Winifred Knox Memorial
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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,
educational needs of the community.
B. An organization chart can be accessed by clicking
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
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
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
G. We are required to report and be answerable for our
Illinois State Library,
Springfield, IL. Its members are: State Librarian,
Jesse White; Director of
State Library, Anne Craig; and various other staff.