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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: 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

Dec
05

  • 6:30pm to 8:00pm
    Create your own projects using the 3D Printer, Laser Cutter, or Silhouette Cameo Cutter.

Dec
06

  • 1:30pm to 2:30pm
    It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood! Kids age 2-6 (with an adult)can join us as we visit everyone's favorite neighbor. We'll watch, play, talk,...