Our Mission

The mission of the Palos Heights Public Library is to be an excellent public library for the citizens of Palos Heights. An excellent public library:

  • employs expert, caring staff members who are skilled, knowledgeable, and dedicated to serving the library's users and reaching out to all members of the community
  • acquires, organizes, and provides easy access to the books, technology, and other informational resources that are needed by all members of the community
  • strives to provide a variety of programs and services to meet the current information, recreational and educational needs of all members of the community
  • encourages curiosity, love of knowledge, and lifelong learning for all members of the community
  • cooperates with local statewide library organizations to share resources and innovate ideas

Information posted in compliance with 5 ILCS 120/2

Total operating budget for the 2018 Fiscal Year:

  • $1,669,171


  • 12 Full-time
  • 17 Part-time

Employee compensation packages
(for all employees with a total compensation package exceeding $75,000):

  • Library Director - $79,954; 20 vacation days; 12 sick days; 4 personal days

FOIA Requests

  • By email: send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • By mail: send to Palos Heights Public Library, 12501 S 71st Avenue, Palos Heights, IL 60463
  • FOIA Officer: Jennifer Georgis
  • Fees may be charged in compliance with 5 ILCS 140/6

Audit Reports

Room Reservations

All of our meeting, conference and study rooms can be reserved online right now. >>Reserve a Room

You can also register for all library programs through our online calendar. >>Online Calendar