More Elmwood Park local history artifacts will be online soon

We are excited to announce that the Elmwood Park Public Library has won a Library Services and Technology Act Digital Imaging grant.  In the coming months we will be working to digitize hundreds of photograph’s from the Library’s Local History Collection.  These photos will portray scenes from the first 50 years of life in our village. This project will increase citizens’ access to local history and cultural material in a digital format.  When completed, our digital collection will be available from the Library’s web site as well as the Illinois Digital Archives.  We would like to thank the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and The Illinois State Library for making this project possible.

We will keep you informed on the progress of our digitization project on this blog.  Currently we are selecting photographs and plan to begin the long process of digitization later this year.  In the meantime, we are adding more photos to our flickr page which is accessible by clicking on the photos that are on the right side of our blog’s main page.  If you have any questions about the project feel free to leave a comment.  You can also visit the library in person to view the collection by making an appointment.