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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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Spring Break at the Library

Keep your kids entertained during Spring Break with a variety of library programming. Enjoy Brown Bag Movies, meet a service dog, make spring crafts, learn about animals during Miss Jamie’s Farm Show, and much more.

Youth programs

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Divergent Triology

Tuesday, April 7 at 7pm – Can’t get enough Divergent? Share your impressions on the books and the movies or both during this discussion featuring clips and trailers from the movies.

Teen Programs

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Roadside History of Illinois

Thursday, April 2 at 7pm – Author Stan Banash will explain the history of the Prairie State from the Ice Age to the present.

Adult Programs

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Successful Book Sale!

The Friends Book and Magazine Sale was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who participated

Friends Programs

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New Library Catalog

Coming April 14th - PHPL, in connection with other public libraries in the SWAN library consortium, will switch over to a new software system in
April 14, 2015.

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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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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