Have Fines, Food for Fines is Back

food pantryLocal libraries have joined for an area-wide Food for Fines amnesty program during November. Until Saturday, November 22nd, the Peru Library, along with 7 other libraries, will accept non-perishable food donations for payment of overdue fines. Each food donation pays a $1 in fines, to a maximum of 25 items to pay $25 per patron fine. All donated food collected at the Peru Library will be given to the Illinois Valley Food Pantry.

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Library Closed for Veterans Day

The Peru Library is closed Tuesday, 11 November, in observance of Veterans Day. To honor our Veterans, listen to their stories at the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress.

Veterans History Project

Or visit Veterans Remember hosted by the Abraham Lincoln Presidental Library and Museum

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Did you know?

You know we have a collection of over 40,000 books, dvd’s, audiobook, magazines, music cd’s and newspapers for your use. But did you know about our electronic collection? We provide access to genealogy, books, music, magazine, newspaper and research databases.

Try eRead Illinois for downloading eBooks to your Nook, Kindle, laptop or tablet. Check out the Google or Apple store for the free axisReader app.  Our newest database is World Vital Records, available in the library or any place with internet connection. World Vital Records is the perfect genealogy resource for a cold, damp evening…. fun without leaving the house. Want to keep up on world news? Try our free newspaper database – Newsbank, America’s Newspapers, for Chicago, Peoria, USAToday and other newspapers.


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Preserving Your Personal Digital Files


In this digital age, more of our memories are kept on our computers, flash drives and the cloud. But how do we preserve those memories as technology changes? Alyce Scott tells us how to protect and keep photos, music, and videos. Join us on 23 October for Preserving Your Personal Digital Files. The program begins at 6:30 in the library’s main reading area.

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