Contact Us

The library is located at 1409 11th Street in Peru, Illinois 61354, across the street from Washington Park and near Centennial Park.

Our phone number is 815-223-0229 and our fax number is 815-223-1559. Our email address is or email the Charm Ruhnke, the library director, at

Not sure who to contact with your question? 

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Accounting/Accounts Payable Melissa Keegan
Adult book club Colleen Martin
Adult programming Charm Ruhnke
Cataloging – Adult Melissa Keegan
Cataloging – Children’s Lynn Sheedy
Cataloging – Teen Colleen Martin
Children’s programming Lynn Sheedy
Children’s Services Lynn Sheedy
Collection Development – Adult Charm Ruhnke
Collection Development – Audio-Visual Melissa Keegan
Collection Development – Children Lynn Sheedy
Collection Development – Teen Colleen Martin
Computer classes Charm Ruhnke
Database searching Charm Ruhnke Melissa Keegan
Donations Charm Ruhnke
eBook & eAudio downloading Melissa Keegan Charm Ruhnke
Employment Charm Ruhnke
Fax Circulation staff 815-223-0229
Freegal music downloading Melissa Keegan Charm Ruhnke
Genealogy Charm Ruhnke
Holds/Requests Circulation staff 815-223-0229
Homeschooling Lynn Sheedy
Interlibrary loan Colleen Martin
Library cards Melissa Keegan
Library tours Charm Ruhnke
Local History Charm Ruhnke
Lost & Found Circulation staff 815-2223-0229
Marketing Charm Ruhnke
Meeting room reservation Colleen Martin
Overdue fines Circulation staff 815-223-0229
Renewing material Circulation staff 815-223-0229
Study room reservation Circulation staff 815-223-0229
Teacher Help Lynn Sheedy
Teen Programming Colleen Martin
Teen Services Colleen Martin
Test Proctoring Melissa Keegan Charm Ruhnke
Volunteering – adults Melissa Keegan
Volunteering – teens Colleen Martin