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Des Plaines Valley Library District, serving an area of 48,000 residents, has a collection of 147,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 9,200 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 4,200 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.

Staffing consists of 23 employees, including one fully accredited librarian, plus volunteers. The system comprises one central library and one branch library. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $161,000. Patrons make 176,000 visits annually, and check out materials 240,000 times. Thirty-eight percent of all check-outs are children's materials.

Location: 121 E 8th Street, Lockport Illinois 60441 Telephone 815-838-0755

Other Public Libraries nearby:
(Alsip) Alsip-Merrionette Park Library
(Bedford Park) Bedford Park Public Library
(Bellwood) Bellwood Public Library
(Bourbonnais) Bourbonnais Public Library
(Brookfield) Brookfield Free Public Library
(Calumet City) Calumet City Public Library

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