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New steel beams will be added to the Lower Level to accommodate the larger collection that will be going to the 2nd Floor.

The work will be taking place through Thursday on the east side of Lower Level and will include some welding.  A temporary wall is up and an exhaust fan will be going.

If you’re looking for a comfortable place to sit and relax, stop by the fireplace room on the 3rd Floor.

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The 2nd floor is officially under construction.

It will be the new home to Fiction, CDs, DVDs and Audiobooks.

New carpeting, desks, comfortable reading chairs and tables, and some additional shelving will be added.

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Materials from the 2nd floor are now located on the 3rd floor. Please ask a staff member for assistance.

Thanks to everyone who came to the Furniture Sale last week. We may have another one in July and December. Check the blog for updates.

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Interested in purchasing a piece of the Niles Public Library?

We’re selling some of our used furniture to the public. Many styles of office chairs, wooden chairs, large tables, desk, shelving units, and more. All priced to sell.

  • Thurs., Apr. 25 from 4-6pm – Niles Library cardholders only
  • Thurs., Apr. 25 from 6-8pm – General Public
  • Fri., Apr. 26 from 10am-2pm – General Public

The sale will take place at the Niles Public Library 2nd Floor, 6960 Oakton St., Niles, IL 60714. All items are cash or credit and carry. All items are sold as is.

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Money Smart 4-Week Series
Registration required.
The Niles Public Library presents a 4-week series about enhancing skills and creating positive banking relationships called Money Smart. Sessions are every Thursday in May from 10:30am to Noon. Presenter:  Dedra Thomas, Extension Unit Educator, Consumer and Family Economics, University of Illinois Extension
Thurs., May 9, 16, 23, 30, 10:30-Noon    
Attendance at all sessions is recommended.
May 9 – Financial Recovery:This workshop will help you assess your situation and guide you in planning your financial recovery, while also identifying ways to increase income and decrease and prioritize expenses.
May 23 – To Your Credit:Do you know your credit score? This workshop offers a better understanding of credit and its importance.
May 30 – Bank on It:Learn the various types of financial institutions and their functions. Your bank customer service representative will become your new friend.
June 6 – Pay Yourself First:This workshop will help you understand why you should save. Learn to include YOU under the other bill tabs!
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Celebrate Earth Day with Food!


Earth Day Dinner

5:30-7pm Monday, April 22

Make and eat personal pizzas using fresh local and organic ingredients.

Test out a new app that tells you about what’s in your food, and learn how to judge what foods at the grocery store are better for you and the environment.

The menu will be vegetarian-friendly.

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Money Smart Week® is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances.

The American Library Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago are recognizing April 20-27 as Money Smart Week @your library. During this time over 500 FREE educational programs will be held to stress the importance of financial literacy.

Niles Library is participating in Money Smart Week with these programs:

Apr. 23     Wills & Trusts 
Apr. 24     100 Small Ways to Save Big
To register for a Niles Library program, go to http://www.nileslibrary.org/calendar.  Choose Calendar of all Library Programs for the Current Monthand select specific program and date.
To see a calendar of events for the Chicagoland area, go to http://www.moneysmartweek.org.  Choose the Consumer tab, then Attend an Event.
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SAVVY SOCIAL SECURITY PLANNING: WHAT BABY BOOMERS NEED TO KNOW FOR RETIREMENT
At the Niles Library, 6960 Oakton St.
Wed., Apr. 24, 3-4:30pm
Registration required.  Go to http://www.nileslibrary.org/calendar for calendar of events.
ADULTS AND MONEY: IDENTITY THEFT
At the Niles Library, 6960 Oakton St.
Thurs., Apr. 25, 10:30-Noon
Registration required. Go to http://www.nileslibrary.org/calendar for calendar of events.
PREVENTING PREDATORY LOANS
At Maine Township, 1700 Ballard Rd, Park Ridge.
Mon., Apr. 29, 10-11:30am
Registration required. To register, call 847-297-2510 and ask for the MaineStreamers Dept.
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