Niles library tower glows for frontline workers
Last updated 4/9/2020 at 5:58pm
Starting on Wednesday, April 8, the Library Tower will be lit red each night to show appreciation for all of the frontline healthcare workers. The Library includes in their appreciation the police officers, firefighters, and EMTs who are often in direct contact with infected patients.
"We salute all frontline workers who are so important in the fight against COVID-19," said Assistant Director Greg Pritz.
The Niles-Maine District Library is closed through Thursday, April 30.
Out of an abundance of caution, all in-person programs are cancelled and passport services will not be available through the end of May. A schedule of virtual programs, some hosted by library staff, is available on the library's website.
Patrons should hold onto their library materials until the library reopens.
As of April 1, the library is officially fine free though no overdue fines have been charged since the library closed.
Niles-Maine cardholders will continue to be able to access online resources, movie and music streaming services, ebooks downloads, and more on the library's website 24/7.
For more information, visit http://www.nileslibrary.org/explore.
Niles-Maine District Library serves 59,000 residents in the Village of Niles, unincorporated Des Plaines, and unincorporated Glenview.
The library is located at 6960 W. Oakton St, the northeast corner of the Oakton and Waukegan intersection.
Library hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m. -7 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.