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Getting A Library Card

Getting a library card is simple and free. You need this card in order to check out the wide selection of videos and books. Any resident of the Mokena Community Public Library District may apply for a library card. Our district includes the village of Mokena and portions of Frankfort. Be aware that not all residents of the Village of Mokena belong to the Mokena Library. In order to get a library card, please bring two of the following documents to show proof of residency: a current Illinois driver’s license, or photo ID voter’s registration card, current lease contract, a banking check with current address on it, utility bill stubs. Parents must accompany children who apply for a card and will need to submit address documentation and sign a statement of responsibility for library materials.
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The Mokena Public Library's mission
is to provide information, resources, and ideas for the purpose of enriching lives and to build connections to the community for all residents of the library district. We do this in a fiscally responsible manner by offering a diverse collection of print materials, books, ebooks, reference materials, and resources and services which include special programs and enhanced technology.

Fines And Loans Periods

Fines, Fees, and Loan Periods Please be aware that we offer a one-day grace period on all Mokena items. These are Mokena Community Public Library’s fines, fees, and loan periods, but if you borrow an item from another library in our system, we cannot extend beyond that library’s renewal period. You can call to renew items over the phone and also renew items on your online library account.
Fines $.15 cents Per Day all items Maximum of $2.00 per title on all items Grace Period 1 day on all items Loan Period 2 weeks unless posted below
CIRCULATING ITEMS: BOOKS, MAGAZINES & MISC. A/V Loan Period 2 weeks Renewal Limit 2 Renewals, DVD’S/ PLAYAWAY VIEWS Loan Period 2 weeks No Renewals, VIDEO GAMES Loan Period 2 weeks No Renewals, SPECIAL COLLECTIONS Book Discussion Kit/Field Trip Pack Loan Period 6 weeks NO RENEWALS, CPR BAGS Loan Period 6 Weeks, Travel The USA Bags Loan Period 6 Weeks, Mobile Hotspot Loan Period 2 Weeks, Steam Kits (snap circuits) Loan Period 6 Weeks, State of Illinois Bins Loan Period 6 Weeks,
Other Library Fees Printing Fees: 3 D Fee’s By Weight- 5 cents per gram, Black and white $0.15 per page, Color $1.00 per page, Faxing Fees: 10 pgs/day for Mokena residents (FREE), Non Residents $1.00 per page,
*Please DO NOT put CD’s or DVD’s into the book drops*

Special Resources

The library is designed to offer help to everyone. We offer special technology and assistive materials available for check out. For check out, we offer Braille Books and LARGE PRINT books, for the visually impaired. Delivery for Homebound Patrons: Friends of the Mokena Community Public Library District will voluntarily deliver materials to any patron of the library who is ill or unable to visit the library. Simply call 708.479.9663 and ask for this service. A volunteer will deliver the materials to you and pick them up for return. Patrons may renew all materials by telephone except for bestsellers and videos.

Assistive Technology

We offer two types of devices for the visually impaired. They are free for use, and the staff can show you how to use these machines if you are unsure. Workstation for the Visually Impaired Mokena Community Library has been funded through an LSTA Grant and the Illinois State Library to install a special populations technology workstation for the blind and sight impaired. Equipment includes a Pentium IV computer system with a specialty keyboard, LCD monitor, adjustable specialty workstation and chair, speech synthesizer, and more. It is the only workstation of its kind in a 100-mile radius! Low Vision Reader The Aladdin Low Vision Reader assists the sight-impaired by magnifying reading materials. Funding for this device was made available by the Friends of the Mokena Community Public Library. Come in any time to read small print literature, mail, prescription bottles, etc.. Workstation for the Visually Impaired — BRAILLE PRINTER Mokena Community Library has been funded through an LSTA Grant and the Illinois State Library to install a braille printer. This printer is intended for the visually impaired

Friends Of The Library

The Friends of the Mokena Community Public Library District is an organization of volunteers dedicated to helping the library in any way it can. Joining the Friends Organization Joining the Friends is as simple as stopping by the library. Brochures are available that include a membership form, or simply let the Circulation Desk Staff know that you are interested. They’ll do the rest. Annual membership dues are currently as follows Individual: $10 Couple or Family: $12 Students: $5 Seniors: $3 or Senior Couple: $5 “We welcome new members.” Book Sales The Friends sales are three times a year in the Community Room of the Mokena Library. Fiction, biographies, cookbooks, science, business, children’s literature and many others subjects are sorted and priced at $1 for hardcover and larger paperbacks, 50 cents for paperbacks. Record albums, puzzles, audiotapes, videos and video games are often included in these sales at bargain prices. All proceeds go to benefit our library. Mokena Community Public Library truly appreciates your donations of books, videos, CDs and tapes to increase our offerings to the people of our library district. The Library Staff carefully reviews your donations for selections to appear on our shelves or to offer to residents at our Friends of the Library Book Sale that helps provide funds for more library materials. Along with your appreciated donation, we also need your good judgment about your donation’s quality. Donated materials should be appropriate and informative for readers and listeners, in good and useable condition, and free of musty aroma or mildew. Donations should not include college text books, magazines or encyclopedias. Your Library Staff would gladly assist you in making your “quality decision”.