Shop local this holiday season! From Sat., Nov. 26 to Sat., Dec. 10, shoppers can pick up a Shop Small Passport from the library and from our participating businesses. Shoppers will earn a stamp on their passport for each business they visit during the campaign. For every stamp you receive, you will be entered into a drawing to win a prize!

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The Addison Public Library is one of 160 public libraries nationwide that received funding from the Public Library Association (PLA) as part of the PLA Digital Literacy Workshop Incentive that is supported by AT&T. With this funding, the library will purchase additional technology that patrons can borrow and will host a special bilingual series of workshops to help community members improve their technology skills.
We are excited to welcome local artist Antonia Ruppert to the library as our first Artist in Residence! Over the next two months, Antonia will hold collaborative creative workshops that will focus on the home of our memories and imaginations. Come share your story and be part of this artistic exploration of our community!
Did you know your business can get a library card? Addison businesses are taxpayers and entitled to a business library card just like our residents! Check out some of the things you can do with a business library card and learn how to sign up.
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by Brittany Burns, Children’s Services Associate  August 2022