Notary Service is available to residents of Berkeley, Illinois at no cost and is handled as staffing levels allow. The Library's notary will notarize documents at their discretion, but is not able to notarize real estate and immigration documents. Be sure to bring your government-issued identification with you. Documents must be signed in front of the notary, and all people signing the document must be present. It is highly recommended that you call the library (708-544-6017) prior to visiting to insure that the notary is available or if you have questions regarding the documents to be notarized.
The Berkeley Public Library is happy to partner with Roy Strom Waste Disposal to assist residents by offering a collection point for certain items not otherwise easily recyclable. Just inside the main entrance to the library, you will find receptacles for toner cartridges, batteries, and CFL lightbulbs. For information on what materials are eligible for residential curbside recycling service, please see Roy Strom's Website.
Looking to join in on one of our regular programs? We offer several programs on a weekly and monthly basis for a variety of age groups. You can review the list and see what's right for you.
Summer & Winter Reading Programs
Depending on the season, the BPL offers special programs with reading goals and great prizes. Summer 2023 is no exception, so find out the details and join in the fun!
Upcoming Programs and Events
Be sure to check our full Events Calendar for a complete listing of public programs and special events in the coming days and weeks!
- Feb 26, 2024, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PMBerkeley Public Library, 1637 N Taft Ave, Berkeley, IL 60163, USAFit and Strong presented through AgeOptions is a small group exercise and educational program for adults with osteoarthritis proven to reduce joint pain and stiffness, increase aerobic endurance, joint mobility and strength, and improve your overall mental and physical well being.
- Mar 29, 2024, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PMBerkeley Public Library , 1637 N Taft Ave, Berkeley, IL 60163, USALooking 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.
- Apr 06, 2024, 11:00 AM – 3:30 PMBerkeley Public Library, 1637 N Taft Ave, Berkeley, IL 60163, USAJoin us for our Annual Spring Sale! There will be homemade baked goods for sale and two spring-themed raffle prizes. Raffle tickets are $1/each or 6/$5. One of our favorite vendors, rzpaintandpapergifts, will be selling their handmade scented candles, paintings, and more.