information. Participate, share and enjoy the Little Free Libraries in your community.

Noise vs. News: What's Your Source?

Noise vs. News was a collaborative project between Illinois Valley Community College’s Jacobs Library and LaSalle Library in 2017.  It brought scholars, journalists, and the public, together, in an exploration of professional and public responsibilities related to establishing truth in news, and using that knowledge as a first step in finding common ground.  In this important and timely series, topics will include the First Amendment and its protections, "fake" news detection, the the ethics of journalism, and the importance of truth and courage in maintaining a democracy.   The project was live-streamed and later, archived and closed captioned in English and Spanish. 

Project Next Generation

Project Next Generation (PNG) is an educational technology initiative of Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian, Jesse White.  It was established to help educate at-risk students and bridge the digital divide.  The Library is currently in its fifth year of being awarded this grant.