515 N. First St. - Peotone, IL
Phone: 708-258-3436
Fax: 708-258-9796


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books-stackedGeneral. The Peotone Public Library is grateful for gifts, and its collection has been enriched by donations of materials as well as contributions. Through donors, the library has been able to acquire materials which could not have been purchased otherwise. The library staff can supply, upon request, a list of needed materials for consideration by the donor.

Donation of Books and Audio Visual Materials. In accepting a gift of materials, the library reserves the privilege of deciding whether items donated should be added to the collection. Out of the many books and other materials which citizens so generously give, a considerable proportion can be used. Some cannot, because any library material, though of value in itself, may be: (1) a duplicate of an item of which the library already has a sufficient number; (2) outdated--interesting but not of sufficient present reference or circulating value to the library; and/or (3) in poor condition--which would not justify the expense of processing it, i.e. cataloging and preparing it for circulation. The material will be judged by the same standards of selection as those applied to the purchase of new materials. The Peotone Public Library accepts gift books with the understanding that books which are useful to the library collection will be retained and other books disposed of in whatever manner the librarian deems best. The Library necessarily reserves the right to interfile gifts with other collections on the same subject, so that all collections are organized and classified according to library standards for the best public service.

Gift Book Program.  The Library welcomes monetary contributions specifically for book purchases in memorial to or in honor of named inpiduals. In order that the Library can properly honor the generosity, a special form to record the information is used and should be completed.

Donation of Art Objects and Other Types of Materials. Although such gifts are usually welcomed and valued, final decision on their acceptance rests with the Library Director and the Board of Library Trustees.

Donations—Others, e.g. Monetary. The Library welcomes cash contributions, gifts of real property, stocks, and bonds. It is our custom to expend cash gifts on materials, equipment, or a project which is acceptable to the donor. Although it is unlikely, there may be an occasion in which the restrictions set by the donor make it impossible for the library to accept the contribution. All donations are subject to the approval of the Library Director with the backing of the Library Board of Library Trustees.

Recognition of Gifts. For memorial books to the library, the library may place within the book the name of the donor, if desired. Accepted gifts will be honored in our gift remembrance book.

Library Hours

Monday - Thursday
9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Closed on Sunday


Upcoming Events

Library Closed - Memorial Day
May 30 2016 9:30 am
Preschool Storytime 10:30am - 11:30am
May 31 2016 10:30 am
Adult Summer Reading Begins
Jun 01 2016 12:00 am
Computer Basics One-On-One 11am-11:30am
Jun 01 2016 11:00 am
Mystery Book Discussion 11AM
Jun 02 2016 11:00 am

New Arrivals

  • Fibro
    Book 1
  • Murderthat
    Book 2
  • cityLost
    Book 3
  • Blooddefense
    Book 4
  • BraveEnough
    Book 5
  • FinallService
    Book 6
  • DontBelieve
    Book 7
  • MurderMorningside
    Book 8
  • FatherLincoln
    Book 9
  • Book 10
  • FixAndForget
    Book 11
  • VegasDiaries
    Book 12
  • Risen
    DVD 1
  • GoodDinosaur
    DVD 2
  • Zoolander2
    DVD 3
  • Joy
    DVD 4
  • Tumbledown
    DVD 5
  • TheBoy
    DVD 6
  • Remember 2015
    DVD 7
  • How to Be Single 2016
    DVD 8
  • Choice
    DVD 9
  • 5thWave
    DVD 10
  • DeadPool
    DVD 11