About the Peotone Library

Services & Information

Holiday Hours

Holidays 2019 (Library Closed)

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 
Friday, April 19, 2019 -closing at 3PM - Good Friday
Monday, May 27, 2019 - Memorial Day
Thursday, July 4, 2019
Monday, September 2, 2019 - Labor Day
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - closing at 3PM
Thursday, November 28, 2019 - Thanksgiving
Friday, November 29, 2019
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Library Services

Interlibrary Loan

If you need a book, DVD, or other item that we don't have, ask us to borrow it from another library for you. 
You can place your own Hold on PrairieCat (our On-Line Catalog) or you can call the library and we will be glad to do it for you. You can call (708)258-3436.

If the materials you need are not in PrairieCat we can try to order the materials for you.

  • Out of the System Interlibrary Loan overdue fines are $1.00 per day.
  • Requested books that are not picked up during the time allowed is a $1.00 fine.

Reference Desk

If you have a question for our Reference Desk, you can call us at (708)258-3436 or email us your request ask us.

Programs and Events

We have a regular schedule of educational and cultural events for all ages. See our calendar for details.

Computers

Everyone who uses a library computer must follow our policy regarding computer and Internet use.

Photocopiers and Fax Machine

All photocopies made at the library are $.20 cents.

Board/Meeting Room

Any group wishing to use the Meeting Room must agree to follow library policies.

Mission Statement of the Peotone Public Library District

The mission of the Peotone Public Library is to provide educational, informational, cultural, and recreational resources and services to all ages of people in the Peotone Public Library District.

Library Card

Your Library Card

Library cards are provided free of charge to all residents of our district, as part of your tax-supported library services. Your card gives you borrowing privileges here and at most public libraries in Illinois, access to special online resources, and more.

If this is your first time getting a card at our library…

Minors will need a parent or legal guardian with them and they need to bring a Driver’s License with their current address on it. If it does not have
a current address, they will need to prove their residency in our district.

If you have HAD a card before…

If you still have the card you can bring it in to renew for no charge. If you
have lost or misplaced your card you can have it replaced for $5.
PLEASE call us with any questions!

Job Opportunities

There are no openings at this time, but we do take applications. Either print from the download below or pick an application up at the circulation desk. Thank you.

Job Application

Volunteer Opportunities

We do not have any volunteer opportunities at this time, but feel free to fill out an application.

Volunteer Application

District Boundaries

Peotone Public Library District Boundary map.

By-Laws

Ratified: April 15, 2014
Last amended: 12-19-2017

BY-LAWS
Peotone Public Library District

These By-Laws are supplementary to the statutes of the State of Illinois as they relate to the procedures of the Board of Library Trustees of the Peotone Public Library District, including but not limited to 75 ILCS 16/1-1 et seq (the Public Library District Act).

ARTICLE I. NAME/GOVERNANCE

The name of the Library District is PEOTONE PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT (the District). The District’s principal location is 515 N. First Street, Peotone, Illinois. The District provides public library services to Green Garden, Peotone, Wilton Center and parts of Monee and Will Townships.

ARTICLE II - MEETINGS

Section 2.01 - Regular Meetings
The regular meeting of the District’s Board of Library Trustees (the Board) are on the third Tuesday of each month. The meeting shall be at the Library at 6:30 pm. The meetings are open to the public and noticed in advance. At the beginning of each fiscal year, the Board shall, by ordinance, set regular meeting dates and times. The Secretary of the Board shall then send the local newspaper the schedule of regular meetings of the Board and post the meeting schedule in the Library.

Section 2.02 - Special Meetings
Special meetings shall be held when called by the President or Secretary or by any four (4) Library Trustees. Notice of a Special Meeting, including an Agenda, must be given at least 48 hours in advance, except in the case of a bona fide emergency. Notice will be given to all Library Trustees and to any news medium which filed an annual request for notice. No business except that stated in the Notice and Agenda shall be transacted. A Notice and Agenda shall be posted at the Library 48 hours in advance except in the case of a bona fide emergency.

Section 2.03 - Quorum
A quorum for the transaction of business at any meeting consists of four (4) Library Trustees.

Section 2.04 - Vacancies
Vacancies in the office of Library Trustee shall be declared by the Board and filled by the Board in accordance with applicable law.

ARTICLE III - BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES

Section 3.01 - Membership
The Board consists of seven (7) Library Trustees who are residents of the District and when elected for a four 2 (4) year term. The election shall be staggered, i.e., three (3) Library Trustees to be elected at one election, and four (4) Library Trustees to be elected at the following election.

Section 3.02 - Responsibility
Library Trustees are responsible for the governance of the District. The Board will hire a skilled Library
Director who is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Library.

Section 3.03 - Procedures for Meetings
The Library Director will distribute the Agenda and information packet to the Board five days prior to
meetings. Any Library Trustee wishing to have an item placed on the Agenda will notify the Library Director in sufficient time preceding the meeting to have the item placed on the Agenda. Any Library Trustee unable to attend a meeting will notify the Library Director. Such notification should be made as far in advance as possible to avoid any problems with establishing a quorum at a Board meeting.

Section 3.04 - Compensation
Library Trustees are not compensated but will be reimbursed for reasonable expenses. Library Trustees are not exempt from late fees, fines, or other user fees.

Section 3.05 - Education
To be effective, Library Trustees must attend all meetings, read materials presented for review, and attend occasional Library System (or other library-related) workshops, seminars, or meetings. The Library Director will make the dates of these workshops, seminars or meetings known to the Library Trustees in a timely manner. It is the goal to have each Library Trustee attend a minimum of one Library System (or other library- related) workshop, seminar, or meeting during each calendar year. Library Trustees using their own vehicle will be reimbursed, at the rate allowed by the Internal Revenue Service, for travel to and from any Library System (or other library-related) workshop, seminar, or meeting.

Section 3.06 - Officers and Elections
The Officers of the Board shall be a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer. Officers shall
be elected for one (1) year terms. The President shall not serve more than two consecutive terms unless by
Board consent. In the event of a resignation from an Office, an election to fill the unexpired term of that
Office will be conducted at the next regular meeting.

(a) President

The President shall preside at all Board meetings, appoint all standing and special committees, serve as ex-officio member of all committees, and perform other duties as may be assigned by the Board. The President shall be the only spokesperson for the Board in all advisory or disciplinary action involving Library Staff.

(b) Vice-President

The Vice-President, in absence of the President, assumes the duties of the President.

(c) Secretary

The Secretary or his/her designee shall keep the minutes of all Board meetings, record attendance and record all roll call votes. The Secretary shall perform such clerical duties as may be assigned by the Board.

(d) Treasurer

The Treasurer is authorized to sign checks and serves on the Finance Committee. The Treasurer shall keep all financial records of the District. The normal depository of all financial records shall be the Library. The Treasurer has charge of Library funds and income, signs checks on the Board’s authorization, and reports at each Board meeting on the status of the District funds (with the assistance of the District’s bookkeeper). In the absence of the Treasurer, or when the Treasurer is unable to serve, the President or Vice-President may perform the duties of the Treasurer. The Treasurer shall be bonded in the amount to be approved by the Board and according to statutory requirements. The Treasurer is authorized to pay salaries and insurance bills as they come due.

Section 3.07 - Signing of Checks

(a) Authorization
The Treasurer or other authorized Officer of the Board may sign checks.

(b) Special Authorization for Payroll Checks
The Library Director and the District’s Bookkeeper are authorized to affix the signature stamp of the Treasurer on paychecks and other bills with the Treasurer’s approval.

ARTICLE IV - STANDING AND SPECIAL COMMITTEES
Committees shall be appointed as needed by the President and the Board. The President shall appoint a chairperson for each committee. Special committees shall serve until completion of the committee work. Committees shall be comprised of at least two (2) Library Trustees and the Library Director.


ARTICLE V - ORDER OF BUSINESS
The following Order of Business shall be followed at regular meetings.
Call to order
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll call – recording both present and absent members
Public Forum
Approval of minutes
Payment of bills
Financial report
Director’s report
RAILS news
Building news
Monee news
Peotone news
Unfinished business
New business
Adjournment

ARTICLE VI - PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE
Robert’s Rules of Order (latest edition) shall govern the parliamentary procedures of the Board, unless
otherwise specified in the By-Laws.

ARTICLE VII - NEW LIBRARY TRUSTEES
The Library Director and a current Library Trustee appointed by the President shall meet with new Library Trustees and will review with new Library Trustee information pertaining to the District’s policies and affairs.

ARTICLE VIII - DUTIES OF THE LIBRARY DIRECTOR
The Library Director shall administer the policies adopted by the Board. Among the duties and responsibilities of the Library Director is the hiring of personnel and directing, supervising and disciplining all staff members. The Library Director will provide monthly and annual reports as required by the Board. The Library Director will recommend such policies and procedure as will promote the efficiency and service of the Library.

ARTICLE IX - AMENDMENTS
Amendments to these By-Laws or amendments to Library policies or procedures may be proposed at any regular meeting of the Board. Amendments will become effective upon approval of a majority of Library Trustees present provided a quorum is present.

ARTICLE XI - RECORDS

Section 11.01 - General Records
Records of the District shall be kept in the Library and are available to the public in accordance with applicable law.

Section 11.02 - Personnel Records
Personnel records are confidential and shall be kept in a secure place. Only the Library Director or a person authorized by the Library Director or the Board has access to personnel records.

Library Director

Noreen Bormet

Library Board of Trustees

Peotone Public Library Board of Trustees

Sandra Gall

Board Vice President

Joseph Mills

Board President

Mary Cann

Treasurer

Karen LeClaire

Secretary

Dawn Ladislas

Trustee
Not pictured: Trustee Ann Marie Nagel

History of PPLD


January 26

1934

The Library was originally started by the Peotone Senior Woman's Club, with the cooperation of the Junior Woman's Club on Jan. 26, 1934. They started with a little over $100. Each member was asked to donate one volume and before long they had over 200 books.

The first library began in what was the Citizens' State Bank. The bank was located on Main St. on the south west corner by the railroad tracks.

February 1

1937

The library moved to Fedde's Furniture Store on February 1, 1937. That same year, on April 6, it became a tax-supported library. Prior to that the Woman's Club supported the library, with volunteers from the two clubs alternating in taking care of it.

The first librarians hired were Mrs. Orville Ahlborn, Miss Gail Ahlborn, and Mrs. Walter Koch.

August

1941

In August of 1941 the library moved to the fireman's building. Mrs. Kenneth Hauert became librarian, serving from October 1943 to October 1952.

October

1952

Mrs. Nathan Dowell became librarian.

1966

  • Mrs. Augusta Conrad became the librarian.
  • The library joined the Burr Oak Library System in 1966, as one of its original members.

1967

The library moved to the Peotone Township Hall.

August 18

1974

The change to a District Library was accomplished on Aug, 18, 1974, in a successful referendum. The District then covered all of Peotone, Green Garden, and Wilton Township, and two-thirds of Will Township.

March

1975

The next home for the library was the Evangelical United Brethren Church building on the corner of North and West St. The library moved into the building in March 1975 after the Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church merged to become the United Methodist Church.

December

1989

Cynthia Cooper became the Library Director.

1993

Burr Oak became Heritage Trail Library System in 1993 when the Burr Oak and Starved Rock Library Systems merged. 

April 4

1995

Monee became part of Peotone Public Library District.

2004

The Heritage Trail Library System then merged in 2004 with Rolling Prairie Library System and Northern Illinois Library System to become Prairie Area Library System.

June 6

2005

The final move for the library was to 515 N. First St. It used to be Bennett Industries office building before the library purchased it in 2004. The library opened its doors on June 6, 2005.

June

2013

Noreen Bormet became our current Library Director.

General. 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.

Parents are responsible for the behavior of their children while they are in the Library. The Peotone Public Library staff is committed to help children with activities related to the Library. However, Library staff cannot, nor is it their responsibility to serve as baby-sitters, teachers, or disciplinarians. Violations of this policy are grounds for suspension of library privileges. Whenever advisable, the Library will notify the parent of incidents involving an unattended child.

Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied and directly supervised at all times by a parent or other responsible caregiver. When the safety of an unattended child is in doubt, or the parent or responsible caregiver cannot be located, or if the Library is closing, Library staff is authorized to call the police and stay with the child until the police arrive.

From time to time, the Peotone Public Library schedules or provides programs which are designed and suitable for attendance by children without parental supervision. Such program announcements will so indicate, and if no indication is included, then supervision is required. When so indicated, if the parent or caregiver intends to be absent, they must leave word at the circulation desk as to their whereabouts and, if possible, a phone number where they or a responsible adult can be contacted.

Children over the age of 10 may use the Library unattended by an adult, subject to other Library rules and policies concerning behavior, conduct, and demeanor.

  • Most library materials have a check out time of two weeks.
  • Overdue fines for most library materials are $.10 cents per day.
  • DVD and VHS's have a check out time of one week, with a limit of three per family.
  • Overdue fines for DVD and VHS's are $.50 cents per day.

 

Code of Conduct

The Board of Trustees established the Code of Conduct to protect the rights and safety of Library patrons and staff, preserve and protect the Library’s resources and provide an atmosphere that is conductive to appropriate use of the Library and its services. All patrons are required to comply with the Code of Conduct while in the Library and on Library property. Below is an abbreviated version, the complete Code of Conduct is available at the Circulation Desk or by request at information@peotonelibrary.org.

While in the Library, we ask that you:

  1. Be respectful of other patrons, Library staff and property.
  2. Speak in moderate tones at all times.
  3. Walk, don’t run.
  4. Gently use books, materials and technology.
  5. Use cell phones discreetly.
  6. Wear shoes and a shirt at all times.
  7. Use the PPLD Internet in a responsible and ethical manner.
  8. Only service animals or animals approved for Library programs are allowed in the building.

Activities that result in immediate suspension include, but not limited to:

  1. Carrying of weapons of any type, except for authorized law enforcement officials, on Library property.
  2. Soliciting, selling or using drugs or alcohol.
  3. Destruction of Library property or theft of materials.
  4. Engaging in disorderly conduct of any kind, fighting or challenging to fight or using obscene/offensive words.
  5. Viewing inappropriate content on computers.

The Library reserves the rights to limit, refuse, and/or ban any patron from using the library equipment and computers. Use is limited to patrons in good standing, i.e., all fines have been paid, all overdue materials have been returned, any lost materials have been paid for, and the patron has a current local library card.

Anyone under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian while using library equipment or computers. Library equipment or computers are on a “first come, first served” basis. However, all patrons shall log in at the PC Reservation Computer prior to use. The computer user has a 2-hour time limit on library computers per day. This time can be split up during that day. You might be asked to limit your time on the computer to sixty (60) minutes if the computers are all in use.

Copyright laws forbid duplication of copyrighted software. The Library restricts the use of personal software on library computers. There is a charge of $ 1.00 for each data disk purchased from the Library, and a charge of $.20 per page of printing from a library computer. Please do not download or save information onto library computers.

Parents wishing to control the materials to which their children are exposed are expected to provide sufficient supervision of the children to accomplish this. Restriction of a child’s access to the Internet is the responsibility of the Parent or Guardian.

The Peotone Public Library District specifically disclaims any warranty as to the information’s accuracy, authoritativeness, timeliness, usefulness or fitness for a particular purpose. The Peotone Public Library District shall have no liability for any direct, indirect or consequential damages related to the use of the information contained here.

Rules governing use

The computer user has a 2-hour time limit on library computers per day. This time can be split up during that day. You might be asked to limit your time on the computer to sixty (60) minutes if the computers are all in use.

Users may not

  1. Make any attempt to damage computer equipment or software.
  2. Make any attempt to alter software configuration.
  3. Make any attempt to cause degradation of system performance.
  4. Use any library computer for any illegal or criminal purpose.
  5. Violate copyright laws or software licensing agreements in their use of library computers.
  6. Engage in any activity, which is deliberately and maliciously offensive, libelous or slanderous.
  7. Install or download any software.

Violations may result in loss of access. A patron found to be sending or receiving unlawful materials will be disconnected from the Internet, and will not be allowed to use it at any future time.

 

THE ILLINOIS FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT

I. A brief description of our public body is as follows:

A. Our purpose is to provide materials and services for the recreational, social, informational, and educational needs of the community.

B. An organizational chart is under the About tab - Library Information.

C. The total amount of our operating budget for 2015-2016 is approx. $590,000.00.

Funding sources are property and personal property replacement taxes, state and federal grants, fines, charges, and donations.

D. The office is located at this address: 515 N. First St., Peotone, IL 60468.

E. We have approximately the following number of persons employed

  1. Full-time: 3
  2. Part-time :9

F. The following organization exercises control over our policies and procedures: The Peotone Public Library Board of Library Trustees, which meets monthly on the 3rd Tuesday of each month 6:30p.m., at the library.

Its members are: Sandra Gall, President; Mary Cann, Treasurer; Karen Le Claire, Secretary; Marianne Baker, Dawn Ladislas, Joseph Mills and Diane Stacy ,Vice-President.

G. We are required to report and be answerable for our operations to:

  • Illinois State Library, Springfield, Illinois. Its members are: State
  • Librarian, Jesse White (Secretary of State); Director of State Library, Anne Craig; and various other staff.

II. You may request the information and the records available to the public in the following manner:

A. Use a request form.

B. Your request should be directed to the following individual:  Noreen Bormet (nabormet@peotonelibrary.org) - FOIA Officer.

C. You must indicate whether you have a “commercial purpose” in your request.

D. You must specify the records requested to be disclosed for inspection or to be copied. If you desire that any records be certified, you must specify which ones.

E. To reimburse us our actual costs for reproducing and certifying (if requested) the records, you may be charged the following fees:

  • There is a $1.00 charge for each certification of records.
  • There is no charge for the first fifty (50) pages of black and white text either letter or legal size;
  • There is a $.15 per page charge for copied records in excess of 50 pages;
  • The actual copying cost of color copies and other sized copies will be charged.

F. If the records are kept in electronic format, you may request a specific format and if feasible, they will be so provided, but if not, they will be provided either in the electronic format in which they are kept (and you would be required to pay the actual cost of the medium only, i.e. disc, diskette, tape, etc.) or in paper as you select.

G. The office will respond to a written request within five (5) working days or sooner if possible. An extension of an additional five (5) working days may be necessary to properly respond.

H. Records may be inspected or copied. If inspected, an employee must be present throughout the inspection.

I. The place and times where the records will be available are as follows:

Monday-Friday, 9:30a.m. to 8p.m.

Peotone Public Library, Administrative Offices

III. Certain types of information maintained by us are exempt from inspection and copying. However, the following types or categories of records are maintained under our control:

A. Monthly Financial Statements

B. Annual Receipts and Disbursements Reports

C. Budget and Appropriation Ordinances

D. Levy Ordinances

E. Operating Budgets

F. Annual Audits

G. Minutes of the Board of Library Trustees

H. Library Policies, including Materials Selection

I. Adopted Ordinances and Resolutions of the Board

J. Annual Reports to the Illinois State Library

 

PEOTONE LIBRARY MEETING ROOM POLICY

The Peotone Public Library District provides meeting rooms as a limited public forum to support its cultural, educational, informational and recreational mission and roles.

Library meeting room use will not be denied to any person or organization because of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, unfavorable discharge from military service, or any other characteristic that is currently protected by applicable law. The Peotone Public Library District Board of Trustees subscribes to the tenets of the Library Bill of Rights, which states in part: Libraries which make exhibit spaces and meeting rooms available to the public they serve should make such facilities available on an equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations or individuals or groups requesting their use.

Use of the library meeting room does not constitute the library’s endorsement of the viewpoints expressed by the participants in the programs.  First priority use of all meeting rooms is given to library sponsored meetings or programs.  Reservations for the meeting room should be made within two weeks of the date requested.

In addition to library-related programs, the following groups may use the meeting rooms for cultural, civic, and informal education purposes: non-profit organizations, local businesses holding training, local condo and townhome associations or other non-commercial meetings.  The library reserves the right to request a copy of an organization’s non-profit status.

Meeting rooms may not be used for: (1) strictly social functions, which are defined as a function solely for entertainment through companionship with friends or associates including but not limited to weddings, showers, anniversaries, card parties, birthday parties and social club parties, (2) commercial functions, including but not limited to sales presentations of any kind or meetings of or for for-profit entities, or (3) any other activity which in the judgment of the Library Director would materially and substantially interfere with the ordinary functions of the Library and/or which may cause excessive noise, safety hazards, and/or a threat to the public health, safety or property.

All users are responsible for complying with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which requires that a meeting or materials at a meeting be provided in an accessible format in response to a request.  All meetings must be open to the Library Director or Designee and groups may not charge admission nor solicit or require donations for their meetings.  No goods or services may be solicited or sold, except at library sponsored events. Individuals or groups may only include the library’s name and address in any publicity or promotional materials; the library’s telephone number may not be used for any purpose, nor is the library to be included as a source of further information, registrations, or messages regarding the event.  

Authorization to use the meeting rooms is not transferable to any other individual or organization. Meeting rooms may be reserved only by a person, eighteen years of age or older, with a current Peotone Public Library District card in good standing. It is the responsibility of this contact person to be present at the time of use to ensure compliance with this policy.  This contact person is responsible for the willful or accidental damage of the library building, furniture, grounds and equipment, or materials. In the case of a serious disturbance, the group will be asked to vacate the room immediately, and the police will be called.

The Peotone Public Library District reserves the right to modify this policy and to cancel any reservation of the meeting rooms due to unforeseen circumstances.  The library may also cancel a group’s reservations if the meeting room policy is violated.

Meeting room users agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Peotone Public Library District, its’ Board of Trustees and all library staff for any and all accidents which may occur on library premises.

The Library Administration or his/her designee will have complete administrative authorization and responsibility for the approval of applications and the scheduling of the meeting rooms.

 

Parents are responsible for the behavior of their children while they are in the Library. The Peotone Public Library staff is committed to help children with activities related to the Library. However, Library staff cannot, nor is it their responsibility to serve as baby-sitters, teachers, or disciplinarians. Violations of this policy are grounds for suspension of library privileges. Whenever advisable, the Library will notify the parent of incidents involving an unattended child.

Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied and directly supervised at all times by a parent or other responsible caregiver. When the safety of an unattended child is in doubt, or the parent or responsible caregiver cannot be located, or if the Library is closing, Library staff is authorized to call the police and stay with the child until the police arrive.

From time to time, the Peotone Public Library schedules or provides programs which are designed and suitable for attendance by children without parental supervision. Such program announcements will so indicate, and if no indication is included, then supervision is required. When so indicated, if the parent or caregiver intends to be absent, they must leave word at the circulation desk as to their whereabouts and, if possible, a phone number where they or a responsible adult can be contacted.

Children over the age of 10 may use the Library unattended by an adult, subject to other Library rules and policies concerning behavior, conduct, and demeanor.