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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: 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


  • 7:15pm to 8:45pm
    Beginning and advanced speeches usually 5 to 7 minutes each. Toastmasters helps women and men learn the arts of speaking, listening and thinking....



  • 5:30pm to 6:30pm
    Grades 4-6 are welcome to join our digital book club. Join us Wed., June 9, 5:30-6:30pm for a quick orientation and distribution of Kindles followed...