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In order to help stop the spread of COVID-19, we are closed to the public. Click here for more information.

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About Your Library

The Carol Stream Public Library started out as one room in the Village Hall in September 1962. Residents donated everything: books, magazines, furniture, and even the shelves.

The Library moved to its current building in 1978. Outside, our building hasn’t changed much, but inside, we’re continuously reconfiguring, rearranging and refining our space and services to keep pace with the community’s changing needs.

With one eye always on the future, we help our community members live their best lives by providing quality informational, education, cultural and recreational resources.





Fast Facts (May 2018-April 2019):

  • 17,883 card holders
  • 197,313 visits
  • 152,676 items owned
  • 304,477 items circulated
  • 39,781 reference questions answered
  • 821 programs
  • 21,931 program attendees
  • 32,320 internet sessions