star wars dolls

Star Wars Dolls Back for the Second Year at Joliet Public Library

The Joliet Public Library is proud to feature, for the second year, a collection of Star Wars dolls in homemade clothing from Star Wars enthusiast,…

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Joliet Public Library’s Star Wars™ Day Event Set for June 1

A celebration of literacy that’s out of this world! Saturday, June 1, 2024 will be no ordinary day in downtown Joliet as it is transformed…

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Friends of JPL

Friends of the Joliet Public Library to Host Spring Book Sale at Black Road Branch

JOLIET—Calling all book lovers and bargain hunters! The Friends of the Joliet Public Library will host their Spring Book Sale May 3 through May 5…

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Library Road Trip is Back March 23-April 30

The Library Road Trip is back and better than ever! We have 17 libraries participating this year!  To get started, pick up a library passport…

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Joliet Public Library announces 2024-2026 Strategic Plan

The Joliet Public Library released their Strategic Plan to guide decision-making for the next three years, addressing key areas for improvement of spaces and services….

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winter reading

Winter Reading Program: January 1-February 29

(Birth to 12th grade, register through Beanstack) The challenge will run Jan. 1-Feb. 29. Log your books and activities through the Beanstack Tracker app. When…

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Café Closing Soon

The owner’s of the Book and Bean Café (at the Black Road Branch) let us know they will be retiring! The final day of operation…

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Giving Tree at the Joliet Public Library

Joliet Public Library to Collect Giving Tree Donations for Cornerstone Services The Joliet Public Library will be hosting a Giving Tree and collecting donations for…

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bird cam

LIVE: Black Road Branch Bird Cam

Introducing the Joliet Public Library’s LIVE BIRD CAM, in partnership with Wild Birds Unlimited, Joliet.  The Black Road Branch backs up to a beautiful forest…

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Smart Salt and You Exhibit through December

While road salt keeps our driveways and sidewalks safe, it also pollutes our rivers, lakes and groundwater, including the water we drink. Stop by the…

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doll collection

Two New Doll Exhibits at the Ottawa Street Branch

The Joliet Public Library is excited to display two new doll exhibits at the Ottawa Street Branch. The Storybook Doll Collection created by Kathy van…

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New Canopy at the Black Road Branch

The Joliet Public Library is thrilled to introduce a new shade on the Black Road Branch (BRB) patio, brought to you by the Friends of…

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