Niles Public Library
Want to meet an author, attend a concert or learn computer skills? You can do all these and more at the Niles Public Library, which offers a rich diversity of program offerings, in addition to its selection of books, movies, music, computers, magazines and newspapers. The library sponsors ongoing programs such as the Veterans History Project, a Library of Congress-sponsored initiative to collect oral histories and memorabilia from World War II and Korean War veterans. The Niles Public Library was founded in 1959 and renovated and expanded in 1998. It serves 58,000 residents in Niles, Glenview and parts of unincorporated Des Plaines. It has a computer lab, a silent study area and a large meeting room which seats a maximum of 120 people. Community members can request use of the meeting room, which can be divided into two smaller rooms.
- Fax: 847-663-1350
- Hours: Mon - Thu, 9am - 9pm; Fri, 9am - 7pm; Sat, 9 am - 5pm; Sun, 1pm - 5pm
- Handicap Accessible: There is an elevator.
- Founding Date: Jul 01 1959
- Parking: Free lot
- Size of collection: 275,000
- Specialties: The library offers books in a variety of languages, including Polish, Spanish, Russian, Korean and others. The summer reading program to keep up children's reading skills during vacation has about 6,000 participants each year.
- Services: Audiobooks, Movies, Music CDs, Research databases, Resources for job seekers
- Internet use policy: Children younger than third grade must be supervised by an adult. Users must have a library card, though not necessarily a Niles library card.
- Programs/classes: The library offers programs, special events, children's story times, classes and films, and something is happening almost every day.
- Book donation information: Hardcover books, paperback books, DVDs, audio CDs and books on CD are accepted. Textbooks and encyclopedias are not.
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Private events: No