sculpture1 sculpture2 sculpture3The new Niles Public Library sculpture, now located in the renovated Commons area on the first floor, was designed and created by well known Chicago artist Terry Karpowicz. Paid for by the Friends of the Niles Public Library, the artwork stands 15 feet high and is constructed from red cedar wood. Located in the stairway atrium, the sculpture is best viewed close up. Visitors to both the lower and upper levels of the Niles Public Library will have views of the artwork from a variety of angles.

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Here’s a look at the new vending café and our Friends book sale corner. Both are located in the newly renovated Commons area (temporary home to Circulation).

Make sure to grab a cup of Starbucks coffee or a gently used item for purchase on your next visit to the Niles Library!

Stay tuned for a special announcement about a new artistic addition to the Niles Library coming soon.

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temp entranceYesterday, the temporary main entrance was relocated to the north side of the building, facing Oakton Court.

The book drops are now located to the right of the temporary entrance.

The temporary entrance and book drops will be located on the north side of the building until December.

If you have any questions, please leave us a comment below. Thank you!

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On Tuesday, September 17, the main entrance to the Library will be temporarily relocated to the north side of the Library building facing Oakton Court.

The book return drops will also be relocated on that side of the building. There will be an interim Circulation area in the newly renovated Commons area where the DVDs and CDs were previously located.  A large section of the KidSpace children’s department is also under construction at this time. All children’s materials are still available and children may use computers on the 3rd floor for homework until the area reopens in October.

The remodeled main entrance, complete with automatic check in and self check out stations, will reopen by the end of the year. The 2nd and 3rd floor renovations are nearly complete and the Library remains open throughout the process.

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The main entrance to KidSpace, formerly known as the Youth Services department, is temporarily closed. You can now reach the remaining sections of KidSpace through a door in the new Commons area, formerly known as the Audiovisual department. Restrooms in KidSpace are temporarily closed. Please use the restrooms in the Commons area by the Large Meeting Room or on the 3rd Floor.

The Commons area is almost complete and will be the temporary home to Circulation within the next couple of weeks. More information coming soon!

We’re more than half way done with the renovation project. Please let us know if you have any questions.

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20130808-141604.jpgThe Friends of the Niles Library book sale room has temporarily moved.

You’ll find a smaller collection in the lounge area as you enter the Library.

We are temporarily unable to accept donations due to the construction and lack of storage. Please hold on to them as we will begin accepting them again in the fall.

Look forward to a new book sale room in our Commons area coming soon.

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Surprise, we have more furniture to sell!

Stop by the Niles Library on Saturday, July 20 from 9:30am-12pm. We’re selling office chairs, upholstery chairs, shelving units, and more. All priced to sell.

The sale will take place at the Niles Public Library Lower Level, 6960 Oakton St., Niles, IL 60714. All items are cash or credit and carry. All items are sold as is.

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The good news is that the Niles Public Library is at the half way point of our year-long renovation project.

The exciting news is that beginning the week of July 22, the newly remodeled 2nd level (formerly the Reference and computer lab floor) will reopen with many comfortable, bright places to read, work or just browse the Fiction, DVDs, CDs and Audiobook collections.

The inconvenient news is that access to that beautiful new space and our beautiful 3rd floor area will be a bit of a treasure hunt. Getting to the computers, the Reference and Nonfiction on the third floor and the materials on the newly opened 2nd floor will temporarily be via our back stairs. There will be plenty of signs and staff available to guide and assist you. The alternative route will be worth it once you see the great new spaces.

For Phase Two FAQs, please click here!

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