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Circulation Policies

Franklin Grove 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 card.

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 one year.

Fees and Fines
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

Lost Items
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.


Computer Policies

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 cardholder.

Wireless Network
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 computers.
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 equipment.
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 personal information.
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 be walking.


Franklin Grove Public Library The Illinois Freedom of Information Act
FOIA form can be printed by clicking here. 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, attorney’s fees
                   and related expenses, unemployment and worker’s compensation insurance)
               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, Vice-President;
          Susan Murphy, Secretary; Ruth Newcomer, Treasurer; Patti Forrester,
          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.



Library hours:
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 Box 326
Franklin Grove, IL 61031
Phone: 815-456-2823
Fax: 815-456-2619

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