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Regional News is Digitized!

We are happy to announce that the Library has now digitized the newspaper from 1941 to June of 2012. The Library was able to do this project with funding from the Illinois State Library’s Public Library Per Capita Grant.

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Winter Reading Program

Chicago Wolves Read to Succeed Winter Reading Program, January 11-February 21 – Pick up a Book Bingo Card and join in the fun during our children’s winter reading program!

Youth programs

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Project Linus

Tuesday, January 13 at 6:30 pm – Teens in grades 5 and up can earn service hours while making blankets for children in need –no experience necessary.

Teen Programs

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Art of Problem Solving

Wednesday, January 28 at 6:30pm – Jeff Scanlan looks at problem solving differently, he will teach you how to look at problems from a different perspective, how to think more creatively and how to become better at solving your problems.

Adult Programs

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Friends Book Sale!

The Friends Book and Magazine Sale will be held February 6th through 9th.

Friends Programs

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New Library Catalog

Coming This Spring - Members who enjoy using the library catalog to find and order materials will have a lot more to like, starting this spring. PHPL, in connection with other public libraries in the SWAN library consortium, will switch over to a new software system in April 2015.

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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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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