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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

Sep
20

  • 2:00pm to 3:30pm
    Gather with other fans to watch and discuss anime and manga and make fandom-inspired treats and crafts. This month we'll celeberate Banned Books Week!

Sep
21

  • 2:00pm to 3:30pm
    After a short introduction to FamilySearch.org, patrons will have the opportunity to use the library’s computers to search the Ancestry Library...

Sep
22

  • 11:00am to 12:00pm
    Drop in for our year-round short program of stories, songs, and rhymes followed by playtime. Ages 0-2 with a grownup.