201 S. WASHINGTON ST., PALESTINE, IL 62451
P: 618.586.5317 E: email@example.com F: 618.586.9711
Any patron may borrow up to 10 books, magazines or comic/graphic novel; 5 DVDs/Audios/Kits/Puzzles. Reference materials may not be checked out. Library materials are subject to recall for operational reasons.
Books, magazines and comic/graphic novels may be retained for two weeks and are subject to renewal unless the item is on the Reserve List. DVDs/Audios/Kits/Puzzles may be retained for one week. Special needs of patrons for extended loans will be considered. Books may be renewed by phone for one renewal only.
Any patron may reserve materials by consulting the library staff. Patrons should pick up reserve books within 7 days of notice, except for Interlibrary loan books which should be picked up within 2 days. Books for which there are waiting lists cannot be renewed.
05. Financial Growth and Stability
The library aims to help the community reach its full potential. Searching for grants to draw monies into the region is an ongoing goal. The library also aims to help small businesses through our Small Business Computer Workshops.
04. Health and Fitness
Programs dedicated to teaching Nutrition and Fitness are ongoing. Professionals and community members have been brought in to guide members in suggested healthy habits for life. Weight loss not being the main focus, but the positive 'side-effect' of a healthy lifestyle.
An increasingly popular area of the library is our Computer Technology Center. Staff strives to stay up to date on technology to aid patrons in their various needs.
Computer Classes are held regularly to teach a wide variety of skills. These workshops have focused on the basics and gone into the professional field of the small business.
02. Entertainment, Reflection and Expression
Various materials are purchased to add to the artistic, spiritual, emotional needs of the community. The library offers workshops that support these efforts. Artwork is a prominent feature at the facility and has been loaned out for Gallery Exhibits at the Palestine Art Guild in the past. Chris Rund, formerly employed by Indiana Railroad, is one such artist with many works on display. Local artists are asked to display works periodically.
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The library seeks to encourage a broad range of information to further the ability of its patrons to deepen their knowledge base.
Nita was born in Robinson and currently lives within walking distance to the library with her husband Jim. She is our newest member and fits right in with her many years with working with the public and in office settings.
Jessica was born in Palestine, IL and has lived here all her life. She is in charge of the popular Li'l Ones Story Hour held weekly on Tuesdays from 11-12 noon.
Laurel was born in Loveland, CO and attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. After marrying Ron and moving to Palestine, she helped raise their two children Karina and Oskar while working at New Hebron Christian School as an art/computer teacher and also working at Palestine Public Library.
She was hired as Director on May 7, 2012.