General Information

Our Mission

The mission of the Palos Heights Public Library is to be an excellent public library for the citizens of Palos Heights. An excellent public library:

  • employs expert, caring staff members who are skilled, knowledgeable, and dedicated to serving the library's users and reaching out to all members of the community
  • acquires, organizes, and provides easy access to the books, technology, and other informational resources that are needed by all members of the community
  • strives to provide a variety of programs and services to meet the current information, recreational and educational needs of all members of the community
  • encourages curiosity, love of knowledge, and lifelong learning for all members of the community
  • cooperates with local statewide library organizations to share resources and innovate ideas
Information posted in compliance with the Open Meetings Act (5 ILCS 120) and Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140)

Total operating budget
for the 2019 Fiscal Year:
$1,687,175.39


Employees
:
12 Full-time
17 Part-time


Audit Reports
:
Management Letter and Audited Financial Statements for FY2018

 
Employee compensation packages for 2019

(for all employees with a total compensation package exceeding $75,000):
Library Director - Salary: $82,352.56
Insurance: $115.20
20 vacation days
12 sick days


FOIA Requests
:
By email: send to foia@phlibrary.org
By mail: send to Palos Heights Public Library, 12501 S 71st Avenue, Palos Heights, IL 60463
FOIA Officer: Jennifer Georgis
Fees may be charged in compliance with 5 ILCS 140/6