December 2017
Show your library card & save

A new season of the library's Show Us Your Library Card campaign kicks off Dec. 1 - now with more businesses participating and many new discounts being offered. Through Feb. 28, customers who show their Naperville Public Library card at this season's participating businesses will receive a special offer or discount at the time of purchase. 
2018 Winter Program Guide
available now!

Stop by any of our three locations to get your copy of the 2018 Winter Program Guide! We have tons of programs for children, teens and adults -- including our Winter Reading Program, Holiday-themed activities and cutting-edge technology programs.

You can also download the program  here.
6th Annual Gingerbread House Display
Make and decorate a gingerbread house with your family! Creators can drop off their gingerbread house at any children's department before 4 p.m. Dec. 9. Each building will display the houses in the children's department through Dec.16 for the public to admire and choose their favorites. Ribbons will be awarded to all entries. Entries must be picked up on Dec. 16. 

From the Executive Director

Julie Rothenfluh
Executive Director

As the ye ar  winds down, we await final word on our 2018 budget. 

If our levy request is approved by City Council, our 2018 budget of $15,650,000 will be funded largely by property tax ($14,583,000), with an additional $550,000 from fines and fees and $265,000 from the 2017 cash balance. Despite a 3.3% increase in our levy request, our operating budget is actually about $100,000 less for 2018 than it was in 2017. 

The main reason for the increase in the levy request is that we have less cash to carry forward than we had to use in the 2017 budget. Balancing our budget through the use of cash balances is not a sustainable funding model. 

The library board and staff continuously seek to use our funding effectively and efficiently. We are not expecting to add or increase any services, although we will be assessing the needs and demands of several groups including seniors. 

I would like to thank the community for your continued support and use of the Naperville Public Library. I would also like to thank the library board of trustees and the staff for their hard work in making our library the best it can be. 
NPL awarded 5-stars from Library Journal for tenth time

We are honored to announce that the Naperville Public Library has been named a 5-Star Library by the Library Journal for the 10th time in a row! We are one of 13 public libraries nationwide that have been a 5-star library each of the 10 editions!

A huge thanks to all of our staff for providing the community with a multitude of reasons to use the library and keep coming back! Read more.
Winter Reading Program is back

December 18 - February 4
5th grade and younger

Children 5th grade and younger can sign up for our Winter Reading Program starting Monday, Dec. 18. participants can earn prizes, coupons, entries to win tickets to a Chicago Wolves game and a grand prize. Read every day for more chances to win! 
Exploring the Path to ADHD, SPD & Chronic Illness in kids

Tuesday, December 12 at 7:00 p.m.
95th Street Library

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Chronic Illness are real problems that kids face every day and are topics that lead parents down a chaotic path to nowhere. 

The goal of this presentation is to provide hope in an extremely convoluted world and gives parents the answers and action steps they need to help their children. This workshop is presented by Dr. Michelle Dougherty of Lifetime Health & Wellness and The National Wellness Foundation in partnership with Naperville Public Library. 

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