Welcome to the

Berkeley Public Library

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As changes to your library take place, look here for information of the improvements being made.

The Friends of the Berkeley Library annual Fall Sale is coming soon, with used books, baked goods, raffle prizes, and craft vendors!

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Get tickets to Chicago-area museums and attractions with your library card.

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Take a peek at the most recent edition of our quarterly newsletter.  Also available en espanol.

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Reserve free and discounted admission, parking, and gift store purchases from cultural and recreational attractions in Illinois.

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Find books, DVDs, CDs, tools, and more. 

Upcoming Events

  • Teen Advisory Board
    Thu 29 Sep
    Multiple Dates
    RSVP
    Sep 29, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Berkeley Public Library , 1637 N Taft Ave, Berkeley, IL 60163, USA
    Looking for volunteer opportunities? Interested in helping the library better serve you? Join our Teen Advisory Board! You can earn volunteer hours by participating in our meetings and helping the library by sharing ideas about teen services. Each meeting, snacks will be available.
  • Fall Sale
    Sat 01 Oct
    Oct 01, 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM
    Berkeley Public Library , 1637 N Taft Ave, Berkeley, IL 60163, USA
    Help support the Library by attending the Friends Fall Sale where books, baked goods, and raffle prizes will be available for sale. Funds raised will go to support the Library's upcoming construction.
  • Tech Help
    Mon 03 Oct
    Oct 03, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CDT
    Berkeley PL, 1637 Taft Ave, Berkeley, IL 60163, USA
    Do you need hands-on instruction with your tablet, smartphone, or computer? If so, the library is here to help. Appointments are recommended. We're here to help answer your questions and walk you through the issue you're having. Calling head to sign up is recommended, but walk-ins are welcomed.
  • Homeschool Connections
    Tue 04 Oct
    Multiple Dates
    RSVP
    Oct 04, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Berkeley Public Library, 1637 N Taft Ave, Berkeley, IL 60163, USA
    This program provides an opportunity for homeschooled children in the area to come together and explore. Dress to get messy! Ages: 5+
  • Story Time
    Wed 05 Oct
    Oct 05, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Berkeley, 1637 N Taft Ave, Berkeley, IL 60163, USA
    Join us as we read stories and play together!
  • Chair Yoga (1)
    Wed 05 Oct
    Oct 05, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Berkeley Public Library, 1637 N Taft Ave, Berkeley, IL 60163, USA
    Victoria Jackson, a certified yoga instructor will be leading this class in gentle exercises. All adults are welcome.
  • Beatles Open House
    Sat 08 Oct
    Oct 08, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Berkeley, 1637 N Taft Ave, Berkeley, IL 60163, USA
    Join us for an open house! You can check out the '4Ever4' Beatles exhibit sponsored by Republic Bank, enjoy light refreshments and music. All ages are welcome. Stick around until 1:30 for a presentation on the Beatles and their lasting impact on the Chicago area by John F. Lyons.
  • Oct 08, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
    Berkeley Public Library , 1637 N Taft Ave, Berkeley, IL 60163, USA
    Sixty years ago, Ringo Starr joined the Beatles and the group released their first recording, “Love Me Do.” To commemorate these momentous events, John F. Lyons examines the impact of the Beatles on the Chicago metropolitan area through the use of music, video and many unseen photographs.
  • Seniors Bingo
    Mon 10 Oct
    Oct 10, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Berkeley, 1637 N Taft Ave, Berkeley, IL 60163, USA
    Come have some fun and meet your neighbors! Snacks and prizes provided.
  • Family Game Night
    Mon 10 Oct
    Oct 10, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Berkeley, 1637 N Taft Ave, Berkeley, IL 60163, USA
    Come to BPL's Game Night! All ages are welcome and no registration required!
  • Adult Book Group
    Wed 12 Oct
    Oct 12, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Berkeley, 1637 Taft Ave, Berkeley, IL 60163, USA
    Join us for a monthly discussion on a featured read!
  • Tea & Mystery
    Fri 14 Oct
    Oct 14, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    Berkeley Public Library, 1637 N Taft Ave, Berkeley, IL 60163, USA
    Join us as we watch a classic mystery movie or TV show and enjoy tea and some light refreshments. See if you can figure out whodunit before the end of the show.
  • Anime Club
    Fri 14 Oct
    Multiple Dates
    RSVP
    Oct 14, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
    Berkeley, 1637 Taft Ave, Berkeley, IL 60163, USA
    Are you a huge fan of watching anime? Or maybe you are interested in learning more and meeting others who love anime? Join us as we watch anime and eat snacks. Manga that goes with the anime we watch will be available to check out! Ages 10-18.
  • Crafting Herbal Blends
    Sat 15 Oct
    Oct 15, 1:00 PM
    Berkeley, 1637 N Taft Ave, Berkeley, IL 60163, USA
  • Multiple Dates
    RSVP
    Oct 15, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Berkeley, 1637 Taft Ave, Berkeley, IL 60163, USA
    Always wanted to try Dungeons and Dragons? Or already know how to play, but looking for a group?
  • Bunco!
    Mon 17 Oct
    Multiple Dates
    RSVP
    Oct 17, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Berkeley, 1637 Taft Ave, Berkeley, IL 60163, USA
    Bunco is a newer program to the library. Join us in this fun dice game, meet new people, enjoy some snacks and maybe even win a prize or two.
  • Tech Help
    Mon 17 Oct
    Oct 17, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CDT
    Berkeley PL, 1637 Taft Ave, Berkeley, IL 60163, USA
    Do you need hands-on instruction with your tablet, smartphone, or computer? If so, the library is here to help. Appointments are recommended. We're here to help answer your questions and walk you through the issue you're having. Calling head to sign up is recommended, but walk-ins are welcomed.
  • Oct 20, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Berkeley, 1637 Taft Ave, Berkeley, IL 60163, USA
    The Neighborhood Watch presents crime prevention seminars on the third Thursday of each month (February through December) at the Berkeley Public Library.