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About Us

4-Star Library

On November 3, 2014, the Niles Public Library was awarded 4 stars (up from 3 stars in previous years) from the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service. The award is based on library visits, circulation, program attendance, and public Internet computer use. Thanks for your support! For more information, click here!

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: 212,438

Number of audiovisual items: 59,109

Number of check-outs in 2014-15: 1,015,248

Number of people who attended programs in 2014-15: 74,709

Number of cardholders: 25,497

Number of reference questions answered: 73,258

Number of Library visitors in 2014-15: 395,465

Library Events


  • 10:00am to 10:30am
    Children ages 2-6 are welcome to drop in for a 30-minute storytime where children and caregivers will listen to stories, share in some songs, and get...


  • 2:00pm to 4:00pm
    Drop in at 2pm on the 4th Saturday of the month for a big movie and a little snack. Kung Fu Panda 3 is rated PG and lasts 95 minutes.