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Mission Statement

Libraries are the memory of humankind, irreplaceable repositories of documents of human thoughts and actions. The North Chicago Public Library is a facility that strives to service a diverse population of 42,435 in the North Chicago area and libraries in surrounding cities. We are responsible to provide a great storehouse of knowledge at the heart of the world's only United States Navy Training Facility, The Great Lakes Naval Training Center which borders the city to the south and east.

As its overriding mission, the NCPL seeks to provide learning resources and informational services that support and improve individual, family, and community life while enhancing educational, historical, cultural, and recreational experiences. In addition, we courageously attempt to transform NCPL's environment into a setting that is as comfortable as your living room. All NCPL programs are offered free of charge to North Chicago and Great Lakes Naval Training Center residents on a first-come, first-serve basis with a valid library card without distinction as to income, religion, nationality, or other human condition. Furthermore, all programs are regularly posted in the local newspaper as well as at the library. Due to its efforts, in the recent past the NCPL has doubled in cardholders and library usage by both adults and children.

North Chicago Public Library FOIA

AMENDMENT TO THE OPEN MEETING ACT- Public Act 097-0609 Concerning Public Employee Compensation & Benefits. In accordance with Public Act 097-0609, a list of all employees whose total compensation package equals or exceeds $75,000 is available in the library's business office. The business offce is open Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm.

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North Chicago Public Library FOIA