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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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Marionette Show

Sunday, December 14 at 2pm – Frosty the Snowman is coming to the library with a sleigh full of holiday cheer! Dave Herzog’s Marionettes will sing, dance, ice skate, and more during this all-ages variety show.

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Cocoa & Cram Study Nights

December 15-18 from 6-9 pm – Need a cozy place to study for exams? Come to the library! We’ll have treats and nightly giveaways to make studying more fun.

Teen Programs

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Get Your Green On

Wednesday, December 3 at 7pm – Designing with Holiday Greens. Learn how to use natural elements to decorate your home inside and out for the holidays.

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Mark Your Calendars!

Save the Dates – Friends meeting November 12th and Christmastime in Palos December 6.

Friends Programs

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Christmastime in Palos!

Saturday, December 6th from 9am until 1pm – Bring the children for special activities upstairs, for bell ringing when the city officials visit, to enjoy a terrific magic show and catch a glimpse of the Recreation Department mascot Penguin, and Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus.

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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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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