•  Ottawa Street Branch     Black Road Branch

  • Locations

    Ottawa Street Branch
    150 N. Ottawa St.
    Joliet, IL 60432
    (815) 740-2660
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    Black Road Branch
    3395 Black Road
    Joliet, IL 60431
    (815) 740-2660
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  • The Great Read

    The Great Read is a collaboration of libraries and Plainfield District 202 to promote literacy, reading, conversation and community. This year’s Great Read will focus on the life and lasting legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    By attending any Great Read program, or by reading a MLK, Jr. book, you can enter a free drawing to win a Kindle Fire. In the spirit of giving and peace, please bring canned goods or supplies to the opening and/or closing events to benefit Bags of Hope, Morningstar Mission of Joliet and St. John Food Pantry. Visit www.greatread.org for more information.

  • Free Tax Help

    The Joliet Public Library has partnered with the Center for Economic Progress (CEP) to provide free tax return preparation for low income families and individuals. This service will be available at the Ottawa Street location on the second floor of the building. No appointment is necessary. Those who arrive first are served first.

    Dates of Operation:
    January 20-April 14, 2018
    Wednesdays & Thursdays: 5:30-8:00 pm
    Saturdays: 10am - 1pm

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    JPL Partnership with CEP
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  • Ottawa Street and Black Road Branches
  • The Great Read
  • Free Tax Help
  • Databases, Resources and Historic Services


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