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2013 Annual Report

2013 was an excellent year for your library, highlighted by the start of physical improvements that were recently completed and preparations for the celebration of our 70th anniversary. These improvements were made possible by the support of our community, our patrons and our staff.

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National Costume Swap

Saturday, October 11, from 10am to 11am – Make Halloween a little greener (and less expensive) by swapping costumes!

Youth Programs

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Turn Dreams into Reality

October 12 – 18 – Grades 6 and up. Visit the library this week for a variety of programs, volunteer opportunities and movie trivia contests. Several lucky teens will go home with prizes!

Teen Programs

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Taste of Memories

Wednesday, October 15 at 6:30pm - Meet chef and restaurateur Ina Pinkney. Her restaurant Ina’s Kitchen opened in 1991 and was located at 1235 West Randolph Street.

Adult Programs

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Mark Your Calendars!

Save the Dates – Friends meetings September 10th and November 12th and Christmastime in Palos December 6.

Friends Programs

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Library Card Sign-up

Everyone should sign up for a library card during the month of September! Each person registering for a new card will be entered into a drawing for a gift card to a local restaurant.

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Check out our latest issue of PageTurner, your library newsletter, to keep up with programs, events and more!


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book by entering a keyword, title or author.

Remote Printing

Now you can print black and white pages from home to the Library. Click here for instructions.


New! Online Registration for Programs

You can now sign up for programs online.  Click to register.

Zinio digital magazines now available at the Library.

Zinio has partnered with Recorded Books to allow libraries to offer their patrons a special edition of the Zinio service.  Zinio allows you to download popular magazines to your computer, tablet or mobile device. You can view Zinio magazines via a web browser or via an app. >>Read More

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Online Calendar

An online calendar for programs and activities. Adults, teens and youth are able to access the calendar to view upcoming events and programs. >>View Calendar

Room reservations are now available for online registration! Meeting, conference and study rooms can be reserved. >>Reserve a Room