Library ShelvesIPLAR stands for Illinois Public Library Annual Report. I have received IPLARs for the past three fiscal years from the Illinois State Library. They are different from what the DeKalb Public Library has been sharing with the City of DeKalb in that the IPLAR form is 16+ pages while the information given to city council members barely covers a page or two. I can find neither version at the library’s website, nor know which is given a community member who stops by and asks for its the annual report.

The IPLARs are filed electronically so they are easy to obtain from IPL. Supplemental reports, for example those regarding the accumulations of funds that interest us, are paper reports and will therefore take longer to obtain.

Instead of uploading some 50 pages, I will attempt to summarize the reports in a table. Stay tuned.