Library Card Sign-up Month



Do you have your Library card? Stop by today to register for your own Peru Library card.

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Genealogy database added to collection

World Vital Records Rectangle 2e - 255x83We added World Vital Records to our group of databases for use by Peru patrons. With your library account number (barcode) the database is accessible in the library, at home, anywhere, anytime. World Vital Records is a massive library database with billions of Family History and Genealogy records and millions of family trees. Peru library patrons may access U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1940 (the most recently opened census), military records, the enhanced Social Security Death Index (SSDI) records, millions of newspaper articles among other local and international collections.

World Vital Records joins Freegal Music, Zinio, Consumer Reports, America’s News, OMNI and eRead Illinois as the library’s eCollection.

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Library closed for Labor Day

The library is closed September 1st in observance of Labor Day. Our usual hours resume on Tuesday at 9 am

The library’s online, electronic services remain available when the building is closed. To download free music, ebooks, and magazines use the Books+More portion of the website. To use a database (World Vital Records, Newsbank, etc.) use the Homework & Research portion.

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Longtime library patron donates to library

view of library's new magnified vision reader

view of library’s new magnified vision reader

Before her death Mary Sale Lehn, rural Arlington, asked her family to donate her desktop magnified vision reader to the Peru Public Library. Knowing her love of reading and libraries, her children made her wish come true. With delight, the Peru Public Library accepted the equipment for use by the public.

The reader is designed to magnify print or pictures by placing the book, newspaper, magazine or photo on the reader bed. A magnified copy displays on the oversized screen for easy viewing. The library anticipates a variety of uses for magnified vision reader. To help readers with failing vision continue reading. Or deciphering handwritten documents and old photographs. Stop by the library to try the newest equipment

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