to the Winifred Knox Memorial Library Website
Public Library is a tax supported public library. People
who live within the jurisdictional boundaries of the library
are eligible to receive library cards for no additional
fees. Adults wishing to register for a card must bring
with them one form of identification that bears their
name and address such as driver's license. If your driver's
license does not have your correct Franklin Grove address
on it, you may present it with a utility bill for proof
of address. Children under the age of 18 must have a parent
or guardian present with photo ID to apply for a library
Individuals residing beyond the jurisdictional boundaries
of the Franklin Grove Public Library may purchase a non-resident
card for the price of $56.14. This fee entitles the entire
family residing at that address to use the Library for
Books, Audiobooks, Magazines and Musics CDs - $.05 per
day, not to exceed cost of the item
DVDs, Videocassettes - $.50 per day, not to exceed $10
Replacement cost (not original purchase price) is the
responsibility of any patron who borrows or damages library
material. Please see library staff for average replacement
costs per item.
Prior to using
a public computer featuring Internet access, reference
resources, educational games, or Microsoft Office, the
patron or parent/guardian is required to read and sign
a Franklin Grove Public Library Computer Policy . Patrons
under the age of 18 must have a parent's or guardian's
signed Parental Permission Form for Internet Use on file
to use the public computers. The parent or guardian must
come in with the child and sign the permission slip in
the presence of a Library staff member.
Patrons will be allowed access to the computer for a 30
minute session. Sessions may be consecutive if no one
is waiting. A maximum of two sessions per day for are
permitted for children through age 14. A maximum of four
sessions per day are permitted for adults age 15 and over.
Extra session time may be arranged with library staff
in advance if space and time permits.
There is no charge for computer access for valid Franklin
Grove Public Library cardholders. Cardholders will log
on to computers using their library barcode. Users are
not permitted to use library barcodes that belong to another
The Franklin Grove Public Library also has a free wireless
network available for patrons. All you need to connect
is your laptop or device with a wireless card.
The service is free to all Library customers. Customers
bring their own wireless-enable laptop computer or other
wireless device to the Library to use the service. The
Library does not loan laptops, wireless cards, or PDAs.
Wireless network users agree to abide by the Library’s
Computer Use Policy.
Library staff cannot disable the filter on non-library
Library personnel are not able to help wireless network
customers configure their laptop computers or other equipment.
Everyone’s computer is different; the Library cannot support
customers’ equipment configurations. The Library cannot
be responsible for any changes customers make to their
Printing is not available from laptop computers. If you
need to print something, save your work to a disk or e-mail
the files to yourself and then sign up to use a library
computer that is connected to a printer.
Your information is not protected while using the wireless
network. Keep this in mind when accessing sensitive or
A fully charged battery is recommended. Public electric
outlets may not always be available. Customers may not
string electrical cords across areas where people may
Public Library The Illinois Freedom of Information Act FOIA form can be printed by clicking
Forms may also be picked up at the library.
A brief description
of our public body is as follows:
A. Our purpose is to provide
materials and services for the recreational, social,
informational, and educational needs of the community.
B. An organization chart can
be accessed by clicking here.
C. The total amount of our operating
budget for FY 2015-16 is $214,525.
Funding sources are property taxes, state and federal
grants, fines, charges, and
donations. Tax levies are:
1. Corporate purposes (for general operating expenditures)
2. Social Security (provides for employee’s FICA costs
and related expenses)
3. Audit (for annual audit and related expenses)
4. Maintenance (for maintaining the building)
5. Tort Liability (for insurance premiums, risk management,
and related expenses, unemployment and worker’s compensation
6. Working Cash (for internal loans)
7. Debt Service (for bond and interest payments)
D. The office is located at this
address: 112 South Elm Street Franklin Grove, IL 61031
E. We have approximately the
following number of persons employed:
1. Full-time: 1
2. Part-time: 6
F. The following organization
exercises control over our policies and procedures:
Franklin Grove Public Library Board of Trustees, which
meets monthly on the
2nd Tuesday of each month, 6:30 p.m., at the library.
Its members are: Bev Powers, President; Geraldine Twardowski,
Susan Murphy, Secretary; Ruth Newcomer, Treasurer; Patti
Marilyn Spangler and Dean McMillion.
G. We are required to report
and be answerable for our operations to:
Illinois State Library, Springfield, IL. Its members
are: State Librarian,
Jesse White; Director of State Library, Anne Craig; and
various other staff.
Monday-Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
112 S. Elm St., PO
Franklin Grove, IL 61031
Fax: 815-456-2619 Email