"Skokie Library Sets Sights on Engaging Community More"

Skokie (Ill.) Public Library was featured in the Chicago Sun-Times' Skokie Review recently for its work convening Harwood Institute-style community conversations.
The library -- which has taken part in two ALA/Harwood Institute Public Innovators Labs in 2013 and 2014 -- is hosting a series of private and public gatherings to learn about their residents' aspirations.
"We're really focused on listening to what the community wants -- the kind fo community they want to live in -- and then using that information to help drive our planning and the kind of partnerships we engage in and the kind of initiatives we participate in," librarian Susan Carlton, manager of the Community Engagement Department, told the newspaper.