Reminiscing about the Interurban Railroad

Brian Nolan and Kevin Schramm take us on the Interurban railroad through the story of a young artist and his sketches in the early 1900′s, a dog named ‘Rags’ and a trip from Joliet  to the towns of Spring Valley and Ladd. Join us on the 27th for an interactive program designed to learn and share memories of the Interurban.

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Tax preparation extended

Four additional days have been added to the library”s tax preparation schedule. Monday”s are now on the schedule beginning March 17th. To schedule an appointment, call the library at 815-223-0229 or stop by the circulation desk.

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Borrow a Nook today

Going on a Spring getaway? Take a Nook along for reading. Did you know the library lends its Nooks for two weeks, you can borrow one to download books from our OMNI and/or eRead Illinois collections.

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eBooks and eAudiobooks at your convenience

Peru offers two collections of eBooks and eAudiobooks, OMNIOMNI for Kids and eRead Illinois. Accessible anytime, anywhere, eBooks are never overdue, automatically returning themselves on their due date.

The library participates in OMNI, a group of 70+ libraries offering downloadable books to our patrons. OMNI has over 15,000 titles available for borrowing. With OMNI you may borrow 4 eBooks and/or eAudios at a time, with a maximum of 12 per week.

We also participate in the statewide eRead Illinois project, a growing collection of 5,000+ titles. You may borrow 3 eBooks and have 5 outstanding holds at any one time from eRead Illinois.

Not sure how to download to your eReader, computer, tablet or phone? Ask a staff member for help or use one of the downloading handouts available at the circulation desk or on our website.

To download from either catalog you need your barcode and PIN from your Peru Library card.

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