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Our History

​In April of 1987, the voters of the Village of Phoenix voted to have the Phoenix Public Library District established. The purpose of the library is to provide library services for all residents of the Village. The residents of Phoenix may obtain a library card from the Phoenix Public Library.  This library card may be used at any library in the RAILS Library System.


The Phoenix Library District has initiated many programs for our residents. Monthly "Book Club", 1st Thursday in each month at the MPSC "Family Reading Night", is a partnership between the Phoenix Library Board and School District 151. All students from Phoenix who have read a certain number of books are honored at a program with their parents and friends in attendance.


Free Books are given away at the Phoenix Family Festival each year. "Back-to-School the Safe Way" is held in September with presentations from ComEd, Metra, and the Phoenix Fire and Police Departments. These demonstrations instruct our students on how to be safe at all times.Homework assistance is available every Wednesday, from 3-5 pm at the MPSC. Students may check out books, complete assignments, and work on the computer. Other activities include trips to the Harvey Library and the "Story Lady."  Also, craft and game days are held during Spring and Christmas breaks. All residents are welcome to volunteer at the different activities the Phoenix Public Library District hosts.



Ernestine P. Harris


Elizabeth Loggins


Martina Mahaffey

Vice President

Loretta Wells

Financial Secretary

Gloria Jean Dudley

Library Trustee/ Liason

Patricia Harris

Recording Secretary

Tracy Harper

Public Relations

Make a Donation

For more information on how to donate materials or make a financial contribution to the Phoenix Public Library District email

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