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What will be not be available?

  • No access to My Account feature
  • No access to place holds
  • No access to commerce/payment functions
  • No access to item availability

Full access should resume before opening on Friday, February, 23rd



DOE and EPA have developed the fuel economy website, The website features updated fuel economy data for new and used passenger vehicles dating back to 1984, allows side-by-side vehicle comparisons, and offfers fuel-saving tips. The website also contains vehicles-specific air pollution emissions information and safety rating and provides links to car buying websites. We believe the website can help you make informed automotive purchase decisions. Visit today.


During scheduled hours the Prairie Trails Public Library District is one of your community's local warming centers during periods of extreme cold.

A warming center is a short-term emergency shelter that operates when temperatures or a combination of precipitation, wind chill, wind and temperature become dangerously inclement. Their paramount purpose is the prevention of death and injury from exposure to the elements.

Cold Weather Tips:

  • Layer up! Wear a hat and gloves as well to maintain body temperature.
  • Keep all pets indoors.
  • If you are using a space heater, place it on a level, hard surface and keep anything flammable at least three feet away – things such as paper, clothing, bedding, curtains or rugs.
  • Before bed, turn off space heaters and make sure fireplace embers are out before leaving the room.
  • Run water at a trickle to keep your pipes from freezing.
  • Do NOT use a stove or oven to heat your home.
  • Remember…

    • Check on relatives, neighbors and friends.

2017 Tax Forms

At some undetermined point in time, a limited assortment of state and federal tax forms will be available in the library foyer. As yet we don’t have exact dates, but we will update our site when we have received them.


Upcoming Events
  • Tiny Tots Storytime Ages 6-23 months
    When: Thursday, February 22, 2018 10:00 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Amy Jarrett Room

    (20 minutes story time and 10 minutes optional play time)

    Join us for an interactive lap time, with songs, dancing, toys, and books! Along with bonding with your toddler, they will be exposed to early literacy and language skills!

    Ages 6-23 months with caregiver
  • Explore Nature
    When: Thursday, February 22, 2018 3:45 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Amy Jarrett Room

    Have FUN getting up close and personal with nature’s wonders (animal bones, seashells, rocks of all kinds and MORE!). Make a pine cone bird feeder to take home for your backyard feathered friends.

  • Chicago's Most Wanted
    When: Thursday, February 22, 2018 7:00 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Founders Room

    No PTPLD library card required to register.

    Learn about Chicago’s most infamous criminals as Laura Enright discusses her book, Chicago’s Most Wanted.You will discover history, trivia, and amusing & amazing facts about the Windy City that will blow you away! Laura will be selling copies of her book after the program.

  • Chinese New Year Fun
    When: Saturday, February 24, 2018 11:00 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Amy Jarrett Room

    Of all the Chinese holidays, the New Year is the most important. Join us as we celebrate

    the 4716th Chinese Year.  We will have fun with stories, songs and activities marking

    the Year of the Dog!

  • Toddler Time
    When: Monday, February 26, 2018 10:00 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Amy Jarrett Room

    Children 24-35 months with a parent or caregiver

    This interactive storytime will feature short stories, puppets, action rhymes and songs!  Toddlers will develop language and listening skills as well as social interaction with others.  Caregiver is strongly encouraged to participate with child.  

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