COVID-19 Updates

The Library is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Below are answers to frequently asked questions. Click here for the latest updates.

1. Will the Library offer a pick-up service?
Yes, click here for more information about No-Contact Holds Pick-Up.

2. Can I return library materials?
Yes, a new returns drop off is located on the north side of the building.

3. Can I use a computer?
Make an appointment here to use a computer, copy machine, or fax/scan machine.

4. Is Summer Reading happening this year?
Yes, Summer Reading runs through August 21st. Sign up here!

June/July Newsletter

View the June/July Newsletter online hereLooking for a full list of virtual programs, click here!

Virtual Programs

Join us for a virtual program from home!

2020-21 Budget Hearing

The 2020-21 budget hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, July 15, 6:55 p.m. View the tentative ordinance for budget and appropriations here.

Location & Hours

6960 Oakton St.
Niles, IL 60714
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The Library building is temporarily closed to the public with the exception of No Contact Holds Pick-Up and Technology Appointments.

On-Demand Videos

Due to the Coronavirus, many of the Library's programs have taken place virtually. Missed a program? No worries! Watch some of them here!

Contact the Board of Trustees

To contact both the Board of Trustees and the Executive Director, please send an email here or call 847-663-6650. For more information about the Board, click here.

Library Buzz

  • June 18

    Budgeting for Uncertainty in the Midst of the Pandemic

    The Library Board of Trustees is considering a budget for the new fiscal year which begins on July 1, 2020. This budget is full of all sorts of numbers which explain how the Library plans to operate over the next twelve months but the most important thing in the budget isn’t even a number; it’s uncertainty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Uncertainty is woven into the majority...

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  • June 10

    Knowledge is Power: Books, Movies, and Documentaries to Further Education on Antiracism

    “… ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.” – James Baldwin I cannot overstate how significantly books contribute to antiracism. Understanding history beyond basic school textbooks helps us draw lines from the past directly to where we are right now. Educating ourselves adds invaluable depth to our antiracism...

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  • June 5

    We Stand Against Racism

    A Message from the Executive Director Sorrow. Anger. Worry. These are feelings all of us have experienced over the past few weeks following the horrifying and tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the ensuing response. The complicated situation makes it hard to know what the “right” thing to say is. But as a library staff tha...

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