Building Hours:  
Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday/Saturday: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Digital Media Studio Hours:  Monday-Friday:
11 a.m.-4 p.m.

You're invited! Join us at Chipotle in Joliet to support the Friends of the Joliet Public Library.
  • The Friends of the Joliet Public Library support the Library in the following ways:
  • Sponsors and provides funding for library programs/events
  • Provides matching funds for grants
  • Provides funds for the purchase of items for the library's collection and computer hardware and software
  • Provides volunteer workers for library events
  • Holds larger and small book sales at library events several times per year

Page Turner Adventures
Have you checked out Page Turner Adventures yet? These virtual videos provide fun kids and tween crafts, author interviews, magic shows and more!
Summer Reading Challenge-Final Week!
Summer Reading ends on Saturday, July 25!
Log your pages and complete fun, educational challenges to win prizes.
A note from Tammy
at the Book and Bean Cafe:
The Book and Bean Café is sorry to inform you that we will be closing again due to the Coronavirus Outbreak. As a café, our primary mission for eight years has been to provide a community friendly gathering place. Our customers consist mainly of family and friends gathering around food and drinks to socialize, craft or play games.

Most other business is generated from library patrons as they come for activities or computer use. Because the library is not encouraging community activity at this time, the café has largely lost those customers.

Every morning I wake up and read another expert’s suggestion to stay out of enclosed eating and gathering places. This virus has not cooperated with our plans of getting back to business!
Fault lies only with the virus itself and our desire to be safe. As such, we are choosing to wait it out, hopefully, just a little bit longer.

Please do not worry about the Café’s ability to survive. We operate debt free and with a low overhead (thanks to the Library!). We will be back. The tentative date of re-opening is Saturday August 29th.

That date, of course, is subject to change if conditions warrant it. Thank you to all who have supported us during this 3 week attempt at re-opening. It was so great to see everyone again! You are my friends and family.

Owner, Book and Bean Cafe

My Library Rewards

M y Library Rewards is ending on August 1. You will no longer earn points on item checkouts. Please redeem your points prior to
August 7. We're sorry for the inconvenience!
Census 2020: Make it Count!
Have you filled out the Census yet? There is still time! Read more here and find out why the 2020 Census is important.
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3395 Black Rd |