Our Mission

The mission of the Palos Heights Public Library is to be an excellent public library for the citizens of Palos Heights. An excellent public library:

  • employs expert, caring staff members who are skilled, knowledgeable, and dedicated to serving the library's users and reaching out to all members of the community
  • acquires, organizes, and provides easy access to the books, technology, and other informational resources that are needed by all members of the community
  • strives to provide a variety of programs and services to meet the current information, recreational and educational needs of all members of the community
  • encourages curiosity, love of knowledge, and lifelong learning for all members of the community
  • cooperates with local statewide library organizations to share resources and innovate ideas

Information posted in compliance with 5 ILCS 120/2

Total operating budget for the 2017 Fiscal Year:

  • $1,460,344


  • 10 Full-time
  • 16 Part-time

Employee compensation packages
(for all employees with a total compensation package exceeding $75,000):

  • Library Director - $77,625, 20 vacation days, 12 sick days, 4 personal days

FOIA Requests

  • By email: send to palos.library [at] phlibrary [dot] org
  • By mail: send to Palos Heights Public Library, 12501 S 71st Avenue, Palos Heights, IL 60463
  • FOIA Officer: Jennifer Georgis
  • Fees may be charged in compliance with 5 ILCS 140/6

Audit Reports


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