Naperville Library Community Resource for Information and Entertainment
Naperville Library is a vital and vibrant part of the Naperville community. Its diverse array of programming, services and resources are supported by an administration and staff dedicated to lifelong learning and unparalleled customer service.
Over 70,000 children participate in Library programs annually. Storytimes, creative arts and crafts make up just some the more than 1,200 children’s programs offered. NPL’s Children’s staff make learning fun with a variety of engaging literacy and educational activities that help children develop critical learning skills.
Every Year the Library hosts a Summer Reading Program during the months of June and July that provides incentives for readers of all ages (babies through adults). Participants collect prizes for completing each level of the program and are entered in the raffle drawing to win the grand prize at the end of the program. There is still time to sign up this year, but don’t wait much longer!
The Library’s Business Services team works to provide programming and resources in the areas of financial literacy, small business development and job searching and resume building. Our business experts can provide information from our print and online resources. Team members are available by appointment for individual, guided assistance.
“Naperville Public Library is committed to making its resources accessible to all users,” says Sue Prindville, Library Manager at the Nichols Library. “Our Homebound Services provides materials, delivery and pickup for residents unable to visit the Library due to temporary or long-term health conditions.”
The Children’s departments offer storytimes for children with special needs, as well as Boardmaker® Software, a popular communication alternative for children and adults with autism. Special Services staff can also link patrons with additional services such as Web-Braille and Talking Book Players and other government and non-profit programs.
The Library’s collection of more than 830,000 items includes books, magazines, newspapers, large-type books, CDs, DVDs, Blu-Ray Discs, books on CD, online resources, and downloadable e-books audio books, music and movies. Pre-loaded electronic readers are the newest addition to the collection.
The Library’s website is the online source to the Library’s event calendar, the Library catalog, digital downloadable materials and account services. The website also provides access to nearly 100 subscription databases. Selected for validity and usability, these databases provide full-text scholarly articles, newspapers and magazine articles, as well as consumer information, foreign language learning and live home homework help for students of all levels. Naperville cardholders may remotely access this content from home with a library card.
Naperville has three full-service libraries: Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave., the Naper Boulevard Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd., and the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr. One of the country’s top-rated libraries, NPL has earned a 5-star ranking from the Library Journal Index of Public Service for the past five consecutive years.
For more information, visit www.naperville-lib.org, or call (630) 961-4100.