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2013 Annual Report

2013 was an excellent year for your library, highlighted by the start of physical improvements that were recently completed and preparations for the celebration of our 70th anniversary. These improvements were made possible by the support of our community, our patrons and our staff.

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Book Discussions

Readers of All Ages – Check out our Caudill Club for grades 4 - 8, Bluestem Buddies for grades 3 - 5, and our Young Adult Book Discussion for grades 6 and up (including adults who like to read YA fiction).

Youth Programs

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TAB & Teen Chef

Tuesday, November 11, 7pm – Grades 6 & up. 
Earn service hours by sharing your opinion on what you’d like to see happening at the library while making and enjoying smoothies!

Teen Programs

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Veterans Day Reception

Tuesday, November 11 at 11:30am – The Library invites all veterans, family members and patrons to the Library for our 6th Annual Veterans Day Reception. This reception will be held immediately following the program being held at City Hall.

Adult Programs

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Mark Your Calendars!

Save the Dates – Friends meeting November 12th and Christmastime in Palos December 6.

Friends Programs

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Christmastime in Palos!

Saturday, December 6th from 9am until 1pm – Bring the children for special activities upstairs, for bell ringing when the city officials visit, to enjoy a terrific magic show and catch a glimpse of the Recreation Department mascot Penguin, and Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus.

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Check out our latest issue of PageTurner, your library newsletter, to keep up with programs, events and more!


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Remote Printing

Now you can print black and white pages from home to the Library. Click here for instructions.


New! Online Registration for Programs

You can now sign up for programs online.  Click to register.

Zinio digital magazines now available at the Library.

Zinio has partnered with Recorded Books to allow libraries to offer their patrons a special edition of the Zinio service.  Zinio allows you to download popular magazines to your computer, tablet or mobile device. You can view Zinio magazines via a web browser or via an app. >>Read More

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Online Calendar

An online calendar for programs and activities. Adults, teens and youth are able to access the calendar to view upcoming events and programs. >>View Calendar

Room reservations are now available for online registration! Meeting, conference and study rooms can be reserved. >>Reserve a Room