AISLE-Share is an electronic discussion list for anyone who is interested in school libraries.  AISLE-Share is hosted by the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS). This is a place where school librarians and others interested in what’s happening in Illinois school library programs can come together to share ideas, resources, problems, and solutions.

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