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About Us

Our Mission

The Mission of the Niles Public Library District (NPLD) is to enrich the community by meeting its informational, educational, cultural and recreational needs by providing a wide variety of materials, resources, and services as well as a friendly, experienced and professional staff in a safe and welcoming environment.

Our Core Values

  • We provide “over-the-top” customer service
  • We respect all individuals
  • We believe in intellectual freedom
  • We believe in the importance of access to information for all.
  • We operate with absolute integrity
  • We respect privacy and confidentiality
  • We provide a high-quality, current and relevant collection
  • We believe dedicated, friendly and professional staff members are integral to the library experience
  • We encourage innovation
  • We support and expect personal and organizational growth
  • We believe in the value of partnerships
  • We commit to strengthening the partnerships with schools, community and businesses

Quick Facts

Number of books: 207,000

Number of audiovisual items: 47,000

Number of check-outs in 2012-2013: 1,119,478

Number of people who attended programs in 2012-2013: 60,873

Number of cardholders: 25,164

Number of reference questions answered: 102,389

Upcoming Events

Oct
31

  • 10:00am to 10:30am
    Drop in for a 30-minute storytime where children and caregivers will listen to stories, share in some songs, and get out some wiggles. Ages 2-6

Oct
31

  • 11:00am to 12:00pm
    Lecturer Peggy Shake of the award winning Lyric Opera Education Corps shares musical excerpts, information on the composer and information on the...

Oct
31

  • 11:30am to 12:15pm
    Join us with our Golf Maine Park District partners at 9229 W Emerson St. in Des Plaines for a special Halloween Bibliobop. DJ Miss Cate is ready to...