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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests should be sent to the library’s FOIA Officer, Maria Zawacki, Library Director, via any of these methods:
Mail: Johnsburg Public Library, 3000 N. Johnsburg Rd., Johnsburg, IL 60051
The Johnsburg Public Library District provides materials and services to help patrons obtain information meeting their educational, recreational, informational, and personal needs. Special emphasis is placed on assisting students of all ages in meeting education objectives. The library encourages young children’s interests and appreciation for reading and learning, as well as providing recreational and leisure materials for patrons of all ages.
The library’s budget for FY2016 is $825,812. The Johnsburg Public Library has 12 employees.
The Friends of the Johnsburg Public Library is a non-profit organization whose goal is to raise money and provide support for the library's role as a vital source of information and enjoyment for the community.
Life Member (individual)
Life Member (corporation)
On November 15, 1982, the doors of the Johnsburg Public Library opened to the public for the first time as a “Project PLUS” demonstration library. Actual work on developing the Project Plus library began two years prior when a citizen’s group first looked into the matter. Funding for the first two years of operation as a demonstration library was provided via a grant from the Illinois State Library. The library was initially housed in 950 square feet of rental space at 2404 Johnsburg Rd. and contained 3,000 books on opening day. By the end of the first year of operation, there were over 2,000 card holders and an annual circulation of 18,000.
Are you or someone you know unable to get to the library because of an illness or medical condition?
We offer at-home delivery of library materials to our patrons who are unable to visit the library due to a temporary or long-term health-related condition. This service is provided free of charge for Johnsburg Public Library cardholders, and includes material selection, delivery, and pickup.
If you are interested in this service, please contact librarian Heather S. at 815-344-0077.
Friday & Saturday:
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the school year.
The library will be closed on Sundays from Memorial Day weekend through the second Sunday in September.
New Year’s Eve and Day
Christmas Eve and Day
There are no job openings at this time.
The Board of Trustees meets on the following Tuesdays in the library meeting room at 7:00 pm: 7/14/15, 8/25/15, 9/22/15, 10/13,15, 11/10/15, 12/8/15, 1/12/15, 2/9/15, 3/8/15, 4/12/15, 5/10/15, 6/14/15.
Meeting agendas and approved minutes of board meetings are posted on the Calendar of Events.
Library Board of Trustees:
The Johnsburg Public Library is a tax-supported public library. This means that people residing within the jurisdictional boundaries of the Johnsburg Public Library pay taxes to support the library. Those people who live within the jurisdictional boundaries of the Johnsburg Public Library need pay no additional fee to be eligible to receive their first library card.
Below are some of the policies about the public's use of the library.
If a patron is creating a disturbance or causing problems in the Library, the library staff has the authority or right to tell that patron to leave the library. If that patron refuses to comply and continues to cause problems, the police can then be contacted to eject that patron from the library.
The Board of Trustees of the Johnsburg Public Library District offers the use of the library's meeting room to non-profit groups for educational, cultural, and civic purposes free of charge, provided such meetings are open to the general public. For-profit groups may use the room upon payment of $50 per meeting. The library and the Board of Trustees do not support any position taken by any group by virtue of allowing a group to use the public meeting room.
1. Permission to use the library's public meeting room will be based on the following considerations:
2. Any of the above conditions may be waived by the Library Director in consultation with the Board of Trustees.
3. Use of Public Meeting Room Facilities:
4. Permission to use the library's public meeting room may be denied if the group or organization has used the room in the past and failed to follow public meeting room use policies.
Computer/Internet Use Policy (approved 4/12/2016):
The Johnsburg Public Library uses Internet filters to protect children from pornographic or extremely obscene images as required by the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA). No filtering solution is 100% effective. The Johnsburg Public Library makes no claims that every pornographic site or image will be filtered, although the library has made a good faith effort to attempt to do this with its filters. The library’s filters may be turned off at individual stations at the request of any patron age 18 and older, as long as the request is for accessing information that is not considered illegal. The Johnsburg Public Library has no control over the information accessed through the Internet and cannot be held responsible for its content. Information may be reliable and current or it may be inaccurate, out-of-date, controversial or even offensive to some people.
Library users access the Internet at their own discretion. Parents and legal guardians of minors are responsible for determining the limits of their children’s access to the Internet and providing guidance to them.
By using any computer of the Johnsburg Public Library patrons agree to these terms. These include:
Library staff cannot provide in-depth training. Staff will provide assistance as time and the expertise of the individual staff members permit.
In order to discourage unruly or noisy behavior, staff may limit the number of users at any single workstation at any given time.
There is a one-hour time limit on all computers, unless no one else is waiting for one. Usage is available on a first come-first served basis.
Library computers may be used only for designated and legal purposes. Illegal or prohibited acts may include but are not limited to: viewing or producing sexually explicit or pornographic materials, violation of copyright laws or software licenses agreements, using Library computers to buy or sell illegal items, creating slanderous or libelous material, harassment of other users or violation of their privacy, attempting to break into the library’s computer network, any deliberate attempt to alter software or hardware configurations, or any attempt to cause degradation of system performance or any other ‘hacking’ of library equipment.
Users are responsible for deleting any personal files saved on Library computers during their sessions. Files saved on Library computers may be accessible to other patrons using the same computer. Computer hard drives are set to delete saved information at the end of each day. The Johnsburg Public Library is not responsible for the loss of any file that may have been saved on a public station. Storage devices are available for purchase if files need to be saved.
While reasonable efforts are made by the Library to guard against malware and to protect user privacy, no guarantees can be made as to the security and privacy of any activity conducted on Library computers. Users conducting personal business on Library computers do so at their own risk.
The library accepts no responsibility for loss or damage of personal property incurred as a result of the use of library workstations. This includes but is not limited to damage to users’ storage devices or personal equipment.
Wireless Internet access is available at the library. Patrons should be aware that wireless access is less secure than wired access. The library cannot assure the safety of your personal data when you use either our wireless or wired access. The library assumes no responsibility for any problems or damage that may be inflicted on any equipment by using or attempting to connect to the wireless network.
The library charges 10 cents a page for printing in black and white from all computer workstations. Color pages are available for 50 cents per page.
Illegal/prohibited use of the library’s computers or failure to follow the terms of this policy may result in suspension of computer privileges, being required to leave the premises, having library privileges limited or suspended, and/or appropriate legal or disciplinary action. Illegal acts may be subject to prosecution by local, state or federal authorities.
The Johnsburg Library accepts donations of books, DVDs, music, and videos. Boxes for the donation of old cell phones, glasses, and retired American flags are also available. Encyclopedias and magazines are not accepted as donations.
Parents are responsible for the behavior of their children while they are in the library. The Johnsburg Public Library staff is committed to help children with activities related to the library. However, the library staff cannot, nor is it their responsibility to serve as baby-sitters, teachers, or disciplinarians. In order to prevent undue disruption of normal library activities, to accommodate the general welfare of all persons using the library, and to provide general safety of children using the Johnsburg Public Library, the Library Board of Trustees has approved the following rules as policy:
The Johnsburg Public Library has recently experienced an incident involving your child, , where they were on Library grounds unattended by you or a responsible caregiver. A copy of the Library’s policy on Unattended Children is enclosed here for your attention. We ask that you review this policy and make every effort to follow it. We do not wish to suspend Library privileges for you or your family, but the safety of children as well as the proper operation of the Library is our first responsibility. If you have any questions regarding this policy or its enforcement, please contact the undersigned.
Very Truly Yours,
Board President or Library Director
Click the link below to view the manual.
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The Johnsburg Public Library District provides materials and services to help patrons obtain information meeting their educational, recreational, informational, and personal needs. Special emphasis is placed on assisting students of all ages in meeting educational objectives. The library encourages young children's interests and appreciation for reading and learning, as well as providing recreational and leisure materials for patrons of all ages.
The library provides public computers with filtered Internet access, as well as computers with the Microsoft Office products. Children age 17 and under must have a signed parental permission form on file before using the Internet stations. Wireless Internet access is also available. The cost of printing is 10¢ a page for black and white and 50¢ a page for color. You can also print wirelessly from your own computer or mobile device and pick up print jobs at the library. Everyone who uses a library computer must follow our policy regarding computer and Internet use.
The charge for black and white photocopies is 10¢ per page and 50¢ per page for color copies. The cost to send or receive a fax is 50¢ for the first page and 45¢ for each additional page. Scanning is available at 10¢ per scan.
If you need a book, DVD, or other item that we don't have, ask us to borrow it from another library for you. You can request an item in person, via the phone, or via the Interlibrary Loan Request Form.
Library cards are provided free of charge to all residents of our district, as part of your tax-supported library services. Your card gives you borrowing privileges here and at most public libraries in Illinois, access to special online resources, and more. Click here to learn how to get a library card.
The use of the library’s meeting room is free to non-profit groups for educational, cultural, and civic purposes, provided such meetings are open to the general public. For-profit groups may use the room upon payment of $50 per meeting. The meeting room must be booked in person and a room reservation form must be signed. Any group wishing to use the Community Room must agree to follow library policies.
We have a regular schedule of educational and cultural events for all ages. See our calendar for details.
If you are having trouble finding a book, author, or subject, please direct your questions to one of the librarians at the circulation desk or use the Ask a Librarian Form.