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The DeKalb Public Library will be sponsoring an afternoon concert highlighting Hawaiian music at 2 p.m. on Saturday in the library’s Yusunas Meeting Room.

Hawaiian Show to be featured at DeKalb Public Library

By Evan Mellon, News Reporter | November 16, 2022

Hawaii is coming to the DeKalb Public Library for an afternoon of music and fun. The DeKalb Public Library will be sponsoring an afternoon concert highlighting Hawaiian music at 2 p.m. on Saturday in the library’s Yusunas Meeting Room The event...

Science on a Sphere exhibit will be displayed in Founders Memorial Library until March 25. The purpose of the exhibit is to educate students on issues such as climate change.

‘Science on Sphere’ creates interactive learning display

By Ellie Craighead, News Reporter | March 21, 2022
NIU's Library is hosting a science exhibit to teach topics such as climate change, history and geography.
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DeKalb Public Library to host game night

By Kyle Mathas | October 28, 2019

DeKALB — On the week of Halloween, the DeKalb Public Library will be hosting a game night with games and snacks. The game night will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Bilder Family Meeting Room.The event is meant to be a fun outing for friends, family...


Study Scores

By Victoria Lambton | October 30, 2017


Pass/Fail: Library extends hours for finals week; Book buybacks don’t give fair returns

By Taylor Reese | November 30, 2014

Pass: Library extends hours for finals weekThe extended hours at Founders Memorial Library will provide students with more than enough time to prepare for finals.From Saturday to Dec. 13, the library will be open 9 to 2 a.m. for the upcoming weekend and...

Pass/Fail: University’s Anywhere Printing a godsend; Quit blaring music inside MLK Commons

By Carl Nadig | September 17, 2014

Pass: University’s Anywhere Printing a godsendI’m grateful I don’t have to participate in “the waiting game” anymore. The objective of the game was simple: be the first one to the printer.Before Anywhere Printing, all university computers were...

Department curator acquires rare books for NIU collection

By Kelly Bauer | August 28, 2013

The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections has acquired the manuscripts of science fiction and fantasy author Lois McMaster Bujold.The acquisition was the first of several expected installments from Bujold, a five-time Hugo award winner. The...

Local library embraces the force during Star Wars event

Local library embraces ‘the force’ during Star Wars event

By John Steffen | April 21, 2013

The DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., hosted its first Star Wars Extravaganza from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Activities included a make-your-own-lightsaber area, a trash compactor treasure search, a carbonite demonstration and a presentation on how...

The DeKalb Public Library on April 2, 2012. The wall shown here is scheduled to be removed to make room for the planned expansion, slated to be complete in 3 to 4 years.

DeKalb Public Library to undergo expansion

By Brooke Shinberg | April 2, 2013

Plans to expand and update the DeKalb Public Library will go ahead as scheduled even with a budget cut. The library received the green light for the $20 million expansion project at a March 26 City Council meeting. The original financing plan was scrapped...

Mayoral candidates weigh in on library expansion project

By Erin Kolb | March 4, 2013

The four candidates running for mayor face an array of issues, and one of those is the proposed library expansion project. City Council is in the process of securing funds through grants, bonds and local matches to expand the size of the DeKalb Public...

DeKalb Public Library to host ‘Star Wars’ event

By Brooke Shinberg | February 27, 2013

The force is strong with DeKalb Public Library, which will be decking out the book stacks with the latest gear from Tatooine and going full-on geek for its upcoming Star Wars event. A Star Wars extravaganza will be hosted from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April...

Course teaches students about Internet research

By Felix Sarver and Erin Kolb | August 28, 2012

A new course created by NIU University Libraries debuted yesterday. Introduction to Library and Information Research aims to improve the library research skills of students. Nestor Osorio, head of the references and research department, said this is the...